As stocks soar, 'the little guy' staying away
Posted on Saturday, Jan 09, 2010
NEW YORK - Edward Shook can't resist a bull market. He rode the one in the late 1990s - but lost $350,000 in the dot-com collapse. Shaken but optimistic, he bought into the bull market that followed - and lost another $350,000 from his portfolio's peak when stocks fell to a 12-year low early in 2009.