“What will get the retail investor back in?” an Ohio disc jockey asked me this week.
Good question, since the retail investor has been sitting on the sidelines for quite some time now.
The simple answer is a good rally. Nobody likes missing out on a money-making opportunity, when things go on the upswing people usually jump in.
And that looks to be happening now. According the latest liquidity report from TrimTabs: “Mom and pop are finally putting their money where their mouths are. U.S. equity funds posted an inflow of $1.9 billion in the week ended February 8, the biggest inflow since February 2011. Global equity funds took in $1.7 billion, the biggest inflow since September 2011.”