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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Stock Investing Fast-Track by Ken Little

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Following the Buyers

When greed overtakes the market, traders no longer care what price they are paying for stock. They feel they can ignore valuation and any other logic in favor of a strategy that says there will always be someone else who is willing to pay you more than you paid for a stock. As the stock market becomes excited about the possibility of rapidly rising prices, amateur investors decide this is a time they want to invest in the stock market. Unfortunately, they lack the tools or strategy of professional short-term traders who welcome them to the market as a new source of profits—also known as dumb money.

During the dot.com boom, day-trading became a new career for many people who left their jobs and began speculating in the stock ...

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