Sunday, October 16, 2011

Time For a Mass Extinction in the Investor Ecosystem?

I wrote a post a while back about the New School of investing that is displacing an older generation that hasn't kept up with the changes. More evidence thereof, from Dynamic Hedge:

I had lunch with a fellow trader today and we got talking about some mutual friends leaving the business or considering leaving the business out of sheer frustration. We’re talking about 10-15 year veterans moving on — lots of them. That’s the type of market we’re in right now. This is about as ruthless as it gets. So if you’re struggling out there, you’re not alone.
This is what you would expect to see if my investor ecosystem theory was correct. Investors that were strictly adapted to the post-1982 bull market (primary strategy: buy the dips) are going extinct now that that model no longer works.

It may be time for a mass extinction in the investor ecosystem.

2 comments:

Felix Hoenikker said...

Spot on, I have similar sentiments in venture capital

http://opensourcecleantech.blogspot.com/2011/05/time-for-new-school-on-sandhill-road.html

CP said...

Dinosaurs!