Out of the many people making predictions about individual stocks 24 years ago, I have little doubt that at least one of them was right. I put in (someone) because I was too lazy to look up which one. But if you really think that the response of the "international types" is "astonishing" I will challenge you more directly to answer these two questions:chevca wrote:Did (someone) out there make a claim or prediction 24 years ago about that one or two stock outperforming? Then they would have technically been right, yes?patrick wrote:We do not expect regular posters here to start threads titled "(someone) was right about individual stocks" that point to one or two individual stocks outperforming over the last 24 years.
That the international types have made so many posts in this one about what Bogle said that came true being wrong, and blasting Taylor for posting it is quite astonishing really. It's not like he came out in 2017 with a statement like, look US only would have been fine and actually better over the past 24 years. Then sure, blast away.
One doesn't have to agree nor even want to follow the advice. But, to say he was wrong when 24 years shows he wasn't.... wow...
1) Would you expect a regular here to point to one of the individual stock forecasts and claim explicitly (or even implicitly) that it would be a good (or good enough) strategy in the future to invest in only those stocks?
2) Would you expect a newcomer to this forum doing who did the same to receive a positive reception?