You probably also sucked at it, too, statistically speaking, unless you were selling those 14 of the top-20 most traded stocks that were losing oodles of money in 2014.
Six of the stocks are up this year, through Friday. And some of those gains have been dramatic, which may help explain why investors have an eye on the shares.
But the other 14 have declined, even as the broader stock market has rallied. The often-sharp drops highlight the risk of chasing hot stocks, as The Wall Street Journal described in a recent Weekend Investor column.
Big Winners and Big Losers Among 2014’s Most Active Stocks [WSJ MoneyBeat blog]
Earlier: Hedge Funds Great At Picking Absolutely The Worst Stocks This Year