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A Fantastic Ben Graham Quote About Retail Investors and The Advantages of Managing Your Own Money

We love this Ben Graham quote. It's about the retail investor. It's encouraging and smart. If you're an investor, economist, or financial theorist you will appreciate this:  

"We have many complaints that institutional dominance of the stock market has put the small investor at a disadvantage because he can't compete with the trust companies' huge resources, etc. 

I am convinced that an individual investor, with sound principles and soundly advised, can do distinctly better over the long pull than a large institution. Where the trust company may have to confine its operations to 300 concerns or less, the individual has up to 3,000 issues for his investigation and choice. 

Many true bargains are not available in large blocks. By this very fact the institutions are well-nigh eliminated as competitors of the bargain hunter." - Ben Graham