the Contrary Investor

August 14, 2007

The Opposite

Filed under: General — contraryinvestor @ 11:51 am

This is my religion

castanza.jpg This excerpt is from the Seinfeld episode which changed this humble investor’s life, I give you

The Opposie:

“Why did it all turn out like this for me? I had so much promise. I was personable. I was bright. Oh, maybe not academically speaking, but I was perceptive. I always know when someone’s uncomfortable at a party. It all became very clear to me sitting out there today, that every decision I’ve ever made in my entire life has been wrong. My life is the complete opposite of everything I want it to be. Every instinct I have in every aspect of life, be it something to wear, something to eat… It’s often wrong… I should do the opposite, I should….Yes, I will do the opposite. I used to sit here and do nothing, and regret it for the rest of the day, so now I will do the opposite, and I will do something!…..This has been the dream of my life ever since I was a child, and it’s all happening because I’m completely ignoring every urge towards common sense and good judgment I’ve ever had. This is no longer just some crazy notion. Jerry, this is my religion.”



  1. Good start to the blog, CI, and thanks for including me in your blogroll.

    So what would George the investor be doing in today’s market?



    Comment by Bill Luby — August 16, 2007 @ 8:18 am

  2. Pick your favorite cheap stocks, mine F, FBR and pick them up at a discount. Don’t sell in a panic. Don’t purchase downside protection now, wait for volatility to come back in.

    Comment by contraryinvestor — August 16, 2007 @ 8:59 am

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