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By Jason Zweig | Mar. 16, 2018 10:53 am ET


Of all the losses triggered by the meltdown of Bear Stearns Cos. a decade ago this week and the crisis that followed, perhaps the biggest was the public’s loss of trust in markets themselves.

No wonder so many investors have cowered on the sidelines of the bull market for the past nine years. Their faith in the ability of stock pickers to outperform has vaporized, saving for retirement often seems like a lost cause, and speculative temptations like bitcoin and other digital currencies can feel almost irresistible….


To read the rest of the column: 

The Wall Street Journal,




For further reading:


Jason Zweig, Your Money and Your Brain

Jason Zweig, The Devil’s Financial Dictionary

Benjamin Graham, The Intelligent Investor





Trust: Easy to Break, Hard to Repair

The 92-Year-Old Who Is Still Shaking Up Wall Street

Will We Ever Again Trust Wall Street?

Too Flustered to Trade: A Portrait of the Angry Investor

For further reading:

Chicago Booth / Kellogg School Financial Trust Index

Dale T. Miller, “Disrespect and the Experience of Injustice” (Annual Review of Psychology, 2001)

Shelley E. Taylor and Jonathon D. Brown, “Illusion and Well-Being: A Social Psychological Perspective on Mental Health” (Psychological Bulletin, 1988)