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Meme Investing? Try Human Ingenuity Instead

April 12, 2022 Author: David Booth, Executive Chairman and Founder, Dimensional

Complete View Financial San Antonio

We’ve all been conditioned to see meme investors and Wall Street in opposition, but it seems to me that they have a lot in common. Both believe in picking stocks and think they can beat the market. In my mind, the important distinction is that Wall Street stands to make a lot of money off meme investors, simply from trading costs. For those who say apps don’t charge for trading, think about it: When was the last time Wall Street gave away anything for free?

I think the best long-term investing strategy has little to do with prediction or stock picking, and everything to do with investing in human ingenuity.

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