Social Networking Hits Investing

More investors are meeting and sharing ideas in online trading communities. Should you base your portfolio moves on the wisdom of crowds?

For most equity investors, the wild market volatility of the past few weeks has been cause for gritted teeth and palpitating hearts. But a few who have become active in online trading communities took some solace in the fact that they at least had found a place where they can see how other investors are riding out the storm.

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