47% of respondents in a survey of 400 investors from across the world found one-on-one meetings with companies regularly lead to price sensitive information being divulged, according to the Rotterdam School of Management.
Surveys like this, along with the Rajaratnam trial, the saga over David Sokol’s Lubrizoil trades and a overwhelming sense the market is stacked against them helps explain why mom & pop haven’t piled back into stocks even after a more-than 2-year bull market.
See video and post at Is The Market Rigged? Survey Says … ‘Yes!’ – Yahoo! Finance, 5/5/2011.