This column was originally published on RealMoney on Nov. 7 at 8:53 a.m. EST. It's being republished as a bonus for TheStreet.com readers.If you read many of the columns on RealMoney, you'll note several writers voice a reliance on their feel for the market. From fundies like Jim Cramer to technicians like Rev Shark, "the gut" seems to be an important aspect of trading. This approach is summed up by a recent email I received from long-time reader C.I.:
Gary, I believe picking stocks is as intuitive as it is analytical. With 20 years investment experience, I have learned to trust my "gut" and it usually does not let me down. When my gut feel is wrong, I have a greater degree of comfort in my decisions, even though they may be wrong, because I listened to myself and acted accordingly. If I am going to lose a football game, it won't be because my best running back did not have 20 carries and someone else was calling plays. C.I.
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