I've been picking my own stocks for quite sometime and absolutely love it. However, I hate it when I meet indexers who would just hate on people who pick their own stocks.
I've gotten the classic "Your so arrogant in believing you can beat the market... blah blah blah", "Who do you think you are!" "You will never be Warren Buffet" etc etc.
Have any of you gotten crap from indexers? Personally I have nothing against people who index invest and would never put them down. Indexing is but one strategy out of many, I just wish they would stop hating on us stock pickers.
Over the years I've followed strict stop losses and have done reasonably well picking my own stock but I still like to keep an open mind so I'm interested in hearing about what you guys think about index investing VS stock picking.