With the recent events related to AUM it is probably timely to have a thread on "Greed and Speculation".
The principles surrounding this topic apply to the market in general and are not aimed at any particular company.
It would be beneficial for experienced traders and others to provide some constructive comments, especially seeing that there appear to be a number of new traders in the forum.
This is not a doomsday post, but one for people to consider related to elements of market behavior/psychology and other factors that can drive share prices.
Greed and speculation can drive any share price beyond realistic bounds. The resultant affects of this, which may be caused by emotional trading, can be expensive in the longer term.
The hope that the share price will continue to increase will probably see a number of participants holding onto shares, due to buying in at or near the market peak, only to see the share price fallback and settle to a more rational price once the hue and cry caused by the early excitement wanes.
It may be months or years before that price is seen in the market again, if ever.
Based on the brief introduction above let me now put the topic to interested forum members for constructive comment, either positive or negative.