01/26/2011 02:44 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

10 Ways Wall Street Crushes Retail Investors

In the late 1990's and early 2000's, the number of individual investors surged thanks to the rise of the Internet. As information became instant and ubiquitous, and the fees associated with making trades decreased, people took advantage of their ability to do their own research and retail trading peaked.

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