I have an old (eccentric) friend who runs a contrarian website. Surprising to me, it's grown in popularity so that it now attracts millions of visitors each month.

Why is that important to you? Because of two things: 1) the numbers – millions of people see value in the content on that site. Millions! And, 2) the content is drastically different from what you read in the traditional media. It's drastically different from what you (probably) tell your clients. But, is it drastically wrong?

My wife and I endure a perpetual "discussion" about this. Is contrarian content just muck racking? Is contrarian planning wrong or ill-advised? She says, "Yes!" and I say, "Maybe not." Certainly not when it predicted the economic collapse. Not when it accurately predicts the market movement. And, not when the investing public has grown skeptical of traditional advice.

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