You Can Be Only Manipulated if You Act
I hear from time to time about people concerned that the market is rigged or manipulated. I would argue investors are manipulated far more often than the markets themselves. Investor’s greed is stoked, their fear is fed, and for those that don’t stay disciplined their predictable responses to those emotions can be taken advantage of. If you can remember that no one outside of you, and a trusted advisor, has an interest in you sticking to your plan, it will help you drown out those that might wish you ill.