Contrarian investors share insights on how they play the markets and the pitfalls to be avoided

Some people like to go against the tide. Take contrarian investors, for instance. They buy stocks when others are selling and vice versa. A contrarian investor tends to buy when the overall market sentiment is negative and the valuation of the market is lower than its intrinsic value. This applies not only to the broader market’s trend but also to individual stocks, commodities and other asset...