RIMM: Contrarian Opportunity or Value Trap?

It can be a lonely life as a contrarian value investor.  By definition, you constantly find yourself in the minority.  And by betting against the herd, you are subtly (or not so subtly) sending the message that you are smarter than everyone else. This is not the sort of thing

When in Doubt, Follow the Greats

The art of investing is an exercise in making decisions under conditions of uncertainty. But today, it seems that the cloud of uncertainty is a little thicker than usual. During times like these, I like to do what your college professor might have called “cheating.” I like to look over the shoulders of other investors and see what they are doing.