contrarian contrarian  /ˌkɑn ˈtrɛ ri ən/


  • (n) an investor who deliberately decides to go against the prevailing wisdom of other investors


  1. The first was James Fallows, who made the absolutely essential argument that Freeman's contrarian nature is precisely what you need at the National Intelligence Council.
  2. Maybe it's those outsize expectations that have made Guo a bit of a contrarian.
  3. The writers, Stephen Dubner and economics professor Steven Levitt, penned the best-selling book Freakonomics, and keep the contrarian ball rolling in their blog.


  1. A contrarian play: Get shorty

    This article was published in the July iss ue of Money magazine. You may think it's crazy to buy shares of companies that have a lot of people betting against them. Yet isn't that the very essence of contrarian investing?
    on June 19, 2013     Source: CNN Money

  2. Why David Herro still likes Japan

    The noted contrarian investor and long-time manager of the Oakmark International Fund explains why he's still bullish even as the country's stock rally stalls out.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: CNN Money

  3. Contrarian opportunity in historically undervalued gold miners

    There is no doubt about it. Precious Metal mining companies are going through a time of testing. However, long term contrarian investors say that the worst of times may be the best time to find the top junior mining situations for the next upturn.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Resource Investor


  1. "He's pretty fearless in offering his opinions," Obama told CBS's Lesley Stahl in a "60 Minutes" segment taped earlier this week. "He's often times willing to make the contrarian argument. And really forces people to think and defend their...
    on Apr 26, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: Politico

  2. "So the contrarian situation is that they could outsource more and that would benefit the software industry," Premji, whose 80 percent holding in Wipro makes him one of India's richest men, told AFP in a recent interview.
    on Dec 10, 2007 By: Azim Premji Source: AFP

  3. "In times of plenty there'sa contrarian chic to having an austere shape," says design guru Stephen Bayley, author of the forthcoming Woman as Design. "Equally, in times of want, there is an opposing taste for a voluptuous one. What the female...
    on Feb 9, 2009 By: Stephen Bayley Source:

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