While the stock market has rallied steadily in recent weeks and months, investor confidence has waned in the wake of a handful of scandals, including MF Global's $1.6 billion loss of client funds, Knight Capital's computer glitch that almost brought down the firm and the Libor-gate rate fixing matter.
"Not seeing any punishment for anyone at MF Global is a little concerning for investors," says Tom Gardner, co-founder of The Motley Fool with his brother David Gardner. David adds, "It seems like every week there is another Ponzi scheme being discovered."
In addition to the general distrust of the system, David also notes that a lack of investing education has led to diminished confidence in the markets. The Gardner siblings say they are on a mission to help restore investor confidence. They have marked Sept. 25 as World Wide Invest Better Day and have launched a campaign to "educate,Read More »from Why Investors Shouldn’t Lose Faith in Stocks: Motley Fool Co-Founders