Call it crazy, but don’t call it dumb: Individual investors have been flocking to bankruptcy-protected companies in droves.
Rising optimism in the economy is popping up everywhere, with shares of banks and energy companies and small firms soaring.
Whiplashed investors have been thankful for a dose of calm, but signs are emerging the lull may not last.
Tiny investors signed up in droves for accounts at discount brokers like Schwab and TD. Their combined buying has helped the market claw back losses.