Think you are unlucky being US tax payer, paying $700 billion to bail out wall street. Think the poor Washington Mutual (NYSE: WM) shareholder and bond holder, they are left with almost nothing.
And yours truely, after been in the US stock market for almost 5 years, is one of the WM shareholders. Looking back, this is a mistake largely self made and I could avoid it if I used more brain a bit more. Here was my rationale and how I did it: