10 big worries about this market

The rally that started the year has stalled a bit, but optimism is still running way too hot. I think it's time to take profits, but here's what to watch if you dare to play on.

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Feb 21, 2013 8:08AM
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Make sure all you programmed cows listen to NBC...which have done nothing but report everything is just peachy..milk and honey for everyone ....NBC will do nothing but lie outright lie for the Obama administration....but you idiots just keep listening to them.
Feb 21, 2013 9:21AM
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Yes there will be a crash and Oblama with the govt spenders will blame the republicans. And MSNBC will support that theory.  Sad!
Feb 21, 2013 8:46AM
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The economy is weakening, gas is going up, prices are going up, the market will follow and fall.
Feb 21, 2013 7:53AM
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There was a time not so long ago when "playing the stock market" was akin to "playing the horses". No serious individual put life savings into something so unpredictable, but then stories of amazing success reached the public. Part time sales people scoured the country to get on the rocket ship headed for the stars. The stock market lost its stodgy old money ways and became a pop icon of its own.


The economic calculus used to predict stock prices became useless as something Oprah said on Monday could move mountains of money from one company to another on Tuesday.  The new investors were impatient and their expectations were unrealistic, so new tools were crafted to show glorious progress.

 

In the mid 1980s the Dow Industrial Average was below 1,400 and it took nearly 100 years to get there; now it's at nearly 14,000. The rate of growth is beyond control and yet we continue to pour money into this struggling beast. If you want to play the market, find a good money manager and be patient. If you can't be patient, play the lottery.

 

Feb 21, 2013 7:47AM
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You did not mention the number 1 reason....Obama & the Unions!
Feb 21, 2013 5:01AM
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The Market is the biggest SCAM! Greedy takers in dark suits-designed to fleece the money from the little guys!  Inside trading! Unsafe at any speed! Everybody was lying about bottom line!

Feb 21, 2013 10:01AM
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Yes, the market is overvalued. This is a systemic issue; it's not just republicans or democrats. Banks have large amounts of funds tied up in the securities markets right now. It's safer for them right now than lending it out.  You can thank the deregulation over the last decade for this.
The housing market is equally propped up. Interest rates at an all time low have artificially kept home values from collapsing like they would be in a truly free market.  And, no one really knows how many properties are in the 'shadow inventory' (homes that should be foreclosed on but haven't yet) - estimates are as high as 10,000,000 units.

It really is a big ponzi scheme.
Feb 21, 2013 10:31AM
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I'm not a market expert but I do not see any improvement on actual local/state/federal economies.  Business that are left are just hanging on and not growing/investing due to demand.  The average Joe does not have any money except for needs.  In recent times, needs are even being cut.   However, public service seems to still be purchasing new vehicles, equipment, schools.  The property tax burden is still increasing as home values are decreasing.   Globally, are there any positive signs?  Our current Congress has no agreement on anything, so nothing with change for the better.
Feb 21, 2013 9:47AM
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The funny money from the Fed has created another bubble. The Wall Street banks have enjoying the cozy corrupt relationship with the Fed and the Fed has allowed Obama's Treasury Department to continue the reckless Democratic spending agenda. The crisis to cleanse the system of these corrupt small groups can not emerge soon enough. The question is will any of these DOMESTIC TERRORISTS be held accountable for the destruction of America's middle class? If the crisis to cleanse occurs these powerful corrupt small groups must be prosecuted they are to big and need to fail. 
Feb 21, 2013 8:39AM
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I went all cash a year ago...I still cant believe maobama and his commie cronies have manipulated the market this long (and this well...kudos, there communists) the crash is coming..the mother of all crashes is coming...you idiots will be jumping out of windows pretty darn soon
Feb 21, 2013 10:37AM
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Tomorrow's headline:

 

10 Reasons Not To Worry About The Market.

Feb 21, 2013 8:17AM
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Anthony, you are the king of short-term trend chasers. The day after the market is up you're bullish. The day after the market is down you're bearish.  

 

Have you ever been treated for bipolar disorder? They have drugs for that you know.

Feb 21, 2013 10:48AM
Feb 21, 2013 9:54AM
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Now is the time to quietly and selectively begin to sell. Only "irrational exuberance" is holding this market up.
Feb 21, 2013 9:16AM
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#11 - paying attention to this piece...

still waiting on the zombie apokolypse

Feb 21, 2013 10:54AM
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The market over reacts to every emotional whim of investors.  Buy a real company that has a good product/service and is well managed. buy it at a good price and you will be fine.

 

capitalize on market emotions and manipulations and you are rich.  Rosevelt had a saying be weary when everyone thinks things are cheery (the housing and banking bubbles), and be agressive with others are scared. if the market crashed go all in like you should have the days after 9-11. and then you we become very rich my friend.

Feb 21, 2013 8:31AM
Feb 21, 2013 11:48AM
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one day the wall street ponzi  scheme will fall. it's  not a matter of if, but when.
Feb 21, 2013 10:42AM
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lol.  How many weeks can you re-submit the same article with a couple of words or the format changed before your editors start to catch on?  Or do they even care?
Feb 21, 2013 11:46AM
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with the political arena filled with corruption how can this country ever rebound?
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