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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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.
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!
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.
still waiting on the zombie apokolypse
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.
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