Just because everyone expects a downturn doesn't mean it's going to happen.
Big upswings are good for 3 things: selling tech, selling banks and selling companies that receive most of their earnings from budget-strapped governments.
A portfolio of master limited partnerships that yields roughly 6% is there for the asking.
The US is in really bad shape, though we know the extent of it. Europe is not as bad as people think.
Unless we have a severe recession, many of the stocks you see in free fall will be higher a year from now.
Fight your instinct to call something big. Wait until the major indexes fall 2% to 3% before taking out your shopping list.
Look to high-growth names as an indicator -- and the safest of the safe dividend stocks.
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