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An About-Face For The Stock Market’s 5-Year Return

Sunday, February 16, 2014 - 2:33 AM
From the New York Times
In short, the five-year view in 2012 and 2013 produced two very different narratives. The view backward at the end of 2012 was a cautionary tale about the risks of stock investing. The five-year view just one year later was all about the rewards of risk-taking.
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Ken TuminKen Tumin5,471 posts since
Nov 29, 2009
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1. Sunday, February 16, 2014 - 7:23 AM
I remember when the guys on KNBC, CNBC etc said no one who has been in the market for 10 years has ever lost money, then it went for a rolling 20 years, not that you made money but just didn't loose money. Why give the money to Wall Street you are no longer investing but gambling. Why not sit down at a poker table? Some win, some loose in the market just like the poker table. Remember that at least with CD's you have compounding for a higher effective yield but when in the market you can loose all momentum. 
Ally6770Ally6770937 posts since
Jan 16, 2010
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2. Sunday, February 16, 2014 - 7:24 PM
A well diversified portfolio is much better than putting all your eggs in one basket.
ShorebreakShorebreak2,683 posts since
Apr 6, 2010
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