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Old 02-13-2015, 09:06 AM   #1
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Marketwatch - Why do I do this to myself?

The top 4 stories on Marketwatch.com (as of this post) - in this exact order:

1. 7 danger signs of stocks’ coming bear market

2. Bulls may be getting their second wind in market marathon

3. Nowhere to hide in this expensive market

4. The bullish setup for stocks is here

So which is it, Marketwatch? Why do I do this to myself??
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Old 02-13-2015, 09:21 AM   #2
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I'm convinced 90% of these so called "market experts" don't know anything.
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Can't believe that I am agreeing with Big_Hitter!

OP perhaps it is either that you have too much time on your hands or that you are paranoid.
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Old 02-13-2015, 09:37 AM   #4
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All those articles are just click bait.

I visit MW, but I know to ignore the noise. Sometimes there is some actual news available.

If you find reading such headlines/articles cause you to alter your investment choices, then it might be best to avoid those sites.
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Can't believe that I am agreeing with Big_Hitter!

OP perhaps it is either that you have too much time on your hands or that you are paranoid.
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I am a frequent visitor to MW and scratch my head over the same contadictory stories. You should view it as "we report, you decide" or simply "opinions are like sphincters, everybody has one".
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I'm convinced 90% of these so called "market experts" don't know anything.
But with 2 bullish articles and 2 bearish articles, half of them will be right! Sort of like when Yogi said "90% of baseball is half pitching".
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If you find reading such headlines/articles cause you to alter your investment choices, then it might be best to avoid those sites.
Then why not just read comics or reread 50 Shades of Gray? If reading investment information never causes you to alter a stance, why do it?

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If reading investment information never causes you to alter a stance, why do it?

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I was referring to the click bait stuff on MW, not all "investment information".

95% of the stuff on MW should be considered entertainment. If it causes anxiety or bad investing behavior, avoid it.
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I used to read MW regularly. Now I confine my financial surfing pretty much to this site, Bogleheads.com and Coffeehouse Investor (and the links to which those sites take me when posters reference other articles.) One could argue that I'm only reading stuff that reinforces what I already believe, but so be it.
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If reading investment information never causes you to alter a stance, why do it?
I don't change my investing philosophy based on their articles. In fact I rarely actually read them. It's just funny how one site can send such conflicting signals at the exact same time.

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I'm convinced 90% of these so called "market experts" don't know anything.
I'm 99% sure you are correct.
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I don't click on much there --- certainly not Paul Farrell.

A few alternatives:
Markets - Bloomberg Business
Morningstar Independent Investment Research
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I don't click on much there --- certainly not Paul Farrell.
Paul "Chicken Little" Farrell

Definitely stay away from him unless you're ready for a heavy drinking binge!
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1. Put together a well thought out long term plan.
2. Follow that well thought out long term plan.
3. Stay with that plan for the long term.
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I like listening to Bloomberg radio on web or Sirusxm. They usually have good discussions. I like reading or listening to both sides, bull and bear case to help me decide what to do.
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The top 4 stories on Marketwatch.com (as of this post) - in this exact order:

1. 7 danger signs of stocks’ coming bear market

2. Bulls may be getting their second wind in market marathon

3. Nowhere to hide in this expensive market

4. The bullish setup for stocks is here

So which is it, Marketwatch? Why do I do this to myself??
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But with 2 bullish articles and 2 bearish articles, half of them will be right! Sort of like when Yogi said "90% of baseball is half pitching".
LOL! You just proved that Big_Hatter is wrong ... again.
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LOL! You just proved that Big_Hatter is wrong ... again.
"wrong" means being consistent, not a single coin flip, geez

wrong again about what, specifically?
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if they get 6 consecutive coin flips correct, then they are consistent
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