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Old 09-29-2006, 08:47 PM   #21
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I've always been a buy and hold investor. During the dot-com bust I was lucky enough to hold S&P500 rather than tech. Never the less, that was painful watching your investment go down for three straight years.* * I don't want to go thru this again, so I'm looking for signs/indicators on how to spot a top. I figure you don't have to pick the very top. Even if you early or late a year you can still come out ahead, and be under a lot less stress.
If you don't like the stress associated with a high-volatility investment, why not simply change your allocation to reduce volatility?
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Re: Top 7 Ways to Tell a Bear Market is Coming........
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With no disrespect intended; I am confused to the intent of your orginal post. Please explain if you wish.* I am familar with the concept of sentiment and contrarian inticators you are refering to.
Understood..........the 7 indicators were all things I heard right before the market crash in 2000........I just wanted to share those...........as crazy as they sound, it was the real world back then.............
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I've always been a buy and hold investor. During the dot-com bust I was lucky enough to hold S&P500 rather than tech. Never the less, that was painful watching your investment go down for three straight years. I don't want to go thru this again, so I'm looking for signs/indicators on how to spot a top. I figure you don't have to pick the very top. Even if you early or late a year you can still come out ahead, and be under a lot less stress.
As soon as you find the secret you better let the best financial minds on the planet in on what it is so they will know too..
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Unfortunately, the fact that there is no secret is a very big secret.
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The direction of the stock market is the inverse of whatever clever investment moves I just made... :P
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The direction of the stock market is the inverse of whatever clever investment moves I just made... :P
Be sure to update us when you invest so we can be sure to be contrarians...........
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