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No Taper: What It Means to Me

On the one hand, no taper means more accommodation is on the way. And as they say "Don't Fight the Fed". This has proven to be good investment advice historically and most certainly true the past 4 years with this impressive bull market.

On the other hand, no taper means that the economy may not be doing as well as it seems to be. And that certainly has negative connotations.

Reity, what should investors do now?

"Don't Fight the Fed" is the phrase that pays. Go against it at your own risk. However, if the taper does not come in the next few months I will be scratching my head as to what ills the Fed sees in the economy that we should all be more concerned about.

Meaning the start of the taper should be construed as a vote of confidence in the economy. If that doesn't come soon, that would not bode well for the stock market. For now, best to play the hand we are dealt... which is bullish.

Yet this bull is 54 months old when the average one lasted 63 months. So it has me pondering just how much more upside there is from here? Or better yet, where can an investor find outperformance these days?

John Blank, Ph.D. answers that question with a must-read new article: The 20 Year Cycle



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