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Will the Real Stock Market Please Stand Up?

Which of the following markets is the real one for 2014?

1) The market that rose Tuesday and Wednesday.

2) The market that plummeted again on Thursday.

3) Both 1 and 2. We just keep rinsing and repeating all year long.

It sure is feeling more like #3 is the case. In fact, 2011 was similar to that with great volatility. In the end the S&P squeaked out a 2% gain on the year (all from dividends). That wrenching process paved the way for exceptional gains the next two years.

So perhaps that is what is happening now with more good times further down the road. And in that light, this grinding process becomes more palatable.

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