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This Ain't 2013!

There seems to be some confusion when I say that I am still bullish as too many folks read that and assume I am saying that we should resume the gangbuster gains of 2013. To be clear...


Let me clarify my position. The primary long term trend for the market is in place til proven otherwise. That trend has been bullish since March 2009 and has produced over 200% in gains from bottom to top. And it will stay in place until a stronger force (like a recession) comes along to change its path. (For a deeper read on this topic check out my article from December: The Natural Gravity of the Stock Market).

Yes, it could be said the easy money has been made. But that doesn't mean the party is over. More likely the overall market will produce 5-10% annual returns until the next bear comes around. And you can do much better than that if you have proven system in your corner like the Zacks Rank.

I understand that rate of return may not get your heart racing. But compare that to the meager returns right now for cash, bonds, gold, real estate etc. Given the lack of competition, stocks are still the best game in town. So I recommend you continue to play ball.

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