"Markets can remain irrational longer than you or I can remain solvent." - John Maynard Keynes.
What's coming next in the stock market
The stock market has been good. In fact, the U.S. market has been great since earlier this year following a severe decline that had many thinking a bear market was underway. But there's something investors need to know.
Power persists in the markets. That's not a statistic but even novice investors know that markets and securities like stocks can make a lot of money or go completely bust. Given the strength in many stocks, especially in the U.S. market, more upside can be anticipated. Historically, that's just the way it has been. But there's also something else history teaches us.
All good things come to an end.
There's a Presidential election coming and it has been one of the most controversial in history. But predicting what may happen to the markets following the U.S. Presidential elections is speculative. Many are saying it's going to cause a collapse! If this was true why is the market continuing to power higher as the final days of the campaign are upon us?
The bull market in the stock market is one of the longest in history. The rally from February is one of the longest in many years and many stocks have logged big gains. They are now well extended on most historical measures.
What do you do about it?
What happens next in the market doesn't matter. What matters is how investors respond to it. Being prepared implies a willingness and ability to act on whatever comes next when it happens. Are you ready?
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