Cutting Through the Hogwash

Every year we see some themes that seem to transcend everything out there. These themes are like rising tides: They seem to take up all boats in the water, even ones that aren't nearly as sturdy as boats stuck in still waters or tides that are ebbing.

Last year was a bountiful year, with the S&P 500 up 16%, including reinvested dividends. Yet it would have almost seemed like a down year if you'd listened to the chatter, or read the papers, or did anything that amounted to a superficial following of the market....922 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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