Use Prices as Guideposts

Many investors today may feel like they are being pulled in two different directions. They are watching the market go up while trying to figure what to do: Wait, sell or buy?

My market forecasting ability is just as good as the next guy's, but it does appear to me that investors may have to come to terms with today's painful reality: The general stock market is no longer serving up compelling opportunities. There aren't many market truisms, but this one can't be disputed. Future market returns diminish as the market climbs higher and higher. A security that has appreciated 50% is a gain that is no longer available to current investors....413 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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