Flipping the Script

Earlier this week, I wrote about my technique of combining basic screening criteria with technical analysis to identify strong stocks. There is always a bull market somewhere, and that's the point: We can always find a stock with a great growth rate, reasonable valuation, and plenty of cash. I scan for stocks that fit this description, and then sift through them for bullish chart setups.

My own slant on the markets has been bullish but with a caveat -- I've been expecting a pullback, which I believe is occurring now. At the same time, I realize that not everyone shares this view. A self-described bear asked me an intriguing question the other day: If there is always a bull market somewhere, isn't it also true that there is always a bear market somewhere?...275 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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