3 Steps To Winning In The New Bull Market

Saturday, February 18, 2012

The “easy” money 3-year bull market is ending, but a new one is beginning. The previous, extended period of rising stock prices was built on improving fundamentals. The 2010 and 2011 mega-fear periods helped keep worry alive, allowing stock investors to acquire and hold attractively priced stocks.

However, the shift to normality is upon us. The steady flow of obviously good economic news that began in late 2011 combined with the stock market’s full recovery from the summer slump has alleviated worry and rebuilt investor interest. The good news is that the increased buying has compounded unrealized gains. The bad news is that we should not expect to earn those wonderful returns by continuing to hold leading companies – that approach has been rewarded.

Replacing that bull market is a new one, filled with opportunity, but requiring a different approach. Here are the 3 steps I believe are necessary to win in the coming bull market…

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