A ‘Bear Market’ Says Nothing About the Future

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[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he term “bear market” has been thrown around a lot recently. Just remember, there is no such thing as an “official” bear market. The down 20 percent scenario is a generally accepted, albeit arbitrary, numerical milestone. It tells you nothing about the future direction of stock prices, and just because you see “bear market” plastered across the headlines you should not change your entire investment strategy. Be smart – use down markets as opportunities to save and invest when prices are low.

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