Bear-proof investing

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Résumé de Bear-proof investing

For years, it was hard not to make money in the stock market-then suddenly, investors began asking "Now what do I do?" With high-tech stocks fizzling and utilities and blue chips falling to embarrassing lows, investors watched retirement dreams change as accounts reversed double-digit growth rates. The choices facing investors are no longer clear cut. Convert everything to cash? Mutual funds? Value stocks? Real estate? Bonds? Add the voices of the daily business news which sound like the end of the world is near and it's no wonder investors are confused. Your goal in a bear market is to hold your own and position yourself to take advantage of an emerging bull market.

Sommaire de Bear-proof investing



1.Bear Market.

Defining a Bear Market. Bear History. A Bear Lesson. Slaying Bear Myths. Bear-Proofing Your Portfolio. Conclusion.



2.Investing as a Contact Sport. Risk and Reward. Types of Risk. Market Risk. Economic Risk. Inflation Risk. Conclusion.


3.Types of Bear Markets.

Bear Market Types. Political/Financial-Instability Bear Markets. Market-Liquidity Bear Markets. Recession Bear Markets. Inflation/Interest-Rate Bear Markets. The Deflation Bear Market. Information Bear Markets. Conclusion.



4.Economic Indicators.

Inflation Indicators, More Economic Indicators. Conclusion.



5.Market Indicators.

Major Market Indexes. What Do Market Indicators Tell Us About Bears? Earnings Forecasts. What Do Bond Investors Tell Us? Conclusion.

II.BEAR TRAPS.

6.Market Timing: The Two Most Dangerous Words in Investing.

Intentional Market Timing. The Truth About Market Timing. Avoiding Snap Decisions. Value Timing in a Bear Market. Always Another Deal. Conclusion.

7.When It's Time to Sell a Stock.

Selling on Price. Not Selling on Price. Protecting Your Profits. It's Getting Too Expensive. Rebalancing Your Portfolio. They Missed Their Earnings Estimates. They're Restating Earnings. The Industry's Changing. It No Longer Meets Your Needs. There Are Fundamental Changes. Management Is Incompetent or Corrupt. You Made a Mistake! Technical Collapse. You Need the Money for a Better Deal. Poor Financials. Mergers and Acquisitions. Donate to Charity. For Some Fun. Conclusion.

8.When It's Time to Sell a Mutual Fund.

The Fund Loses Too Much. The Fund Gains Too Much. There Is a Strategy Change. Underperforming Funds. You Set New Goals. Rebalancing Your Portfolio. Avoiding Overlap. The Manager Leaves. The Fund Gets Too Big. Protecting Your Profits. Poor Management. Mistake at Purchase. You Need Money for a Better Deal. Fund Is Too Volatile. Donate to Charity. For Some Fun. Conclusion.

III.BEAR ASSETS.

Asset Allocation: The Two Most Important Words in Investing.

Asset Allocation in Context. Variables of Asset Allocation. The Right Mix. The Balancing Act. Changing the Mix. Conclusion.

10.Asset Allocation in a Recession Bear Market.

Recessions. What Happens When the Economy Goes South. Other Recession Ramifications. Asset Allocation in a Recession Bear Market. Conclusion.

11.Asset Allocation in Inflation and Deflation Bear Markets.

Defining Inflation. Defining Deflation. Some Modern Examples. What You Can Do When Inflation Happens. What You Can Do About Deflation. Conclusion.

12.Bear-Proof Assets.

Stocks in a Bear Market. The Industry Sector Is Important, Too. Bear Attacks. Conclusion.

IV.BEAR TRACKING.

13.Age-Appropriate Strategies.

Dispelling Some Myths. We're Never out of the Woods. Strategies Through the Ages. Ages Twenty to Thirty. Ages Thirty to Forty. Ages Forty to Fifty. Ages Fifty to Sixty. Ages Sixty to Seventy. Age Seventy-Plus. Conclusion.

14.Short-Term and Mid-Term Strategies.

Short-Term Goals: Trouble Ahead. Mid-Term Goals: Now Comes the Hard Part. Conclusion.

15.Fatten Up on Bear.

Identifying Bargain Stocks, Identifying Bargain Mutual Funds. Where to Find Bargains. The Best Defense Is a Good Offense. Conclusion.

V.BEAR DEN.

16.Pre-Retirement Strategies.

Dangerous Times. Pre-Retirement Checkl