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Five Things Investors Should Not Do in a Bear Market

Most markets, and certainly most currencies and commodities, are now officially in a bear market. That’s the arbitrary term for anything that is down 20 per cent from its peak. Of course, many stocks are down 40 or 50 per cent or more, so we might need a new term to describe them — zombie market? That is, dead but still moving?

Many investors fear a bear market, because it almost guarantees they will lose money. It also creates opportunities, so we would not suggest running away from a bear. With that in mind, here are five things not to do in a bear market.  Read More…

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  1. Kara Everhart says:

    I have this uncanny knack of buying stock when they are bullish and at the very moment i do it turns in to a total bear. It never fails. And then i go through the 5 stages of grief that i should have waiting 1 day before buying and i would have bought at a discount. Remarkable. I’ve bought hundreds of stocks and its always the same. Strange.

  2. Elvis Groe says:

    Hmmm…does anyone know if this has anything to do with the China market?

  3. Levi Straw says:

    Yup, the worst thing one can do is sell. Stocks go up and down. People almost always panic and sell too soon.

  4. Donny says:

    The best thing you can do is diversify. Right now i have a few crude oil stocks which have been very cheap for a long time and now i think they’ve bottomed out and starting to rise.

  5. Jevon says:

    Been having a lousy week in the TSX 🙁 . Hoping for things to turn around soon. I use to do forex trading.

  6. Patrice says:

    Lol! Bears. Who makes these terminologies?

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