Investors Need to Focus On Just Two Things

By Graham Summers, MBA | Chief Market Strategist

As an individual investor, there are two things you NEED to focus on:

1) Ride bull markets for as long as possible.

2) Get out of stocks once a bear market hits.

If you do this, you WILL get wealthy from investing over time. 

Consider the last 35 years. The investor who simply bought stocks regardless of whether they were in a bull or bear market experienced a 17 year period in which he or she made NO money from their investments.

The reason?

The bear markets from 2000-2003 and 2007-2009. The losses generated by those five years’ worth of bear markets resulted in 17 years of ZERO gains from the markets.

See for yourself… from 1996 through 2013/2014, stocks went nowhere. Anyone who invested during this time grew his or her portfolio via contributions NOT market gains.

Again, as an individual investor you can’t just ride bull markets. You also need to avoid bear markets.

If you did that over the last 35 years, you achieved the gains from the green rectangles, and didn’t give back those gains during the bear markets in between. And you got rich in the process.

Remember, as investors, our job is to make money, not look for any excuse to dump stocks and panic about something bad happening. And as I’ve outlined in recent articles, this means riding bull markets for as long as possible, and then side-stepping bear markets when they eventually hit.

In the very simplest of terms, you need to be invested in stocks, until an objective, verifiable tool (not your feelings or limiting beliefs) tells you it’s time to “get out.”

I’ve developed a tool that takes ALL of the guessing work out of this problem. With just one look at this tool, you can tell whether it’s a good time to buy stocks or not. I detail it, along with what it’s currently saying about the market today in a Special Investment Report How to Predict a Crash.

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Best Regards

Graham Summers, MBA

Chief Market Strategist

Phoenix Capital Research

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