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Old 12-08-2008, 03:27 PM
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Default Is the stock market ever going to recover?

Is the stock market ever going to recover? I already lost 50% of my retirement and I know that the stock market is a long term investment but I am afraid it will never recover and it can even go way down from here.
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Old 12-08-2008, 05:06 PM
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The stock market will recover eventually, but the question is how long it will take?
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Old 12-08-2008, 05:20 PM
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I think that broad stock markets will recover maybe 15-20% from here, before resuming their fall, which will ultimately bring them lower from where they are today.
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Old 12-09-2008, 03:09 PM
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I think that broad stock markets will recover maybe 15-20% from here, before resuming their fall, which will ultimately bring them lower from where they are today.
Why do you think there will be additional fall from here. I think the markets are way oversold and will bounce back strongly very soon. I think we saw the bear market lows in October 2008.
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Old 12-10-2008, 03:16 PM
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There might be a bear rally here, but this won't change the general direction of the markets, which is down. Decades of accumulated credit excesses cannot be wiped out for a year, and the ultimate markets bottom will be much lower even if we have the odd rally here and there.
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Old 12-11-2008, 02:55 PM
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I read somewhere that the financial crises occur roughly every seven years. It is just a cycle that will pass eventually. After a couple of years the stock market will recover.
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Old 12-12-2008, 02:32 PM
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Of course it will recover, and at that time many people would have missed a great buying opportunity. I for one won't be one of them.
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Old 12-15-2008, 02:33 PM
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It may take several years for the market to go up to last October levels, however this won't account for inflation, and for all purchase power that your invested funds has lost. Dow can be around 14K 5 years from now, but if the dollar has fallen twice in value, then investors will be losers again. Also there is no guarantee that the market will recover that soon, and Japan is an example of that.
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Old 12-16-2008, 04:16 PM
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Of course it will recover, and at that time many people would have missed a great buying opportunity. I for one won't be one of them.
How can be so sure? What are you investing in?
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Old 12-18-2008, 02:14 PM
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I'm not that optimistic anymore as bullish is. My portfolio is down significantly, and now I think twice before investing my hard-earned cash.
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