When bear markets are a ‘buy’

I am not a broker and have no interest in pushing the bullish barrow but……

Screen-Shot-2016-02-10-at-10_42_48-AMThere were only two times out of the ten bear markets where stocks weren’t higher one year later. Only once were stocks down three years later. And there was never a period where stocks weren’t higher five years after initially falling 20%. The paradox of investing is that the best times to put your money to work are often when things seem like they’re never going to get better.