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Are Dividend-Paying Stocks the Best Strategy during a Bear Market?

Whatâ??s the best way to survive and prosper when stocks slump?

â??An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.â?ť — Ben Franklin

The above quote is taken from my â??Maxims of Wall Street.â?ť The third edition was just released (see details below).

Whatâ??s the best way to survive and prosper when stocks slump? We are now in a full-scale market retreat that began on January 1, 2014. It is not surprising after the massive boom of 2013, when stocks climbed 30% or more.

Steve Forbes said it best, â??Everyone is a disciplined, long-term investorâ?¦ until the market goes down.â?ť Then people panic.

Whatâ??s the best strategy — (1) sell your stocks and go to cash? (2) sell stocks short and actually profit as the market retreats? Or (3) dollar-cost-average in stocks that inevitably will go up?

Read more about the path to consistent income in bear markets at Eagle Daily Investor.

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Mark Skousen is a college professor, prolific author and world-renowned speaker. Heâ??s made his unique sense of market and investment trends known and respected in the financial world. With a Ph.D. in economics and a focus on the principles of free-market capitalism and â??Austrianâ?ť economics, Mark Skousen has often gone contrary to the crowd in his investment choices and economic predictions â?? and has often been proved right.

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Are Dividend-Paying Stocks the Best Strategy during a Bear Market?

“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” — Ben Franklin

The above quote is taken from my “Maxims of Wall Street.” The third edition was just released (see details below).

What’s the best way to survive and prosper when stocks slump? We are now in a full-scale market retreat that began on January 1, 2014. It is not surprising after the massive boom of 2013, when stocks climbed 30% or more.

Steve Forbes said it best, “Everyone is a disciplined, long-term investor… until the market goes down.” Then people panic.

What’s the best strategy — (1) sell your stocks and go to cash? (2) sell stocks short and actually profit as the market retreats? Or (3) dollar-cost-average in stocks that inevitably will go up?

Read more about the path to consistent income in bear markets at Eagle Daily Investor.

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