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Why buy stocks?

Kiplingers has six reasons...

  1. Stocks are battered and cheap.

  2. Stocks are overdue for a rally.

  3. The low-risk alternatives are pathetic.

  4. It’s not the 1930s.

  5. The market shows signs that the worst is over.

  6. If not now, when?


While share prices can always go lower, I can't think of a time when the market mood has been more negative. A bit of buying with a solid defensive strategy might just work in the short term.