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Complacent investors ignore the bear-in-waiting

Complacent investors ignore the bear-in-waiting

10/06/2017

By MarketWatch

Don't miss these top money and investing features:

This week's digest focuses on what stock investors don't want to hear: the end of the bull market.

It's coming, of course, but of course no when knows when. So study the advice on how to protect yourself now for when the ride down Wall Street gets bumpier, and check out the principles that a top hedge-fund manager uses to stay realistic about investing -- and everything else in life. At the least, do yourself a favor and do away with complacency. As the saying goes, forewarned is forearmed.

-- Jonathan Burton (mailto:jburton@marketwatch.com)

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