Money: The Bulls Of 2004?

The recovery is real. Here's how to get back into stocks and not get clobbered

Jobs remain tight, and employers are still plenty stingy with raises. Yet this is proving to be the most prosperous holiday season in four years. After all, the stock market is flying, and the economy and corporate profits are growing briskly. Still, better times don't mean that stocks are a lock for 2004.

The big mistake many folks will make in coming months is jumping back into the market in the wrong sectors as they begin to feel the recovery on a personal level through, say, a bonus, a raise or a new job or simply a heightened sense of job...

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