IS THE DOW TOO PUMPED?

IS THE STOCK MARKET DANGEROUSLY OVERVALUED? MAYBE WE'RE SIMPLY LOOKING AT IT THE WRONG WAY

Ever since the Dow Jones industrial average topped 7000 for the first time two weeks ago, investors like Marie Kordus have become increasingly scared to look down. You could call it verti-Dow. "I try not to watch the market every day because it will make me crazy and I'm afraid I'll make the wrong decisions," says Kordus, 41, who runs a hip-hop radio station in Los Angeles and has built a portfolio of stocks that have jumped about 25% in value in the past two years.

Kordus has plenty of partners in anxiety as every lurch in the market--the Dow index...

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