Look Out Below

A whiff of inflation sent stocks reeling. But a solid economy should keep the market liquid, if limping

So, were you doing any buying? If you were, you were pretty much alone as the stock market crumbled on Friday, breaking records on the down side with the same vigor it had displayed for so long while smashing standards going the other way. The question isn't just rhetorical. If you weren't buying this dip, what makes you think anyone else should be willing to step up to the plate?

For most of the past 10 years, stepping up hasn't been an issue. The masses in mutual funds have tripped over one another to buy stocks on every decline--including some doozies...

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