The S&P 500 was near its March 2011 low last week and there has been an increasing amount of fear by the pundits in the media and on the Internet.
Many pundits have made a living by preaching doom and gloom, which is fodder to those less-sophisticated folks who believe the United States is ready to collapse.
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In April 2009, the 10-year Treasury went under 3 percent as many pundits were predicting the S&P would crash down to 550. Those of us in the Dividend Machine who bought in the four months after April 2009, the S&P rose 23 percent.
Last July in a blog post, I mentioned the 10-year Treasury went under 3 percent for the first time since April 2009. Four months later, the S&P rose about 20 percent.
Last week, the 10-year yield went below 3 percent again. This week, the S&P has risen almost 6 percent.
Those who bought equities last year when fear was the highest and Treasury bills were the lowest benefited greatly.
Now many of you simply are unable, unwilling or don’t possess the skill set to choose stocks like folks like myself, who spend countless hours studying them for the past 20 years.
My favorite stocks have survived two World Wars, the Great Depression, 25 percent unemployment and 18 percent interest rates.
The key is to know which stock is suitable for purchase and which stock is priced accordingly.
My conservative portfolio has had 15 winners out of 15 choices and all stocks are very large capitalized companies with at least 50 years of a solid track record and are worth $10 billion to $200 billion.
Just this, week one of my selections increased in value by 15 percent in one day.
If you are tired of anemic money market rates or are an experienced investor, it is time to buy when the fear is the highest.
If you don't believe me take the word of the best investor of all time.
Warren Buffett, the only man to ever earn $200 billion for himself and his investors, says to be greedy when others are fearful and fearful when others are greedy.
Learn to do what the wealthiest families in the world do: profit from the perceived fear.
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