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So - what do you make of this?

Ho hum, the end of the world is coming ... again.

how can you invest in the face of these messages?

Ignore the chatter. Yes the stock market will go up, and yes the stock market will go down. Happens all the time. Sometimes for longer then others.

So, what to do?

There are two types of people in the stock market; traders and investors.

Traders buy and sell all the time hoping to catch a stock on the way up and sell it just as it starts its way down.

Investors buy stocks they believe will are good stocks and hold them.

My personal strategy (arrived at after much buying and selling) is to buy dividend paying stocks that have been paying increasing dividends for at least 25 years and hold on to them through thick and thin.

Here are some lists of stocks that have been doing that (You may notice some overlap):

https://www.dividend.com/dividend-stocks/25-year-dividend-in...

https://www.kiplinger.com/slideshow/investing/T018-S001-divi...

https://www.forbes.com/sites/moneyshow/2019/05/23/mr-wonderf...

https://www.investopedia.com/best-dividend-stocks-4774650

Good luck!

Dave
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