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The Business Matters Most

2009-11-06

Every day I see an endless litany of pundits telling me the rally is over or it’s got a ways to run. Two truths apply: One, no one knows for sure, they are just guessing. Two, it really doesn’t matter anyway.

Our video clearly shows that the success of the individual business is what matters most. The so-called stock market is merely the store you shop at. Today’s video looks at how earnings drive returns and dividend income as well.
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Unless you own an index fund, my advice is to ignore the stock market. In his bestselling book One Up On Wall Street , Peter Lynch devoted a chapter, Number 5, to this principle. “Is this a Good Market? Please don’t ask.” In Chapter 5 Peter Lynch wrote: “I’d love to be able to predict markets and anticipate recessions, but since that’s impossible, I’m as satisfied to search out profitable companies as Buffett is.”

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