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March 9 marks the second birthday of the bear-market low reached in 2009. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index has surged 95% since then, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average has climbed 87%.
But many investors have missed these big gains. They're still parked on the sidelines afraid of losing money to market volatility. A recent study showed 73% of Americans find it impossible to plan for retirement because of wild markets.
Money Morning's Chief Investment Strategist Keith Fitz-Gerald went on FoxBusiness' "Bulls & Bears" program March 8 to discuss whether or not this bull market is near its top and if spooked investors should get in the game.
He also shared the key characteristics he looks for while hunting for a secure investment and tells viewers what company meeting those criteria investors should consider.
To watch that video, please click here.
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