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Imagine it's early 1939…
German troops occupy Bohemia and Moravia. Czechoslovakia ceases to exist.
Spanish national troops take Barcelona with Italy's help.
Adolf Hitler orders the German military to plan for the invasion of Poland.
French Foreign Minister Georges Bonnet proposes a "peace front" of France, the Soviet Union, Great Britain, Poland, and Romania to deter Germany.
The fourth and final bear market of the 1930s begins after an August buying panic that takes the Dow to a peak of 155.
If you're like most people, you can't shake the nagging feeling that something sinister is just around the corner.
After a decade of feckless political leadership, bailouts, and corporations that are getting bigger at your expense, your wallet is definitely pinched. Wages are flat to middling.
Your next move… uncertain.
Your temptation… to run for the hills.
And yet, in one of the greatest investing moves of all time, a single quiet and unassuming man named John Templeton borrows $10,000 and buys 100 shares of every stock trading on the New York Stock Exchange for under $1.