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The jittery stock market in 2015 has some investors looking in strange places for answers.
Some look for guidance in unusual market patterns. For example, when the stock market rises in the first five trading days of the year, it ends the year higher 85% of the time.
Others are looking for stock market connections to short-term events, such as the fall in oil prices or the current cold snap.
But Money Morning Chief Investment Strategist Keith Fitz-Gerald sees those as mere distractions.
"If you look at the last century the Dow [Jones Industrial Average] went up 22,000-something percent, despite the fact that we had wars, recessions, assassinations, terrorism, etc." Fitz-Gerald said on the "Cavuto" program on FOX Business. "So if you buy the argument, as I do, that capital is a creative force, then short-term trends really want to unfold within the context of longer term market movement. And that's where you have to come down to solid companies, solid earnings, and solid projections."
Fitz-Gerald also shared with host Neil Cavuto his views on where he sees the 2015 stock market going. For more of his insights on the stock market – and how investors should play it – click on the video below.
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