The market is low: time to buy stocks?

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There’s an old investing joke that goes like this: How do you make a million dollars on Wall Street? Start with two million.

And lately, it’s no joke. On Wednesday, the S&P 500 was down more than 13% this year, and the tech-heavy Nasdaq composite was down nearly 23%. One of the worst starts to a year in decades.

But if the way to make money is to buy low and sell high, now might be the time to get in. As investment legend Warren Buffett says, be fearful when others are greedy, and greedy when others are fearful.

People are scared to death these days, so is it time to start buying? Or should you wait to see if things go even further?

Let’s see if we can figure that out today.

Stacy Johnson and I are joined by rookie producer and investor Aaron Freeman.

Remember, even though we sometimes talk about specific investments on this show, don’t take them as recommendations, because they’re not. Before investing in anything, do your research and make your own decisions.

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Why is the market so choppy?

The stock market has been a bit of a mess lately. Big low one day and high the next. However, on the year, the Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 are approaching bear market territory and the Nasdaq has plunged into bear market territory. We take a look at what it all means.

What to do during a bear market

Market down? What do you do after? We’re looking at how we’re managing our finances during this time as well as some steps you can take to ensure you come out of this with your finances intact.

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About Hosts

Stacy Johnson founded Money Talks News in 1991. He is a CPA and has also been licensed in stocks, commodities, major options, mutual funds, life insurance, securities supervisor securities and real estate.

Miranda Marquit, MBA, is a financial expert, writer and speaker. She has covered personal finance and investment topics for nearly 20 years. When she’s not writing and podcasting, she enjoys travel, reading, and the outdoors.

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