`It Doesn't Get Any Better Than This'

What a year! The U.S. stock market soared, delivering investors a total return so far of more than 37%--the best showing since 1975. And if the market moves up a tad higher as the year comes to a close, it will be the best since 1958. Even more amazing, bonds rebounded from a horrid 1994 and racked up double-digit returns. "Savor the moment," says H. Bradlee Perry, veteran money manager and retired chairman of David L. Babson & Co., who counts more than four decades of investing experience. "It doesn't get any better than this."

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