Stocks: No Time to Be Scared

Some market bloggers worry about what could trip up the market, while others advise investors to enjoy the gains

It took less than three months for the 30-stock Dow Jones industrial average to jump from 13,000 to 14,000, and for the most part it has quelled many big concerns. The mortgage mess and housing slowdown will only worsen (according to a veteran bond fund manager), interest rates are up, and the dollar is stumbling. And despite the recent tame core inflation numbers tracked by the government, prices for food, energy, and other essential stuff are up. (Note: Crude oil rose to $75.93 a barrel on July 19.)

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