Thursday, October 09, 2008

Stocks Plunge

The New York Times' headline today is, "Stocks Plunge Again; Dow Under 8,600."

To which I say, what a great time to buy stocks. People who go the opposite direction of an irrational panic (or bubble) tend to do well.

UPDATE: Warren Buffett agrees:
A simple rule dictates my buying: Be fearful when others are greedy, and be greedy when others are fearful. And most certainly, fear is now widespread, gripping even seasoned investors. To be sure, investors are right to be wary of highly leveraged entities or businesses in weak competitive positions. But fears regarding the long-term prosperity of the nation’s many sound companies make no sense. These businesses will indeed suffer earnings hiccups, as they always have. But most major companies will be setting new profit records 5, 10 and 20 years from now.


Blogger Dave said...

Well, it's probably a great time to buy stocks if you don't need the money for at least a decade.

7:21 PM  

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