Appendix . Epilogue

My hope is that, after reading this book, you, as an investor, will have changed your mind-set about stock investing. You need not worry about whether the market will sink or soar. Whatever direction the market takes, you should have the will and readiness to act and harvest the opportunities it presents. Investors are in the market to grab the opportunity to buy at bargain prices or to sell at profitable levels. If you prepare for eventualities that could torpedo the market—such as the subprime mortgage mess—as the first chapter of this book advocates (Buy Panic), you will be a winner rather than a worrier. As I have emphasized repeatedly in this book, it is difficult to think of buying stocks when the market is crashing. ...

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