How to Invest in an Aging Bull Market

Stay with stocks, says Jim Stack, a market analyst with a terrific record who thinks the run could last up to two more years.

The U.S. economy shrank in the first quarter. The Russell 2000 index of small companies tumbled nearly 10% this spring. High-octane “momentum stocks” likewise got clocked. And the bull market is now the fourth-longest since 1928. Time to sell stocks?

Not so fast, says Jim Stack, editor of InvesTech Market Research Analyst, who’s advising subscribers to put 82% of their investments in stocks. Stack, in my view, has sound reasons for being bullish. What’s more, his record offers a reason to take his market calls seriously.

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Steven Goldberg
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Steve has been writing for Kiplinger's for more than 25 years. As an associate editor and then senior associate editor, he covered mutual funds for Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine from 1994-2006. He also authored a book, But Which Mutual Funds? In 2006 he joined with Jerry Tweddell, one of his best sources on investing, to form Tweddell Goldberg Investment Management to manage money for individual investors. Steve continues to write a regular column for and enjoys hearing investing questions from readers. You can contact Steve at 301.650.6567 or