Are Stocks Cheap Enough to Start Buying?

Stocks are cheaper than they've been in years, but that doesn't mean bargain-hunting investors should start buying hand over fist.

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The S&P 500 Index is down more than 22% for the year-to-date, putting it on track for its worst annual return since the 2008 financial crisis. This has many wondering if stocks are cheap enough to start buying?

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Will Ashworth
Contributing Writer,

Will has written professionally for investment and finance publications in both the U.S. and Canada since 2004. A native of Toronto, Canada, his sole objective is to help people become better and more informed investors. Fascinated by how companies make money, he's a keen student of business history. Married and now living in Halifax, Nova Scotia, he's also got an interest in equity and debt crowdfunding.