September 04, 2008 at 12:15 PM EDT
The Many Faces of the Bear
School’s in! Let’s take a quick course in cycle analysis: It’s a bear market. So what else do I need to know? Actually? A lot.To some describing this as a bear market is simply a mathematical issue. Down more than 20% = bear. For long-only pure market timers the only response is: “Show me the exit door please.” However most investors aren't long-only pure market timers (all in all out all the time). Most investors professional and non-professional are either buy-and-hold or modified market timers (sector and style tilting). Setting aside the buy-and-hold type I've noted in prior commentaries ...
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