Bear Market - It's Going to Happen

This is why the current market is scary; the next bear market is going to hurt. Badly.

From http://www.wsj.com/articles/how-to-prepare-for-a-bear-market-in-stocks-1425870192

From http://www.wsj.com/articles/how-to-prepare-for-a-bear-market-in-stocks-1425870192

In the long run we know the market tends to bounce back, but our financial lives are a series of short terms inside one long term.
— Cullen Roche

The difficulty of course is predicting exactly when a bear market is going rear its ugly head. A balanced portfolio might not be sexy, but it's safer in the long run. Something to bear in mind as the market continues to go up.

From http://www.wsj.com/articles/why-bear-markets-are-inevitable-1423838987

From http://www.wsj.com/articles/why-bear-markets-are-inevitable-1423838987