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Down Markets Are Opportunities for Savvy Investors, says BetterInvesting 

   
MADISON HEIGHTS, Mich., September 30 2008 - The current turbulent financial markets can be a real buying opportunity for investors who know what they are doing, says BetterInvesting, the nation’s leading proponent of investor education.  BetterInvesting’s veteran members have weathered many economic cycles, and they are sharing their market experience with other members and the general public.    

“We saw many investors who invested heavily in dot-coms in the late 1990s and lost significant amounts when the bubble burst in 2000.  Before the dot-com crash, “experts” said our investing methods were out-of-date,” said Bonnie Reyes, president of BetterInvesting.  “However, the fundamentals of our investing philosophy and the market itself ultimately held true, and the stock of companies without earnings fell fast and hard.”   BetterInvesting advises investors to stick with the basics of investing taught by the organization for more than 50 years:   

•   Look for buying opportunities in high quality, growth companies and mutual funds.
•   Check your portfolio for diversification.  Allocations can shift dramatically during volatile market periods.
•   Don’t panic and make rash decisions.  Assess your personal investing plan and stick with it.  Develop a plan if you don’t have one.
•   Pay attention to the fundamentals of the stocks you own.  Ultimately, earnings are reflected in the price of stock.  The more you know about the companies in your portfolio, the less stress you are likely to feel during volatile market periods.  
   

BetterInvesting has successful, seasoned investor-educators in 90 chapters across the United States.  See the BetterInvesting website at www.betterinvesting.org for local chapter contacts and programs in your area.    

BetterInvesting is the brand identity of the National Association of Investors Corporation, a national, nonprofit association with members consisting of individual investors and investment clubs. Founded in 1951 and with headquarters in Madison Heights, Mich., BetterInvesting is considered the voice of the individual investor, as well as the pioneer of the modern investment club movement. BetterInvesting is dedicated to providing a sound program of investment education and information to help its members become successful long-term, lifetime investors.   

BetterInvesting is the brand identity of the National Association of Investors Corporation, a national, nonprofit association with members consisting of individual investors and investment clubs. Founded in 1951 and with headquarters in Madison Heights, Mich., BetterInvesting is considered the voice of the individual investor, as well as the pioneer of the modern investment club movement. BetterInvesting is dedicated to providing a sound program of investment education and information to help its members become successful long-term, lifetime investors.

 

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