08/06/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Post-Recession Investing: Have The Market's Glory Days Disapeared Forever?

With a little luck, the economy and the stock market should hit bottom sometime this year. In fact, there's a chance that both already have, although it certainly doesn't feel like it. It will be a pleasant moment when we begin to bid farewell to the housing and credit busts, the banking meltdown, and frightened consumers all sources of fear that kept Wall Street stomping on the "sell" button. What emerges next, however, is anything but certain.

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