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Is Now the Time to Buy or Sell? 7 Stocks to Consider During Turbulent Times.

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If oil prices spike, it could add to inflation, force the Federal Reserve to stick to plans to aggressively raise interest rates, and perhaps even trigger a recession.

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I asked two market strategists whether U.S. investors should buy stocks here despite the pall of war in Ukraine. One says definitely, and the other says to hold off. Both are convincing. This is why I recommend using an odd number of investment advisors.

If there’s a cheerful sign now, it’s that investors are gloomy, says Ed Yardeni, president of Yardeni Research, which sells market analysis to money managers. A measure called the Investors Intelligence bulls and bears ratio fell this past week, to 1.04, from 1.32 two weeks…

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