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Wild Ride

If you've been riding the bull market, you could be in for a tumble.

This story appears in the February 1997 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

What a difference a year makes. In 1996, despite some pitfalls, the Dow managed to break through and close above 6,500, continuing its seemingly endless upward march.

Even if you're not a member of the Sierra Club, the names of certain animals may linger on your lips: With the market so bullish now, can bears be far behind? Whether you classify yourself as bullish or bearish, one thing holds true: Knowing when to buy or sell is as important as knowing what to buy or sell.

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