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Conservative Stock Investing
For the stock investor still hurting from the 2008 market crash conservative stock investing is attractive. Each of the world two largest economies, the European Union and the United States, is dealing with its own potentially disastrous debt crisis. There may not be enough time for the US congress to switch from posturing to passing the necessary legislation to avoid a debt default by the USA. As European officials drag their feet the so called PIIGS debt crisis spreads from Greece to Portugal, Spain, and Italy. How would the world economy respond to twin debt defaults on opposite sides of the Atlantic? How would such a situation affect stock investors and traders in the USA? Is conservative stock investing the route to take? A number of US companies, like Microsoft with $50 Billion in offshore reserves, have heaps of cash that amount to a significant margin of safety . In considering how to stock investing today we should first consider just what is conservative stock investing. What does conservative mean and is a conservative approach always the best choice? Where do the basics of stock investing , fundamental and technical analysis and the use of time honored tools such as Candlestick analysis fit in this story?