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The Dangers of Buying on Disasters

Days after Japan's devastating earthquake and tsunami, Warren Buffett and Marc Faber pronounced the country's woes a buying opportunity. A cash stampede into U.S.-based Japan exchange-traded funds followed, but these investments carry much greater risks than the average investor probably realized.

Today's Chaos, Tomorrow's Investing Opportunity

If you look past the calamitous Mideast mess, there's plenty of cause for optimism at home. And investors with a longer-term view of the markets should consider the ongoing uncertainty caused by events in the Middle East as a potential entry point for buying stocks.

Does Investor Gloom Mean
It's Time to Buy?

Investors' spike in gloom seems out of line with broader economic developments that continue to be mixed. So stocks may be undervalued because investors are being overly conservative -- and this could be a good time to buy.

Deflation Jitters Could Be a Buying Opportunity

Market prognosticators are now worried about a possible spiral of falling prices, sending big investors fleeing stocks for safer assets like bonds. But healthy earnings and pockets of strength are emerging, suggesting it's a good time to go against the grain.