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Jeff Reeves’s Strength in Numbers: Stick with U.S. stocks — and avoid these 7 emerging-market traps

Once again, the U.S. stock market is getting choppy. And once again, the doom-and-gloom headlines abound.

Yes, the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, -0.57% logged eight straight declines recently. Yes, most economists and investors with a brain admit that escalation of global trade-war talk is a net negative for all parties. And yes, stocks have enjoyed one heck of a run since 2009 and can’t keep this up forever.

But all that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t buy stocks right now.

After all, market research firm FactSet reported in its latest Earnings Insight that second-quarter earnings are expected to rise 19% across the S&P 500 SPX, -0.51% components.

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