Jeff Reeves’s Strength in Numbers: 5 reasons to buy stocks now — and 5 reasons to run from the market

As the old saying goes, if you look around the poker table and can’t spot the sucker… it’s you.

Understanding the other side of the trade is a crucial exercise for any investor and in any market. But as the S&P 500 SPX, +0.76% flirts with a negative net return this calendar year and as the CBOE Volatility Index VIX, +0.25% also known as the “fear index,” has doubled in the month of October alone, it’s a particularly good idea.

To help you do that, here are what some big-time investors are saying about why the stock market is actually doing just fine — and a few other arguments that make the case for why the mayhem may only be beginning.

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