Wall of Worry


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Wall of Worry

Informal; a market uptrend that occurs when there is significant uncertainty about its sustainability. For example, if the market is concerned about potential, new regulations or the possibility of recession but stocks increase anyway, this is called climbing a wall of worry. Price correction often follows a wall of worry.
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As always markets climb a wall of worry and 2004 was no different.
With all of the fear and doubt out there it is no wonder that the markets are climbing a wall of worry.
Just remember that overbought can always become more overbought, and that strong stocks climb a wall of worry.
This has kept investor sentiment very muted, but provides a big wall of worry for the market to climb.
Given this well-constructed wall of worry, there should be plenty of "fuel" to drive GM higher, both short term and longer-term.
I'd like to praise our international team, led by Scott Snyder, for having great discipline the last five years as stocks climbed the proverbial wall of worry," he continued.
What we're seeing today in emerging nations makes it a classic example of great bull markets climbing a wall of worry and doubt.
Options players are notably optimistic on the stock, which takes away from the wall of worry we like to see in order to prop up an equity.
The stock market, so the proverb goes, climbs a wall of worry.
Investors have been climbing a wall of worry because the nation's inventories of gasoline have declined in recent weeks.