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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Often, however, a wall of worry is there to be climbed - it can be telling us that a lot of bad news is implicitly in the price, and that potential good news is perhaps being overlooked.
As always markets climb a wall of worry and 2004 was no different.