Should Investors Get Happy?

Last Updated Jan 8, 2010 10:22 AM EST

Forget your troubles c'mon get happy,
you better chase all your cares away.
Shout hallejulah c'mon get happy
get ready for the judgement day.

-Harold Arlen, music & Ted Koehler, lyrics

I jump at any chance I get to imagine Judy Garland singing. So when our producer asked Executive Editor Jack Otter and me to talk about getting happy, I started to croon a bit. Thankfully, you only need to hear the financial advice you need, not my attempt to channel Judy!

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