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Here’s how you should prepare for a bear market in stocks

“If you want to be opportunistic with 5%-10% of your money, value stocks are a good bet” writes Howard Gold for In my first column of 2019, I wrote “we’re either entering or are in a bear market,” and I don’t expect stocks to get back to their all-time highs.That will help you ride out any coming bear market and provide some cash to put into stocks again when the storm passes and the sky clears.To me, this looks like a classic relief rally, and as stocks move higher, risk-wary investors might consider taking profits.Since I wrote about them on Aug. 7, they’ve been outperforming the S&P—and certainly growth stocks, which have fallen badly out of favor.

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