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2001: New Year, New Rules

Want to play the game? You need to know that the rules have changed.
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Two-thousand zero zero

... party over. If this year we paid the piper for the longest bull market in history, what's in store for stocks in 2001?

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Click here to see 2001: New Year, New Rules stories from earlier this week.

Should we anticipate a bears' picnic, or a new bull rising phoenixlike from the ashes of this year? Many market pros see a brighter day ahead, but there's nothing even close to a consensus on that one. However, one thing is absolutely certain: As we head into a new year, we have entered a new market that is worlds removed from the old one. And to make money in this new market, you have to learn the new rules of the game.

Welcome to's

2001: New Year, New Rules

, our special report on investing in the coming year. This week, we're rolling out more than two-dozen stories on how to make money in the new landscape. We've got all the bases covered, from sector outlooks for 2001 to which funds you should dump.

The box on the right contains links to Friday's stories -- which include

K.C. Swanson's

list of funds to dump for 2001 -- as well as packages from earlier this week.



staff has compiled a list of the New Rules for 2001 that will help you navigate the market -- be it bull or bear.