Is it time to jump back into the stock market? – Global News

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After a three-month plunge at the end of 2018, financial markets are headed back up. Less than two weeks into 2019, the S&P/TSX Composite, Canada’s benchmark stock market index, is already up four per cent, after a 12 per cent drop last year.READ MORE: Stock markets slide after Apple reveals declining iPhone sales in ChinaIf you’re sitting on a pile of cash, you’re probably wondering whether it’s time to buy up some stocks. Perhaps you’ve gradually sold most of your investments as the market turned south last year. Or maybe you’re ready to make your very first investment and are waiting for the right time to jump in.Either way, the question is: Are the markets starting another rally or will they soon resume their slide?The short answer is no one knows and you don’t need to worry about it, anyway.WATCH: How regular investors should navigate the expected rollercoaster market in 2019