Investors will want to focus on durable businesses that have a long history of success and a bright outlook.
Plenty of bargains are still out there -- even among stocks on the rise. Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) offered investors hope last month when it soared more than 20%. Amazon reported its first annual loss in almost a decade.
It could be the start of the next bull market, or a dreaded "bear market bounce" with declines continuing after a false start. Whether you're worried about a bounce or you're more optimistic, Costco Wholesale (NASDAQ: COST) is worth buying, according to Motley Fool contributors Jason Hall and Jeff Santoro.