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Old 11-12-2008, 10:52 AM   #61
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Originally Posted by REWahoo View Post
OAG, you know you won't be buying any stocks. You won't give up your CD's until they pry them from your cold dead hands...
True! Hope I keep them for a long time too.

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Old 11-12-2008, 11:05 AM   #62
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Investing isn't gambling, but they share one thing in common; participants must understand their own tolerance for risk. Going all-in means you can lose it all if you play Texas Hold-um. As a retired person with a 55/45 equity/fixed ratio before the market went south, I have to seriously consider whether to re-balance next year or to what degree. I'm living off the fixed and plan to continue to do so.....

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Old 11-12-2008, 12:50 PM   #63
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I agree with Ha.

Another thing to consider is real costs. You mention making 3-4%, but if inflation is 5%, you are actually losing money each year in real terms. Equities have traditionally been the way of beating inflation, and this is why I think I'll always own at least a small portion of equities.


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