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Old 08-11-2011, 05:45 PM   #21
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I'm fully prepared for the market to go up and down, but isn't the volatility getting just a bit out of control?

When I look at charts over the long term you can clearly see the blips, but the roller coaster of the last decade scares me...not enough to do anything rash like get out of the market, but we're retiring in five years and I'd like to have some confidence that our money won't disappear.

...and maybe I just told myself that our 60/40 AA isn't right...will have to think on that one.
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Remember also, W2R, "It is always darkest before dawn."
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Well, it seems we don't need to look forward to either despair or to dawn, since AFAIK it isn't all that dark, at all, and hasn't been so far....

If I listened to CNBC, which in my previous post I guessed was the inspiration for this thread, then I would probably think otherwise.
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A famous line used in the inaugural address of FDR, "There is nothing to fear but fear itself." Let's get a grip America.
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Have you been listening to CNBC?
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Ripper, why do you think that America is freaked out? I'm sure not, and not many people here on the forum seem to be freaked out except you. You didn't answer - - Have you been listening to CNBC? (I haven't.) Is that where you got this idea? If you are listening to CNBC and that is what you are hearing, I'd suggest that you shut your TV off, or change the channel.
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Excellent idea! Also, two good opportunities to drink...
Me thinks you like to do a little more than drink.
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Ripper, why do you think that America is freaked out? I'm sure not, and not many people here on the forum seem to be freaked out except you. You didn't answer - - Have you been listening to CNBC? (I haven't.) Is that where you got this idea? If you are listening to CNBC and that is what you are hearing, I'd suggest that you shut your TV off, or change the channel.
I'm not freaked out and sure the distinguished people on this forum is not freaked out. Maybe I meant to say people in general in this country is freaked out because they don't have a clue about investing.
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I'm not freaked out and sure the distinguished people on this forum is not freaked out. Maybe I meant to say people in general in this country is freaked out because they don't have a clue about investing.
Oh, OK! I don't see it. But then I don't listen to CNBC like you do (I guess). Also, I have found through the years that it is helpful to take certain unsettling news stories with a grain of salt, because fear is the bread and butter of those writing/broadcasting news. CNBC seems to be especially aware of this.

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seems to make the assumption that people on this forum are afraid, since you are posting this here. Perhaps I misunderstood your rhetoric.
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What is CNBC? Is that some kind of drug?
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What is CNBC? Is that some kind of drug?
Apparently!
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I prefer vodka.
Chocolate is my favorite drug... it's addictive, and sooooo good.
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