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Old 09-30-2008, 05:59 PM   #41
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Still 90% equities. What the hell, its only money!
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Old 09-30-2008, 07:12 PM   #42
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I'm 68% equities . I may ratchet it down to 65% but that's where I'll stay . The downturns make me crazy but I love the upswings and the market has never affected my sleep.
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Old 09-30-2008, 07:21 PM   #43
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After living through the crash in '87 and then the long slow market drop after 9/11, I learned that I don't have the stomach for a high percentage of equities. So, over the years I've slowly backed off to about 30% equities. Sure, I miss out when the market rallies, but at least I can sleep reasonably well when the market is volatile (and dropping) like it is now.
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After living through the crash in '87 and then the long slow market drop after 9/11, I learned that I don't have the stomach for a high percentage of equities. So, over the years I've slowly backed off to about 30% equities. Sure, I miss out when the market rallies, but at least I can sleep reasonably well when the market is volatile (and dropping) like it is now.
The right allocation seems to do that for me. I have been sleeping like a baby (only longer and more soundly).
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Old 09-30-2008, 07:28 PM   #45
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I am 18 years from FIRE and 25 years from age 59.5, I wish I had more cash on hand to invest now.

97% equities and sticking with that for now.
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After living through the crash in '87 and then the long slow market drop after 9/11, I learned that I don't have the stomach for a high percentage of equities. So, over the years I've slowly backed off to about 30% equities. Sure, I miss out when the market rallies, but at least I can sleep reasonably well when the market is volatile (and dropping) like it is now.
I understand. I took a nap this afternoon to make up for my lack of sleep last night.

Moemg, I like the upswings too, unfortunately they haven't been canceling out the downswings.
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