Originally Posted by ERD50
For whatever reason, I was pretty calm. I remember looking at the charts and saying to myself, 'Geez, this really is of historic proportions!' (a bit more colorful language than that).
That's a better reaction than I had. I just sat there dumbfounded and said "WHAT? What just happened
". I remember being in a meeting in Jan 09 and thinking, "well, there that goes..."
I kept plugging away with the usual monthly contributions and it seems in retrospect to be maybe one of the most pronounced times for dollar-cost averaging, at least in my investing time. Yes, there was the tech bust in 2000, but the limits for retirement contributions were pretty low.