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Old 01-30-2008, 12:23 PM   #21
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THanks Audreyh1 and Marquette for your medals of 'courage'.. but it's more fear of making a WORSE wrong move! Right now is the biggest drop I have experienced (no tech in 2000-2001 so I dodged that bullet) and I'm not as sang-froid as might be conveyed in the posts! But over the last few months it seems "out of the frying pan.." and?

I chalk it up to "if I do nothing I can blame myself less if it goes wrong". It's not very logical! On the bright side, I do have an expense ratio close to zero, though.

I wouldn't say CR pushing equities now that they are low is the same as all tech in '99. In the "Intelligent Asset Allocator" book there are back-tested graphs that show high equities, as audreyh1 says, win in the long term. I just hope to live "long-term" enough!!
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Old 01-30-2008, 02:43 PM   #22
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I chalk it up to "if I do nothing I can blame myself less if it goes wrong". It's not very logical!
Actually, I definitely see logic in that. In long term investing, doing nothing is often the wiser course.

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Old 01-30-2008, 05:38 PM   #23
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I like this site for giving a good overview/education on how to decide on your asset allocation: Investment Guide

It doesn't tell you what to do but gives you a good framework/basic background to help you decide for yourself.
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