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Old 05-14-2018, 06:38 PM   #21
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Originally Posted by OverThinkMuch View Post
Even if a crash will occur - what are your odds of being more right about it than everyone else? That's a reason to go with the current market prices, and buy back in.

Watching too much financial news can give you the impression that market crashes are devastating and permanent. They seem to neglect how most crashes recover within a few years - and point out only truly dramatic crashes to stir your imagination. Those vivid events are actually biased information - try and give them less weight.

Almost no financial news mentions inflation. Inflation eats cash slowly, so it's not a news story - but over 30 years, inflation is a serious problem. Stocks have historically been the best way to deal with inflation. So I'd suggest buying back in so you're fighting inflation with stocks, not with cash.
None of the generic pundits mention the 1966 retiree with their inflation woes vs. always mentioning 1929, 2000 and 2008 years as the worst examples.

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