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Old 12-13-2014, 11:13 AM   #21
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I'd like to see this too! For those who don't, I think you should re-evaluate your asset allocation and risk tolerance.


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Old 12-13-2014, 11:21 AM   #22
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That makes no sense. There's no reason to wish for a bear market no matter what your asset allocation is unless you are still accumulating. Even then, if you're wishing for anything, you should be wishing for a slow steady rising market that never drops. You're wishing for a 4 year bear market? What if you get a 4 year bear market that never recovers fully?
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Four years of negative returns is not what a recent retiree like me would like to see even with a reasonable percentage of equity exposure.

Corrections are normal but an extended bear market is not something I want to see.
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Old 12-13-2014, 12:13 PM   #24
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Thanks for the outstanding advice. I'll get right on it.
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Old 12-13-2014, 08:40 PM   #25
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Look at the Dow from say 1966 to 1982 that was fun. I seriously considered real estate as my only road to retirement riches.

heh heh heh - investing environment around the water cooler back then was interesting - to say the least. I still have some old yellowed paperwork from our 10% joint venture in a patented gold mine in Colorado.
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All I can say is "good of the many outweighs the good of the few."
First, I never bought into that alien logic stuff.

Second, in this case which is which? Are we older/FIREd people the many? Or is the still working cadre? Even if it's us, it won't be too many years before we're the few.

Personally, I'm more of a "it's every man for himself (and the devil take the hindmost)" type of guy.
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