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Subject:  Re: Awesome retirement investing tip Date:  2/21/2000  4:39 PM
Author:  Goofyhoofy Number:  19373 of 78168

{{Considering the fact that the Rule Breaker has averaged over 60% since 1994, hoping that it will average over 18% is a risk I am willing to take despite the fact that 1994-2000 is a short time period.}}

It's 1965. "Wow, the stock market has doubled in the past 5 years. It's tripled in the past 10! The DOW is at 1000! I'm putting everything in stocks!"

Result: The DOW stays under 1000 until 1982, giving 1965 investors no return for 17 years.

It's 1973. "Wow, those Nifty Fifty stocks are a can't miss! Most of them are up 20 to 25% year over year, some have doubled and tripled and even quadrupled in the past 5 years! I'm putting all my money into them!"

Result: The Nifty Fifty, ak