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Subject:  Re: Retirement Investing Basics Date:  9/18/2004  10:18 AM
Author:  AcmeFool Number:  42350 of 88425

There is no reason to expect a year with a loss.

If you are going to be investing for a long period of time, you MOST CERTAINLY should expect that there will be years where your accounts suffer a loss. If you are taking any degree of risk, this is a consequence you must be prepared for.

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