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Author: montecfo Big gold star, 5000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 64645  
Subject: Re: More On Re-Balancing Date: 2/18/2007 12:03 AM
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Actually, I sleep a LOT better at night knowing that if the market decided to take a dump like it did back in 2000, I won't be losing the zillions (a slight exaggeration) of dollars I lost back then. I still have not recovered all my losses -- they were THAT terrible. It's a lesson well-learned.

OK. But I would say that your losses were due to being invested in the wrong things. Why would you want to invest even 50% in the wrong things, investments which are highly speculative?

Also, the other big big issue for investors is this :you MUST stay fully invested. Most investors try to time the market, which is not possible. Most investors seriously underperform for that reason.

You must have a plan and a discipline, and take emotion out of it.

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