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Subject: Re: Protecting against ~20% drop Date: 11/16/2013 4:50 PM
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But if you have figured how much you can safely withdraw and then the market reduces your portfolio by half, what do you do then?

How much you can safely withdraw includes the very high probability of more than one 20% drop during the withdrawal period. And a decent probability of a 40% or 50% drop.

So what happens when you see that drop? You look at it and say things are going according to plan.

--Peter
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