Cath,I don't care about the large numbers. I care only about what I get to keep within the risk I'm willing to take.OK... so how, specifically, are you going to calculate and standardize for your own cyclical risks? The odds that *you* will be one of the random lucky who have the dark planets of bad luck line up & force you to incur unavoidable excessive expenses when your buy & hold positions are down 50%?If, however, I were willing to gamble in the stock market (via the S&P), I'd probably end up with more to leave to my grandchildren. You say "probably" but that is a mathematical term.How will you standardize the probability, in order to determine which outperforms?(Hint; That's what I have been showing how to do since yesterday.)But I'm very risk averse, so I don't play the stock market without a guarantee, which the IUL gives me. You sound like you are playing it to the safe side out of a gut emotional feel... and if you are going to err one way or the other, that's somewhat less risky in general.Dave DonhoffLeverage Planner
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