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Subject: Re: Hi gang... wow!!! Date: 9/14/2013 10:29 PM
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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 Donhoff
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