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In other words, the easy money has already been made.

It could also mean that one shouldn't place all of one's nest egg in one basket, but rather be diversified among baskets in some sensible manner.

The best performing fund in my portfolio for the past 15 or so months turns out to be the one fund that I thought, yes, sure, I'll hold this fund but I expect it to be the biggest laggard, but instead it turned out to be the powerhouse of my portfolio during that time: a lowly, very conservative fund, comparatively speaking--a short-term government bond fund. Hmm, not exactly my plan, but it saved me from a bigger loss. 8)
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