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I am leaving my current job in a week and need to rollover my existing IRA. I am just beginning to take control of my own finances. Based on the foolish advice I have read, I should consider an index fund and let that remain a stable pillar in my portfolio. But, should I put the $ into an index fund given the state of the market? Should I look for something that's not decreasing as a short term place to park my IRA?
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