Trynottosellout writes, Like everyone else, I am scarred from the 2008 debacle and how long my retirement portfolio took to recoup its pre-crash value.I got scared, too in 1987 after the big Black Monday crash where the DOW lost 23% in one day.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Monday_%281987%29I sold everything and put it in fixed income for about 2 years while the stock market gained 50% over that time. Big mistake. I bet I could have retired a couple of years earlier had I remained in the market. I eventually quit my job and retired in 1994 at age 38.Stick with a reasonable asset allocation and don't monkey around trying to time events.intercst
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