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I am new to the discussion boards. I'm at my wits end. I'm not talking to family or friends about this. I feel pretty much alone. It's sad that I troll the finance articles some days just to read the comments. I think it gives me some insight into what regular people are thinking right now. We went through the crash of 2000 without flinching, or were we oblivious? We went through the crash of 2008 and took a significant hit. Got our attention. What did we do? We threw everything we had left into one company stock and made it all back. When that stock reached an all-time high, we pulled out. Pretty happy with ourselves. Then we watched that stock go higher and higher and higher until I can barely look anymore. We dabbled in and out of other investments and now we're mostly out. I'm not looking to go the "one company stock" route anymore. I'm looking to get back into the market in a sensible way. I know about dollar cost averaging, but is now the time to begin? I can't make any heads or tails as to why this market has soared. I guess I'm asking for someone to shake up their crystal ball, or just give me their gut feeling. Went to a financial advisor recently who said he would take our money and sit on it for the time being. I think about this every day. In another realm we would be incredibly smart, in this realm I feel incredibly defensive.
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