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Hey fireblade, very good question. Lol I probably am fully indoctrinated with the "always stay fully invested" philosophy, albeit by choice. I find it unsettling when I keep money out of the market, even for a few days! That's probably just FOMO. However, I also honestly believe I can't time the market. And since the market goes up more than down, it makes sense to be in rather than out. So yeah, I am kind of stuck in this mode just as you are in "buy and hold".

It's interesting that you made this post now, as I was just today thinking ever more seriously about the implications of a drawn out bear market, specifically one in which my Saul stocks drop to even lower lows. Why not just go to cash, maybe 40% or something like that. But I think it's the fear speaking.

As someone recently said, the first rule of investing is "Know Thyself". For me that means recognising my greed and my fear, and not giving in to either one.

No, I think the right move for me now is to double up my efforts on getting to know my investments better. It's really boring work to track all those figures and read the earnings call transcripts, but I've been doing more of it as time went on. This actually was the first earnings season where I had all my companies fully documented: theses written, key metrics identified and tracked, and expectations set. Felt good.
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