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I find it unsettling when I keep money out of the market, even for a few days!


well I hope you (we) have learnt a lesson on that one, as not every market is investable without risk management


I'm not sure what the lesson is here. Even if I regret not holding cash in the past, if I don't have a method of deciding when to go to cash and when to deploy it, I'm no further ahead. I'd be guessing on when to move in and out of cash. Then second-guessing, etc. Too many emotions in play and I find my emotions betray me. Optimism convinces me to buy at the top and pessimism gets me to sell at the bottom.

Whatever system I use I have to know it works. I'm not a believer in just having a system and sticking to it (I read a lot of people saying this).

The obvious question then, is how do I know staying fully-invested works? I guess I really don't, but it's the best way to keep emotions out of my decisions. My best choice is to continue making rational decisions based on the earnings reports of companies on my radar.

That said, I did cash out of UPST yesterday and will sit on the funds for the foreseeable future. I am also looking at trimming a few others like BILL, MDB, and S. Yeah, I'm letting emotion have a bit of a say. I do believe we will drop more. :)
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