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There have been two 50% declines in the market (2000-2003 and 2007-2009) since I retired in 1994. They're just blips on the long-term chart.

Yep. We rode both of those nasty bears down and rode the bull right back up again.

Our lessons for retirement. Have 10 years of living expenses in fixed income. Don't be afraid to moderately adjust the asset allocation to FAVOR stocks when the market looks its worst.
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