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I've had a good run in the S&P but I get a sense that the music will stop soon and that this bull market will end.

I don't doubt you believe this. That said, you are either delusional or have the ability to generate wealth beyond Warren Buffett and Bill Gates combined. You are talking about market timing. History is full of millions of claims to do that and many thousands of studies saying at the end of the day (think a 10 to 20 year time frame) investors have more money by staying fully invested.

In recent times, there was a bit of a market drop in 2008. The bottom happened in March 2009. Those who stayed in the market returned to pre-drop levels in 2011. There are also people who still have the cash they got from selling in December 2008 in CDs. They will never recover the 50% of their funds lost.

Decide on an investment strategy and stick with it. Market timing is not a strategy, it is predicting the future.

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