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What’s in your personal investment portfolio?

I’m 50% bonds — 50% Vanguard bond funds — and 50% stocks. Half the time I wonder why I have so much in stocks; the other half, I wonder why I have so little.

What’s your advice to investors in this very volatile market? I bet it’s to stay the course!

Stay the course. What seems different about this time of extreme volatility is the rapid reversals: first up 1% or 2%, then down 1% or 2%, then up again. When stocks go way up, human emotion makes people excited about buying more; when stocks are way down, they’re frightened into buying less or selling out. Buying at the highs and selling at the lows isn’t an easy way to make money on your retirement plan.
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