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Long term you will need to invest in stocks to keep up with inflation. Short term volatility in the stock market makes a decision to invest a large sum right now a bit more complicated.

No one really knows what the stock market will do in the short term. Long term, Fools definitely believe it will go up. So personally, putting the money in fixed incomes for now and then investing it in portions over a period of time makes good sense. If the market continues to gyrate, you will dollar average into a favorable number. If it crashes, you will benefit from some opportunites to buy at a low price. Only if it continues to go up from here will you come out on the short end.

So flip a coin, and make your best guesses. In the long run you will probably do fine.

Best of luck to you.
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