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If you always have 10% cash, that's 10% of your portfolio that isn't earning anything.  If you spend the 10% to buy stocks during a correction, what if the market keeps correcting?  While you are waiting for a correction, the market can go up a long way and never come back down again.  If the market is at 10 and you are holding cash waiting for a correction, it might go up to 13 and then correct to 11.  I like your theory, it just doesn't add alpha in practice. 

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