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RetiredVermonter: "If I stay on my toes, I may be able to sniff out disaster coming and shift money to, say, the money market or whatever in that IRA."

Around here that is generally called market timing. It is also possible that you could sniff wrong, and sell to early and mist the best days in the market, which is often the lion's share of the gains.

As you note, it is your money and your retirement, so have at it.

Regards, JAFO
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