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That 13 position port, scratched together without much thought can yield around 6%.

my presumption with a portfolio like this would be that you are an expert on bank/financial balance sheets, loss reserves, and the like, right? Otherwise, you make a whole lot of great points but without knowing the sustainability of your current income, your investment results for the past 10 years, your plans for moving and such, and your spending habits I think most of us are going to frown on debt of any kind. Doesn't mean much, but I have a track record myself but have never flinched at getting rid of the mortgage as soon as possible, believing there is a tangible benefit to not being beholden to anyone else. Call it my Dave Ramsey moment, but it seems like you are a smart guy who saves a lot and knows how to manage your finances really well so why bother with the added risk? Besides, 2008-2009 showed that 'safe' is in the eye of the beholder, but maybe you cleaned up during that period and it didn't bother you to see stocks down 50% and more over a 6 month period. Did me.
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