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The dotcom bubble, the housing bubble, and the PM bubble are the kind of groupthink situations that I warn people about.

This is precisely what gives me qualms over index funds. I don't want my returns to be dictated by groupthink.

I still find myself rebelling against the conventional wisdom of the FP we use, even with his good returns. Though my way of investing certainly had volatility, we never experienced the large downdrafts when the market went down in general. I am not much for convention, but DH is, and there is something to be said for the relative calm he has felt since I gave up our investments. I guess that's worth a lot right there, particularly as we need to focus less on growing our assets now than keeping them.

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