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well actually you are wrong on the date. You are using 65 as the retirmement age but you aren't required to take distributions from your IRA (I assume this is what you are talking about) until you reach 70. You can also start taking them as early as age 59 1/2 so there will not massive sucking sound as boomers are required to withdraw funds. The selling of stocks will be distributed over a major chunk of time. In fact a lot of boomers might have already sold a lot of their stocks before they are required to take their distributions and have moved their money into more stable vehicles such as bonds. Plus there are hundreds of other factors that will affect the way the market goes. BTW, You aren't the first to propose this theory only the one I heard before started it at 2010 because that's when the first of the boomers will start to retire.

Wolfshead

not worrying about another 1929 just yet
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