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    Quote Originally Posted by blues View Post
    Nor am I and I think, of course, that he's just bloviating his usual swill.

    The main thing, in my view, for those who fear the markets, is to filter out all the "this time it's different" noise.

    Yes, it hurts to watch your investment portfolio drop in value. It's also nice to watch it rise back up even stronger over time. If you need the money in a relatively short period, the market is not the place for those funds. That's what certificates of deposit and bonds are for.

    If you're approaching or in retirement, then it may make sense for you to adjust your exposure to equities and up the cash and bonds portion of your portfolio. It's not rocket science but it does take a steady hand on the tiller.
    You are getting Bogleheads all over your Pistol Forum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ralph View Post
    Thatís what I did..I retired in 2015, so in 2008 I only had 7 years before retirement, I made some serious changes, much more conservative, I didnít make back all that I had lost, but I didnít lose anymore either.. For me, It was kinda of a wash..
    I'm much more conservative at this juncture as well, Ralph. When I was younger and still working I was much higher in equity exposure.

    Nowadays I don't need to take the same level of risk and anything north of 25% exposure has still been able to grow the portfolio while keeping the balance in "safe" investments. Takes care of inflation and more...and I don't have to go to bed fretting about losses. (Also helps keep it simple for the missus when that day comes, as it does for all of us.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crow Hunter View Post
    You are getting Bogleheads all over your Pistol Forum.
    Don't you hate it when the vegetables and meat touch on the dish?
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    Quote Originally Posted by JHC View Post
    Is it all over reaction, appropriate reaction . . . or something else . . . here is Rush's take on it:

    RUSH: Folks, this coronavirus thing, I want to try to put this in perspective for you. It looks like the coronavirus is being weaponized as yet another element to bring down Donald Trump. Now, I want to tell you the truth about the coronavirus. (interruption) You think Iím wrong about this? You think Iím missing it by saying thatísÖ (interruption) Yeah, Iím dead right on this. The coronavirus is the common cold, folks.

    . . .

    But the way itís being usedÖ I believe the way itís being weaponized is by virtue of the media, and I think that it is an effort to bring down Trump, and one of the ways itís being used to do this is to scare the investors, to scare people in business. Itís to scare people into not buying Treasury bills at auctions. Itís to scare people into leaving, cashing out of the stock market ó and sure enough, as the show began today, the stock market ó the Dow Jones Industrial Average ó was down about 900 points, supposedly because of the latest news about the spread of the coronavirus. end quote


    Just for clarify, I'm being sarcastic but those are Rush's words. I am no fan of his.
    Iíve heard this theory before, and while I suppose there are enough Democrat-billionaires out there who could influence the market, and try to pull a stunt like that off, I donít see it, none of them are going to throw away 100ís of millions of dollars to remove one man from office..theyíll make money now, and will make money after heís gone..

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    Quote Originally Posted by ralph View Post
    Iíve heard this theory before, and while I suppose there are enough Democrat-billionaires out there who could influence the market, and try to pull a stunt like that off, I donít see it, none of them are going to throw away 100ís of millions of dollars to remove one man from office..theyíll make money now, and will make money after heís gone..
    I know. It's stupid conspiracy junk food for the audience. Keep them tuning in.
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    Speaking of getting Bogleheads all over Pistol-Forum...



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    You know, unless you need all the money, NOW... even being close to retirement wouldn't necessarily strike me as a major concern in the market. Hopefully you'll still be needing a lot of those funds to grow for another 20 years.

    Personally I'm buying ABBV and BDX as well as my usual VOO and VB... probably also better price on AAPL right now than any time this year.

    If you REALLY think this thing is going to keep falling, there's money in SH.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ralph View Post
    I checked the market, and now itís down over 500points, still,IMO a correction..but if Friday rolls around and weíre still loosing 500-1000points a day, Iíd say at that point weíre in meltdown mode..This is the price you pay for depending on one country for all your manufacturing needs, and nobody has a plan ďBĒ..
    Yep, falling like a rock. This one ain't coming back anytime soon. Market is spooked. I'm thinking 22000 before we're done here. Buying opportunity next year.
    Last edited by Borderland; 02-25-2020 at 01:57 PM.
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    Iíll admit to being slightly concerned, only because as Iíve gotten older I have become more susceptible to severe upper respiratory infections that dance with pneumonia. Plus, having lost my wife to the flu...
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