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I am retired so we have different ways of doing about the same thing

I would like to avoid the big down turns, so I try not to get greedy. I am happy with a pretty safe 4-5% portfolio until there is a downturn. Then I get in and ride it up until it starts to no longer make sense, then I get out and wait again. I last got in last March too and did well but have been out since a week before the last down turn. I have missed some opportunity since then but am more than happy with staying relatively safe, buying low and selling high. I may get out before the peak but it works for me.

I love long term gains too but short term are only 5% more. It beats waiting out a big down turn.

(In response to this post by cableguy)

Posted: 03/04/2021 at 8:18PM


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