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    Boy, that Dow

    Sure is high.

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    Yep. Ive been moving stuff to cash. Too old to endure a great loss.

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    I've been largely sitting out this fun-fest, as I'm in the final stages of a 1.5 year long divorce process, and didn't want last-minute market fluctuations to mess up the negotiations.

    And there's a certain amount of increased forward-looking risk averseness until I really get my new life/budget verified with some reality testing.

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    We have always had a huge chunk in cash as my insurance policy. Allows me to look at the market with less emotional involvement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iris lilies View Post
    Sure is high.
    Where did I read that it is just a few stocks generating the increases and many of them are on a company buy-back driving the prices high. People are struggling to find a way to invest for a good return on less volatile options. Still, the stocks have done very well despite the naysayers. It is knowing when to step away.
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    I generally find that the less attention I pay to my investments the better they seem to perform.

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    Getting close to adjustment time again. I’m going to need some cash for the new house and boat. Also wondering about taxes in the future if the democratic socialist get their way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dmc View Post
    Also wondering about taxes in the future if the democratic socialist get their way.
    If they carry out some of the more free-stuff-for-all plans, I stand to personally benefit greatly, if I can properly structure my income and assets. Yay?

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    I'd stand to benefit greatly too, anyone who has ever worried about getting healthcare outside of a generous employer, and before age 65 would benefit greatly of course, not always short term in some cases - might be some adjustment there, but in the true long run.

    But no I never worry about stock fluctuations and never try to time the market, I just do balanced funds and let it ride. Because I'm not necessarily ever going to be any good at timing it anyway.
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    I might not benefit that much, since I already am a beneficiary of a "socialist" program: Medicare, which is far superior than the crappy expensive insurance plan I had previously. And my tax burden hasn't changed with Trump. I'm just as non-wealthy as I ever was.
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