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Old 03-06-2017, 12:18 PM
 
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It is only a matter of time before we enter the next bear market. I am trying to prepare for it mentally and emotionally. I am use to seeing my 401K and Fidelity account at a certain level. On occasion it has dropped 5-10% and I can take it but if the stock market drops 40-50-60% like it did in 2000-2002 and 2007-2009, I may panic and bail out at the bottom. I did both times!

Are you ready for the next HUGE BEAR MARKET? and will you panic like I did?
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Old 03-06-2017, 12:30 PM
 
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I use moving averages, so if stocks cross below, I'll just short the market. You can make easy money in bull and bear markets. Sideways markets are terrible though.
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Old 03-06-2017, 12:31 PM
 
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yep , i should make money whether we go up or down .
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Old 03-06-2017, 12:33 PM
 
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Only a few people have the skills or guts to short the market.
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Old 03-06-2017, 12:34 PM
 
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i don't need to short anything . it is just the risk parity built in to my portfolio .
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Old 03-06-2017, 12:44 PM
 
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Can't you just allocate your capital into investment grade bonds or treasuries?
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Old 03-06-2017, 12:45 PM
 
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It is only a matter of time before we enter the next bear market. I am trying to prepare for it mentally and emotionally. I am use to seeing my 401K and Fidelity account at a certain level. On occasion it has dropped 5-10% and I can take it but if the stock market drops 40-50-60% like it did in 2000-2002 and 2007-2009, I may panic and bail out at the bottom. I did both times!

Are you ready for the next HUGE BEAR MARKET? and will you panic like I did?
How long have you been in cash?
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Old 03-06-2017, 12:48 PM
 
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How long have you been in cash?
I am 70% VTI and 30% AGG right now.
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Old 03-06-2017, 01:07 PM
 
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I am 70% VTI and 30% AGG right now.
Jotucker is that you? Big-buckish too
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Old 03-06-2017, 01:31 PM
 
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I've got 45% in treasuries and 5% in investment grade corporates. After the big Trump treasury selloff, I rebalanced back to 50% bonds over the last few months. It ate my returns but I don't mind that if it gives me some peace of mind.

So if stocks crash 50% and bonds rise 10%, that's an overall portfolio loss of 20%.
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