Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Creating a Margin of Safety

For our investments, I'm still expecting a downward correction, which hasn't materialized for almost 2 years. So we are in a tentative hold position, selling a few stocks with gains, buying a few depressed stocks but keeping the amount of funds in equities about the same.

To me, 2013 still feels a lot like 2007, when the market peaked.  I still feel the pain of the 08/09 stock market decline.  So for now, we're holding much more cash  in our investment and retirement accounts than in 2007-2009, just in case the market drops.

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1 comment:

Aki Suomela said...

2013 has been a great year in the market generally. A lot of businesses got an all time high period this year. I just can't wait for the new year and it's new challenges.