jeff1949 wrote:So far it's 94% "Stayed the Course".
Did you really expect anything else?
Boglenaut wrote:Actually, you should have added another option...some people overweighed equity.
If I were not a Boglehead and did not have a family depending on me, I probably would have broke my AA and been more aggressive. But with a family that would have been reckless.
As it is, I stayed the course. I bought stocks, but only to the extent planned to hold AA.
letsgobobby wrote: I went from 25% in 2007 to 35% in January 2008 to 50% in July 2008 to ultimately 70% by mid-2009. that option is not in the poll!
Sbashore wrote:Actually I seem to remember rebalancing into equities in March of 09.
Boglenaut wrote:letsgobobby wrote: I went from 25% in 2007 to 35% in January 2008 to 50% in July 2008 to ultimately 70% by mid-2009. that option is not in the poll!
If I ever meet you in person, you're paying for the beer!
johnep wrote:I dumped about half of my equities in late 2008 but gradually added them back the next 2-3 years. Admittedly this was a mistake. I suspect others did this as well and it seems there should have been an option for a partial dumping of stocks
OverTheHill wrote:Of course, it would have been very un-BH to have sold during the crash of 08-09, but I'm curious if there are folks who moved all to cash or fixed and still haven't returned to the equity market yet.
tacster wrote:In 2008 I had never heard of Jack Bogle, and was 100% S&P 500. The only thing I did right at the time was not bail out, and continue making regular investments. Of course I didn't rebalance since I didn't know what that was and had no bond funds anyway. At some point during that nightmarish time I just resigned myself to being unable to retire for who knows how many more years, and simply quit watching the market. Now five years later and I'm ready to retire early next year. Funny how things work out sometimes.
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