BanditKing wrote:Never fails - I maxed my 401k about 4 weeks ago!
I think the best predictor of the market's performance is that it goes up just before my contribution goes in, and down right afterwards. And now that I'm done for the year, why not crash. *sigh*
As a newbie to Boglehead, is this one of those days that everyone mentions "you need to stick to the plan and never sell!"?
Being 26 and 100 stocks, I just need to forget to look at Vanguard for a while.
Look here little one, years and years from now when you are looking at grand childrens grand childrens grand childrens with your cold dead robotic eyes, and they ask you have you ever been really scared the way little robot children do. You can say, twice. Once when you saw the market crash more than a thousand points in a matter of minutes, and big old mister BearWhaleWolf came howling and roaring down gobbling up all the investors money, and he came swiming right up to you with hiss massive teeth, claws and fins, and he said you better run away little investor or I will huff and I will puff and I will blow you off course and gobble up all your delicious money. Now you can look at those little kids and tell them, " I looked old BigBadMobyYogi right in the eye and said "not today big boy, I stay the course." And then he ran away and he gave back some of the money, and then he ran back to china nad he gorged himself.
The second time of course is when President Trump revealed that his hair was actually real and alive and you ran away in fear and panic.
Now put on your rally cap and find out why you don't panic. Of course this may take some time, but you gotta cowboy up when the bull tries to buck you off.