If you are looking for truly open discourse about market timing, you are in the wrong forum. While market timing gets discussed here on bogleheads, "never try to time the market" is one of the guiding principles of the investing philosophy here:skylerf wrote: ↑Tue Oct 27, 2020 10:38 am As for when to buy back in, please PM me and I will tell you my strategy. As with other areas in finance, there's quite a bit of planning, prepping, and patience.
I'm looking for open discourse, but I'm tired of being shouted down by those who are sticking to their dogma. While the dogma works for most people most of the time, it doesn't mean that it'll work for everyone all the time. It's similar to another dogma: "All debt is evil for everyone all the time." Never-mind that there are people who have mortgages that live below their means.
https://www.bogleheads.org/wiki/Boglehe ... philosophy
and so many members are likely to try to guide the discussion back in that direction.
It's a guiding principle here for a good reason - to keep the average investor from getting themselves into trouble and having worse (on average) results than they would have by picking an appropriate asset allocation for them, investing as they have money available, and buying and holding, etc. Some folks may get lucky and have market timing work for them. But market timing is not good advice for most, and folks here on bogleheads will continue to try to make that truth known to any who are willing to listen.