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I hope the market crashes in the next 4 years so I could finally buy some hard assets. So sick of renting. (And I would feel the same if HRC was president)

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Timing the market is a fool's errand. Although I wish I had the money to buy in 2010

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That's not a very good.... shall we say... strategy OP

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I'm aiming at 2018 for a crash

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We're definitely in store for a crash ..I'd say 3-4 years. Literally have the same thinking. Switched my retirement contributions to cash, so I can capitalize on assets when it happens

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D3 and what if it doesn't?

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Doesn't this only help if you keep your savings in cash though?

@D1 I'm in cash

Lost compound interest

I'm still building my safety net (only second year out of school), so -in my mind- it's not too bad. Also, you can't get large returns without large risk, right ? That's how it works, and I REALLY doubt that missing out on the marginal 8% or so APY on my ~8k worth of 401k is going to hurt me too bad

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