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I put most of my net worth in index fund. Shall I be wary now in the age of coronavirus?

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If your time horizon is longer than 5 years no.


Depends on your time horizon, as said above. If this is for retirement or 10 years down the road, what happens today, next week, or next year means nothing. If the price drops, you buy more.

If you need this next year for a down payment on a house, I would be concerned.


Easy way to invest when you have no clue how:

Step one: buy index fund
Step two: continue buying index fund every month, at the same percentage of your salary until you get close to retiring.

Congratulations, you've just eliminated every short term market risk


Jack Bogel is that you?

Depends on:
1. Your age
2. When you plan to retire
3. How many months your emergency savings will last

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