I know the current market will probably go down in the short-term, but I'm focused on strategy for the long run, and this is a great opportunity for someone at my age to buy low and sell high in the future.
Since I have a stable job, I'm not too worried about the market volatility or the economy, but I can understand how people who have job trouble might hold back. Even if we have a double dip recession, I have over 25 years to hold stocks until they recover, and if the stock market history tells us anything, I suspect they will far surpass their current price levels.
I'm confident the economy will pick back up. But of course I'm not putting everything in the U.S. I am also investing overseas, with a focus on China, Brazil, and India.
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