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Brian Higgins, 31
Brian Higgins, 31
Brian Higgins is a helicopter pilot for the Navy based in San Diego.
Portfolio allocation: 80% stocks, 20% bonds

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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Last updated September 06 2010: 3:43 PM ET
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