When I say "market timing", it's called "speculation". When MachineGhost says it, people listen.MachineGhost wrote: My own conclusions are that gold is essentially a poor man's replacement for inadequate equity exposure, some minimum level of gold is always needed to deal with high inflation periods to have a buffer zone, 100% equity isn't really that much riskier than other portfolios and using market timing on 100% equity will blow everything else out of the water. And that there's a high price to be paid for diversifying out of equity. I think if you're not in a withdrawal stage, the PP can be a very high price to pay for psychological comfort. But as Browne said, focus on your career/job for the growth. Mathjak did both, however.
'The firm was best known for its commercials in the 1970s and 1980s based on the phrase, "When E. F. Hutton The Machine Ghost talks, people listen" (which usually involved a young professional remarking at a dinner party that his broker was E.F. Hutton, which caused the moderately loud party to stop all conversation to listen to him).'
Market time the HBPP, and it will be a fine accumulation portfolio, and still low volatility.
Which... TA-DA! ... magically re-mathjacks the thread back to it's intended purpose, HBPP for the accumulation phase.