• Bad Time to Rebalance Our Retirement Portfolio?

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    One of our goals this year was to “come up with a retirement action plan that includes correct asset allocation, periodic re-balancing, and a re-assessing how much we’re socking away.” We’ve gotten pretty far with that, as we’ve written a few articles that detail our progress. We’re pretty happy with the plan we drew up, but we haven’t done much (read: we’ve done nothing) to get our current asset allocation to what our target is.

    Since the social and work commitments are slowing down at the end of this month, we thought we’d finally sit down and coordinate our retirement accounts to get our target asset allocation. But with the stock market doing some kooky things as of late, we’re not so sure that’s a good idea.

    Should we rebalance our portfolio now, or should we wait out the current market volatility? If we wait it out, isn’t that a form of timing the market? When do you think it would be a good time to rebalance? Does this even matter considering we’re going to let these investments sit for 20+ years?


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