Well retirement is down $140k and if it wasn't for our windfall I think we'd be substantially more. Probably in the ball park of $250k. I have already had to talk to multiple friends and clients into staying invested and not being spooked. And when asked I said I can see it dropping another 10-20%.
But what do you do? Nothing. If it makes you nervous wrong asset allocation. If you just leave it invested or invest more well then you know what type of person you are. I am kicking myself for buying more amazon and google before their big drops.
I invested all of our windfall. A portion was put into a 10 month CD paying 1.1%. That's to pay our taxes. Then I dumped $150k into the 529s VOO this month. Bad timing? Probably and they will need it in 6 and 8 years. But truthfully that's a long time to ride it out and I the only thing I could do is invest monthly. But really just leaving it alone for the next 6 years.
Does it make sense to rebalance and put into more conservative investments? Most people would but i am not. Why? Because here's the question someone asked me. Will it matter what the balance is in 6 years? Answer is NO. I am paying for college no matter what so I might as well aggressively try to maximize our investment for college. And what people don't realize is that you don't use all of it in 6 years, I will need it 6-9 years for one and 8-11 years. So that's a long time to ride out the market. Retirement is more iffy because we need to fill our buckets, but knows?