"Great stocks come and go, my cash stays forever." Some of us probably said/done similar things below. Ready for some stories today? Grab some wine over. ---Chilling Friday--- “This stock is way too overpriced” “I think the market is gonna crash soon” “I’m holding my cash for a dip” “There’s an inflation” My story I used to pride myself as a passive investor, always building my portfolio based on fundamentals and not taking a single risk. Here’s what I did during and after crash - Exactly nothing. During the 2020 crash, when all the stocks were at a discounted price. I fear worse dips will come after; When the stock price came back strong in just a few months, I fear a correction is coming; When major indexes reach all-time high, I fear inflation and market crash (I’ve seen “market crash is coming” type of video/article like every week since January). I missed out on many great opportunities out of unnecessary fear. Now, you always hear failure stories from trading without risk management, but you don’t often hear safe players’ bad performances. As a reserved investor, I encourage you guys to party a little more. We have to go out there every once in a while to try some different strategies to learn. It doesn’t matter when the crash will hit IMO, all we need to do is have 20% of cash available to buy the dip and sit on it. What do you guys think? I’d love to hear how you deal with stocks at an all time high.