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Do You Dare Take a Vacation From Your Retirement Fund?

August can be hell on your 401(k). How to position your portfolio before you hit the beach.
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On August 24th of last yearthe Dow dropped 1,000 points intraday to end down 588 points, and the S&P 500 Index fell into official correction mode. After that, we suffered through January's stock market turmoil and then got whacked with Brexit.

Can we please hit the beach now?