I've recently been thinking about what my greatest fear is with respect to: investing, my investing strategy thus far, as well as going forward. At 28 years of age could it be a coming major market downturn, faulty stock selection, or inappropriate allocation of assets? No, none of these scare me at all.
My greatest fear is looking back and realizing I didn't take enough risk!
I really like my current strategy. I am comfortable with it, I understand it, and I believe it will allow me to prosper long term if I exhibit discipline, patience, and common sense. However, given my age, tolerance for risk, and low level of need for capital, should I be making some bets that could potentially yield higher returns. Will I regret going with a 100% boring, conservative, dividend growth, large cap, fundamentally solid, smooth earner strategy? Will I have these regrets when I look back at my investing activity, when I turn 50 years old.
This is my greatest investing fear. What's yours?