to msalome0806... I guess it comes down to a matter of time span. If Uncle Ben says tomorrow that he will soon stop quantitative easing you will see a new crash. So IMHO it is not a matter of "if", but one of "when". Thus the question you must ask yourself is, when big Ben makes his announcement, can I get out of the building before the crowd or will I be trapped? I do not think I can move faster than the computers so I am keeping my position at one quarter of what is was a couple of months ago. After the crash (this year?, next year?) I will resume additions. Just my two cents.