Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Happy 401-k Day!

Now that we have finished the worst June for stock market investors since June 1930, today is exactly the wrong time to be getting down on the stock market.

For a little perspective, the Dow is currently trading near 11,200. In May 1930, the Dow closed at 275.07. It finished June 1930 at 226.34. A significant drop, yes. But the end of the world?

No. In fact, If I were a state or local employee trying to figure out if I wanted to lock myself in to hoping bureaucrats and politicians were going to work things out for my retirement, I would be following Rep. Bob Damron's advice and start demanding a defined contribution retirement plan.