Maybe you took a beating in 2008, or maybe you didn't start saving/investing until late in your career, and you feel you need a bit more!
Maybe it's time you considered "solidifying" the investments you still have.
Paper profits are great, until a sudden reversal in stock prices occurs. If that happens this year,(and this writer believes it will), then you may be left trying to decide to "stay in" to try and recoup your losses, or cash out with 20-50% less profit. If such an event occurs, it maybe a decade before you recoup those losses.
To this date the Nasdaq has returned, year to date, over 19% "THAT" my friends is a great return on investment! The SP500 has returned almost as much YTD! I sincerely do not believe that retirees or those nearing retirement, "will ever see" returns like this again!!!
If you are over 50 or need the money in your portfolio for retirement, if you cannot afford a downturn in stock prices (or bond prices for that matter see: Bonds) then maybe you should consider the wise advice of the foremost investor in modern history, Mr. Warren Buffett, who famously said:
Remember, "Cash" is also a Position and, at this juncture, it may be the best position!