ok, i think your first experience of the stockmarket sets a real bias imprint. I found stocks in the 90's when resources were a dirty word, like you had to spit every time someone said 'resources' and run away so you didn't buy any of this cheap stuff as it went lower and lower, and as the last resource bulls got ground into the ground.
Resources have run hard recently, I am rethinking whether it could keep going, get hotter even. Does anyone have info on resource cycle, average duration, relation to interest rates, variance over full cycle, bear, bull periods ?? All I know is that the average resource cycle is somewhere between 10-16 years ??