DaleM wrote:3. Break up the purchase into even amounts over the next several months/weeks and buy on a "dollar cost averaging" basis.
DaleM wrote:But for the lump sum approach, it's very interesting to see that about 66-70% of the time you'll be ahead with the lump sum approach.
retiredjg wrote:If you are already in stocks and bonds now, I think it would be unwise to go to cash (other than just the time it takes to transfer) and then "get back in".
DaleM wrote:This is exactly the problem. Fidelity manages the existing 401(k) that I am closing out, and I understand they will cut me a hard copy check and send it in the mail to me, and then I get to either send it (or drive it) to a branch where I have my IRA (which is TDAmeritrade). I'll be lucky only to be out of the market for two weeks.
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