RickFerri wrote:1) You can buy much more stock for the same dollar invested.
RickFerri wrote:2) You learn what your true risk tolerance is.
RickFerri wrote:3) More media attention on the markets means less media attention on the election.
RickFerri wrote:4) Lower interest rates helps people buying homes or refinancing.
Nature's way of doing a little economic system pruning, which helps long term healthy growth.
.Never underestimate safe sources of income
Taylor Larimore wrote:Hi Rick:
Today's Wall Street Journal lists the 1 year return for various Dow Jones Wilshire indexes.
+07.4% Total Bond Market
-06.6% Large Caps
-07.6% Total Stock Market
-10.9% Large Cap Value
-12.2% Small Cap
-15.2% Small-Cap Value
-22.1% Micro Cap
Another benefit: We learn that stock diversification does not protect against stock market declines (it can actually hurt). Bonds and cash are the best protectors.
As of March 13, the day before Bear revealed its stricken state, among 15 analysts surveyed by StarMine Corp, a unit of Reuters, five rated Bear "buy" or the equivalent, while 10 rated it "hold." None rated it "sell."
jh wrote:You won't need to pay any taxes on your gains because you won't have any.
PatrickS wrote:jh wrote:You won't need to pay any taxes on your gains because you won't have any.
I know this was a joke, but it has some actual validity. Case in point-
I can now sell shares of my (taxable account) small cap index and transfer to the tax-managed small cap index with less capital gains taxes to pay.
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