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by Mercurius
Thu May 28, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Dry powder strategy?
Replies: 27
Views: 2825

Re: Dry powder strategy?

I'm sitting in 95% cash and won't be making any moves regardless of what happens until the Q2 earnings are in. I just don't trust this rally. There is too much risk in such a high valuation for so few companies. Too many are unemployed and I think that it can't help but trickle up. Mom and Pop shops...
by Mercurius
Sat May 02, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: What book should I “listen” to next?
Replies: 7
Views: 812

Re: What book should I “listen” to next?

I’m trying to decide on what audible book to download next. Looking for recommendations. Recent downloads are —— Total money makeover How to win friends and influence people The 7 habits of highly effective people Rich dad poor dad The simple path to wealth Considering —— The little book of common ...
by Mercurius
Sat May 02, 2020 7:22 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: If you believing in Timing the market, Would you reduce equity allocation now?
Replies: 110
Views: 8233

Re: If you believing in Timing the market, Would you reduce equity allocation now?

It seems like the term "market-timing" is used to mean "speculator". I disagree if that is the case. This made me think to Graham's Intelligent Investor, (Ch. 8) - "There is one aspect of the 'timing' philosophy which seems to have escaped everyone's notice. Timing is of gre...
by Mercurius
Wed Apr 29, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Money market rates... Vanguard Prime vs online banks
Replies: 17
Views: 1940

Re: Money market rates... Vanguard Prime vs online banks

It seems to take days for the funds to be posted to the settlement account. Wouldn't that make it more difficult to buy in if the market starts dropping again?
by Mercurius
Wed Apr 29, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Is it really better to lump sum now rather than wait for the next correction?
Replies: 27
Views: 2355

Re: Is it really better to lump sum now rather than wait for the next correction?

Just wanted to share this website: https://ofdollarsanddata.com/dollar-cost-averaging-vs-lump-sum/ I found it in one of the other threads on here and thought it was relevant here. "Going back to the thought experiment from the previous section, when assets rise LS outperforms DCA, but when asse...
by Mercurius
Sat Apr 25, 2020 8:24 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Statistics on timers in market crashes?
Replies: 103
Views: 5443

Re: Statistics on timers in market crashes?

I'm just trying to wrap my head around this strategy. It seems like a hypothetical investor would be buying stocks high, or at least on the rise and selling when they are low, or falling. Shouldn't it be the opposite? Is there a way to back test this strategy using the opposite settings (buying low/...