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RedYukimura
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New invester need help

Post by RedYukimura » Tue Mar 13, 2018 5:03 pm

Since the downside of stock market, I am wondering if it is still good time to start invest in vanguard index fund or balance fund. Please give some advices to new comers...

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Pajamas
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Re: New invester need help

Post by Pajamas » Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:03 pm

There's no time like the present! One of the basic tenets of the Boglehead Philosophy is "Never try to time the market".

Welcome and start here:

https://www.bogleheads.org/wiki/Getting_started
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SimplicityNow
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Re: New invester need help

Post by SimplicityNow » Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:37 pm

RedYukimura wrote:
Tue Mar 13, 2018 5:03 pm
Since the downside of stock market, I am wondering if it is still good time to start invest in vanguard index fund or balance fund. YES Please give some advices to new comers...

DesertDiva
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Re: New invester need help

Post by DesertDiva » Wed Mar 14, 2018 8:56 am

Invest early and often
♫ Stocks go up ♫ Stocks go down ♫ Stocks go up ♫ Stocks go down ♫

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Re: New invester need help

Post by radiowave » Wed Mar 14, 2018 8:58 am

Pajamas wrote:
Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:03 pm
There's no time like the present! One of the basic tenets of the Boglehead Philosophy is "Never try to time the market".

Welcome and start here:

https://www.bogleheads.org/wiki/Getting_started
+1 The Bogleheads Wiki is the best place to get started. If you have specific questions, please ask.

And welcome to the forum
Bogleheads Wiki: https://www.bogleheads.org/wiki/Main_Page

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Re: New invester need help

Post by Marketman » Wed Mar 14, 2018 10:34 am

Start investing when you are young and sock away as much as you can! You should pray that we get a nasty bear market so you can buy more stock at a lower price. Allocate a fixed amount per month or per paycheck and you will be "dollar cost averaging." This will usually give you a good average price for stocks. If you are young you should put most of your money in the stock market. How old are you? Do you have a steady income stream? How much can you save? Does your employer have a matching retirement program?

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Re: New invester need help

Post by Sandtrap » Wed Mar 14, 2018 10:54 am

Welcome. :D

As far as when to invest:
Read About Bob, The Worst Market Timer
What happens if you only invested at market highs?
http://awealthofcommonsense.com/2014/0 ... ket-timer/

Free reading: "If You Can" by Bernstein
https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j& ... -SB3S580I5

The library:Suggested Reading List
https://www.bogleheads.org/RecommendedReading.php
Forum Library of Investing Advice with links
https://www.bogleheads.org/wiki/Main_Page

aloha
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dlong
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Re: New invester need help

Post by dlong » Wed Mar 14, 2018 12:02 pm

RedYukimura wrote:
Tue Mar 13, 2018 5:03 pm
Since the downside of stock market, I am wondering if it is still good time to start invest in vanguard index fund or balance fund. Please give some advices to new comers...
Because of the downside of the market, it is a great time to invest! Buy low, sell high (after holding it for a long time). Just don't try to time the market, but if you're in a low, do it now. :)

RedYukimura
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Re: New invester need help

Post by RedYukimura » Wed Mar 14, 2018 2:02 pm

Thank you so much for all advices and reading lists from everyone! I will start reading and learning how to invest and hope I will make first move very soon. Thanks!

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