What did you buy today

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What did you buy today

Post by esar » Wed Oct 10, 2018 5:54 pm

I had some dry powder on the side waiting for an opportunity.. I used some of it to add some ITOT at $63.50 today.

Like to know if you used this as an opportunity to buy some (if yes, what did you buy) or waiting for more downturn for buying opportunity

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Re: What did you buy today

Post by livesoft » Wed Oct 10, 2018 5:58 pm

VTI and MTUM.
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Re: What did you buy today

Post by Phineas J. Whoopee » Wed Oct 10, 2018 5:59 pm

Canned corn.

Last week I was at almost, but not quite all the way to, my top level stock tolerance. Now, without taking action, I'm a little above target and well within my band.

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Re: What did you buy today

Post by McGilicutty » Wed Oct 10, 2018 5:59 pm

Bought a little SCHB (Schwab Broad Market Index).

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Re: What did you buy today

Post by ChipKnox » Wed Oct 10, 2018 6:03 pm

Why does a 3% drop constitute an opportunity? Ten percent, I get it, but a 3% drop? What is your definition of "opportunity"?

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Re: What did you buy today

Post by Cycle » Wed Oct 10, 2018 6:05 pm

every wednesday its VTIAX and every friday its VTSAX. So looks like VTIAX!

headline should be changed to:
"Hey fellow market timers! what did you buy today?"

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Re: What did you buy today

Post by jeam3131 » Wed Oct 10, 2018 6:08 pm

i placed an order yesterday to exchange from money market funds to index funds on vanguard, but the orders still say in progress. does that mean the buy price hasn't been determined yet?
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Re: What did you buy today

Post by carguyny » Wed Oct 10, 2018 6:10 pm

10 year treasury notes in the auction, 30 year treasury auction is tomorrow.

I run a 50/50 short term and long-term treasury only bond allocation.

Hopefully rates continue to improve.

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Re: What did you buy today

Post by jhfenton » Wed Oct 10, 2018 6:25 pm

I added to my dwindling positions in VSS (Vanguard FTSE All-World ex-US Small Cap) and EMGF (iShares Multifactor Emerging Markets). They were underweight after the recent sell-off.

My U.S. allocation was not underweight, so it just sat there.

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Re: What did you buy today

Post by oldcomputerguy » Wed Oct 10, 2018 6:26 pm

Groceries.
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Re: What did you buy today

Post by Doom&Gloom » Wed Oct 10, 2018 6:27 pm

A couple of strip steaks. Danged tasty!

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Re: What did you buy today

Post by hirlaw » Wed Oct 10, 2018 6:31 pm

A new Bosch dishwasher!

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Re: What did you buy today

Post by Dottie57 » Wed Oct 10, 2018 6:35 pm

Pumpkin donut and half gallon of milk.

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Re: What did you buy today

Post by Ron Scott » Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:07 pm

hirlaw wrote:
Wed Oct 10, 2018 6:31 pm
A new Bosch dishwasher!
17 years and counting...although the top drawer is getting a little persnickety.
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Re: What did you buy today

Post by Teague » Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:09 pm

I almost bought a new car. But when I asked the dealer to confirm the price shown online, I was told there was "a conflict in their online price." It turns out the real price is $6K more than the advertised price. So the price was great, unless you actually wanted to buy the car.
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Re: What did you buy today

Post by Momus » Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:10 pm

EM, tomorrow international if it keeps dropping.

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Re: What did you buy today

Post by HIinvestor » Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:12 pm

Bought some stocking stuffers for friends and family and some breakfast. That’s all.

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Re: What did you buy today

Post by Church Lady » Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:14 pm

Funny thing, I entered some limit orders last night. Of course, I had no idea we'd get a 3% sell off today. Some of my orders executed. They were for ETFs in my IRAs.

I considered buying more, but I didn't like the market action as we drew to the close. I considered tax swaps, but maybe it is a little early in the year for that.

Thunderstorms are predicted all day tomorrow, so I don't know whether I will be able to log in and buy/sell/swap. We'll see.
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Re: What did you buy today

Post by Chaconne » Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:27 pm

I'm retiring in a couple of weeks, so...vodka.

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Re: What did you buy today

Post by Grt2bOutdoors » Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:30 pm

A cup of coffee.
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Re: What did you buy today

Post by jdsky » Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:31 pm

Nothing today. Possibly when we see 25% or more pullback.

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Re: What did you buy today

Post by pennstater2005 » Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:32 pm

Grt2bOutdoors wrote:
Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:30 pm
A cup of coffee.
Me too! What are the odds?!!
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Re: What did you buy today

Post by Fallible » Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:42 pm

I bought frozen organic kale for the first time.
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Re: What did you buy today

Post by blackburnian » Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:43 pm

VTI. I had cash to invest and this seemed like a good day to do it.

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Re: What did you buy today

Post by mpsz » Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:44 pm

My company paid for lunch today, so I didn't spend a single dollar on anything at all today. It's just a 3% drop.

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Re: What did you buy today

Post by ogleheaded » Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:55 pm

AMZN and IGV in taxable account (limit orders got executed).

In TD Ameritrade account: XAR (defense), FIW (water), XSW (software), FDN (Internet).

Then the usual broad market index ETFs/mutual funds on pay day. Rinse and repeat every 2 weeks.

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Re: What did you buy today

Post by tooluser » Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:56 pm

Knockoff dayquil and nyquil, knockoff 12 hour sudafed, bananas, and some whiskey.
All for medicinal purposes. Flu season has begun. :(
Already had lemon, honey, yogurt, rice, bread for toast, and garlic. A can of chicken soup somewhere.

I did see that there was some movement in the stock and bond markets.
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Re: What did you buy today

Post by LiterallyIronic » Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:57 pm

I paid someone to winterize my sprinkler system.

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Re: What did you buy today

Post by lostdog » Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:03 pm

I bought a small hand saw to cut down some low branches

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Re: What did you buy today

Post by GerryL » Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:04 pm

A haircut. And that's not a reference to a loss in stock holdings.

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Re: What did you buy today

Post by samsdad » Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:57 pm

VFIAX and IJR. IJH tripped the 2.5% down “buy signal” for me about 5 minutes or so before the close but I had my hands full with babies so I decided to let it ride. Tomorrow’s coming soon. :twisted:

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Re: What did you buy today

Post by IowaFarmWife » Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:17 pm

Subway sandwich, chips, diet coke

And a little bit of a bond fund.

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Re: What did you buy today

Post by tony_roach » Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:46 pm

esar wrote:
Wed Oct 10, 2018 5:54 pm
I had some dry powder on the side waiting for an opportunity.. I used some of it to add some ITOT at $63.50 today.

Like to know if you used this as an opportunity to buy some (if yes, what did you buy) or waiting for more downturn for buying opportunity
Nibbled on ITOT as well in taxable

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Re: What did you buy today

Post by joeblow » Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:53 pm

$5K of VTSAX but I hadn't even seen the news about the stock market...just adding to the taxable account according to the plan.

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Re: What did you buy today

Post by dougger5 » Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:54 pm

Didn't buy...but put in a limit order for VTI in taxable, in case the trend continues for a bit tomorrow.

...that's 1 share of VTI. I don't consider our EF to be fully-funded, and like someone up-thread said, it's not like its a truly huge selloff. So I feel my reaction is proportional. :beer
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Re: What did you buy today

Post by WanderingDoc » Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:55 pm

esar wrote:
Wed Oct 10, 2018 5:54 pm
I had some dry powder on the side waiting for an opportunity.. I used some of it to add some ITOT at $63.50 today.

Like to know if you used this as an opportunity to buy some (if yes, what did you buy) or waiting for more downturn for buying opportunity
Well, hang on to yer helmet. 'Cause you're about to have a lot more opportunities..
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Re: What did you buy today

Post by stocknoob4111 » Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:55 pm

I exchanged VMMXX in my taxable to VFIAX in taxable and to VTSMX in my tIRA. This was not in reaction to anything happening in the markets, infact when I did the exchange I hadn't the slightest idea that the markets were going to go down so much today.
jeam3131 wrote:
Wed Oct 10, 2018 6:08 pm
i placed an order yesterday to exchange from money market funds to index funds on vanguard, but the orders still say in progress. does that mean the buy price hasn't been determined yet?
if you placed the order yesterday after 4pm Eastern (cutoff time corresponding to market close) then you get today's price. If you placed before 4pm Eastern then you will get yesterday's price. It will say "In progress" for a while, it takes 2-3 days to finalize.

BTW, Dow futures are down -300, we will see what happens tomorrow.
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Re: What did you buy today

Post by inbox788 » Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:56 pm

Momus wrote:
Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:10 pm
EM, tomorrow international if it keeps dropping.
I've been TLH international all year long, and looks like I should be doing some more, so I guess I'll be selling one international fund and buying another (not “substantially identical”) international fund.

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Re: What did you buy today

Post by WanderingDoc » Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:01 pm

Fallible wrote:
Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:42 pm
I bought frozen organic kale for the first time.
Frozen kale or spinach is in >90% of my dinners. Usually sauteed in grass-fed butter with fish, chicken, of beef with lots of raw garlic on top. Its the way to do it :beer
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Re: What did you buy today

Post by sman09 » Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:05 pm

ChipKnox wrote:
Wed Oct 10, 2018 6:03 pm
Why does a 3% drop constitute an opportunity? Ten percent, I get it, but a 3% drop? What is your definition of "opportunity"?
10% drop ... cannot rule out the chance of one such drop.

However, it appears the largest single day correction to date has been 7.87%. Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_l ... al_Average

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Re: What did you buy today

Post by weltschmerz » Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:06 pm

A 6-pack of Stone Tangerine Express IPA, delicious!

In all seriousness, I heard that the market had a rough day, but I checked the S&P (which I haven’t been following closely), it is still around 2800! These are nosebleed levels! What’s the fuss? Wake me when we break 2000...

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Re: What did you buy today

Post by MotoTrojan » Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:12 pm

samsdad wrote:
Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:57 pm
VFIAX and IJR. IJH tripped the 2.5% down “buy signal” for me about 5 minutes or so before the close but I had my hands full with babies so I decided to let it ride. Tomorrow’s coming soon. :twisted:
So 2.5% in one day is a buy but 10% over 10 days steady isn’t?

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Re: What did you buy today

Post by MotoTrojan » Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:15 pm

sman09 wrote:
Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:05 pm
ChipKnox wrote:
Wed Oct 10, 2018 6:03 pm
Why does a 3% drop constitute an opportunity? Ten percent, I get it, but a 3% drop? What is your definition of "opportunity"?
10% drop ... cannot rule out the chance of one such drop.

However, it appears the largest single day correction to date has been 7.87%. Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_l ... al_Average
You read this incorrectly. There have been 8 drops in the Dow larger, including a very famous 22% drop in October of 87.

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Re: What did you buy today

Post by ladycat » Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:52 pm

Just happened to be moving some money in deferred comp to SWTSX, so maybe I caught a little break on my already scheduled purchase.

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Re: What did you buy today

Post by dodecahedron » Thu Oct 11, 2018 12:35 am

Some gas at the gas station and a bathroom plunger at the local hardware store (not sure what happened to the old one.)

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Re: What did you buy today

Post by ProfWengen » Thu Oct 11, 2018 12:37 am

Not yet, I suspect it will be awhile before this works itself out. I'll look more seriously into buying in a few weeks.

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Re: What did you buy today

Post by Smoke » Thu Oct 11, 2018 12:40 am

Groceries and bourbon :beer

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Re: What did you buy today

Post by lotusflower » Thu Oct 11, 2018 1:21 am

SCHB (total market) and SCHF (international) using whatever cash my bond funds have been throwing off over the past few months.

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Re: What did you buy today

Post by EnjoyIt » Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:24 am

I went part time today and bought myself time.

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Re: What did you buy today

Post by dogagility » Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:34 am

Three mirrors.
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