What did you buy today

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What did you buy today

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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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VTI and MTUM.
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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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Bought a little SCHB (Schwab Broad Market Index).
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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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every wednesday its VTIAX and every friday its VTSAX. So looks like VTIAX!

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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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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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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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Groceries.
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A couple of strip steaks. Danged tasty!
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A new Bosch dishwasher!
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Pumpkin donut and half gallon of milk.
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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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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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EM, tomorrow international if it keeps dropping.
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Bought some stocking stuffers for friends and family and some breakfast. That’s all.
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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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I'm retiring in a couple of weeks, so...vodka.
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A cup of coffee.
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Nothing today. Possibly when we see 25% or more pullback.
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Grt2bOutdoors wrote: Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:30 pm A cup of coffee.
Me too! What are the odds?!!
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I bought frozen organic kale for the first time.
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VTI. I had cash to invest and this seemed like a good day to do it.
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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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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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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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I paid someone to winterize my sprinkler system.
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I bought a small hand saw to cut down some low branches
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A haircut. And that's not a reference to a loss in stock holdings.
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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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Subway sandwich, chips, diet coke

And a little bit of a bond fund.
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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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$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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Groceries and bourbon :beer
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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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I went part time today and bought myself time.
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