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Re: Call the Top!

Post by celia » Sun Aug 26, 2018 1:56 am

2874.69

I say we're standing on the apex right now.

... I gotta go sit down now.

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Re: Call the Top!

Post by balbrec2 » Sun Aug 26, 2018 7:09 am

Exercise in futility. Anyone can get lucky!

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Re: Call the Top!

Post by Stinky » Sun Aug 26, 2018 7:53 am

3500? 4000? Who knows?

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Re: Call the Top!

Post by drg02b » Sun Aug 26, 2018 8:11 am

$5,904 sometime in late 2019 early 2020.

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Re: Call the Top!

Post by LadyGeek » Sun Aug 26, 2018 9:14 am

Mursili wrote:
Sun Aug 26, 2018 12:43 am
k66 wrote:
Fri Aug 24, 2018 4:41 pm
Edit to add: Current Leader is gogleheads.orb with 2718.28 (...a natural choice I assume)
Very well done there.

If no one has taken 3141.59, I will try that.
Those choices are somewhat irrational. Let's go with a more reasonable 3041.59.
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Re: Call the Top!

Post by SelfEmployed123 » Sun Aug 26, 2018 9:32 am

Exercise in futility, but why not give it a go? 4921
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Re: Call the Top!

Post by k66 » Sun Aug 26, 2018 11:45 am

Mursili wrote:
Sun Aug 26, 2018 12:43 am
k66 wrote:
Fri Aug 24, 2018 4:41 pm
Edit to add: Current Leader is gogleheads.orb with 2718.28 (...a natural choice I assume)
Very well done there.

If no one has taken 3141.59, I will try that.
That little slice of pi was previously taken by rkhusky. Do you have another choice?
celia wrote:
Sun Aug 26, 2018 1:56 am
2874.69

I say we're standing on the apex right now.

... I gotta go sit down now.
I nudged your entry to 2874.70 in order to be higher than the current index value at the time of your guess.
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Exercise in futility. Anyone can get lucky!
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Re: Call the Top!

Post by Turbo29 » Sun Aug 26, 2018 11:49 am

“Stock prices have reached what looks like a permanently high plateau,"

--Economist Irving Fisher, 1929

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Re: Call the Top!

Post by KyleAAA » Sun Aug 26, 2018 11:55 am

According to Morningstar the market is almost exactly fairly valued, so my vote is that the market will march on more or less as it always has with a long-term return expectation of about 9-10%. For the purposes of this thread, I think the market will close to double from here before the next bear market. Valuations are reasonable and the underlying economy is fairly strong, although rising income inequality could derail things.

https://www.morningstar.com/tools/marke ... graph.html

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Re: Call the Top!

Post by heyyou » Sun Aug 26, 2018 7:21 pm

I agree with Jason Zweig, "Don't know and don't care."

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Re: Call the Top!

Post by Mursili » Sun Aug 26, 2018 8:45 pm

k66 wrote:
Sun Aug 26, 2018 11:45 am
Mursili wrote:
Sun Aug 26, 2018 12:43 am
k66 wrote:
Fri Aug 24, 2018 4:41 pm
Edit to add: Current Leader is gogleheads.orb with 2718.28 (...a natural choice I assume)
Very well done there.

If no one has taken 3141.59, I will try that.
That little slice of pi was previously taken by rkhusky. Do you have another choice?
You are making it hard here. Sure there are plenty of irrationals lying around, but few of note in this range. I will go with twice the golden ratio times one thousand.

The top will be 3236.06.
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Re: Call the Top!

Post by LadyGeek » Sun Aug 26, 2018 9:21 pm

Nice. That is indeed an irrational number, see: is (golden ratio*2*1000) an irrational number - Wolfram|Alpha

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Re: Call the Top!

Post by AlphaLess » Sun Aug 26, 2018 10:28 pm

k66 wrote:
Thu Dec 07, 2017 7:23 pm
Given that there seems to be a persistent feeling (in the general public at least), that the market is over-valued, bubblish, and/or over-due for a correction; it might be fun to have a "Call the Top" contest.

Proposal: Call the peak value of the S&P 500 (up to two decimals) that it achieves prior to succumbing to a minimum 20% drop before regaining that value again. No date is required, just call the top.

I would also suggest that this topic is indeed an actionable for those of us who are (closeted or open) market timers, technologists, chartists, or astrologers.
Wow, the timing of this OP is pretty, shall we say, legendary.
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Re: Call the Top!

Post by Mursili » Sun Aug 26, 2018 11:01 pm

LadyGeek wrote:
Sun Aug 26, 2018 9:21 pm
Nice. That is indeed an irrational number, see: is (golden ratio*2*1000) an irrational number - Wolfram|Alpha

FYI - The Wolfram|Alpha: Computational Intelligence tool is a knowledge-based math engine. Check their Money & Finance examples.
Thanks for the link, LadyGeek. I see from the wolfram alpha computation of my "call" that I should have said that the top will be 3236.07 (not 3236.06). Apparently I did not round correctly.
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Re: Call the Top!

Post by drg02b » Mon Aug 27, 2018 11:38 am

KyleAAA wrote:
Sun Aug 26, 2018 11:55 am
According to Morningstar the market is almost exactly fairly valued, so my vote is that the market will march on more or less as it always has with a long-term return expectation of about 9-10%. For the purposes of this thread, I think the market will close to double from here before the next bear market. Valuations are reasonable and the underlying economy is fairly strong, although rising income inequality could derail things.

https://www.morningstar.com/tools/marke ... graph.html

Except that Morningstar provides no explanation as to how it calculates a stock's fair value...

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Re: Call the Top!

Post by minesweep » Mon Aug 27, 2018 12:20 pm

I haven't heard any irrational exuberance speech yet so it's probably a long ways off. It's hard enough trying to predict the 2018 S&P 500 closing price for the Boglehead Contest (although I did come in 2nd back in 2009). So I'll pass on this one.

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Re: Call the Top!

Post by KyleAAA » Mon Aug 27, 2018 2:00 pm

drg02b wrote:
Mon Aug 27, 2018 11:38 am
KyleAAA wrote:
Sun Aug 26, 2018 11:55 am
According to Morningstar the market is almost exactly fairly valued, so my vote is that the market will march on more or less as it always has with a long-term return expectation of about 9-10%. For the purposes of this thread, I think the market will close to double from here before the next bear market. Valuations are reasonable and the underlying economy is fairly strong, although rising income inequality could derail things.

https://www.morningstar.com/tools/marke ... graph.html

Except that Morningstar provides no explanation as to how it calculates a stock's fair value...
They do:
https://corporate.morningstar.com/US/do ... dology.pdf

You have to be a premium member to see the in-depth analysis, of course.

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Re: Call the Top!

Post by Crisium » Mon Aug 27, 2018 2:18 pm

My analysis indicates 3333.33

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Re: Call the Top!

Post by k66 » Mon Aug 27, 2018 8:42 pm

Crisium wrote:
Mon Aug 27, 2018 2:18 pm
My analysis indicates 3333.33
It seems that in this case, the 3's have come in pairs; USGrant previously called 3333.33 last year.

Did you have another pick?
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Re: Call the Top!

Post by Crisium » Tue Aug 28, 2018 2:37 pm

k66 wrote:
Mon Aug 27, 2018 8:42 pm
Crisium wrote:
Mon Aug 27, 2018 2:18 pm
My analysis indicates 3333.33
It seems that in this case, the 3's have come in pairs; USGrant previously called 3333.33 last year.

Did you have another pick?
If I've learned anything from The Price is Right I'll go with 3333.34

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Re: Call the Top!

Post by JonFromDimensionC137 » Wed Aug 29, 2018 5:11 am

3052.2
Hope I'm wrong!
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Re: Call the Top!

Post by Grt2bOutdoors » Wed Aug 29, 2018 6:28 am

The top is near, had a co-worker tell me that he is going to go “all cash” in his 401k. Thinks the market can’t go much higher.

Cue in the hedge funds: “Let’s make some easy money. Go long but hedge it by selling some puts.”
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Re: Call the Top!

Post by marcopolo » Wed Aug 29, 2018 6:33 am

Grt2bOutdoors wrote:
Wed Aug 29, 2018 6:28 am
The top is near, had a co-worker tell me that he is going to go “all cash” in his 401k. Thinks the market can’t go much higher.

Cue in the hedge funds: “Let’s make some easy money. Go long but hedge it by selling some puts.”
I think that bodes well for the market, I would start to worry when he/she tells you they went "100% stock" because they think it can only go up.
Once in a while you get shown the light, in the strangest of places if you look at it right.

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Re: Call the Top!

Post by CyclingDuo » Wed Aug 29, 2018 7:00 am

We must all be far too bearish if you listen to Jeff Saut from Raymond James, as he thinks this secular bull market (which he is counting as beginning in 2013 and not off the lows of 2009 - watch video for that explanation) has at least another six or seven years to go. :mrgreen:

https://cnb.cx/2Pd2Gsa
Market has legs for at least another six or seven years, says strategist Jeff Saut, Raymond James chief investment strategist, and Michael Tyler, Eastern Bank Wealth Management chief investment officer, discuss their market outlooks and where the bull market goes from here.
https://www.cnbc.com/2018/08/28/jeff-sa ... yptr=yahoo
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Re: Call the Top!

Post by k66 » Wed Aug 29, 2018 8:55 am

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Re: Call the Top!

Post by goblue100 » Wed Aug 29, 2018 10:01 am

You gotta love the guy calling for 50% unemployment and 100% inflation. Go big or go home, I always say!
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Re: Call the Top!

Post by Pudu » Sun Sep 02, 2018 11:38 am

Crisium wrote:
Mon Aug 27, 2018 2:18 pm
My analysis indicates 3333.33
I'd go with 3222.22

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Re: Call the Top!

Post by columbia » Sun Sep 02, 2018 12:06 pm

k66 wrote:
Wed Aug 29, 2018 8:55 am
The Chart of Shame!

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Funny

Was surprised to not see Rob Arnott in the mix.

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Re: Call the Top!

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k66 wrote:
Wed Aug 29, 2018 8:55 am
The Chart of Shame!

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Excellent. My favorite paragraph:
Boorman, in the “chart of the day” highlighted in our daily “Need to Know” column, calls out the likes of former congressman Ron Paul, who last year forecast a 50% correction, and MarketWatch’s own Paul Farrell, who predicted a “100% risk of a 50% crash if Trump wins the nomination.”
Predictions are impossible in complex systems such as the stock market, and are one of the best ways to make a fool of oneself.

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Re: Call the Top!

Post by fortyofforty » Sun Sep 02, 2018 3:39 pm

Nobody knows nothin'. I'll just keep dollar-cost-averaging and maintain my asset allocations. It's hard to predict anything, especially about the future.
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Re: Call the Top!

Post by ReformedSpender » Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:24 am

LadyGeek wrote:
Sun Aug 26, 2018 9:14 am

Those choices are somewhat irrational. Let's go with a more reasonable 3041.59.
With today's price action, 3041.59 is just a sneeze (~4%) away!

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Re: Call the Top!

Post by Grt2bOutdoors » Thu Sep 20, 2018 12:45 pm

Not yet!
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