A time to EVALUATE your jitters

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Re: A time to EVALUATE your jitters

Post by Dontwasteit » Thu Mar 15, 2018 11:01 pm

Nisiprius...That was a great read. I printed it out and have it taped to my desk. Thank you so much.

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Re: A time to EVALUATE your jitters

Post by fortyofforty » Fri Mar 16, 2018 6:08 am

Buying up.

Buying down.

Buying when it jumps around.

For those who haven't experienced them before, market moves like this are perfectly normal. They are far less worrisome and damaging than long term bear markets, that are also, unfortunately, perfectly normal.
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Re: A time to EVALUATE your jitters

Post by Cycle » Fri Mar 16, 2018 6:58 am

Our taxable and 401k contributions are automatic and our AA is fixed, so all I can do is rebalance if the AA strays from target

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Re: A time to EVALUATE your jitters

Post by Dutchgirl » Wed May 30, 2018 4:54 pm

Nisiprius: Thank you for this post. It remains a great read even many years later, every time I look at it again. Dutchgirl

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Re: A time to EVALUATE your jitters

Post by kaeltor » Sat Jun 09, 2018 12:00 am

Just saw that this 2011 post is about a 500 point drop in the Dow Jones...

In February the Dow plunged 1175, more than double.

I am still here, things are looking up (for now)

2011: https://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/07/busi ... ef=economy

http://money.cnn.com/2018/02/05/investi ... index.html

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Re: A time to EVALUATE your jitters

Post by minskbelarus47 » Thu Jul 26, 2018 9:11 am

All the charts show how the stock market (as in equities) performed.

How did the bond market perform in those time periods?

As my equities continue on this upward trend (nice but evaluating jitters), are bonds an alternative? Cash? Inverse ETF's? I am around 50 equities and the rest in bonds/tips and cash. And I am 70, so my time horizon is different.

Is the three fund portfolio a defensive AA, assuming 48/12/40?

I appreciate this well thought our article


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