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Re: U.S. stocks in freefall

Post by lazydavid » Fri Mar 23, 2018 6:18 pm

TomatoTomahto wrote:
Fri Mar 23, 2018 5:57 am
Bacchus01 wrote:
Fri Mar 23, 2018 5:43 am
Did something happen?
Yes. Livesoft’s Rule said it was time for a new Tesla. Wheeee!
With all the volatility the past ~2 months, you must have quite the fleet now. :P

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Re: U.S. stocks in freefall

Post by thx1138 » Fri Mar 23, 2018 6:27 pm

jamrock06 wrote:
Fri Mar 23, 2018 6:10 pm
minimalistmarc wrote:
Fri Mar 23, 2018 5:42 pm
jamrock06 wrote:
Fri Mar 23, 2018 5:03 pm
WhiteMaxima wrote:
Fri Mar 23, 2018 4:58 pm
I hope the market stop here for another 10 years until I load them up.
Would you really keep investing regularly if the market had a 0% return over 5 years, let alone 10?
I definitely would. Much better than the market going up the whole time making me have to buy more expensive shares. I will buy even if it goes down every year for 10 years
I think it's one of those things where people don't know how they would react before it happens (not saying you personally). I mean the SP 500 has a positive return every 3 out of 4 years (on average) yet people still have a hard time investing during market low's and sticking to their plan. I could only imagine what 10 consecutive years of losses would do to someone's conviction of the market.
Personally I don’t see what is so hard. Already done it. Worse actually. 1998 to 2009 was eleven years with an overall *loss*. Was happy to buy, buy and buy more at bargain prices!

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Re: U.S. stocks in freefall

Post by MJW » Fri Mar 23, 2018 6:39 pm

I haven't been a member of this forum for all so long. Do people here normally get this amped up over market volatility? What about the "stay the course/steady as she goes" Boglehead ethos? Or is this just something to talk about lest the forum be dull otherwise?

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Post by H-Town » Fri Mar 23, 2018 6:42 pm

MJW wrote:
Fri Mar 23, 2018 6:39 pm
I haven't been a member of this forum for all so long. Do people here normally get this amped up over market volatility? What about the "stay the course/steady as she goes" Boglehead ethos? Or is this just something to talk about lest the forum be dull otherwise?
The later.

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Re: U.S. stocks in freefall

Post by willthrill81 » Fri Mar 23, 2018 6:48 pm

thangngo wrote:
Fri Mar 23, 2018 6:42 pm
MJW wrote:
Fri Mar 23, 2018 6:39 pm
I haven't been a member of this forum for all so long. Do people here normally get this amped up over market volatility? What about the "stay the course/steady as she goes" Boglehead ethos? Or is this just something to talk about lest the forum be dull otherwise?
The later.
Yup. Good investing is usually quite boring and slow.
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Re: U.S. stocks in freefall

Post by Doom&Gloom » Fri Mar 23, 2018 6:59 pm

MJW wrote:
Fri Mar 23, 2018 6:39 pm
I haven't been a member of this forum for all so long. Do people here normally get this amped up over market volatility? What about the "stay the course/steady as she goes" Boglehead ethos? Or is this just something to talk about lest the forum be dull otherwise?
Not even close to the best thread on the forum, but it is the most fun and entertaining imo.

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Re: U.S. stocks in freefall

Post by prettybogle » Fri Mar 23, 2018 7:21 pm

Big bad and ugly R is coming ???

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Post by cfs » Fri Mar 23, 2018 7:54 pm

MJW wrote:
Fri Mar 23, 2018 6:39 pm
. . . Or is this just something to talk about lest the forum be dull otherwise? . . . .
Ding, ding, ding, ding . . . BINGO !!!!

Now seriously, the only thing you need to do is to continue investing slowly and for the long run.

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Re: U.S. stocks in freefall

Post by sreynard » Fri Mar 23, 2018 10:49 pm

willthrill81 wrote:
Fri Mar 23, 2018 6:48 pm
thangngo wrote:
Fri Mar 23, 2018 6:42 pm
MJW wrote:
Fri Mar 23, 2018 6:39 pm
I haven't been a member of this forum for all so long. Do people here normally get this amped up over market volatility? What about the "stay the course/steady as she goes" Boglehead ethos? Or is this just something to talk about lest the forum be dull otherwise?
The later.
Yup. Good investing is usually quite boring and slow.
Saw a headline on Google Finance (the new more worthless version) talking about a "Double Death Cross Pattern". That certainly sounds exciting! Maybe we could have some of those around here? Hang a few pennants with cups and shoulders and falling wedges and stuff? Maybe a rounded bottom? (OK, I got that one covered. Really need to get more exercise...) That should spruce the place right up.... :D

If it weren't for all the excitement on this thread I would probably just fall asleep at work. Thought the cafeteria started getting cans of double caffeinated ice coffee. This thread, a can of high test ice coffee, and a bag of peanut M&M's and I'm really "amped up"! Whoo-Hoo! Assuming I don't have a heart attack of course....

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Re: U.S. stocks in freefall

Post by donfairplay » Fri Mar 23, 2018 11:00 pm

willthrill81 wrote:
Fri Mar 23, 2018 6:48 pm
thangngo wrote:
Fri Mar 23, 2018 6:42 pm
MJW wrote:
Fri Mar 23, 2018 6:39 pm
I haven't been a member of this forum for all so long. Do people here normally get this amped up over market volatility? What about the "stay the course/steady as she goes" Boglehead ethos? Or is this just something to talk about lest the forum be dull otherwise?
The later.
Yup. Good investing is usually quite boring and slow.
To steal from George Foreman...
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Re: U.S. stocks in freefall

Post by Earl Lemongrab » Sat Mar 24, 2018 7:38 am

thangngo wrote:
Fri Mar 23, 2018 3:30 pm
Earl Lemongrab wrote:
Fri Mar 23, 2018 3:01 pm
Earl Lemongrab wrote:
Fri Mar 23, 2018 2:02 pm
Still not enough to TLH VOO yet, but a lot closer.
Doh. I got distracted and missed market close. I could have squeezed out a loss.
Maybe a blessing in disguise. You'll find bigger opportunities to TLH next week.
I'm not worried about the magnitude. I have five figures of losses banked. I just wanted to swap it for IVV.
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Re: U.S. stocks in freefall

Post by Earl Lemongrab » Sat Mar 24, 2018 7:41 am

MotoTrojan wrote:
Fri Mar 23, 2018 2:12 pm
Earl Lemongrab wrote:
Fri Mar 23, 2018 2:02 pm
Still not enough to TLH VOO yet, but a lot closer.
What’s your threshold? I’ve never performed one but have a plan in place.
For this, any loss.
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Re: U.S. stocks in freefall

Post by ruralavalon » Sat Mar 24, 2018 7:41 am

rudeboy wrote:
Fri Mar 23, 2018 4:49 pm
RRAAYY3 wrote:
Fri Mar 23, 2018 4:36 pm
GibsonL6s wrote:
Fri Mar 23, 2018 3:55 pm
oldcomputerguy wrote:
Fri Mar 23, 2018 4:48 am
Starchild wrote:
Thu Mar 22, 2018 7:14 pm
Yeah, everyone in the world who owns stock lost money today. You’re certainly not alone 😀
I didn't. I didn't sell.

:wink:
This is one of my favorite untruths. The idea that if you didn't sell you didn't loose. You may not have "realized" the loss, but you lost.
Thanks, didn’t realize if one has an unrealized loss, it’s still a loss. Any others fail to realize this unrealized realization?
Real talk.
I unrealized that "untruth".
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Re: U.S. stocks in freefall

Post by munemaker » Sat Mar 24, 2018 4:57 pm

thx1138 wrote:
Fri Mar 23, 2018 6:27 pm
Was happy to buy, buy and buy more at bargain prices!
That is market timing. It is better to just buy in accordance with you investment policy statement and not try to time the market.

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Re: U.S. stocks in freefall

Post by willthrill81 » Sat Mar 24, 2018 4:58 pm

munemaker wrote:
Sat Mar 24, 2018 4:57 pm
thx1138 wrote:
Fri Mar 23, 2018 6:27 pm
Was happy to buy, buy and buy more at bargain prices!
That is market timing. It is better to just buy in accordance with you investment policy statement and not try to time the market.
That can only be known with confidence after the fact.
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Post by cfs » Sat Mar 24, 2018 5:42 pm

I placed an order to buy in the Roth IRA at the close of business Thursday when the Dow went down 724 points . . . ooops, waited too late to click on the submit button, Vanguard did not execute the trade on Thursday, so it was executed yesterday after the Dow went down another 424 points . . . small win. Good luck, y gracias por leer ~cfs~
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Post by Tycoon » Sat Mar 24, 2018 5:47 pm

cfs wrote:
Sat Mar 24, 2018 5:42 pm
I placed an order to buy in the Roth IRA at the close of business Thursday when the Dow went down 724 points . . . ooops, waited too late to click on the submit button, Vanguard did not execute the trade on Thursday, so it was executed yesterday after the Dow went down another 424 points . . . small win. Good luck, y gracias por leer ~cfs~
I did the same for my better-half. I'll place the 2018 purchase order shortly.
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Re: U.S. stocks in freefall

Post by thx1138 » Sat Mar 24, 2018 10:50 pm

munemaker wrote:
Sat Mar 24, 2018 4:57 pm
thx1138 wrote:
Fri Mar 23, 2018 6:27 pm
Was happy to buy, buy and buy more at bargain prices!
That is market timing. It is better to just buy in accordance with you investment policy statement and not try to time the market.
I think you misunderstood.

My IPS during the entire period before, during and after the crisis was to contribute the maximum allowable to every tax deferred plan possible at a 100/0 AA. Which is what I did. I was just happy that I got to buy more for the same price through that period.

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Re: U.S. stocks in freefall

Post by blackcat allie » Sun Mar 25, 2018 8:23 am

Doom&Gloom wrote:
Fri Mar 23, 2018 6:59 pm
Not even close to the best thread on the forum, but it is the most fun and entertaining imo.
What would you recommend as some of the best threads of forum? (thanks in advance)

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Re: U.S. stocks in freefall

Post by limeyx » Sun Mar 25, 2018 3:18 pm

sreynard wrote:
Fri Mar 23, 2018 10:49 pm
willthrill81 wrote:
Fri Mar 23, 2018 6:48 pm
thangngo wrote:
Fri Mar 23, 2018 6:42 pm
MJW wrote:
Fri Mar 23, 2018 6:39 pm
I haven't been a member of this forum for all so long. Do people here normally get this amped up over market volatility? What about the "stay the course/steady as she goes" Boglehead ethos? Or is this just something to talk about lest the forum be dull otherwise?
The later.
Yup. Good investing is usually quite boring and slow.
Saw a headline on Google Finance (the new more worthless version) talking about a "Double Death Cross Pattern". That certainly sounds exciting! Maybe we could have some of those around here? Hang a few pennants with cups and shoulders and falling wedges and stuff? Maybe a rounded bottom? (OK, I got that one covered. Really need to get more exercise...) That should spruce the place right up.... :D

If it weren't for all the excitement on this thread I would probably just fall asleep at work. Thought the cafeteria started getting cans of double caffeinated ice coffee. This thread, a can of high test ice coffee, and a bag of peanut M&M's and I'm really "amped up"! Whoo-Hoo! Assuming I don't have a heart attack of course....
Is that like the "five point exploding heart" trick in Kill Bill ?

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Post by cfs » Sun Mar 25, 2018 3:36 pm

In reference to the favorite posts (link posted above) it was fun reading it again. Four years later I stand by my statement on my favorite and least favorite. Good luck, y gracias por leer ~cfs~

p.s. Now we return to our normal programming with "U.S. stocks in freefall"
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Post by HomerJ » Mon Mar 26, 2018 12:13 am

I could only imagine what 10 consecutive years of losses would do to someone's conviction of the market.
thx1138 wrote:
Fri Mar 23, 2018 6:27 pm
Personally I don’t see what is so hard. Already done it. Worse actually. 1998 to 2009 was eleven years with an overall *loss*. Was happy to buy, buy and buy more at bargain prices!
This is silly. Most of those years were up.

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Re: U.S. stocks in freefall

Post by 2Birds1Stone » Mon Mar 26, 2018 7:23 am

It seems like there is a pattern of RBD's that usually fall on a Friday when the month or quarter end coincides that day/weekend.

Will this Friday be any different?

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Post by cfs » Mon Mar 26, 2018 7:43 am

2Birds1Stone wrote:
Mon Mar 26, 2018 7:23 am
It seems like there is a pattern of RBD's that usually fall on a Friday when the month or quarter end coincides that day/weekend.

Will this Friday be any different?
It's different this time.
Miss Market will be off this Friday for religious reasons. Good luck y gracias por leer / cfs

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Post by cfs » Mon Mar 26, 2018 7:51 am

Oh I forgot. . . Miss Market closing at 1400 Eastern this Thursday, so do your transactions early or they will be executed on Monday April 2nd. Good luck y gracias por leer / cfs
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Re: U.S. stocks in freefall

Post by sreynard » Mon Mar 26, 2018 8:20 am

limeyx wrote:
Sun Mar 25, 2018 3:18 pm
sreynard wrote:
Fri Mar 23, 2018 10:49 pm
willthrill81 wrote:
Fri Mar 23, 2018 6:48 pm
thangngo wrote:
Fri Mar 23, 2018 6:42 pm
MJW wrote:
Fri Mar 23, 2018 6:39 pm
I haven't been a member of this forum for all so long. Do people here normally get this amped up over market volatility? What about the "stay the course/steady as she goes" Boglehead ethos? Or is this just something to talk about lest the forum be dull otherwise?
The later.
Yup. Good investing is usually quite boring and slow.
Saw a headline on Google Finance (the new more worthless version) talking about a "Double Death Cross Pattern". That certainly sounds exciting! Maybe we could have some of those around here? Hang a few pennants with cups and shoulders and falling wedges and stuff? Maybe a rounded bottom? (OK, I got that one covered. Really need to get more exercise...) That should spruce the place right up.... :D

If it weren't for all the excitement on this thread I would probably just fall asleep at work. Thought the cafeteria started getting cans of double caffeinated ice coffee. This thread, a can of high test ice coffee, and a bag of peanut M&M's and I'm really "amped up"! Whoo-Hoo! Assuming I don't have a heart attack of course....
Is that like the "five point exploding heart" trick in Kill Bill ?
It could be. Maybe that's the problem. "Freefall" is just seems so sedate these days. Visions of gently falling feathers.... Maybe the thread needs more "Kill Bill". That would certainly amp it up.

Of course, that would just make the thread like all the financial news media.

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Re: U.S. stocks in freefall

Post by dziuniek » Mon Mar 26, 2018 9:40 am

market timer wrote:
Thu Mar 22, 2018 8:42 pm
thangngo wrote:
Thu Mar 22, 2018 4:28 pm
I know it.

You know it.

Everyone knows it.

Even Jon Snow knows it.

That nobody knows nothing.

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Tell me about it.

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Re: U.S. stocks in freefall

Post by ReformedSpender » Mon Mar 26, 2018 10:20 am

So far, market hasn't made a higher high from Friday's close
Market history shows that when there's economic blue sky, future returns are low, and when the economy is on the skids, future returns are high. The best fishing is done in the most stormy waters.

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Post by Earl Lemongrab » Mon Mar 26, 2018 11:55 am

ReformedSpender wrote:
Mon Mar 26, 2018 10:20 am
So far, market hasn't made a higher high from Friday's close
I don't understand what you mean.
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Post by mega317 » Mon Mar 26, 2018 2:05 pm

2Birds1Stone wrote:
Mon Mar 26, 2018 7:23 am
It seems like there is a pattern of RBD's that usually fall on a Friday when the month or quarter end coincides that day/weekend.

Will this Friday be any different?
I have certainly not read all of the RBD literature, but I believe by definition a Friday can't be one.

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Post by oldcomputerguy » Mon Mar 26, 2018 2:16 pm

ReformedSpender wrote:
Mon Mar 26, 2018 10:20 am
So far, market hasn't made a higher high from Friday's close
Not sure what you mean here. Friday the S&P500 closed at 2,588.26 (with an intraday high of 2,652.28), and as of 3:16 PM Eastern time today it is at 2,649.19, which granted is not as high as the intra-day high last Friday but is certainly higher than last Friday's close.
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Post by bligh » Mon Mar 26, 2018 2:27 pm

mega317 wrote:
Mon Mar 26, 2018 2:05 pm
2Birds1Stone wrote:
Mon Mar 26, 2018 7:23 am
It seems like there is a pattern of RBD's that usually fall on a Friday when the month or quarter end coincides that day/weekend.

Will this Friday be any different?
I have certainly not read all of the RBD literature, but I believe by definition a Friday can't be one.
I disagree. Most layoffs are intentionally done on Fridays.

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Post by mega317 » Mon Mar 26, 2018 2:36 pm

bligh wrote:
Mon Mar 26, 2018 2:27 pm
mega317 wrote:
Mon Mar 26, 2018 2:05 pm
2Birds1Stone wrote:
Mon Mar 26, 2018 7:23 am
It seems like there is a pattern of RBD's that usually fall on a Friday when the month or quarter end coincides that day/weekend.

Will this Friday be any different?
I have certainly not read all of the RBD literature, but I believe by definition a Friday can't be one.
I disagree. Most layoffs are intentionally done on Fridays.
You may disagree with livesoft but that's the definition.
livesoft wrote:
Fri Mar 23, 2018 3:05 pm
A Friday cannot be a bona fide RBD

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Post by triceratop » Mon Mar 26, 2018 2:41 pm

mega317 wrote:
Mon Mar 26, 2018 2:36 pm
bligh wrote:
Mon Mar 26, 2018 2:27 pm
mega317 wrote:
Mon Mar 26, 2018 2:05 pm
2Birds1Stone wrote:
Mon Mar 26, 2018 7:23 am
It seems like there is a pattern of RBD's that usually fall on a Friday when the month or quarter end coincides that day/weekend.

Will this Friday be any different?
I have certainly not read all of the RBD literature, but I believe by definition a Friday can't be one.
I disagree. Most layoffs are intentionally done on Fridays.
You may disagree with livesoft but that's the definition.
livesoft wrote:
Fri Mar 23, 2018 3:05 pm
A Friday cannot be a bona fide RBD
If you are ever laid off on a Friday you may not care about livesoft’s definition, is I believe Bligh’s (joking) point.
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Post by mega317 » Mon Mar 26, 2018 2:53 pm

triceratop wrote:
Mon Mar 26, 2018 2:41 pm
mega317 wrote:
Mon Mar 26, 2018 2:36 pm
bligh wrote:
Mon Mar 26, 2018 2:27 pm
mega317 wrote:
Mon Mar 26, 2018 2:05 pm
2Birds1Stone wrote:
Mon Mar 26, 2018 7:23 am
It seems like there is a pattern of RBD's that usually fall on a Friday when the month or quarter end coincides that day/weekend.

Will this Friday be any different?
I have certainly not read all of the RBD literature, but I believe by definition a Friday can't be one.
I disagree. Most layoffs are intentionally done on Fridays.
You may disagree with livesoft but that's the definition.
livesoft wrote:
Fri Mar 23, 2018 3:05 pm
A Friday cannot be a bona fide RBD
If you are ever laid off on a Friday you may not care about livesoft’s definition, is I believe Bligh’s (joking) point.
Oh yeah, I get "jokes"

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Post by fishandgolf » Mon Mar 26, 2018 3:36 pm

:?: 8-) So.......if last week Friday (March 23, 2018) was a RBD.......is today a RGD (Really Good Day)? 8-) :?:

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Post by MiddleOfTheRoad » Mon Mar 26, 2018 3:55 pm

A day is just a day. It just is. Good or bad is relative.

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Post by JoeRetire » Mon Mar 26, 2018 4:03 pm

fishandgolf wrote:
Mon Mar 26, 2018 3:36 pm
:?: 8-) So.......if last week Friday (March 23, 2018) was a RBD.......is today a RGD (Really Good Day)? 8-) :?:
Well, it's really a day. Really Good, Good, Bad, Really Bad, None of the Above - those are all subjective.

When I found out I have cancer - that was a Bad day.
When I found out that my cancer is very treatable - that was a Good Day.
When my doctor eventually tells me that my cancer is gone - that will be a Really Good Day!

For me, today was just a day. Last Friday was just a day.

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Post by robertmcd » Mon Mar 26, 2018 4:04 pm

Another good reminder that you don't want to miss out on the few good days of the year like today by constantly buying and selling out of positions or haphazardly market timing. Even though I am very bearish on equities for 2018 and 2019, I will still maintain my stock exposure based on my IPS and acceptable downside risk.

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Post by retiringwhen » Mon Mar 26, 2018 4:27 pm

MiddleOfTheRoad wrote:
Mon Mar 26, 2018 3:55 pm
A day is just a day. It just is. Good or bad is relative.
Yup, had a very large investment decision to make among a group (family trust agreement). Final agreement was made on Saturday, buy orders placed then and there over the weekend... We were kind of hoping for another RBD, but instead had to buy in at last WED prices, oh the horror. But, really Friday's prices would have been very nice....

This is a once and done deal (decided to not do any DCA'ing) so we just move onward and upwards!

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Post by RRAAYY3 » Mon Mar 26, 2018 5:51 pm

Equities are cool again

Bonds still suck?

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Re: U.S. stocks in freefall

Post by gvsucavie03 » Mon Mar 26, 2018 6:08 pm

retiringwhen wrote:
Mon Mar 26, 2018 4:27 pm
MiddleOfTheRoad wrote:
Mon Mar 26, 2018 3:55 pm
A day is just a day. It just is. Good or bad is relative.
Yup, had a very large investment decision to make among a group (family trust agreement). Final agreement was made on Saturday, buy orders placed then and there over the weekend... We were kind of hoping for another RBD, but instead had to buy in at last WED prices, oh the horror. But, really Friday's prices would have been very nice....

This is a once and done deal (decided to not do any DCA'ing) so we just move onward and upwards!
VTI jumped like $2 per share this morning, so I missed my limit and had to redo it.

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Re: U.S. stocks in freefall

Post by triceratop » Mon Mar 26, 2018 6:11 pm

RRAAYY3 wrote:
Mon Mar 26, 2018 5:51 pm
Equities are cool again

Bonds still suck?
Nominal 10-year treasuries are priced for a 0.78% expected real return, 0.63% for 5-year treasuries. Not bad!
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Re: U.S. stocks in freefall

Post by H-Town » Mon Mar 26, 2018 6:20 pm

robertmcd wrote:
Mon Mar 26, 2018 4:04 pm
Another good reminder that you don't want to miss out on the few good days of the year like today by constantly buying and selling out of positions or haphazardly market timing. Even though I am very bearish on equities for 2018 and 2019, I will still maintain my stock exposure based on my IPS and acceptable downside risk.
What about just buying on RBD? The money comes from your discretionary spending. Sorta pay a fine when the market has a really bad day.

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Re: U.S. stocks in freefall

Post by RRAAYY3 » Mon Mar 26, 2018 6:37 pm

triceratop wrote:
Mon Mar 26, 2018 6:11 pm
RRAAYY3 wrote:
Mon Mar 26, 2018 5:51 pm
Equities are cool again

Bonds still suck?
Nominal 10-year treasuries are priced for a 0.78% expected real return, 0.63% for 5-year treasuries. Not bad!
aren't high yield savings accounts better ?

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Re: U.S. stocks in freefall

Post by MotoTrojan » Mon Mar 26, 2018 6:39 pm

RRAAYY3 wrote:
Mon Mar 26, 2018 6:37 pm
triceratop wrote:
Mon Mar 26, 2018 6:11 pm
RRAAYY3 wrote:
Mon Mar 26, 2018 5:51 pm
Equities are cool again

Bonds still suck?
Nominal 10-year treasuries are priced for a 0.78% expected real return, 0.63% for 5-year treasuries. Not bad!
aren't high yield savings accounts better ?
Real return means after inflation. High yield savings are priced for closer to a 0.5% real loss.

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Re: U.S. stocks in freefall

Post by RRAAYY3 » Mon Mar 26, 2018 6:42 pm

MotoTrojan wrote:
Mon Mar 26, 2018 6:39 pm
RRAAYY3 wrote:
Mon Mar 26, 2018 6:37 pm
triceratop wrote:
Mon Mar 26, 2018 6:11 pm
RRAAYY3 wrote:
Mon Mar 26, 2018 5:51 pm
Equities are cool again

Bonds still suck?
Nominal 10-year treasuries are priced for a 0.78% expected real return, 0.63% for 5-year treasuries. Not bad!
aren't high yield savings accounts better ?
Real return means after inflation. High yield savings are priced for closer to a 0.5% real loss.
oh ... snap. thanks

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Re: U.S. stocks in freefall

Post by willthrill81 » Mon Mar 26, 2018 9:24 pm

RRAAYY3 wrote:
Mon Mar 26, 2018 6:42 pm
MotoTrojan wrote:
Mon Mar 26, 2018 6:39 pm
RRAAYY3 wrote:
Mon Mar 26, 2018 6:37 pm
triceratop wrote:
Mon Mar 26, 2018 6:11 pm
RRAAYY3 wrote:
Mon Mar 26, 2018 5:51 pm
Equities are cool again

Bonds still suck?
Nominal 10-year treasuries are priced for a 0.78% expected real return, 0.63% for 5-year treasuries. Not bad!
aren't high yield savings accounts better ?
Real return means after inflation. High yield savings are priced for closer to a 0.5% real loss.
oh ... snap. thanks
Just the other day, I noticed that the Vanguard short-term bond fund has a yield of around 2.65%, which is slightly better than recent inflation and far better than any savings account interest rate that I've seen. There is a little volatility, but not much.
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Re: U.S. stocks in freefall

Post by gwe67 » Mon Mar 26, 2018 9:28 pm

Isn't it time for the moderators to close this topic?
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