30 years old / Missed the bull run

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matjen
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Re: 30 years old / Missed the bull run

Post by matjen » Wed Jun 24, 2015 6:51 am

ryuns wrote:Opportunity cost is a very real thing, and it speaks to the advice we often hear for people to start saving as early as possible. But honestly, I started saving what I could from my first jobs and was buying stocks during a cheap market. And I netted, say, 50% that someone like you didn't net. But 50% of a small number is still a small number.
+1 Ryuns has it exactly right as do the many others pointing out that you can't go back or beat yourself up about not being perfect. HOWEVER, when you start to get a little wistful about a perceived lost opportunity just remember what ryuns wrote above. You are on the right track and you are on it much earlier than most so congratulations!
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Re: 30 years old / Missed the bull run

Post by MrNewEngland » Wed Nov 29, 2017 1:11 pm

When this thread started the DJIA was at 17,849 and the S&P was at 2049. They have risen 33% and 28% respectively.

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Re: 30 years old / Missed the bull run

Post by BW1985 » Wed Nov 29, 2017 2:45 pm

MrNewEngland wrote:
Wed Nov 29, 2017 1:11 pm
When this thread started the DJIA was at 17,849 and the S&P was at 2049. They have risen 33% and 28% respectively.
The market was 'expensive' then too.
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Re: 30 years old / Missed the bull run

Post by WhiteMaxima » Wed Nov 29, 2017 4:17 pm

You missed the bull run. I missed the bitcoin run. How can I catch up? Is it too late to get into digital coin?

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Re: 30 years old / Missed the bull run

Post by tesuzuki2002 » Wed Nov 29, 2017 7:06 pm

WhiteMaxima wrote:
Wed Nov 29, 2017 4:17 pm
You missed the bull run. I missed the bitcoin run. How can I catch up? Is it too late to get into digital coin?
never too late... ride the wave!!

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Re: 30 years old / Missed the bull run

Post by Grt2bOutdoors » Wed Nov 29, 2017 8:34 pm

I hear the 1982-1999 time frame was a great time to be invested in the market. I missed that bull run, darn it, :oops: too busy playing ball with my friends :wink: They say if you missed investing your money yesterday or today, the next best day is tomorrow. Plant that seed and watch it grow into a tree, one that will bear fruit for many years to come. But you won't see that happen if you procrastinate. Write your Investment Policy Statement and get to it. Yesterday was a good day to invest, today was also a good day, if you weren't able to do it then, the next best day is tomorrow.
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