What did you buy today

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Re: What did you buy today

Post by samsdad » Thu Oct 11, 2018 5:37 am

MotoTrojan wrote:
Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:12 pm
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?
Good point. This is me satisfying the urge to do something instead of just standing there.

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Re: What did you buy today

Post by randomizer » Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:17 am

Nothing. No spare cash, and I never do.
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Re: What did you buy today

Post by Index24 » Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:52 am

A new radiator hose, tune-up, and an oil change on my paid off car!

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Re: What did you buy today

Post by YellowBrickRoad » Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:21 am

IowaFarmWife wrote:
Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:17 pm
Subway sandwich, chips, diet coke

And a little bit of a bond fund.
Cured processed meats, artificial sweeter and a salty poison oiled carb. Read up on gut bacteria and toxins for the best investment in your health you will ever make!

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Re: What did you buy today

Post by Jordan4FI » Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:35 am

The Amazon Choice Air Fryer..

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Re: What did you buy today

Post by dbapaddy » Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:21 am

Babysitter's time so that I can go out tonight. I plan on buying a beer later.

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Re: What did you buy today

Post by Doom&Gloom » Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:49 am

dodecahedron wrote:
Thu Oct 11, 2018 12:35 am
Some gas at the gas station and a bathroom plunger at the local hardware store (not sure what happened to the old one.)
LOL! Seems like it would be difficult to lose that particular item.

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Re: What did you buy today

Post by mhc » Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:02 pm

Nothing, but I'm sure my DW will buy something at the store. I work, she spends.

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Re: What did you buy today

Post by FelixTheCat » Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:06 pm

Carnitas mini tacos
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Re: What did you buy today

Post by MichCPA » Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:19 pm

Lunch, also consolidated some peripheral holdings like VGK into VXUS. I am pretty fully invested right now but I might scrape together a few shares worth of VWO if the current trend lasts another week.

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Re: What did you buy today

Post by WanderingDoc » Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:22 pm

YellowBrickRoad wrote:
Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:21 am
IowaFarmWife wrote:
Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:17 pm
Subway sandwich, chips, diet coke

And a little bit of a bond fund.
Cured processed meats, artificial sweeter and a salty poison oiled carb. Read up on gut bacteria and toxins for the best investment in your health you will ever make!
Don't lecture her on what to eat. Warren Buffet eats a cheeseburger and drinks 4-6 cokes per day and he is doing just fine and pushing 90. He isn't the only one either. Socioeconomic status has MUCH greater effect on health and longevity than any dietary changes. (And I'm speaking as a health and fitness nut)
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Re: What did you buy today

Post by DesertDiva » Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:25 pm

A case of Tim Horton's coffee and a new can opener.
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Re: What did you buy today

Post by noyopacific » Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:41 pm

VIPSX & VTIP, inflation protected bond funds. I hadn't moved any of the proceeds from my last rebalancing transactions from the settlement accounts into bond funds yet. I'd procrastinated finishing the job for too long. :P
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Re: What did you buy today

Post by WhiteMaxima » Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:44 pm

Nothing. Even with the 8% total drop. Stock is still over priced.

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Re: What did you buy today

Post by rmelvey » Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:05 pm

Got lucky with some life event timing so I have a lot of cash on the sidelines right now. Bought some ITOT today. 8-)

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Re: What did you buy today

Post by GrowthSeeker » Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:12 pm

Sold some VMMXX yesterday in anticipation.
Bought some VTI today.
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Re: What did you buy today

Post by nisiprius » Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:28 pm

Grt2bOutdoors wrote:
Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:30 pm
A cup of coffee.
"Just around the corner, there's a rainbow in the sky,
So let's have another cup of coffee, and let's have another piece of pie;
Trouble's like a bubble, and the clouds will soon roll by,
So let's have another cop of coffee, and let's have another piece of pie;
Let a smile be your umbrella,
For it's just an April shower,
Even John D. Rockafella,
Is looking for the silver lining--
Mr. Herbert Hoover says that now's the time to buy,
So let's have another cup of coffee, and let's have another piece of pie."

--Irving Berlin, 1932

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Re: What did you buy today

Post by Oak&Elm » Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:33 pm

I was looking to reduce my international so today I sold some VTIAX and took the TLH and added the same amount to my US allocation VTSAX so in reality I did nothing other than adjust my AA on the equity side

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Re: What did you buy today

Post by frugalmama » Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:36 pm

lots of groceries. I plan to eventually put some extra cash into stocks but not quite yet.

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Re: What did you buy today

Post by Nissanzx1 » Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:42 pm

I stuck what little I had in VTI earlier today...

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Re: What did you buy today

Post by yousha » Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:43 pm

Unless you are adjusting your AA....you sit and wait and hope for a turn around. If this Market continues its downside spiral at some point I will buy if there is a 20% correction. Any comments?

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Re: What did you buy today

Post by Grt2bOutdoors » Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:45 pm

nisiprius wrote:
Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:28 pm
Grt2bOutdoors wrote:
Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:30 pm
A cup of coffee.
"Just around the corner, there's a rainbow in the sky,
So let's have another cup of coffee, and let's have another piece of pie;
Trouble's like a bubble, and the clouds will soon roll by,
So let's have another cop of coffee, and let's have another piece of pie;
Let a smile be your umbrella,
For it's just an April shower,
Even John D. Rockafella,
Is looking for the silver lining--
Mr. Herbert Hoover says that now's the time to buy,
So let's have another cup of coffee, and let's have another piece of pie."

--Irving Berlin, 1932

https://youtu.be/TsAn4D2TW2g?t=48
Another cup of coffee.
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Re: What did you buy today

Post by ray.james » Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:45 pm

Friday is automatic 401k contribution.
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Re: What did you buy today

Post by triceratop » Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:53 pm

I bought myself a drink to make myself forget I spent all my cash, and my first Roth IRA contributions in 4 years, on VSS yesterday.
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Re: What did you buy today

Post by monito » Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:57 pm

Over 60 pounds of groceries I juggled on my cargo bike. Couple of days ago was selling EWC (Ishares Canada), VB (small cap) and buying VTI (Vang Total Mrkt). Would have made my gains smaller... :wink:

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Re: What did you buy today

Post by NotWhoYouThink » Thu Oct 11, 2018 5:06 pm

Pumpkins.

Will be buying dinner for 6 in a HCOL city tomorrow no matter what the market does.

Won't make any transactions in the brokerage/retirement accounts until January as scheduled.

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Re: What did you buy today

Post by tinscale » Thu Oct 11, 2018 5:15 pm

Nothing. I had gotten out and been on the sidelines for about 45 days and put 1/2 back in on Oct 4 when the DJIA was down about 300 pts and the rest in on Oct 5 when it was down another 300 pts. Who would have guessed? :oops:

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Re: What did you buy today

Post by pennylane » Thu Oct 11, 2018 5:26 pm

Bought some lunch and snacks.. company pays for it. So, really nothing out of my pocket.
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Re: What did you buy today

Post by Momus » Thu Oct 11, 2018 5:29 pm

Got some Total stock market today :)

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Re: What did you buy today

Post by augustwest73 » Thu Oct 11, 2018 5:34 pm

Formula...Amazon had a great deal on it today...

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Re: What did you buy today

Post by Doom&Gloom » Thu Oct 11, 2018 5:37 pm

Doom&Gloom wrote:
Wed Oct 10, 2018 6:27 pm
A couple of strip steaks. Danged tasty!
Day 2: Chili dogs. Also tasty, but I sense a disturbing trend :shock:

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Re: What did you buy today

Post by mouses » Thu Oct 11, 2018 5:38 pm

tooluser wrote:
Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:56 pm
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.
You forgot several vitamin C pills.

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Re: What did you buy today

Post by delamer » Thu Oct 11, 2018 5:40 pm

A cheesesteak in honor of the Eagles game tonight.

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Re: What did you buy today

Post by peppers » Thu Oct 11, 2018 5:41 pm

triceratop wrote:
Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:53 pm
I bought myself a drink to make myself forget I spent all my cash, and my first Roth IRA contributions in 4 years, on VSS yesterday.
...."patience young grasshopper"....... :wink:
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Re: What did you buy today

Post by davidsorensen32 » Thu Oct 11, 2018 5:41 pm

Bought vtsax

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Re: What did you buy today

Post by sandburg » Thu Oct 11, 2018 5:44 pm

A $1 cup of coffee with a free refill at McDonald's and a bit of ITOT.

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Re: What did you buy today

Post by MJW » Thu Oct 11, 2018 5:46 pm

WanderingDoc wrote:
Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:22 pm
YellowBrickRoad wrote:
Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:21 am
IowaFarmWife wrote:
Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:17 pm
Subway sandwich, chips, diet coke

And a little bit of a bond fund.
Cured processed meats, artificial sweeter and a salty poison oiled carb. Read up on gut bacteria and toxins for the best investment in your health you will ever make!
Don't lecture her on what to eat. Warren Buffet eats a cheeseburger and drinks 4-6 cokes per day and he is doing just fine and pushing 90. He isn't the only one either. Socioeconomic status has MUCH greater effect on health and longevity than any dietary changes. (And I'm speaking as a health and fitness nut)
Plus I would be more concerned about her eating that bond fund, even if was just a little bit. If there were corporates in that fund it could mean a surprise trip to the bathroom at the most inopportune time!

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Re: What did you buy today

Post by Dead Man Walking » Thu Oct 11, 2018 6:46 pm

A bottle of Bushmills to celebrate my excellent timing in rebalancing my portfolio!

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Re: What did you buy today

Post by nolesrule » Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:07 pm

Sold all of my VTIAX in taxable to harvest losses. Will be buying IXUS with the proceeds.

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Re: What did you buy today

Post by kappy » Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:22 pm

I hit the 31 day wash sale on emerging markets today. If it's still down tomorrow, I'll be TLHing (again).

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Re: What did you buy today

Post by AlphaLess » Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:24 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"?
Measured from the recent high, the drop is more than 3%. Not quite 10%.
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Re: What did you buy today

Post by delamer » Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:51 pm

AlphaLess wrote:
Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:24 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"?
Measured from the recent high, the drop is more than 3%. Not quite 10%.
S&P 500 index is down 7.2% from its all time high.

That change is what matters, not day-to-day changes.

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Re: What did you buy today

Post by Good Listener » Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:53 pm

I bought frozen vegetables and fresh fruit. I am so proud of myself that I don't care about the declines.

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Re: What did you buy today

Post by The Casualty » Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:01 pm

Bought Wellington Admiral $6.5K funded my IRA for 2018.

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Re: What did you buy today

Post by tooluser » Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:22 pm

mouses wrote:
Thu Oct 11, 2018 5:38 pm
tooluser wrote:
Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:56 pm
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.
You forgot several vitamin C pills.
Yep - I already had EmergenC packets! I have also tried Zinc in the past and it seemed to make things worse. It's probably all random.
Cautiously hopeful that I feel better tomorrow. Day 2 has been tiring but not too bad.
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Re: What did you buy today

Post by dougger5 » Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:29 pm

Went ahead and bought that 1 share of VTI.


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Re: What did you buy today

Post by Calygos » Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:29 pm

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Re: What did you buy today

Post by TheFlats » Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:20 pm

VIOO (small cap s&p 600) and VUG. Maybe some VOO tomorrow, we will see how it goes though.

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Re: What did you buy today

Post by Dandy » Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:45 am

very modest buys of Balanced Index in my TIRA and Value Index in my wife's Roth. A series of really bad days are sometimes a modest buy for me as long as I stay within my modest equity allocation band.

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Re: What did you buy today

Post by 3funder » Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:31 am

VTIAX.

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