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Post by LM3 » Mon Mar 23, 2020 3:49 pm

My first post on Bogleheads. I started investing in index funds and ETFs after reading Mr. Bogle's book "the little book of common sense investing" in 2007. Reading that book was a life changing event for me.

Today in my 401k I changed my portfolio from 60/40 stock/bond to 70/30. I'm 47.

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Post by LHRAdam » Mon Mar 23, 2020 5:23 pm

I too hit my rebalancing band sometime last week (I don’t “peak” every day ...) - sold government bond and bought global stock today.

About $30k.

It’s the first rebalance from bond to stock I’ve done and I felt strangely detached. No second thoughts at all about buying equities when others are selling.

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Post by vipertom1970 » Mon Mar 23, 2020 5:29 pm

With Fidelity account, what are S&P 500 symbols can I buy intra day and not wait until market close ?
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Post by jello_nailer » Mon Mar 23, 2020 5:35 pm

LHRAdam wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 5:23 pm
I too hit my rebalancing band sometime last week (I don’t “peak” every day ...) - sold government bond and bought global stock today.
My "peak" was 30 years ago. I do "peek" at my AA every day though...

:D

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Post by bikechuck » Mon Mar 23, 2020 5:36 pm

If I was in the accumulation phase I would be buying equities with each monthly paycheck. Unfortunately I am in the de-accumulation phase and the only way that I can add stocks is if I re balance.

I only check my portfolio once a month so on April Fool's Day I will decide whether or not I can find the intestinal fortitude to re balance. I suspect that I will just sit tight as I am coming to the realization that my 45/55 allocation was likely a bit rich for my risk tolerance.

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Post by Portfolio7 » Mon Mar 23, 2020 5:52 pm

LHRAdam wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 5:23 pm
I too hit my rebalancing band sometime last week (I don’t “peak” every day ...) - sold government bond and bought global stock today.

About $30k.

It’s the first rebalance from bond to stock I’ve done and I felt strangely detached. No second thoughts at all about buying equities when others are selling.
Likewise, about $30K, at close of market. Sold Stable Value and Tips, and bought 50% Total US Market, 40% Total International Market, 10% VMNVX (Min Global Volatility).
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Post by averagedude » Mon Mar 23, 2020 5:59 pm

I nibbled today, 30 minutes from the close. Sold 3% of my total bond fund in my 401k. It was great because bond was up 2% while large, mid, and small cap US companies were down almost 3%. Developed markets were down slightly, but I bought them too. S&P at 2100 will be my next target to nibble some more. Could be tomorrow, or it may not happen but I hope it does. That falling knife sure is sharp. Feeling very greedy. S&P at 1700, and I may go 85/15.

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Post by Stamper » Mon Mar 23, 2020 6:43 pm

This is my first post;

I’ve been buy & hold 100% equities since post tech bubble;

Went all to MM March 6 guided in part by the threads and conversations here (that is, weighing arguments to Stay the Course or not. My initial impulse was to buy the then seeming dip, then to stick, and then at last moment I fled). For the first time I did not Stay the Course.

Exception: I’ve nibbled at the Total International Index as it has fallen, small pieces, and I’m wondering if that has been premature. This crisis has assured me my risk tolerance has radically shifted especially in light of personal life events. As regards International my concern I guess is that so many nations and governments each are facing a sort of sequential rolling wave of crisis. I’m no expert obviously.

On the one hand the Index is beaten down tremendously and eventually I’m going to want a percentage of it. On the other hand, well, we’re all seeing the same news.
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Post by BenBritt » Mon Mar 23, 2020 6:54 pm

83 years old.Today I bought 25k vfiax and 50k treasury. I am thinking reducing vmatx by 50k.

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Post by Rosencrantz1 » Mon Mar 23, 2020 6:59 pm

vipertom1970 wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 5:29 pm
With Fidelity account, what are S&P 500 symbols can I buy intra day and not wait until market close ?
VOO.

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Post by MathIsMyWayr » Mon Mar 23, 2020 7:17 pm

2/27 VTSAX $25k
2/28 VTSAX $25k
3/6 VTSAX $12.5k
3/9 VTSAX $12.5k
Altogether $75k for VTSAX. Getting old, but still stupid.

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Post by MathIsMyWayr » Mon Mar 23, 2020 7:25 pm

asif408 wrote:
Tue Mar 17, 2020 12:54 pm
I bought some Brazil the other day, their stock market is down over 50% from it's high in early January. I'm watching energy stocks as well, they've been getting crushed (down over 50% from their peak), so I may be adding to my position soon. Other than that, not doing much because I'm 100% equities, and since pretty much all equities are falling right now, I'm just rebalancing among my equities and buying the ones that have fallen the most.

I will say, though, it's a great time to be an investor. :moneybag I don't understand why their is so much angst among the long-term investors here.
I understand the angst and feel their/my pain, too.

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Post by Yesterdaysnews » Mon Mar 23, 2020 7:34 pm

I purchased stocks today. We are near a bottom. This virus is showing itself to not be as deadly as feared based on the early data from other countries and there is a very particular group of people that make the vast majority of the deaths. We can easily with widespread testing protect those vulnerable groups and slowly ramp up economic activity.

The issue with this virus was the lack of testing early on, which led to a lack of data on mortality and spread which means no coherent strategy could be formulated - leading to fear and panic.

We will have point of care antibody tests soon (think like the Strep or Flu test at your doctors office) and will have tons of information about where resources need to be directed. There is no reason why areas with low virus penetrance can't expand economic activity.
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Re: Who here is buying stocks today and how much?

Post by JonnyDVM » Mon Mar 23, 2020 7:36 pm

Holding (mostly) the line until the end of the week. I’m feeling like it’s going to be an ugly week for the US and it’s market and I’m tiring of tossing in money only to see it go down in flames 48 hours later.

I did buy a small taste of a company I buy a lot of products from. Zoetis. ZTS. Under $100/share? Couldn’t help myself.

I do feel like we are approaching the bottom.
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Re: Who here is buying stocks today and how much?

Post by watchnerd » Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:03 pm

JonnyDVM wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 7:36 pm
Holding (mostly) the line until the end of the week. I’m feeling like it’s going to be an ugly week for the US and it’s market and I’m tiring of tossing in money only to see it go down in flames 48 hours later.
I just look at it as more shares at lower prices.

And next week maybe I'll get even more shares at even lower prices.

I don't care what Mr. Market thinks those shares are worth in the short term.
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Post by thoughtware » Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:04 pm

Rebalanced from 60/40 to 65/35 by exchanging VBTLX for VFIAX today. I feel a bit more comfortable with the tech heavy S&P 500 right now. Its the first time I've done anything since the SHTF. If it drops another 10% I will rebalance to 70/30. I'm 55 and starting my forth year of retirement.

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Post by airshow » Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:11 pm

$5k+ of Schwab etf SCHB

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Post by dmcmahon » Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:13 pm

JonnyDVM wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 7:36 pm
Holding (mostly) the line until the end of the week. I’m feeling like it’s going to be an ugly week for the US and it’s market and I’m tiring of tossing in money only to see it go down in flames 48 hours later.

I did buy a small taste of a company I buy a lot of products from. Zoetis. ZTS. Under $100/share? Couldn’t help myself.

I do feel like we are approaching the bottom.
I’m buying...tinned beans and cat food! :twisted:

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Re: Who here is buying stocks today and how much?

Post by Johnnie » Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:16 pm

I'm not doing anything because my plan says rebalance in January, plus I'm close to retirement. If this this thing goes to 50% I may nibble a tiny bit. Just so in years hence I can say I did if it works, and never say a word if it doesn't. :wink:
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Post by watchnerd » Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:26 pm

Johnnie wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:16 pm
I'm not doing anything because my plan says rebalance in January, plus I'm close to retirement. If this this thing goes to 50% I may nibble a tiny bit. Just so in years hence I can say I did if it works, and never say a word if it doesn't. :wink:
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Post by Soul.in.Progress » Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:40 pm

We’re also buying 100% stocks during this “opportunity”. Methods are various: with all dividends or interest received, with my husband’s 401k contributions (100% of his contributions are going to stock), with things like FSA checks, with his bonus money (just received), and in our family HSA. I am also reassessing for rebalancing opportunities according to my IPS.

Basically, whereas we used to invest the above according to our asset allocation, I am now directing all of this “new” money to stocks. I only feel comfortable doing this because we have a large fixed income dollar amount (5.5 years in liquid fixed income, plus 9.5 more years in qualified accounts fixed income). I won’t go below that total threshold of 15 years expenses in fixed income because that helps me sleep well at night. It might seem large, but we reached our FIRE number years ago, at which time I adjusted our asset allocation to effectively take money off the table (the old “if you’ve won the game, don’t keep playing” philosophy) We are older 40’s.

Feeling very grateful for the wisdom of so many on this forum who have taught me along the way.
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Re: Who here is buying stocks today and how much?

Post by Monsterflockster » Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:42 pm

The only way to buy at the bottom is to buy all the way down right? For long term investors, if you bought at this price three years ago why not now?

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Post by watchnerd » Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:43 pm

Monsterflockster wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:42 pm
The only way to buy at the bottom is to buy all the way down right? For long term investors, if you bought at this price three years ago why not now?
+1

And 2016, and 2015, etc, etc

More shares for same money.
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Re: Who here is buying stocks today and how much?

Post by RetiredInTheWest » Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:44 pm

Rebalanced today. Moved bonds to stocks, per plan. Not easy to do, but felt right afterward. Staying the course.

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Re: Who here is buying stocks today and how much?

Post by atdharris » Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:58 pm

Added a little using the cash I raised a few days ago. I cannot predict the bottom but I think it will happen before we hit "peak" in this pandemic and the market will begin recovering as we hit it.

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Post by WhyNotUs » Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:01 pm

Been years since I bought a stock but bought some today of a BDC that is paying a 15% dividend if they hold up. I little lark rather than a serious investment.
I own the next hot stock- VTSAX

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Post by watchnerd » Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:02 pm

WhyNotUs wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:01 pm
Been years since I bought a stock but bought some today of a BDC that is paying a 15% dividend if they hold up. I little lark rather than a serious investment.
Wow, sexy!
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Post by ghostdog1108 » Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:13 pm

Been out of the market since I retired 6 years ago. My plan offered a couple of fixed income accounts And with a 3% floor from CREF TIAA TRADITIONAL it's more than I needed with zero debt, SS & $130K in a money market.
Bought 5% mutual funds yesterday &10% today. May buy more with a max of 30%/70%. Sure it may go lower but we live simple & happy with 200K in a money market. I sleep well at night......,

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Post by TheTimeLord » Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:17 pm

Depends on how many my GTC orders, if any, trigger on a given day.
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Post by Rosencrantz1 » Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:26 pm

watchnerd wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:26 pm
Johnnie wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:16 pm
I'm not doing anything because my plan says rebalance in January, plus I'm close to retirement. If this this thing goes to 50% I may nibble a tiny bit. Just so in years hence I can say I did if it works, and never say a word if it doesn't. :wink:
People say 'nibble', but what does it mean, really?
informal - show cautious interest in a project or proposal or product.
"there's a New York agent nibbling"

Speaking for myself, I like the use of the word "cautious" - because that's exactly how I think of my small, spaced out purchases of VOO in this falling market.

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Post by james22 » Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:50 pm

Thinking of HELOC investing a lump sum today at these prices other than DCAing over the next several years until I retire.

:shock:

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Post by jb1 » Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:55 pm

Visa, Boeing, square have been my main buys. Of course majority of VTSAX as well.. should this rebound I think we’ll see 31k for Dow in no time

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Post by grayfox » Tue Mar 24, 2020 6:40 am

Tuesday March 24 2020 7:25am EDT--
S&P 500 (^GSPC) was down -2.94% yesterday to 2237.40. I fired another 10 rounds. The lower it goes, the more shares I get for the same amount. :beer

S&P 500 is now down -33.92% from peak on 2/19. This is now looking like a solid -30% to -50% bear market.
But (^VIX) is lower at 55. More stable?
And what? S&P 500 Futures shows up +5.08% to 2333.
Shiller PE is down to 21.12, forecasting an expected real return of 4.74%.
Meanwhile, 30 year TIPS Yield has gone slightly negative, -0.01%. That's a pretty decent ERP. Sell bonds, buy stocks.

I will just continue DCAing in on the way down.
YTD = -12.91%. AA is down to 25% stocks.
Rounds spent: 130/350 Remaining rounds: 220/350

10:00am EDT--S&P 500 is up, so far today, +5.33 to 2356
14:25pm EDT--up +6.41 to 2380
04:00pm EDT--up +9.38 to 2447.33 :!: -- No buys today at these astronomically high prices :)


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Wednesday March 25, 2020 7:07am EDT--
after big rise in stocks yesterday, YTD = -10.51%. AA is 26.7% stocks.
I am below target, especially in international stocks, so I might buy some international stock ETF today.

^VIX at 66.
S&P 500 Futures shows down -0.64% to 2419.
9:30AM S&P500 opens +11% then down -0.08% then +0.74%
4:00PM S&P500 closes up +1.15% to 2475.66

Fired off 9 rounds today on international stock.
Rounds spent: 143/350 Remaining rounds: 207/350
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Post by madbrain » Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:31 pm

james22 wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:50 pm
Thinking of HELOC investing a lump sum today at these prices other than DCAing over the next several years until I retire.

:shock:
I have a paid off house and thinking the same. My current HELOC is only $200k though, and only has 2 years left in the draw period.
Wells Fargo and BofA are offering me about prime minus 1.1% on a new HELOC up to 75% LTV. The payments during the draw period are amortized, however, not interest-only.

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Post by Tomhost » Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:51 pm

Age 62 Retired about 4 years ago. I was all in cash (401K, 2 ROTH's, 2 taxable accounts)due to rolling over my 401K and firing my FA last year. Between all my accounts I bought about $500k VTSAX last Wed 3/18. I still have about $500k cash uninvested in MM. I have a pension and will max out SS when I apply in 4 years. I was not trying to time the market but I am pleased with getting in at a discount.

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Post by grayfox » Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:10 am

accidental overwrite
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Post by Ari » Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:26 am

I'm 100% stocks and buying whenever I get the money, which is tomorrow. also borrowing some money from my broker (not that much). I'm really struggling on whether to deviate from my principles and load up on things like airline companies and Brazil, mentioned above. I probably won't, and then I'll kick myself once they rally.
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Post by james22 » Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:53 am

grayfox wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:10 am
I came up with a target schedule to put money to work the stock market based on the S&P 500 drawdown, The lower it goes, the more shares I get for the amount.

S&P500 DD.....Rounds spent
-25.00%..........40.00%
-30.00%..........45.00%
-35.00%..........50.00%
-40.00%..........55.00%
-45.00%..........60.00%
-50.00%..........65.00%
-55.00%..........70.00%
-60.00%..........75.00%
-65.00%..........80.00%
-70.00%..........85.00%
-75.00%..........90.00%
-80.00%..........95.00%
-85.00%..........100.00%
What is your expected drawdown, grayfox? Your target allocation?

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Post by grayfox » Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:14 am

james22 wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:53 am

What is your expected drawdown, grayfox? Your target allocation?
I don't have a clue about what max drawdown we will see.

S&P500 was down -30.75% on Monday 3/23. Now it's looking like we may be up three days in a rows. Maybe Monday was the bottom.
But I want to be able to buy if/when it is down -50% or lower.

I don't want to be in a position that the stocks are down -75% from peak and I have no money left to buy anything. So at this time I still have 60% of my ammo remaining.
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Post by james22 » Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:42 am

grayfox wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:14 am
james22 wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:53 am

What is your expected drawdown, grayfox? Your target allocation?
I don't have a clue.

S&P500 was down -30.75% on Monday 3/23. Now it's looking like we may be up three days in a rows. Maybe Monday was the bottom.
But I want to be able to buy if/when it is down -50% or lower.

I don't want to be in a position that the stocks are down -75% from peak and I have no money left to buy anything. So at this time I still have 60% of my ammo remaining.
But you also don't want to be in the position of having missed putting cash to work at a significant discount. Right?


My target allocation is 100/0. I was 75/25 a month ago (because: valuations). I'm now 94/6 after having bought SV and EM at an average of 35% drawdown. But while I might expect SV and EM to drawdown 60%, I'll be all-in at 50% because I do not wish to miss the opportunity if they don't drawdown that far.

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Post by grayfox » Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:46 pm

james22 wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:42 am

But you also don't want to be in the position of having missed putting cash to work at a significant discount. Right?


My target allocation is 100/0. I was 75/25 a month ago (because: valuations). I'm now 94/6 after having bought SV and EM at an average of 35% drawdown. But while I might expect SV and EM to drawdown 60%, I'll be all-in at 50% because I do not wish to miss the opportunity if they don't drawdown that far.
True, if you don't buy now you may never see this price again. Suppose the bid/ask price on a stock is 45/50. So you put in a bid at 48, trying to get it a little cheaper. Then it goes up and you lost the chance to get it at 50. You have to be willing to walk away and just say, Ok, I missed that chance to get to at 50. Then some time later you are buying it at 60. This happens.

Maybe I should accelerate my buy in. Even with the price rise today, PE10 is just under 25 which is way better than its been the past year. So I fired off another 10 rounds today. Maybe I will DCA, a little every day while there is volatility. As long as I keep lowering my cost basis, it is an improvement. I updated my schedule slightly.

S&P500 DD.....Rounds spent
-25.00%..........45.00%
-30.00%..........50.00%
-35.00%..........55.00%
-40.00%..........60.00%
-45.00%..........65.00%
-50.00%..........70.00%
-55.00%..........75.00%
-60.00%..........80.00%
-65.00%..........85.00%
-70.00%..........90.00%
-75.00%..........95.00%
-80.00%..........100.00%
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Re: Who here is buying stocks today and how much?

Post by radeon962 » Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:33 pm

Had my 401 & 457 set for future allocations at 40% (US Broad Mkt Index)/60% (Bond Index) as I am gliding from 70% stocks /30% bonds to 65/35 at 55 in 3 years and wanted to move by 60 years old to an overall AA of 60/40:

My target AA of 60/40 at 60 years old is:

40% US Index
20% International Index
40% Bond

I was overweight in International and underweight in bonds due to my previous years at 80/20 so the reason I switched my future allocations to 60% bonds and 40% US Index a few years back rather than just rebalance as I preferred DCA’ing my way to my end goal and preserving the gains in the stock portion.

My 457 was the same at 60/40 for future allocations.

Funds are from payroll deduction every 2 weeks and the 401 & 457 are nearly identical amounts now as I have increased my 457 significantly over the past 2 years. Just under 33% from each paycheck goes to 401/457.

Changed my 457 to 100% US Broad Market Index fund today and left my 401 as-is. Figured it would give me some options to DCA in some more US Stock Index while they are down and convert to more bonds in the future and in reality most of the growth comes from the account accumulation overall at this time rather than the bi-weekly contributions or had been for the past few years with the crazy rise of the market.

My overall AA currently within my ICMA account through work:

35.2% Bond Index
47.0% U.S. Stock (Broad Market Index)
17.8% International/Global Stock (Overseas Equity Index)

I have a Roth through Vanguard with 100% VTSAX but it’s only about 5% of my overall portfolio and I don’t include it in my retirement plan so I don’t plan on changing that at the moment. We plan to leave all of it for the kids when we pass so it has 30+ years to grow (hopefully). Had put my annual contribution of $7,000 in on 2/24/20 as I make my annual contribution the Tuesday after my taxes are deposited in my bank account. Probably should have DCA’d it In hindsight but hopefully in 30+ years it was just a moment in time.

No debt other than $125k left on a 2.75% 15-year mortgage that we refinanced to in 2017 so no rush to pay it off until I’m 62 but pre-paying a bit to hit payoff at 62. Paid off both vehicles in the past year and have 6+ months cash in Amex Savings account so figured I would DCA to stocks over the next few years with 1/2 of my payroll deductions and keep the other half as-is.

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Re: Who here is buying stocks today and how much?

Post by Noobvestor » Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:10 pm

Tempted to start the counter-thread: Who here is buying bonds today and how much?

I rebalanced a bit yesterday (stocks into bonds). Would have done more but there are some taxation considerations I'm still puzzling over.
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Re: Who here is buying stocks today and how much?

Post by adave » Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:15 pm

I have been nibbling, mainly VTI and XLK. Anyone going to gamble a little on some individual stocks - UAL perhaps? Disney?

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Re: Who here is buying stocks today and how much?

Post by grayfox » Fri Mar 27, 2020 6:57 am

Friday March 27, 2020 7:45am EDT--
Yesterday was a pretty good day at the races. Three up days in a row. +9.38% +1.15% + 6.24%
At 2630.07, S&P 500 is now only -18.59% YTD.
Shiller PE is still below 25 (24.83)

I am at YTD = -7.48%. AA is now 28.8% stocks.
Fired off 10 more rounds yesterday
Rounds spent: 153/350 (43.7%); Remaining rounds: 197/350

What excitement is in store for today?
^VIX at 68. S&P 500 Futures shows down -2.69% to 2537.

If it is down near the close, I will buy more stock.

18:30 S&P 500 ended the day down -3.37% to 2541.47. Unfortunately I lost track of the time and by then it was too late to get my buy order in before the market closed at 4pm. :oops:

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Sunday 29 March 2020 7:30am--It's a good thing that the markets close on the weekend. It gives all the market makers a chance to evaluate the situation and figure out their bids and asks. I myself will just rely on the wisdom of the market to determine what they think the prices should be. I don't have the resources or knowledge to determine the prices of 100s of individual stocks.

The stock futures market opens Sunday evening, maybe about 6PM? So we can get an advance look at where there S&P might go on Monday. Also Gold and Silver futures start trading at 6PM Sunday evening.

S&P 500 at 2541.47, -21.34% YTD. A week ago on Monday 3/23 it closed down -30.75% YTD
I am down YTD = -8.18%. AA is now 28.2% stocks.
I've used up 43.7% of my ammunition.

18:00 EDT--Yep, the futures page started updating at exactly 6pm. S&P500 down -1.59% to 2474. But the market doesn't open until tomorrow morning at 9:30am, so plenty of time to change course.

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Monday 30 March 2020
07:09am--S&P500 Futures +0.48% to 2536.
09:15--S&P500 Futures +1.30% to 2556.
09:31-- S&P 500 opens +1.39% to 2576
16:00-- S&P 500 closes +3.35% to 2626.65

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Tuesday 31 March 2020 8:17am--After another up day, S&P500 is now only -18.70% YTD
Fired off 10 more rounds yesterday. I've used up 47% of my ammo.
YTD = -7.15%. 29.3% stocks.
^VIX down to 57. S&P 500 Futures shows down -1.22% to 2579.
09:25--S&P500 Futures -0.38% to 2601
09:30--S&P500 opens -0.47% to 2614

16:00--S&P500 closed down -1.60% to 2584.59
So ends another day, month, quarter. S&P 500 is -20.03% YTD.
I've used up 49% of my ammunition, down -7.93% YTD and now at 32.10% stocks.
Sic transit gloria mundi. [STGM]

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Re: Who here is buying stocks today and how much?

Post by bck63 » Wed Apr 01, 2020 1:52 pm

grayfox wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 6:57 am
Friday March 27, 2020 7:45am EDT--
Yesterday was a pretty good day at the races. Three up days in a row. +9.38% +1.15% + 6.24%
At 2630.07, S&P 500 is now only -18.59% YTD.
Shiller PE is still below 25 (24.83)

I am at YTD = -7.48%. AA is now 28.8% stocks.
Fired off 10 more rounds yesterday
Rounds spent: 153/350 (43.7%); Remaining rounds: 197/350

What excitement is in store for today?
^VIX at 68. S&P 500 Futures shows down -2.69% to 2537.

If it is down near the close, I will buy more stock.

18:30 S&P 500 ended the day down -3.37% to 2541.47. Unfortunately I lost track of the time and by then it was too late to get my buy order in before the market closed at 4pm. :oops:

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Sunday 29 March 2020 7:30am--It's a good thing that the markets close on the weekend. It gives all the market makers a chance to evaluate the situation and figure out their bids and asks. I myself will just rely on the wisdom of the market to determine what they think the prices should be. I don't have the resources or knowledge to determine the prices of 100s of individual stocks.

The stock futures market opens Sunday evening, maybe about 6PM? So we can get an advance look at where there S&P might go on Monday. Also Gold and Silver futures start trading at 6PM Sunday evening.

S&P 500 at 2541.47, -21.34% YTD. A week ago on Monday 3/23 it closed down -30.75% YTD
I am down YTD = -8.18%. AA is now 28.2% stocks.
I've used up 43.7% of my ammunition.

18:00 EDT--Yep, the futures page started updating at exactly 6pm. S&P500 down -1.59% to 2474. But the market doesn't open until tomorrow morning at 9:30am, so plenty of time to change course.

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Monday 30 March 2020
07:09am--S&P500 Futures +0.48% to 2536.
09:15--S&P500 Futures +1.30% to 2556.
09:31-- S&P 500 opens +1.39% to 2576
16:00-- S&P 500 closes +3.35% to 2626.65

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Tuesday 31 March 2020 8:17am--After another up day, S&P500 is now only -18.70% YTD
Fired off 10 more rounds yesterday. I've used up 47% of my ammo.
YTD = -7.15%. 29.3% stocks.
^VIX down to 57. S&P 500 Futures shows down -1.22% to 2579.
09:25--S&P500 Futures -0.38% to 2601
09:30--S&P500 opens -0.47% to 2614

16:00--S&P500 closed down -1.60% to 2584.59
So ends another day, month, quarter. S&P 500 is -20.03% YTD.
I've used up 49% of my ammunition, down -7.93% YTD and now at 32.10% stocks.
I'm 30/70 as well and have been buying here and there on the way down. Bought more today. No rhyme or reason other than a feeling that at 8 years to retirement this could be one of the last and biggest sales before I stop working.

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