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Old 10-01-2015, 01:38 PM   #41
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Bought GM and a mid-size refiner in the August drop. I'm looking at buying another biotech like Biogen with the dividends that came in over the last 3 weeks.

In the mutual accounts, I'm looking to see if we test or break below the August lows and will slowly rebalance emerging markets mutuals/bonds; Europe; and midcap. I barely breached my stock holding % so need to add about 3% on the stock funds, which I'll do over the next 3 months, unless there is another big swing down.
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Old 10-01-2015, 02:13 PM   #42
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I have been doing some tax loss harvesting to bring my income down to "gimme the goodies" level this year (no net selling though, as I reinvested the proceeds immediately). And on Monday I put 5% of my cash reserve to work in the market. Kind of a timid move, but I expect more buying opportunities down the road as stocks are still far from cheap.
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Old 10-01-2015, 09:59 PM   #43
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I just put $180K in two days ago, split evenly between DVY and VYM.
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Old 10-02-2015, 10:26 AM   #44
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Haven't heard peep on the subject, so I was wondering the current mood and whether it signaled a buying opportunity for some, or if others feel we have further to go. Evaluations even with the recent drop are high according to number crunchers, which includes both stocks and bonds.

Of course the global markets are fueling the fire, but according to Carl Icahn's latest mini documentary, there is more to it than that. But then we must question the motives in putting it out.

I'm always buying when I have money. Which is probably why I'm always broke...
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Old 10-03-2015, 12:28 PM   #45
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In 2013 I pretty consistently sold, mostly Total Stock, to the tune of around $1 million in sales. In the past month I've been a buyer, mostly of Total International, to the tune of around $140k in purchases.


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Old 10-03-2015, 01:24 PM   #46
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I've been writing naked puts on stocks I wouldn't mind owning. Mostly they just expire and I keep the premiums. Recently did pick up GILD and AAPL as the stocks dipped lower than my strike.


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In 2013 I pretty consistently sold, mostly Total Stock, to the tune of around $1 million in sales. In the past month I've been a buyer, mostly of Total International, to the tune of around $140k in purchases.


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You obviously feel Total Stock has run it's course and Total International is up next. Yes?
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Old 10-04-2015, 06:01 AM   #48
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During the latter half of 2014 I started reducing equities and moving the money into an Interest income fund. Starting last week I changed course and will dollar cost average back into equities.
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Old 10-04-2015, 09:35 AM   #49
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I had a CD matured last week and purchased RDS. Consider CVX if it is going to drop or remain same by the time my next CD matures next year.
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You obviously feel Total Stock has run it's course and Total International is up next. Yes?

Modhatter, though I won't make any comments about WHEN things might turn, I do feel the US has had a great run and will likely underperform international over the next 10 or so years. I've also bought about $50k in the Vanguard energy ETF in recent months that I forgot to mention. Pretty much same theory of buying when all the talking heads scream sell. What about you? Theories??


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Old 10-04-2015, 01:40 PM   #51
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I am buying over last several weeks, adding to international equities position.
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Modhatter, though I won't make any comments about WHEN things might turn, I do feel the US has had a great run and will likely underperform international over the next 10 or so years. I've also bought about $50k in the Vanguard energy ETF in recent months that I forgot to mention. Pretty much same theory of buying when all the talking heads scream sell. What about you? Theories??


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I tend to agree with you on both counts. May take a couple of years for things to change Internationally, and I agree utilities look attractive now. I know they are volatile, but also think waiting out the bad times with larger dividends isn't so bad either.
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