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Old 10-03-2013, 01:44 PM   #21
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I like when the divided payments on my index funds hit in a down bad news market. I get a much better cost basis on the roll in
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Old 10-03-2013, 02:04 PM   #22
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Bought some KO yesterday when it crossed the 3% mark and a couple of shares of CVX today. I will buy more XOM if it crosses 3% also.
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Old 10-03-2013, 02:20 PM   #23
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I will do nothing until I hit the rebalance bands established by my ISP. (an index card posted on the fridge). Life can be simple.
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Old 10-03-2013, 02:43 PM   #24
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So, my 401K has zero fees for moving investments to and from cash, as long as you don't do it too often. You are saying that you would not buy until the market drops 4 or 5%, but if you had already bought you would not sell here?



If it is not worth buying until it drops 5%, then why would you not sell and wait for it to drop 5%?
I may have been unclear.
I'll DCA in again mid to end October as planned- unless a 4-5 drop occurs before then.
Such a drop would trigger me whenever it happened.
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Old 10-03-2013, 03:03 PM   #25
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Just continuing my normal investing my allocation bands are still within range after re-balancing earlier this year. My guess is that this S/D will flow into the debt ceiling, so the market is more likely to get nervous and dip a bit more before things settle down. But that is just my guess and I could be totally wrong. Wouldn't bother me either way.
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Old 10-03-2013, 03:04 PM   #26
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I am hanging tough staying the course until the 11th game Chiefs/Broncos before possibly adding them to my underdog list. I spent a long time in the wilderness before 2009 with the Saint's.

Meanwhile my VG Target Retirement index fund stays on full auto.

heh heh heh - ok ok so I may buy some new deck chairs for the titanic with petty cash - CVX, NUE, - wild and crazy stuff.
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Old 10-03-2013, 03:22 PM   #27
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My view is that there aren't any buying opportunities here, at least not yet. Looking at the YTD chart of some basic asset classes, every one of them is near their recent highs, except for REITs. So I guess I could buy some more REITs, but so far I haven't deviated enough from my target allocation to justify a purchase.

All this may change, however. Never underestimate the ability of Congress to mess things up.
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Old 10-03-2013, 03:31 PM   #28
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My view is that there aren't any buying opportunities here, at least not yet. Looking at the YTD chart of some basic asset classes, every one of them is near their recent highs, except for REITs. So I guess I could buy some more REITs, but so far I haven't deviated enough from my target allocation to justify a purchase.

All this may change, however. Never underestimate the ability of Congress to mess things up.
I agree. I will wait for them to go up 20% from here, then I will know that they were good buys.
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Old 10-03-2013, 04:20 PM   #29
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Yes, I did something and I wrote about it here: Investing to lose money and tax-loss harvest

All time portfolio high was reached on Wednesday.
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Old 10-03-2013, 10:20 PM   #30
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My view is that there aren't any buying opportunities here, at least not yet. Looking at the YTD chart of some basic asset classes, every one of them is near their recent highs, except for REITs. So I guess I could buy some more REITs, but so far I haven't deviated enough from my target allocation to justify a purchase.

All this may change, however. Never underestimate the ability of Congress to mess things up.
Several of my emerging/frontier market funds/ETF's are priced lower than at the start of this year, adjusting for dividends. Not at recent lows, but well off recent highs. Fairly similar to REIT's.
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Old 10-04-2013, 04:48 AM   #31
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Writing a few puts and going long(er) on C, FCX CVX and APC.

In and out of SSO and making some nice profits.
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Old 10-04-2013, 06:08 AM   #32
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I'm not making any changes for now. So far it's just a minor bump on a serious uphill climb. If I see this chart back below 1400 I'm all in like gangbusters.

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Old 10-04-2013, 09:10 AM   #33
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The perfect time to be writing half-split covered reverse calls on highly leveraged Venezuelan beaver cheese futures.
I'm all in popcorn futures.
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Old 10-04-2013, 02:50 PM   #34
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Nothing...believe it'll be back to normal in a month
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Old 10-04-2013, 04:16 PM   #35
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I believe I'll have another beer. Balance in everything...
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I went long in Politician BS Calls and shorted the Politician Intelligence Index
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Old 10-04-2013, 05:27 PM   #37
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I rebalanced back in May when the equity allocation exceeded my wide 10% allocation band (nominal 50/50). Since then nothing much has happened (according to the allocation calculation) so back to my usual slumber. One of the things I really really like about having wide reallocation bands is that this method tends to filter all the BS to where nothing much is to be done in response to screaming headlines. As a reference point, the prior rebalance to the May 2013 one was in February 2007. I almost rebalanced ( in the opposite direction) in March 2009 but the market took off like a rocket just as I was getting ready to do it.
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Old 10-05-2013, 09:00 AM   #38
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The perfect time to be writing half-split covered reverse calls on highly leveraged Venezuelan beaver cheese futures.
Funny I Don't recall getting that tip from my adviser wannabes lately!
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Old 10-05-2013, 10:28 AM   #39
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My main strategy remains unchanged, and that is to check my portfolio value on days when the market goes up, and to not look at it at all on days when the market goes down.

As for changing AA? Nope.
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Old 10-05-2013, 11:29 AM   #40
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Bought some KO yesterday when it crossed the 3% mark and a couple of shares of CVX today. I will buy more XOM if it crosses 3% also.

Same here with KO also keeping an eye on BAX and CLX
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