Re: Feb 27 damage
My transfer from AllianceBernstein to my Vanguard IRA is complete as of today. Looks like I finally had some timing luck (prior rollovers have not gone that well).
In the past 6 days we sold high (2/20), watched the money disappeared for a few days, then resurface at Vg today. Since it was all aimed at a short term bond fund for convenience, as soon as it credited my account I quickly disbursed it online to my desired asset allocation.
Net result: up 3% over what it would have been if untouched, then reinvested at today's closing prices. I held back on allocating to REITs for now; hope it it's gonna sink I'll get in again when it's on sale. After that, no more market timing (intentional or otherwise). Got lucky this time.
San Francisco Area
ESR'd March 2010. FIRE'd January 2011.
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