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Old 01-02-2009, 01:25 PM   #41
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Scary to move so much at once, but my system is to do my rebalancing all on Jan 2. By following a predefined system, I avoid any regrets that might come from listening to or not listening to voices in my head (Ziggy type voices -- not crazy type voices).
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PS - I didn't have the guts to rebalance at that point either.
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Old 01-02-2009, 02:22 PM   #42
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Company stock is about the same as last year, though was up about 40% in mid summer.
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Yes, but if you'd done that, and it had gone up fast in December, you might now be saying that in retrospect you should have lump summed.

I moved my $106,000 this morning despite a power outage (I used this antique thing called a "telephone"). Scary to move so much at once, but my system is to do my rebalancing all on Jan 2. By following a predefined system, I avoid any regrets that might come from listening to or not listening to voices in my head (Ziggy type voices -- not crazy type voices).
Power to ya, Al. I can never bring myself to DCA these days either. I used to spread out IRA and 401k contributions over the whole year etc. Nowadays my 401(k) contributions always go in as fast as I can get them in and my bonus goes into the IRA's as lump sums as soon as I get it in April.
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