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Old 04-11-2013, 08:15 AM   #1
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This latest big market "Wheee!" has me nervous. Our monthly 401K contributions are still going in, but we have some longer term very safe stuff maturing now/soon and I can't help wondering whether we should wait for a correction to invest it in stock funds.
Except I think that is the dreaded "market timing."
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Old 04-11-2013, 08:39 AM   #2
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I have "some cash" waiting for such an opportunity. It doesn't bother me if it is called market timing. I still like to buy low and sell high.
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Old 04-11-2013, 09:29 AM   #3
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Wait a bit. Determine your entry point, and then only invest a portion. Take your time and avoid buying into stock funds all at one time.
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Do you have a long-term AA (asset allocation) strategy? If so perhaps you should dollar-cost ave your future investment purchases consistent with that AA. Most do not consider such portfolio re-balancing to be "market timing".
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I have "some cash" waiting for such an opportunity. It doesn't bother me if it is called market timing. I still like to buy low and sell high.
The cost of waiting is far higher today than when MM funds were making 2-3%...........
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Old 04-11-2013, 10:25 AM   #6
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Consult with your own advisor or representative. My thoughts should not be construed as investment advice. Past performance is no guarantee of future results (love that one)........
I agree with that!
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