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Old 02-22-2011, 04:53 PM   #61
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Old 02-22-2011, 06:12 PM   #62
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Just think of the buying opportunities if this continues!
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Down 0.3 percent today. The horror!
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I was heavily in 3x leveraged ETFs... And the one day the wife ran off with my car keys with etrade security token attached.. arrgh
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Old 02-22-2011, 06:54 PM   #66
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Just think of the buying opportunities if this continues!
Down $19k today. Ugh. As my mother would always say to me, "I hope you're proud of yourself."
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On a day like this, I compared my performance to the indices to see how I fared.

Dow: -1.44%. NASDAQ: -2.74%. S&P500: -2.05%.

OK, I don't do badly at all. Thank goodness, last week I unloaded the few 100's shares of 3X leveraged ETFs I have left. They went down -8% today!

And look at Wellesley! It went down -0.18%. Super low beta!
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On a day like this, I compared my performance to the indices to see how I fared.

Dow: -1.44%. NASDAQ: -2.74%. S&P500: -2.05%.

OK, I don't do badly at all. Thank goodness, last week I unloaded the few 100's shares of 3X leveraged ETFs I have left. They went down -8% today!

And look at Wellesley! It went down -0.18%. Super low beta!

I was down 1.72% not counting my GNMA fund or my CDs. I assume PenFed CD were up today right .
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Well, as my beta is not as low as that of Wellesley to brag about, all I am willing to say is that mine is somewhere between that of the Dow and Nasdaq.
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Only down .69% yesterday, 40/60. My taxable accounts that I live off of had reached a new high on Friday.
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Are you doing this, or is this a joke? If you are serious, can you tell us more about your thought processes?

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No, it was a joke. But see what happened? I stayed in and the market dropped almost 180.
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The market dropped 180points! I'm moving into tinfoil and scotch tape today....
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I'm an indexer, so it's time to grip on the roller coaster a little tighter
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Nice thing about index funds, they never go to cash..........
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As I was scrolling thru this thread...the Google Ads for investing strategies...struck me as funny

BTW...still 65%to 70% in CDs and Cash..but have to admit I haven't looked at my equity positions. I tend to close my eyes and wait...when stuff like this happens. I picked up oil a couple of months ago.. picked up some gold and agriculture a couple of weeks ago. Wish I had picked up more ...but it will come down after the pain.
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Another down day...

Dow: -0.88%. Nasdaq: -1.21%. S&P500: -0.61%.

My equity portion of portfolio: -0.54%. Hey, I beat all the indices.

Wellesley: -0.18% again. But then, I just remember that only 1/3 of it is in equities. So, that low beta is actually not so exceptional.
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Wow, accidental market timing pays off. I rebalanced on Friday to purchase more bonds and Tuesday and Wednesday get us half way to a correction. A government shutdown in a couple of weeks should finish it.
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I must admit my partial complicity in the meltdown, although W2R deserves most of the responsibility I converted a chunk of the cash in my Roth to Wellington on Tuesday. I had to get the market to go down SOMEHOW so I can convert the rest!

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60/40 - 1974, 84, 94, 2004, And the Saint's first round playoff loss - ? revision to form??

Ho hum - stay the course.

The hormones will flare up as we get toward football season and like the deck chairs on the Titanic I will bet/shift small amounts on my few good stocks.

heh heh heh - no more pssst Wellesley, small side bets on VG REIT Index and Sm Cap.

Target Retirement for retirement (worse than watching paint dry). A few good stocks for entertainment while I agonize over the monentous decision (after 5 yrs up here) whether to switch from the Saints to the Chiefs. Inactivity in the stock market via index funds after 1977 got me to ER. My active stuff was entertaining though - nerve wise. .
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