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Old 02-11-2018, 04:37 PM   #21
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We moved this summer and the packers lost my crystal, it never worked anyway.
We do not have a clue! Just two weeks ago I was complaining about how much my RMDs would be next year and the market fixed that for me....
My guess is down about 500 and then leveling off and see sawing up and up starting the following week. Truly, where else is there to put your money?

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Old 02-12-2018, 10:58 AM   #22
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[...] like most, I have irrational, completely unreliable hunches based on absolutely nothing. Mine tell me that the market will stay relatively stable for the first part of the week, and then continue to drop precipitously maybe starting next Thursday or Friday.

But who knows?
Well, so much for my hunches! I see that the Dow is up ~420 points or so at the moment. I wouldn't call that "relatively stable".

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Old 02-12-2018, 11:41 AM   #23
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Well, so much for my hunches! I see that the Dow is up ~420 points or so at the moment. I wouldn't call that "relatively stable".
In a 2016 Forbes article, they stated:
In the last 87 plus years, the majority of the Dow’s daily returns (93.33%) were between -2.0% and +2.0%.
So a change of 1.8% (as I type this for the Dow), while not normal, isn't all that abnormal. (over 6.67% of days would have a larger % change). It is the last year or so that has been abnormal.
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Old 02-12-2018, 11:53 AM   #24
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Have no clue. I was stunned to see that the DJIA went up 330 points today - just like last Friday. Then I found out that today is Sunday.
oh, then you missed Saturday's 330 point gain?

I'm on a long trip and I have made the same mistake, because I don't know what day it is, generally.
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Old 02-16-2018, 04:20 PM   #25
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I'll give a WAG (not even able to use the qualifying S)
Lots of ups and downs finishing S&P down 5%.
And I'll lose 5 lbs at the gym and dieting. Or maybe by taking the rocks out of my pocket.

And this is why I don't day trade.
And didn't even lose the five pounds.
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