Originally Posted by HFWR
Don't you mean "bye bye"?
I have been really BUYing. In contrast to posters who are accumulating and buying with fresh dough (good for them), my wife already ER'ed and I have recently resumed some part-time work (both W2 and 1099) to get some income to stem the drawing from our investment.
If I have any cash leftover from this income to buy stocks, this fresh money is minuscule compared to the portfolio size. Since Oct 2007, it has shrunk by about 8 to 10 years of living expenses. I still have about 20-25 years left (Our expenses are highly variable, due to kids still in college and our own whimsical foreign travels).
The main thing is that the income allows me the courage to go to a more aggressive allocation. Hence, buy, buy, buy.
I also looked at my own performance vs. the indices. Year to date, I roughly match the Nasdaq, and beat the Dow and the S&P. Out of the 58% that is in equities, I have about 2/5 in mutual funds, and 3/5 in my own stock picks. I do have some tech stocks, but that's not my concentration.