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Old 10-10-2008, 11:16 AM   #21
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I was "lucky" to have shifted a chunk of VG stock mutual funds over to a VG bond mutual fund early in the year(before it the market fell).
I decided yesterday to stop looking for the bottom and moved the bond mutual funds back into the stock mutual funds...just a little im back to my 70/30 mix. Only time will tell if these moves were smart?

Personally, if my AA get 5% out of range, i'll rebalance to try and simply sell high and buy low.

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Old 10-10-2008, 11:20 AM   #22
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I am buying shares of the same high dividend paying stocks that I have been holding long term

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Old 10-10-2008, 12:16 PM   #23
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I bought some Vanguard Total stock market index today. I have some cash so I'm planning on putting it back into the market a little at a time. I think this crisis is not done yet.
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Old 10-10-2008, 12:32 PM   #24
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I bought some TSM yesterday.
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Old 10-10-2008, 12:49 PM   #25
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I bought some TSM right before closing yesterday, and plan to do the same thing today.
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Old 10-10-2008, 01:18 PM   #26
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I've been thinking about this, too. Retirement was supposed to be 4 years hence, but I haven't recalculated to see what the market drop has done to that plan. Mostly I am waiting to be eligible for a larger pension, and planning just to keep making maximum contributions to tax advantaged plans but nothing else until the pension got to the amount needed.

Earlier this year I made a math mistake calculating how much to put in my 457 plan at work to max out, and it wasn't until a few weeks ago that I realized I'm way behind. As a result, the better part of my last 6 paychecks this year will be going into the 457 instead of my checking account. Right now, contributions go half into a stable value fund and half into a large cap index fund. I am thinking of putting all the contributions into stocks until the end of the year and then taking another look at it. I wonder if this idea is brilliant or boneheaded :confused:. Unfortunately probably the only way to find out which is to try it and see what happens. I too have a feeling this is a once-in-a-lifetime thing.

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