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Old 04-13-2004, 05:10 PM   #61
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Re: Time to buy REITS?

I kinda like to be called "Dirty Market Timer".

Even though I usually only do it once, while getting in.

I did do it once, pulling everything out in January of 2000. But that just seemed to make good sense and it made all the difference in the world...

I love the "buy and hold low cost index" mantra, but sometimes you just gotta look at stuff and say "wow, thats cheap" or "holy cow, thats expensive".

A good philosophy shouldnt include making clearly boneheaded decisions. Or non-decisions.
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Re: Time to buy REITS?
Old 04-13-2004, 09:38 PM   #62
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Re: Time to buy REITS?

If you want a good analysis of what's happening
with REITs, check out the following:

http://www.ireizine.com/reit/essentialreit.html

Cheers,

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Old 04-13-2004, 09:47 PM   #63
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Re: Time to buy REITS?

Good article, I think they captured the gist of it. I think its a short term downdraft that fed itself. If things drop a little more I'll buy some in my taxable account for the dividend boost.

Other notes: The dog looks very smart. Someone needs to tell the author that the Ayatollah Khomeini is dead.
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Re: Time to buy REITS?

I decided to take another bite out of the REIT
apple today and will be 1/3 invested tomorrow
at the closing price. I think Mr Greenspan will
scare the poop out of the momentum players
when he testifies tomorrow and the price will take another hit

There will probably be at least one more leg
down before it settles out. REITS are now down
15% off the 4/1 high. When they are down 20-25%
I will take another bite. Otherwise, I will continue
value averaging until I get fully invested.

Like TH, I too am sometimes a dirty market timer.

Mavs Rule! ( or "drool"? ,,, we will find out soon)

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