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Old 01-22-2008, 02:12 PM   #1
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Vanguard Intl Index - No Fair

I was going to add a little to my VGTSX tonight and then I realized that because US market was closed yesterday - Vanguard has not updated prices to reflect the Asian bloodbath. Now I can't buy at a price before end of business tomorrow and I expect some rebound.

It's not fair I tell you!

Now I just hope the market drops some more so I'll look like a genius.
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Old 01-22-2008, 02:15 PM   #2
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You can buy VEU which is an almost identical ETF during the day.
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The market does not close for another 40 minutes or so. My broker would give me today's closing NAV of VGSTX if I place the order soon.

I imagine that if you wanted to, you could place an order now and not wait until tonight. Thus you could get today's NAV as well.
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Now I can't buy at a price before end of business tomorrow and I expect some rebound.
Only one of the many problems that trying to time the market presents to an investor.
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At Fidelity you can place your orders any time up to 3:59 for that day and get the closing NAV. When I'm buying NTF index funds (for family members since I don't really use index funds) I usually watch the price action on related ETF's like EFA or VEU and then decide whether I want to buy.
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I am heavy in the International Index fund of my TSP/401k right now, and haven't worked up the guts to go look to see what happend to me yesterday. I'm gonna go take a look...If I don't come back, somebody send out the recovery team.
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I am heavy in the International Index fund of my TSP/401k right now, and haven't worked up the guts to go look to see what happend to me yesterday. I'm gonna go take a look...If I don't come back, somebody send out the recovery team.
LOL!!! My sympathies. After Christmas I rebalanced to 23% "I Fund", though by last Friday it was already down to 22% all by itself. I am just going to play ostrich and not look until morning.
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Well....I forgot that yesterday being a holiday, the TSP won't show the updates until later on tonight. In a couple of hours, I'll be able to go to one of several fed type web sites to see what percentage of my money got flushed down the international toilet, but I won't see the actual damage to my account in dollars and cents until tomorrow morning. I think I still have a little tequila left in the kitchen pantry.............
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