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Old 01-12-2007, 01:15 PM   #21
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Re: Well-disciplined, but...
Old 01-12-2007, 01:17 PM   #22
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Give me a break, that was a long time ago.
Hey folks, cut Jarhead some slack. He's used all his fingers and toes twice to compute up to 40. He's very close to running out of things to count!!

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Old 01-12-2007, 01:23 PM   #23
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It appears that people who contribute to this board are well-disciplined regarding their investment strategies.
Right now we're all looking over our shoulders and trying to figure out who the heck you're talking about.

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But, the question is: what kind of news event might cause you to pull out 25-50% (or more) of your investment in the market?
I can't think of one, and that's the whole idea behind rebalancing. If our asset allocation got out of whack by more than 5% (e.g., small caps rose from 25% to 31% of the
total) then we'd sell/buy to get things more in line. Maybe a big drop would cause us to sell off a bloated asset and take our time getting back into another asset, but that type of dirty market timing has been fraught with disappointment. In a sharp drop (bad news, a terrorist attack, whatever) we'd probably jump too quickly, and in a slow hemorrhage we probalby wouldn't notice the problem in time.

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Second part: what sort of news event might cause you to add much more to the market than you had planned?
Hey, we can answer that one. We keep an eye on our ETFs and a few stocks we wouldn't mind owning. When the prices drop at least 10% into bargain territory then we start getting alerts from Fidelity's website and we can watch the numbers.

We bought Apple at $11/share when they had $5/share cash, we bought Disney at $17.69/share after 9/11, we bought Berkshire Hathaway several times on sale between $2050-$2200/share, and we bought a small-cap value ETF several times during the 2003-2004 recovery. Of course we sold the Apple stock at $16/share when we felt we'd made an obscene profit, and we've bought a few other stocks well before we should have. But we've learned a lot (including patience) and our trading activity has slowed considerably.

As for the rest of you guys, I'm surprised you didn't hand Jarhead a load of crap for giving birth to a fully-grown homemaker wife in 1966 at the same time he was having those two kids. That must've been a series of serious medical miracles!
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Re: Well-disciplined, but...

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It appears that people who contribute to this board are well-disciplined regarding their investment strategies. But, the question is: what kind of news event might cause you to pull out 25-50% (or more) of your investment in the market? Second part: what sort of news event might cause you to add much more to the market than you had planned?
Shoot, I forgot the OP.

1 - What would cause me to pull 25-50% out of the market? A 25-50% runup over what I thought was fair value. I think we're about 10-12% overvalued right now, so i'll stick with the bull.

2 - What would cause me to add much more? A 25-50% drop under what I think is fair value.
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Old 01-12-2007, 01:28 PM   #25
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Wait until Costco sells it for $75,000 with a free sample on a toothpick at lunchtime.

Hey Jarhead...as the 18 year old from missoula says, you get to remember it any way you want to. As long as I get to make you feel like an old fart by pointing out that I was two when you got married and just graduating high school in '79.

And are you enjoying this minnesota-like weather we're having?
TH: Yep, there's a lot of eye-rolling on my wife's part when I get involved with recalling dates.

We had plenty of warning ahead of time re: the weather, but I decided to
call the course this A.M. to see if we could get out. Good conditions if you were planning on Ice Skating, but they have a hold on the frozen greens until "possibly" this afternoon. Put another log on the fire.

Anyway, I see you're back to posting again. (You're far too young to be
retired).

Take Care, Jarhead

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After two days of baby duty, I feel a lot older than I am. We're two weeks away from his nibs' second birthday and the terrible twos are in full force.
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As for the rest of you guys, I'm surprised you didn't hand Jarhead a load of crap for giving birth to a fully-grown homemaker wife in 1966 at the same time he was having those two kids. That must've been a series of serious medical miracles!
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But, the question is: what kind of news event might cause you to pull out 25-50% (or more) of your investment in the market?
News of my 80th Birthday. Imminent asteroid impact. Worldwide nuclear war. 25 to 50% increase in value.
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But, the question is: what kind of news event might cause you to pull out 25-50% (or more) of your investment in the market?
Three words: President Hillary Clinton

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Old 01-12-2007, 02:19 PM   #30
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Eh, things didnt go so badly when her accomplice was in office.
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Three words: President Hillary Clinton

Why? By and large she is a centrist who tries to please everyone.
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Why? By and large she is a centrist who tries to please everyone.
I think your definition of a centrist might be a little different than mine.

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I'm sure they'll throw another shrimp on the barbie for ya.

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yeah, makes a lot of sense--if she's president we might have another 8 years of bull market and balanced budget. That would be pretty threatening. :

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yeah, makes a lot of sense--if she's president we might have another 8 years of bull market and balanced budget. That would be pretty threatening. :
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