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Old 11-21-2008, 04:51 PM   #21
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Been buying since the S&P hit 900, but have moved only half of what I planned so far. Don't like putting in a big amount on any one day, and the market has been dropping so fast! Will dribble in the rest over the next month.

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Old 11-21-2008, 08:00 PM   #22
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Finished the second part of the tax-loss swap on Wednesday-- that's why the market dropped on Thursday.

Still need to buy more of an international dividend ETF (PID) but I've spent the last day piddling around with a spreadsheet to see how much cash we really need to keep on hand. Less than I expected. So in the next few weeks we'll move money around and buy more.


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Old 11-21-2008, 08:16 PM   #23
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We're still averaging into the market with our regular contributions. In the last month or so we've actually kicked in a bit extra. Hurts to see that shrink, but I'm looking to the future. Still have 28 years until "traditional" retirement age.

Man, our allocation is *so* outta whack. The good thing is that the over-allocation to bonds (due to shrinking stocks) has been protecting us a bit.
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Old 11-21-2008, 09:16 PM   #24
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still buying, try to put some in each month, but was mostly building cash cushion in Sep & Oct. Bought some GE and ED on Thursday...and some more munis...about a 50/50 split. I think there are lots of bargains out there, wish I had more cash on hand that was not in emergency funds, to get the bargain basement pricing.

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Old 11-22-2008, 05:56 AM   #25
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I'm down about 30% on my last 2 buy-ins. But I'm planning another and looking at doing my 401k catch up contribution in December
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Old 11-22-2008, 06:12 AM   #26
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I've been buying with new money and I wish I had more cash to buy more, but I also want to preserve my current cash accounts as they are.

In the next few months I expect to begin more serious rebalancing with new money.

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