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Old 11-21-2008, 10:14 AM   #1
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I'm starting to feel the urge...

Anybody else?
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Old 11-21-2008, 10:19 AM   #2
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I'm starting to feel the urge...

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Down to the last $15K to go.
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Old 11-21-2008, 10:28 AM   #3
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I've dribbled in about 2% of my cash
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Old 11-21-2008, 10:32 AM   #4
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I dribbled in a bit today. I intend to slowly rebalance over the next 6-12 months, preferably after large drops like this one.


I don't know when the bottom will be, but I comfort myself with the knowledge that these prices will seem really cheap in a few yers, even if they end up getting cheaper before recovering.
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Old 11-21-2008, 10:36 AM   #5
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Old 11-21-2008, 10:54 AM   #6
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The last of my extra cash went in yesterday.
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Old 11-21-2008, 10:55 AM   #7
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Old 11-21-2008, 11:20 AM   #8
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Still working, and still dollar cost averaging into the market as per usual.

Edited to add: also my Target Fund has been steadily buying into this market as it automatically rebalances.
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Old 11-21-2008, 11:35 AM   #9
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Rebalanced today. Sold some Total Bond fund and TIPS, bought some International and S&P500 funds. Also still DCA-ing into the 401k as usual.
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Old 11-21-2008, 11:42 AM   #10
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I'm buying once a week, enough to rebalance in 18 months. But my equities have dropped a lot since I calculated how much I needed to invest per week were made. So unless equities come up I won't really be rebalanced in 18 months.
In face after this I may be permanently unbalanced - and I'm not talking about money!
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Old 11-21-2008, 12:02 PM   #11
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Hey toofrugal - are you all in mutual funds? If not, aren't you worried about transaction costs?
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Old 11-21-2008, 12:27 PM   #12
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I have been buying every month in each of the 10 DRIP plans that I hold as these are on auto pilot. However, I am now thinking of opening a few additional DRIPs to start buying. I doubt that I will ever be happy to plonk down a lump sum for some time to come. I have also been having my auto conts. made to each of my 4 Vanguard mutual funds on a monthly basis.
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Old 11-21-2008, 12:31 PM   #13
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Just my regular DCA yesterday.....
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Old 11-21-2008, 12:32 PM   #14
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Since the beginning of October I have added to my equity funds at least on 15 occasions (rebalancing + investing new contributions). I finished rebalancing on Tuesday, right before the market plunged again. But I am still buying with new contributions (new money coming in every week). In the upcoming year, I expect very substantial new contributions to my portfolio but I'll decide how to invest that money based on how the market evolves over time.
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Old 11-21-2008, 02:29 PM   #15
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I finally used up the last of my gambling fund cash yesterday buying GE. I'm still sitting on all my cash from my home sale while I've been working on my AA. I've been doing the M* XRay on my existing investments so that when I buy my VG funds I will stay in bounds. I'm seriously thinking of going all in next week. I'll probably chicken out and do my planned DCA of 1/3 every 2 months for the next 6.
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i've been buying all the way down. interestingly, and fortunately, i have committed only 1/2 of what i would normally ...
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Hey toofrugal - are you all in mutual funds? If not, aren't you worried about transaction costs?
My equities are pretty much all in mutual funds and I'm only buying things with no transaction fee.
But I'm not saying I know any more than anyone else. My financial ears are laid back, fur standing straight up, fangs bared, and eyes bugging out.
And you all have me to thank for the market shooting up today - I bought.
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Old 11-21-2008, 05:39 PM   #19
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Pushed 5% of cash in Wednesday and 8% today looks like a very exciting last hour or two helped push my cost up. Really needed the rally to wait a day or two, but hey 40 years from now I guess it won't matter.
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Bought (and swapped) some more ETFs yesterday, and booked some tax losses to offset future cap gains -- will likely sell my house next year and have a gain in excess of 250k. Have increased equities the last few weeks (moved from 60/40 allocation to 80/20).
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