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Who's kept investing during the great correction?
Old 12-19-2018, 01:25 PM   #1
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Who's kept investing during the great correction?

Its up Its down Its up Its down.
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Old 12-19-2018, 01:26 PM   #2
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Old 12-19-2018, 01:31 PM   #3
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The "Great Correction"? Is that what it's being called *this time*? Oye...

But yes; I continue to invest and won't stop.
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Old 12-19-2018, 01:36 PM   #4
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Its up Its down Its up Its down.
I guess many people have only tax-deferred or tax-free accounts. These investors can at least theoretically move in and out of equities with little trouble, little expense, and no tax.

A different story for those of us who have a lot of assets in taxable accounts.

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Great?
That's what I was thinking, too!

I know this will inspire some horror and trembling, but I am doing exactly the same thing that I did in 2008-2009!!!! Oh the humanity.

That is, I am doing nothing. In about 13 days, I will do my annual rebalancing as always.
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Old 12-19-2018, 02:15 PM   #6
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I'd consider this a "healthy" correction, but not a great one.

Maybe you didn't need it, but I certainly needed it.
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I'd consider this a "healthy" correction, but not a great one.

Maybe you didn't need it, but I certainly needed it.
Let it hit 20%, so the saying that the bull market is too long and all the negative psychology that goes with that is gone.
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Old 12-19-2018, 02:28 PM   #8
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I guess many people have only tax-deferred or tax-free accounts. These investors can at least theoretically move in and out of equities with little trouble, little expense, and no tax.

A different story for those of us who have a lot of assets in taxable accounts.
+1! Taxes complicate the urge to time the market... Assuming you have a lot of unrealized gains the taxable account..
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Old 12-19-2018, 03:17 PM   #9
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I'm a boglehead, which = boringhead. My bi-weekly 401k contribution keeps going in, market up or market down. I will have to rebalance in Jan as planned unless a huge santa claus rally happens.
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Old 12-19-2018, 03:47 PM   #10
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I have kept gambling, don't think many would call it investing.

It has been crazy. I picked up some real bargain isle stuff near end of day today but for all I know it could be marked down more tomorrow.

The Gilead I sold this morning for $66.60 I bought back for $63.97

I'll sell it again if somone gives me $65.70
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Old 12-19-2018, 04:14 PM   #11
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Still in accumulation stage so of course I'm investing.
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Old 12-19-2018, 06:02 PM   #12
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I’ve been picking off a few battered financials (grabbing a falling knife?), and grabbing a few high yield energy companies in my IRA. I will also be selling a few stinkers for the tax loss soon.

I parked the proceeds from a fairly significant capital gain in a Fidelity institutional money fund. If the train comes completely off the tracks, I’ll invest some of this in an equity index fund. Otherwise, I will look for a relatively safe income investment. I’m 61, and my personal risk tolerance is waning.....
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Old 12-19-2018, 10:35 PM   #13
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Its up Its down Its up Its down.
What else am I going to do ? Every line I ever get into is always wrong and inevitably someone has to write a check, or buy stamps and hold things up. Every lane of traffic I decide to move into moves more slowly than the one I came from ...

All I now know to do is keep doing what I am doing. If prices don't double from here I wont be able to afford to retire regardless of what I do so ...
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Old 12-19-2018, 11:24 PM   #14
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Bought 300 shares of SNH last week at 13.00

I was a little early.
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Old 12-20-2018, 01:52 AM   #15
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Well you didn't buy at the high for sure. Might cut that dividend though. GL
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Old 12-20-2018, 03:41 AM   #16
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Did you mean this will not be a great bear, just a great correction? then I will buy.
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Old 12-20-2018, 06:21 AM   #17
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Nibbling.
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Old 12-20-2018, 07:05 AM   #18
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Nibbling.
I was considering a change to increase stocks from 60% to 65% before this correction.

If I stick with 60% then I'll be nibbling as I rebalance.

If I decide to make the change then I'll be gorging.

I'm leaning towards this being a good time to make the change.
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Old 12-20-2018, 07:39 AM   #19
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Same as always, I don't invest, I trade (gamble is my definition). And a lot more lately.
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Old 12-20-2018, 08:15 AM   #20
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I maintain a 55/45 AA. I rebalance when Iím off by 5%. Right now Iím at 52% so itís not quite time to do anything yet, but if it continues to go down I will buy some equities to get back to 55%.

As with every other correction/bear market/crash, this too will pass.
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