Join Early Retirement Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 10-14-2009, 04:01 PM   #21
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Kansas City
Posts: 7,408
Saint's play the N.Y. Giant's - I was thinking about asking the Vanguard computers rebalancing my Target Retirement about the game - but I don't want to throw them off their full auto game or overtax their electrons.

Soo - I'll watch the game like everyone else. Even if Eli's Daddy lives in New Orlean's you know who I'm rooting for.

Root for for yer team, pick a few good stocks - balanced index on full auto for the heavy lifting.

Pssst Wellesley for the value crowd - if you like a different drummer.

heh heh heh - and then there are the never say die minority - with the KC Chief's flags on the lawn and car antenna's.
__________________

__________________
unclemick is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 Early Retirement and Financial Independence Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

Are you planning to be financially independent as early as possible so you can live life on your own terms? Discuss successful investing strategies, asset allocation models, tax strategies and other related topics in our online forum community. Our members range from young folks just starting their journey to financial independence, military retirees and even multimillionaires. No matter where you fit in you'll find that Early-Retirement.org is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with our members, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create a retirement blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 10-14-2009, 04:05 PM   #22
Recycles dryer sheets
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 371
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bestwifeever View Post
Anyone going to take money off the table now?
I went 70% cash 30% bonds about 3 weeks ago.
__________________

__________________
novaman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-14-2009, 04:07 PM   #23
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso) Give me a forum ...
REWahoo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Texas Hill Country
Posts: 42,082
Quote:
Originally Posted by novaman View Post
I went 70% cash 30% bonds about 3 weeks ago.
Now what? (You knew we were gonna ask that question, right? )
__________________
Numbers is hard

When I hit 70, it hit back

Retired in 2005 at age 58, no pension
REWahoo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-14-2009, 04:14 PM   #24
Recycles dryer sheets
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 371
Quote:
Originally Posted by REWahoo View Post
Now what? (You knew we were gonna ask that question, right? )
I'm gonna stay like this for a while. I don't have a good feeling about things......but its tough knowing that as of today I've left close to 6 figures on the table.
__________________
novaman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-14-2009, 04:24 PM   #25
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 4,764
Quote:
Originally Posted by novaman View Post
I'm gonna stay like this for a while. I don't have a good feeling about things......but its tough knowing that as of today I've left close to 6 figures on the table.
I dont have a good feeling about things either.
__________________
Notmuchlonger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-14-2009, 04:46 PM   #26
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
easysurfer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 7,885
I'm waiting til January to rebalannce. I do "calculate" (via a spreadsheet) my AA after each quarter and at the end of September, the allocation was within my target AA.
__________________
easysurfer is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-14-2009, 05:00 PM   #27
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 1,304
I'm still down a bunch ... 17% ... so W2R can you scream out an 11,000 (or 14k would be even better ) ty
__________________
Life is GREAT!
megacorp-firee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-14-2009, 05:02 PM   #28
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 1,904
I'm still within my equities "band" of 55-65% (I don't like to rebalance often). Currently at 62%. Last time I rebalanced was in early 2007 and that certainly helped with the subsequent debacle - we'll see this time. I've learned painfully that my ability to predict market moves is zilch point zilch. My "feelings" seem to mirror whatever media I happened to have looked at last so I've learned to ignore them and stick to my rebalancing only when outside the "band" strategy.
__________________
ejman is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-14-2009, 05:04 PM   #29
Administrator
W2R's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: New Orleans
Posts: 38,851
Quote:
Originally Posted by megacorp-firee View Post
I'm still down a bunch ... 17% ... so W2R can you scream out an 11,000 (or 14k would be even better ) ty
OK, I'm reserving the fabled "WHEEEE!!!" for such an event... I will be in 7th heaven if we get to either of those values.
__________________
Already we are boldly launched upon the deep; but soon we shall be lost in its unshored, harbourless immensities.

- - H. Melville, 1851
W2R is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-14-2009, 05:07 PM   #30
Full time employment: Posting here.
toofrugalformycat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Anchorage
Posts: 731
Quote:
Originally Posted by REWahoo View Post
Yep. This is exactly the reason I can't work up much enthusiasm for trimming some equity gains.
Me too. Where would I invest the darn money? Vanguard's money market is pathetic - CDs in there are pathetic - maybe a bond fund?
But what a NICE PROBLEM to have!
Thanks, W2R, for reminding us to celebrate!
__________________
toofrugalformycat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-14-2009, 05:15 PM   #31
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 1,304
Quote:
Originally Posted by Want2retire View Post
OK, I'm reserving the fabled "WHEEEE!!!" for such an event... I will be in 7th heaven if we get to either of those values.
Me too ... and I promise to reset my AA. If for no other reason then to avoid another tongue lashing ...
__________________
Life is GREAT!
megacorp-firee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-14-2009, 05:35 PM   #32
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 1,666
As for taking money off the table, there have been people that mentioned that at 7500, and 9000 as well.
I am going to treat this the same way I did on the way down.
Keep investing according to my AA with the goal of being able to live solely off my dividends (much closer now than I was when we hit Dow 10000 on the downslope).
__________________
"We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.
(Ancient Indian Proverb)"
Zathras is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-14-2009, 06:06 PM   #33
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
audreyh1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Rio Grande Valley
Posts: 16,459
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bestwifeever View Post
Anyone going to take money off the table now? Seem to remember discussions about getting out of the markets when the Dow hit 10,000 again.
I think I need to see S&P around 1150 or so before I rebalance again. We sure got close to 1100 today!

Audrey

P.S. I just knew there was going to be a wheee! post today!
__________________
audreyh1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-14-2009, 06:10 PM   #34
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Pittsburgh, PA suburbs
Posts: 1,769
I am cautiously optimistic in the short term. A couple of days ago I set sells on several individual stocks in my Schwab account when/if they reach a share price that is acceptable to me. None of them sold today. On one, I would make a huge profit, on 4 others I would break even if they reach the share price that I set.
__________________
WhoDaresWins is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-14-2009, 06:23 PM   #35
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
73ss454's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: LaLa Land
Posts: 4,378
I'm taking everything out and finishing the bomb shelter I've been building.
__________________
73ss454 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-14-2009, 06:32 PM   #36
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
simple girl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 2,505
Doin' the happy dance!




Now, time to go count my money and dream about future FIRE!
__________________
simple girl
less stuff, more time

(49, married; DH 53. I am fully retired as of 2015 (well ok, I still work part-time but only because I love the job and have complete freedom to call off if I want to travel with hubby for work), DH hopes to fully retire 2018 when he turns 55 to access 401K penalty-free...although he may decide to do part-time consulting)
simple girl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-14-2009, 06:37 PM   #37
Full time employment: Posting here.
Lakedog's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 654
I rebalanced back to 60/40 today. Earlier this year, I went as high as 90/10 (equities/bonds) -- did not catch the exact bottom but moved more to equities as the market dropped and today made it back very close to my all time high. Having a pension allowed me to do this without losing a lot of sleep, doubt I would have done it otherwise.
__________________
Lakedog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-14-2009, 09:53 PM   #38
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Kansas City
Posts: 7,408
Hey - if we beat the Giant's and Mr Market takes a 30% tumble, I'll still be happy.

As long the Norwegian widow gets her 3% SEC yield what's a little market fluctuation among friends - right?

16 yrs of ER - I'd like to see the Saint's get all the way into the big show - I've seen these minor market up's and downs before.

heh heh heh - Balanced index full auto plus a few stocks on the side - for the hormones you know. .

I just checked - back within 1% or so of 2007 peak - after taking out my retirement money and paying taxes.

False courage .
__________________
unclemick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-14-2009, 09:59 PM   #39
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
bbbamI's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Dallas 'burb
Posts: 9,039
10,000 looks pretty good to me. Now, what am I supposed to do?
__________________
There's no need to complicate, our time is short..
bbbamI is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-14-2009, 11:10 PM   #40
Moderator Emeritus
CuppaJoe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: At The Cafe
Posts: 6,866
Ran into my neighbor today, the one who said she can't retire until the DOW gets back over 10,000. Dang , I missed the opportunity to ask her if today is her retirement day. Instead she advised me to put a hot wet salty towel on my neck to get the kink out of it. Didn't work yet.

Anyone here waiting for this day to retire?


__________________

__________________
CuppaJoe is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Woo hoo hoo!! Grilling with Planks! audreyh1 Other topics 56 11-04-2009 03:40 PM
Generation Jones - WOO HOO!! queeneev Other topics 57 01-21-2009 03:46 PM

 

 
All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:45 PM.
 
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.