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Old 10-18-2014, 11:58 AM   #21
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I reached my thresholds for purchasing international stocks and U.S. small caps earlier this week, so I am a net stock purchaser so far. More significantly, I reached my thresholds for selling bonds for the umpteenth time in 2014, so I sold a bunch of bonds early in the week. The bond rally subsided a bit by week's end, so I repurchased some of the bonds I sold earlier, making a small profit on the round trip.
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Old 10-18-2014, 11:59 AM   #22
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I did nothing. I'm still within my rebalance bands, so there wasn't anything to do.
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Today I am right at my planned AA. I was a little off due to market gains earlier in the year, but this recent sell-off took care of that for me.
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Old 10-18-2014, 12:11 PM   #23
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I did nothing.

Oh, ok. I checked to see the stock ticker to see how many points the dow dropped. Other than that, nothing.
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Old 10-18-2014, 12:13 PM   #24
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I bought.

Due to some personal life changes, I had rebalanced my portfolio from 65% to 60% equities right before the volatility started. For once I timed the market correctly!

The ensuing market drop put my equity % lower than I preferred so I bought some more shares with new money and with rebalancing from bonds to equities on a few down days. I probably could have left it alone but for now at least I am back at 60% equities.
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Old 10-18-2014, 12:14 PM   #25
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I sold some during September, have yet to buy back in.
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Old 10-18-2014, 12:27 PM   #26
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Made Roth contribution with excess cash, did a back door Roth conversion and sold an after tax fund that has been languishing with a loss. Drank some really good Pinot.
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Old 10-18-2014, 12:38 PM   #27
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funded wifes and my roths for the year, bought Thursday and Friday.
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Old 10-18-2014, 12:57 PM   #28
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Did nothing. I rebalanced about six weeks ago, so it's tempting to think I could have bought back in at lower prices, but my plan is to rebalance every 18 month or so, or if things get more than 10% out of whack. This wasn't even close to that band.
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Old 10-18-2014, 01:06 PM   #29
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There was a market downturn?

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So far, I consider this downturn to be a non-event. I bought a small amount of international equities on the dollar strength, but that's it.
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Old 10-18-2014, 01:41 PM   #30
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Did a lot of reading, both about the financial cycle and stock picking.
I learn not to react to volatile markets. I may buy some stocks on the dips and sell some shares of a stock that has appreciated thru the years.
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Old 10-18-2014, 02:19 PM   #31
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Technically, I guess I was a buyer, since the young wife and I buy stock every two weeks through our 403b and 457 plans. But other than that, I've done nothing since buying a load of SDY on August 1.
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Old 10-18-2014, 02:48 PM   #32
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I had been thinking about my AA lately and felt that 50/30/20 might not be "ideal" and wanted to get to 55 / 35 / 10 so I made that happen during the blip. I still have a few years worth of expense in cash and short term bonds to ride out most of a larger downturn during my first few years of ER so I wasn't worried about investing more at this point. The blip just gave me a little extra courage.
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Old 10-18-2014, 03:26 PM   #33
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I exchanged a bond fund on a day it was up for Wellington on a day it was down and effectively changed my AA from 60/40 to 65/35.
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Old 10-18-2014, 04:44 PM   #34
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I bought some VG S&P. I felt to heavy in VG Inflation Protected Treasury. Switched about 5% of portfolio in a 401K account (no tax issues). Bought the VIPIX several years ago and am sick of the low returns - now inflation will take off . I will have no need for this money for many years and decided to go more aggressive...kind of like my 3rd bucket, if you will .

I will try and sit on my hands for the rest of the year.
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Old 10-18-2014, 04:53 PM   #35
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I don't buy on hunches but don't sell either. Just set it at 65% equities, lop it off if it goes higher but now it's down to 63.7%.

PE ratios (and PE10) come down as the Price comes down so I'm not likely to sell in the near future. I do have a plan though based on backtesting to 1920's. Mostly it is buy-hold.
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Old 10-18-2014, 04:54 PM   #36
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I did nothing. I'm still within my rebalance bands, so there wasn't anything to do.
+1. In my IRA, I went from slightly over 50/50 to slightly under 50/50, always within my range not to rebalance.
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Old 10-18-2014, 06:08 PM   #37
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+1. Still within my rebalance bands also.

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Old 10-18-2014, 06:29 PM   #38
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I tax-loss harvested and sold some of the replacement securities at a profit. Then exchanged some bond fund shares for equity fund shares. I intend to purchase more equities soon.
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Old 10-18-2014, 06:29 PM   #39
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I haven't done anything. My AA is 60/35/5 stocks/bonds/cash (in reality, probably closer to 60/37/3 but I don't want to split hairs). I don't know how the recent correction (or whatever it turns out to be) has changed that as I haven't checked my balances. If my AA gets too far away from my target for too long, then I'll rebalance but otherwise, doing nothing is beguilingly easy.
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Old 10-18-2014, 06:37 PM   #40
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I did nothing. No need to overreact to an expected correction.


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