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Bought 53 23.25%
Sold 7 3.07%
Did nothing 153 67.11%
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Old 10-19-2014, 04:25 PM   #61
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I had one equity to equity rebalance, so neutral behavior there. I also repeated two or three Roth conversions to take advantage of shares that had dropped more than 10% since my initial conversions earlier in the year. Most likely those losing Roth conversions will be recharacterized later, but no rush.
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Old 10-19-2014, 07:18 PM   #62
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What did you do, if anything during this past market volatility ?

Buy, sell or did nothing. If you rebalanced that means you either bought or sold.

Also would like to know your rationale.

Thanks in advance.
Made my annual $$$ move from IRA to ROTH IRA.
mostly Vanguard Health Fund
Rational: Hopefully the $ I moved will be worth $$$$$ down the road
and I would of paid taxes on $ not the $$$$$.
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Old 10-19-2014, 07:45 PM   #63
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Did nothing YET. Wasn't enough to meet my triggers.

Is some of my stock funds are still down in Dec I might reinvest the distribution. Otherwise I'll rebalance when I withdraw in early Jan.
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Old 10-19-2014, 08:04 PM   #64
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I was referring to 2007/2008 for clarification.


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Old 10-19-2014, 08:09 PM   #65
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I was planning to buy on the 400+ Dow drop but it bounced back so I ended up doing nothing.
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Old 10-20-2014, 05:08 AM   #66
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I still have to make my annual move from tIRA to Roth. That is coming soon.

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Old 10-20-2014, 08:17 AM   #67
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During 2007/2008 I bought.
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Old 10-20-2014, 08:51 AM   #68
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Sold Call Credit Spreads and Put Debit Spreads to make money from the downturn. Nice return :-)
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Old 10-20-2014, 12:17 PM   #69
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We are still investing, so every two weeks we invest more into our 401(k)s and every month I buy more in my taxable account. I use the new investments to rebalance if the AA gets too out of whack, so back then I was mostly buying more stocks.

I've been buying more bonds lately, but may have to adjust that again too, depending on how things go over the next few months.
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Old 10-20-2014, 06:09 PM   #70
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I could not vote b/c there was no category for "trade." I usually trade when there is a market volatility. It can be best characterized as buy (don't wait until it goes so) low and sell (don't wait for a peak) high.
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My behavior during this correction was as always in accord with the highest moral principles.
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Your post reminded me of the following quote.

"The difference between a moral man and a man of honor is that the latter regrets a discreditable act, even when it has worked and he has not been caught." -- H. L. Mencken

Well, I only regret when I buy high and sell low, that is when it does not work. Wonder what it makes me.

Oh, I know. They call that a DMT. But when it works, will they call me rich?
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Old 10-20-2014, 06:36 PM   #73
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I bought a little, less than 1% within the IRA account, more because I wanted to learn how to do it at Vanguard and I hadn't done anything with it since I opened the account last March. Called them on the phone, a nice guy walked me through it and I won't have to bother them again.
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Old 10-20-2014, 09:47 PM   #74
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Bought an extra .5% in Total US Stock Market at the (so far) low as part of my semi-monthly purchases with some cash that was laying around.
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I am sitting on some cash but have been busy and haven't purchased anything, yet.
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Old 10-21-2014, 03:43 PM   #76
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I ran the asset allocation. Everything was within bands, and I had rebalanced a few months ago, so it was a no-op (for the non-programmers out there, that's a line of code that doesn't do anything).
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Your behavior during latest market downturn ?

I began wearing skirts in the late afternoon.
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Old 10-21-2014, 07:56 PM   #78
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At most I got 3% off target for stocks and I require 8% min to rebalance. But I only compute weekly, so I missed the worst case days.

If a correction takes less than a month to sell off and recover, I'm probably going to miss it for rebalance purposes.
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Old 10-21-2014, 08:55 PM   #79
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I began wearing skirts in the late afternoon.

Pictures or it didn't happen !
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Old 10-21-2014, 09:30 PM   #80
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We were rather lucky DMT's. Several years ago, DW had inherited a MF portfolio with IG (Canada's Amerprise). It was a small %age of our combined NW. She has no interest in money other than what it will buy, doesn't mean she isn't frugal, but investing is not her thing. I wasn't about to insist on moving it since any issues after would be "my fault". As well, the "FA" was a friend of her dad's from whom she inherited. He is a good guy (outside of his employment) and she like him. He retired in the spring. After a few meetings with the PFY who bought or inherited the book, she thought moving was a good idea. So, in early Sept. she opened a discount brokerage account and had them move the assets in cash (MF's were proprietary and in kind was not an option). Sale date Sept. 11. 4 weeks later the $ appeared in her new account and went into a few Vangard Canada ETFs. Thank you VG for coming here finally.

So, we being incredibly smart, sold and bought back for about 10% less. When markets drop another 60%, we will have saved a bit </sarc off>
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