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Old 10-22-2014, 06:50 AM   #81
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went wheeeee. . . boing
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Old 10-22-2014, 09:58 AM   #82
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Pictures or it didn't happen !
No way. Remember what happened when you posted those types of pictures on the internet?
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Old 10-22-2014, 09:59 AM   #83
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I mainly did nothing, but I did buy 1k worth of a beaten-down oil stock that appealed to me.
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Old 10-22-2014, 10:25 AM   #84
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As expected more people sold then bought at a bottom. No surprise since fund returns are almost always higher then investor returns.

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/u-base...140637959.html
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Old 10-22-2014, 10:27 AM   #85
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No way. Remember what happened when you posted those types of pictures on the internet?
My friend redduck sent me the photo. He may not call me friend anymore after I post his photo, but I couldn't help sharing it. Even his frilly shirt was custom-made. Overall, a beautiful outfit.

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Old 10-22-2014, 10:46 AM   #86
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Yes, NW-Bound, make that "former friend."
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Old 10-22-2014, 11:02 AM   #87
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Oh no, Mr. Redduck! I beg for your forgiveness and reconsideration.

I thought that photo of yours was splendid, and that you would not be offended. It was nothing like some photos of kilt-wearers with mishap that one often found on the Web.
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Old 10-22-2014, 11:06 AM   #88
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And just so you folks know, that thing hanging on the chain in front of the skirt is waaayyy too small to protect me. (duck, I think you doth protest too much. Yeah, maybe I do. I think maybe I should have breakfast now).
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Old 10-23-2014, 06:12 PM   #89
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a random thought concerning my "timing"(thus far) I seem to be better at getting in (adding equities) at the right time and tend to get out (way) to early. Gotta sit on my hands!
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Old 10-23-2014, 06:55 PM   #90
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Nothing. Still buying every month just like I have been for the last 25 years.
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Old 10-24-2014, 12:16 AM   #91
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I invested in both equity and bond index funds with new money and then went for a walk.
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Old 10-27-2014, 11:28 PM   #92
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Bought AWLCF (another chunk), but only .2% of portfolio and put a bid on SDRL that didn't trigger.
Also, monthly 403b contributions triggered as always.
Was hoping GILD would go down further.
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Old 10-28-2014, 06:39 AM   #93
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I did nothing but it was more like "stayed the course". Continued my dollar cost averaging for my 401k.
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Old 11-06-2014, 02:12 AM   #94
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first time I panicked

Sorry, but when you're sitting on huge gains, the prospect of losing those gains trumps everything else. Yes, I have not fully participated in the recent retracement, but I don't need to..... I have been in the market for over 7 years. This is the first time that I decided to protect my gains by selling. I am now at 70% cash. I can afford to coast for a while.
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Old 11-06-2014, 08:40 AM   #95
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Did nothing...but I paid attention. The change in asset allocation percentages did not trip any limits for rebalancing. If it had, then there would have been some adjusting of my investments.
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Old 11-07-2014, 11:23 AM   #96
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I did nothing. I have a little bit of money set aside for buying during downturns, but I didn't pull the trigger.
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Old 11-07-2014, 11:53 AM   #97
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I forgot to mention that I also wrote a blog post telling others that they should do nothing different than if the market were flat or increasing, and stay the course.

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