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Old 10-18-2014, 06:52 AM   #1
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Your behavior during latest market downturn ?

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.
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Old 10-18-2014, 06:57 AM   #2
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I had been sitting on a lot of cash and pulled the trigger on some BRK.B that I had been watching for awhile.
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Old 10-18-2014, 07:01 AM   #3
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I did nothing. I'm newly retired and plan to live off cash and real estate proceeds for a while. So I'm letting my portfolio sit and hopefully it will recover before I start dipping into it.


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Old 10-18-2014, 07:15 AM   #4
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Bought SCHD.

Why? Cache pays 0% yield SCHD pays 2.65 dividend with tax advantage....
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Old 10-18-2014, 07:20 AM   #5
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Did nothing. Would like to have gone on a shopping spree, but am in withdrawal phase and do not have spare cash.
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Old 10-18-2014, 07:28 AM   #6
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What I did was not a choice offered in the poll. I traded some losers for other stocks. This allowed me to book some losses for tax purposes.
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Old 10-18-2014, 07:28 AM   #7
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I bought individual stocks in my taxable stock account. I'm still working and in the accumulating stage for retirement. I buy and sell off and on through the year.
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Old 10-18-2014, 07:33 AM   #8
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Did nothing. Still pretty close to my target allocation. During the year I have been reducing equity by spending dividends and selling some equity fund shares. Even with the down-tick I am still within my target range.
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Old 10-18-2014, 07:35 AM   #9
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A stock market down turn is like buying milk on sale. I buy a little each month, from a healthy short term muni bond fund, and when the market turns down I double up on my purchases lowering my overall long term buying average. So, if the market turns down another 3 to 5%, I'll double down again. I've been doing this for the past 15 years and it really works!
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Old 10-18-2014, 07:38 AM   #10
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I added to a couple of dividend stocks during the downturn and plan to add more if the drop continues.
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Old 10-18-2014, 07:38 AM   #11
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Nothing. It has been a pretty minor pullback so far.

If it goes down more in the next week or so, I'll do a roth conversion.

I know volatility is unsettling to some, but I've always viewed downturns as opportunities. When I was contributing to a 401(k) I liked buying more shares for less money. Now, I look at them as roth conversion opportunities.
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Old 10-18-2014, 07:44 AM   #12
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I voted that I did nothing due to the fact I am within my rebalance bands. Plus ER is in the not too distant future so big moves are becoming a thing of the past.
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Old 10-18-2014, 08:13 AM   #13
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Nothing. Still buying every month just like I have been for the last 25 years.
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Old 10-18-2014, 08:27 AM   #14
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There was a market downturn?
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Old 10-18-2014, 08:39 AM   #15
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Old 10-18-2014, 08:44 AM   #16
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Nothing - except post some threads here and read up on the flurry of activity of others.
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Old 10-18-2014, 09:10 AM   #17
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I think my vote when the wrong way. Lol.

Did buy Ford for in-laws. And contemplating buys with about 5 pct extra cash they have in a brokerage. Maybe oil.

We've only looked so far for our accounts. I'll probably max the Roth accounts sometime this weekend.
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I bought in smallish amounts with some excess cash. I picked up shares of a couple stocks that were beaten up absurdly badly, added to SCHF, and did a couple swaps (one to harvest a loss, one to exit one kind of bond fund for another).
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Old 10-18-2014, 09:27 AM   #19
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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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Old 10-18-2014, 11:37 AM   #20
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There was a market downturn?
Yes, from 2007 -2009. Surely (not "Shirley") you remember?

Or, to paraphrase the great philosopher, Crocodile Dundee: ' Maw-kut dawn-tun? 'at's naught a maw-kut dawn-tun! (pointing to 2007) Now 'at's a maw-kut dawn-tun!



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