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Old 05-08-2009, 02:06 PM   #1
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Is this rally for real?

Yes

No way

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Old 05-08-2009, 02:27 PM   #2
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Well it would be if you got out completely today.
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Old 05-08-2009, 02:29 PM   #3
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It's real in the sense that the money you get by playing it successfully spends as well as any other money.

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Old 05-08-2009, 02:42 PM   #4
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Yes. Buy, buy, buy!?! Especially the funds that I already have...

To be serious, my guess is that we will have some ups and downs although for now, we seem to be out of freefall mode. But you know what? I seriously doubt that anyone here really knows the answer to your question.
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I do not have a clue. My guess, if the DOW makes it back to 9.000 or so, you will see a lot of profit taking which could trigger another good pull back. I know I will be tempted to lighten up. But if I do sell some, I will let you know. As it will be a good time for you to buy more.

That felt good. Been awhile since I butted my head.
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Old 05-08-2009, 04:22 PM   #6
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Yes, in the long run.
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Old 05-08-2009, 05:28 PM   #7
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It's real today. Tomorrow, who knows?

So I took some of my gains in growth funds and reinvested them in dividend funds, which are still showing capital losses.
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50% invested. Market goes up or down, I can always say I am half-right.
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Old 05-08-2009, 06:08 PM   #9
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I don't know. Some days it feels overdone and some days it just feels like a natural snap back for a market which was pricing in the end of the world a few months ago.
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In the long run, we're all dead!
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Old 05-10-2009, 07:58 AM   #13
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The market this year (or rather the rest of it) will fluctuate a lot and is expected to be really temperamental (in need of a prozac pill). So when you think it is rallying, just enjoy it and re-position yourself for the dip and during the dip - reposition for the rally - always said this is an eventful year.
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Old 05-10-2009, 11:15 AM   #14
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Don't know. But since most investing decisions are a matter of judging the odds, I think they are that the worst is behind us, today's prices are still bargains, in the long run we'll see growth (tempered by higher inflation and taxes), and in the short run there are bound to be some corrections along the way. I'll be watching my asset allocation as we ride, and trying to apply some new lessons learned from the past 18 months.
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The rally is over. The downturn will start this week.
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Old 05-11-2009, 08:56 AM   #16
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The rally is over. The downturn will start this week.
Wow. Your crystal ball is a lot clearer than mine...
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The V or the W Recovery...how long does straight up last?
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The V or the W Recovery...how long does straight up last?



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Strap in and hang on...pure physics...what goes up must come down...yeehaaa!
If you push something hard enough, it WILL fall over.
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If you push something hard enough, it WILL fall over.
Or rip your face off in rage.
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To answer the question: not any more.
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