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Old 07-26-2011, 07:37 PM   #21
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DoraM & W2R,

I bet you two gals are as lovely as your avatars. Modest women of humble demeanor tend to downplay their looks to the point of self flagellation.
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Old 07-27-2011, 02:42 PM   #22
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Today is turning out to be one of the worst days for the ExtendedMarket index fund since August 11, 2011. Thus, it is time to put in a buy order.

I have entered an order to exchange money from a bond fund to the Spartan Extended Market Index fund at the NAVs this afternoon. This means I am buying mid/small cap US stocks.
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Old 07-27-2011, 02:47 PM   #23
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Is this to return to your AA?

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Old 07-27-2011, 03:09 PM   #24
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Yes/No, on a day like today, I change my asset allocation to have 2% more equities. VXF has dropped the most so far today, so it is the candidate for a buy, hence I bought more FSEMX.
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Today, we are all neutral. Invested in passively-managed index funds such as
VCSH, VTI, VEU, VWO, VBR, VSS, VNQ. No cash.

Watch this thread for transaction info.
Wow that's great. Do you accept Paypal?
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Wow that's great. Do you accept Paypal?
Be carefull. LOL! charges a 5% wrap fee to invest your portfolio in his index funds.
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Old 08-02-2011, 02:50 PM   #27
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Awful day today. Dow just went below 12,000 quite decisively, now at 11,915 as we speak.

I am concerned we might see a prolonged decline as bad news seems to be the order of the day, week, month and year.

I am fortunately a little more insulated from the drop, as I have most of my assets in Individual Corporate bonds and preferred shares, but I have enough stocks to feel the pain when they go down 1.5% daily, day after day......
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Old 08-02-2011, 03:33 PM   #28
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NICE!!! Good day today!!! My allocation is out of sync so going rebalance tomorrow.

I might sell some taxable acct funds and use it to fund 529 if it drops more.
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Old 08-04-2011, 08:48 AM   #29
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I like catching a falling knife, so bought some shares of VWO a moment ago 9:44 am @ 45.375 I've already lost money on them.
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The market seems to be exhibiting all the signs of raw panic. Many of the Oils I follow are down 3-4%, having lost close to 6% or more just over the past 3 days.

Not good, definitely not good. Hope things recover soon.
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Good one DoraM!
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Bought more VWO 44.7 and some VSS.
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Position of 7/27 is now down 9.5%
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Exchange more from bond fund PTRAX to extended-market index FSEMX at today's NAV.
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More knife catching: Exchange from FBIDX (bond fund) to FUSEX (S&P500) index fund at close today.
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An update: All the losses in the early buys have been made up by the gains in the later buys. Net result as of today: no gain, no loss in the equity fund purchases.

However, since the money to buy equities came out of a couple of bond funds which have gone up 2% since 7/27 I can say that these trades are still in the hole.
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However, since the money to buy equities came out of a couple of bond funds which have gone up 2% since 7/27 I can say that these trades are still in the hole.
Ooops, the above is not quite true. It turns out I used my PIMCO Total Return bond fund (PTRAX) for some of these exchanges and it did not go up 2%, but lost some after my exchanges (see those threads about Bill Gross). And the last exchange on 8/18 was after FBIDX had gone up 2%.
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Met a retired friend ( also FIRE ) at the pool today, and he was recommending that I check up on a fund ARTSX. Has anyone come across this, and what is your opinion of it?
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Met a retired friend ( also FIRE ) at the pool today, and he was recommending that I check up on a fund ARTSX. Has anyone come across this, and what is your opinion of it?
Looks like a small cap fund that would have been a great buy a year ago. Now...maybe not so much.
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Question: If the market goes up and I re-balance towards 40% stock and 60% bonds, then the market falls by 15% and I move a chunk from bonds to stocks, then the market goes back up and I re-balance back to 40% stocks by selling stocks and buying bonds, am I timing the market? Or, am I simply taking advantage of the opportunities that happen to come my way? Just curious....
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