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Old 06-07-2018, 12:23 PM   #1701
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So I thought I should comment on DGS again today. It is trading below where I bought it on June 5th and well below where I sold it on June 6th. I still own the same number of shares I owned on June 4th.

One may well ask: Since it is trading lower than you bought it the other day, why not buy more again today? That is, if the price on Tuesday was good enough to buy, why not buy again at a lower price available on Thursday?

I thought about this inconsistency and I can only say that today on Thursday, DGS is doing what everything else is doing. It is not bucking the daily trend with other foreign ETFs and emerging markets ETFs down quite a bit. It is not sticking out like a sore thumb which it did a couple days ago on Tuesday. So I just don't feel compelled to buy any DGS shares today.

Now what would make the whole EM sector stick out to me would be a drop today in the 3% or so range which I suppose could still happen. A 3% drop over 2 or 3 days would not stick out and I wouldn't want to buy any shares then either. 933
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Old 06-07-2018, 01:41 PM   #1702
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OK, I succumbed to some temptation. Late this afternoon I sold a Total US Stock Market Index ETF and bought some DGS anyways below the price I paid on June 5, but also fewer shares than I bought back then. No commissions and no taxes for either of these trades.

I guess this was a compromise to myself since it was an equity for equity trade and towards getting my portfolio back into the US:foreign balance that I desire. But what tipped me over the edge was that I sold SPTM which was up more than VTI was down at the time. Both SPTM and VTI are total US stock market index ETFs, so should move about the same. When they move differently, my brain perks up. This could be my downfall though.

I have some DGS available to sell with no commission tomorrow or in the near future if DGS goes up spectacularly.
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Old 06-10-2018, 08:05 PM   #1703
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It should be an interesting week with the FOMC meeting, the NK meeting, and the dissing of the major trading partners of the USA. And if that isn't stressful enough, I intend to buy a new car this week, too.

So I will probably end up selling equities in my taxable account to get the cash for the car, but I see lots of 0%-interest loan incentives, too. 267

Good luck to all this week!
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So all the news is out and nothing really happened, except I bought a car with a loan of 0% interest.

I did put the max I could though on my 2% cash-back credit card to get a little kicker. I sold some shares of VV large-cap index) in order to pay off most of the upcoming credit card charge early. 690
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Old 06-16-2018, 11:47 AM   #1705
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OK, I succumbed to some temptation. Late this afternoon I sold a Total US Stock Market Index ETF and bought some DGS ....
So this trade back on June 7th was a bust. DGS is down about 2% and Total US Stock Market is up slightly since then.

It's a small hole, but a hole nevertheless. I don't have any ideas right now that would fill in the hole. 005
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