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Old 09-23-2008, 02:54 PM   #21
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Just wait till Monday and see what the market is doing. Whether you purchase the fund in the AM or the afternoon you still pay the closing price at 4 PM. So see what's happeing during the day and make your decission after 3PM but before 4PM.
That makes no sense whatsoever. You'd get the closing price so you'd miss any daily move.
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Old 09-23-2008, 05:43 PM   #22
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I guess you have to look at the basics of the AA funds methodology. Bonds arent paying squat and rates will be heading up soon, making the long treasuries the AA fund likes to use unappealing. Cash is paying almost nothing. Stocks are at a multi year low, and hence the best available buy.

The stated strategy is to return something in the vicinity of the S&P 500 with less volatility.

The strategy works well when the markets are moving within normal parameters. It works poorly when things like Nasdaq 5000, artificially low interest rates for multiple years, and other gross asset mispricing scenarios show up. Its particularly problematic when they keep showing up on a non stop basis.
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They have been sitting on go for a while now - I used to check prior to 2006 when I owned Lifestrategy mod. and scratch my head trying to figure how they picked their asset mix. I guess coming up from the 02/03 bottom made stock look good but I developed no feel for how their quant model worked.

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That makes no sense whatsoever. You'd get the closing price so you'd miss any daily move.
Aren't most mutual funds priced once daily, at the close?
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Aren't most mutual funds priced once daily, at the close?
Careful HFWR. You start introducing facts into this thread and you'll discourage some people from posting.
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Shhh...it made more sense for me once he said he doesnt read the posts or look at who writes them.
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Aren't most mutual funds priced once daily, at the close?

Uhhhh, yeah, which is why it made no sense. The poster suggested waiting until mid day to buy into the mutual fund.
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Uhhhh, yeah, which is why it made no sense. The poster suggested waiting until mid day to buy into the mutual fund.
I took it that he might change his mind based on the direction of the fund during the day.
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