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Old 02-06-2018, 06:25 PM   #41
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Yes. The box in the back is full of W231.
Come to think of it I have Clays, VV310, WST, and a jug of some kind of Hodgden rifle powder.
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Come to think of it I have Clays, VV310, WST, and a jug of some kind of Hodgden rifle powder.
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Somewhere around here there's a big jug of Bullseye. Dirty, accurate, and cheap.
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Old 02-06-2018, 08:54 PM   #43
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If my 2018 spending is as usual, I've got 40k left over to invest if the markets crater. Otherwise, I'm happy with the somewhat defensive moves made in Oct. Seventy six percent of my IRA equities are now in 2 funds. Combined balances are up 3% YTD. It's WAY too early to know if that was a good move. I'll monitor as the quarterly statements arrive.
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We have more cash on hand than we've ever had but it's still a relatively small percentage of total portfolio. We've been rebalancing from time to time over the last few years but we find ourselves feeling a bit lopsided recently. We do plan to trim a few more things when the opportunity presents itself.
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Old 02-06-2018, 11:35 PM   #45
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Overheard on the Mad Money show a few days ago : 'the machines were triggered to selloff overseas'. I was miffed to see how Europe/Asia mirrored the USA's pattern, but I guess that shows the true influence the USA has on the rest of the world. Or at least the influence 'the machines' have over the rest of the world. Dow Theory Forecasts newsletter
recently said '$234 billion flowed into international mutual funds and ETFs last year, while domestic stock funds saw outflows of roughly $39 billion, according to Investment Company Institute'.[whoever that is]
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Sufficient dry powder but I don't see this as a sale any more than it was a few months ago when the prices were the same. This is just a blip. I'll wait for the "Blue Light Specials" before I consider more purchases. Of course age and health is a big part of decision making. Sometimes buying more stock can just be seeing how much a person can accumulate before buying the farm. Bulls, Bears, and Pigs.

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Whos got dry powder?

Bonuses get paid here next Thursday. All mine is planned for S&P500 index fund. Drop , baby, drop.
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Investment Company Institute'.[whoever that is]
ICI - They track everything.

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Sufficient dry powder but I don't see this as a sale any more than it was a few months ago when the prices were the same. This is just a blip. I'll wait for the "Blue Light Specials" before I consider more purchases. Of course age and health is a big part of decision making. Sometimes buying more stock can just be seeing how much a person can accumulate before buying the farm. Bulls, Bears, and Pigs.

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exactly where I'm at with this. When we hit these numbers on the way up I didn't think they were bargains.
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Good to see there are others with dry powder. How about the rest of the components?
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I put $2K into a 2018 IRA today - VWENX. Who knows if it's the right time? It's 2018, and I have the earned income.
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sitting on about 4% cash right now. Might start nibbling in some equities if there are a few more down days like the last couple. Don't need it for living expenses as pension and deferred comp covers that.

Then again...nothing wrong with a wad of cash!!!
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... How about the rest of the components?
Good supply of brass, bullets and primers for .45ACP, .38WC, and .223. Also a bunch of (loaded) .22SV and .22 Target Shorts. Haven't been shooting much lately.

On Topic: I'm waiting for the blue light specials too. Another couple of thousand points on the Dow, I think.

Re hitting the numbers on the way up my sense, having been through these since pre-'87, is that the safest time to buy is after a big correction. No hope to exactly call the bottom of course, but the rebound seems to always go through the old top safely and go on to grow again. Over 3-5 years of course.
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Good to see there are others with dry powder. How about the rest of the components?
Many shooters here. Wonder if any has a big bore, like 50 caliber? That will let you use up your powder faster.
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