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  • Buy low, sell high.  Unstable stocks make this so much easier.
  • So? Past performance is not an assurance of future returns. We're already up nearly 18% this year. So, we might have a somewhat less than average year this year? D2S gave us a -5% or so 2018.
  • Oh goody. Perfect time to average down.
  • The market will remain the same unless it goes down

    /or up
  • Dollar cost averaging and no fee SP funds are your friend
  • Market timing is mostly a fool's game.
    If you REALLY knew what was going to happen AND WHEN you would already be rich (and famous, and under investigation)
  • IgG4: Dollar cost averaging and no fee SP funds are your friend


    THIS THIS THIS

    Keeping expenses low and using dollar cost averaging has been a winner for 20+ years for me.

    I also like index funds & ETFs. Most actively managed funds fail to beat the market or beat it by a tiny amount, and the costs are higher due to the management.

    /Puts on asbestos suit
    // Ready to be flamed by the day traders
    /// Who are like the guy in the casino on his ONE lucky day and forgetting his 364 bad days
  • If the smooth-brains would just get farking vaccinated, we could avoid all this.
  • oh c'mon now.  it's not an election year.  2022 is the oil price, stock market manipulation year.
  • SpectroBoy: IgG4: Dollar cost averaging and no fee SP funds are your friend

    THIS THIS THIS

    Keeping expenses low and using dollar cost averaging has been a winner for 20+ years for me.

    I also like index funds & ETFs. Most actively managed funds fail to beat the market or beat it by a tiny amount, and the costs are higher due to the management.

    /Puts on asbestos suit
    // Ready to be flamed by the day traders
    /// Who are like the guy in the casino on his ONE lucky day and forgetting his 364 bad days


    Given that the S&P 500 is something like 25% four companies, and many, MANY people are in index funds, it's a good idea to diversify against index funds. Just slip 10% over to a contra-fund or something.
  • SpectroBoy: IgG4: Dollar cost averaging and no fee SP funds are your friend

    THIS THIS THIS

    Keeping expenses low and using dollar cost averaging has been a winner for 20+ years for me.

    I also like index funds & ETFs. Most actively managed funds fail to beat the market or beat it by a tiny amount, and the costs are higher due to the management.

    /Puts on asbestos suit
    // Ready to be flamed by the day traders
    /// Who are like the guy in the casino on his ONE lucky day and forgetting his 364 bad days


    Day traders are nuts...but you can get out or in when huge obvious swings are happening.

    Anyone that rode the market all the way down (without making any changes) during COVID was silly.
  • Why are the Dodgers going to get tickets to watch the Giants play the opening game of the World Series?
  • Surrender your boo-tah: SpectroBoy: IgG4: Dollar cost averaging and no fee SP funds are your friend

    THIS THIS THIS

    Keeping expenses low and using dollar cost averaging has been a winner for 20+ years for me.

    I also like index funds & ETFs. Most actively managed funds fail to beat the market or beat it by a tiny amount, and the costs are higher due to the management.

    /Puts on asbestos suit
    // Ready to be flamed by the day traders
    /// Who are like the guy in the casino on his ONE lucky day and forgetting his 364 bad days

    Given that the S&P 500 is something like 25% four companies, and many, MANY people are in index funds, it's a good idea to diversify against index funds. Just slip 10% over to a contra-fund or something.


    Not quite, it takes roughly the top 9 to get to 25% of the s&p 500.

    I don't know about a 'contra' fund, but I do put decent chunks into small/mid cap, bonds, or international funds. But those are generally 'index funds' too, just based on very different indexes.
  • So you're saying everyone should just cash out of the market?
  • Surrender your boo-tah: SpectroBoy: IgG4: Dollar cost averaging and no fee SP funds are your friend

    THIS THIS THIS

    Keeping expenses low and using dollar cost averaging has been a winner for 20+ years for me.

    I also like index funds & ETFs. Most actively managed funds fail to beat the market or beat it by a tiny amount, and the costs are higher due to the management.

    /Puts on asbestos suit
    // Ready to be flamed by the day traders
    /// Who are like the guy in the casino on his ONE lucky day and forgetting his 364 bad days

    Given that the S&P 500 is something like 25% four companies, and many, MANY people are in index funds, it's a good idea to diversify against index funds. Just slip 10% over to a contra-fund or something.



    Schwab has GREAT tools for this.

    I am diversified
    * Growth vs Income
    * Large Cap vs Small cap
    * Domestic vs international
    * My index funds/etfs are diversified against multiple indices.


    I am not claiming to be a genius at this stuff but the Scwab tools are VERY educational.
  • Billy Liar: So you're saying everyone should just cash out of the market?


    That mattress ain't going to stuff itself!
  • Without volatility, there would be no way to make any money in the markets.
  • So his advice is cash out of stocks and crypto and bet the farm on the Dodgers.

    Hmmm.....
  • TheYeti: Anyone that rode the market all the way down (without making any changes) during COVID was silly.


    Yeah, silly enough to retire at 52 and 17 years later have about ten times as much in the market as in 2004.
  • Billy Liar: So you're saying everyone should just cash out of the market?


    No no no no.  You SHORT.
  • TheYeti: SpectroBoy: IgG4: Dollar cost averaging and no fee SP funds are your friend

    THIS THIS THIS

    Keeping expenses low and using dollar cost averaging has been a winner for 20+ years for me.

    I also like index funds & ETFs. Most actively managed funds fail to beat the market or beat it by a tiny amount, and the costs are higher due to the management.

    /Puts on asbestos suit
    // Ready to be flamed by the day traders
    /// Who are like the guy in the casino on his ONE lucky day and forgetting his 364 bad days

    Day traders are nuts...but you can get out or in when huge obvious swings are happening.

    Anyone that rode the market all the way down (without making any changes) during COVID was silly.


    Let me guess...you got out at SP500=3,300, got back in at 2,300, and it was just plain common sense?

    If so, the dumbest move you're not making is (I assume) not managing your own hedge fund.
  • SpectroBoy: Market timing is mostly a fool's game.
    If you REALLY knew what was going to happen AND WHEN you would already be rich (and famous, and under investigation)



    Only if you have confidence in yourself.  Some people have that confidence, and have done exactly that.  (No, I'm not one of them)

    The market is going to take another hit, because consumer confidence is going to tank as COVID cases spike upward in September and October.  Lots of opportunity for long purchases by November.
  • Market goes up:  Great!  All those good companies I purchased have made a lot of money and my investments have gone up in value by a large amount!

    Market goes down:  Great!  All those good companies I've had my eye on are now on sale!  More for my money!

    Remember:  It's not an actual gain or loss until you sell it.
  • Kuroshin: SpectroBoy: Market timing is mostly a fool's game.
    If you REALLY knew what was going to happen AND WHEN you would already be rich (and famous, and under investigation)


    Only if you have confidence in yourself.  Some people have that confidence, and have done exactly that.  (No, I'm not one of them)

    The market is going to take another hit, because consumer confidence is going to tank as COVID cases spike upward in September and October.  Lots of opportunity for long purchases by November.


    I doubt covid cases will affect much in the market.  There will be no shutdowns or quarantining.
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