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Re: The investment thread

Post by Merk » Mon Jun 29, 2015 9:35 am

Welp, I am about to purchase a house so I sold all my stocks. After dividends and taxes and all that shit I made a grand total of:

$688

Man, it really sucks that I had to sell during a time when the market was meh (fucking God damn Greek debt crisis) but overall I am glad I was able to eek out a small profit.
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Re: The investment thread

Post by Ho » Mon Jun 29, 2015 10:44 am

Congratulations!

I lost money the one time I tried to do stock myself way back at the turn of the century (makes it sound like a really long time ago!)

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Re: The investment thread

Post by Ho » Fri Aug 21, 2015 2:50 pm

The stock market is taking a huge dump here at the end of the week. Are you glad you're out of it?
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Re: The investment thread

Post by Merk » Fri Aug 21, 2015 2:52 pm

Holy shit! I haven't been paying too close attention since I got out but God damn I didn't know it got this bad. Hell the S&P is at 1981 right now and it was around 2050 when I checked earlier this week.

Dang, now I gotta read why everything is dropping!
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Re: The investment thread

Post by MonMotha » Fri Aug 21, 2015 3:40 pm

The most proximate answer is "China". Then factor in Russia and Greece (and the rest of the Eurozone). US investors are selling off thinking that global issues are going to drag down the US economy.
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Re: The investment thread

Post by Ho » Fri Aug 21, 2015 4:26 pm

I don't think it's limited to the US though. Markets are down pretty much everywhere. Those reasons probably still apply. Welcome to the global economy.
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Re: The investment thread

Post by Riot » Fri Aug 21, 2015 5:01 pm

So is this a good time to be opening my Roth IRA this week? Shit should be down, so theoretically opening it right now is good right? RIGHT?!

My $11,000 check was cashed on Monday and I haven't gotten any e-mails about my account yet so gg

edit: nvm got stuff in the mail today. This is my allocation:

Fundamental InvestorsSM (F-1) (American Funds) - 25%
VY JPMorgan Mid Cap Value Portfolio (A) - 10%
EuroPacific Growth Fund (F-1) (American Funds) - 20%
VY Clarion Real Estate Portfolio (A) - 10%
VY JPMorgan Small Cap Core Equity (A) - 10%
VY T. Rowe Price Capital Appreciation (A) - 25%

I don't know what all of these mean but my advisor guy recommended it so that's the breakdown! Am I rich yet?
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Re: The investment thread

Post by MonMotha » Fri Aug 21, 2015 9:49 pm

It rarely hurts to buy into a downturn. Be aware that it's extremely difficult to "time" the market. You may initially lose in periods of volatility like this. In an IRA, at your age, you shouldn't care since it's all super long term. You'll get it all back eventually and more. Look at it this way: you were ready to buy in at the higher value at the start of this week. You're just getting a discount, now.

I can't really speak to those specific funds. Just make sure their expense ratio isn't outrageous and make absolutely sure that your advisor is not getting a kickback off of them. Looks like you mostly have A shares. Those are good for long term buy and hold, but you'll do worse than buying a C share if you plan to alter your portfolio in a manner that would require selling them in the next 3-5 years.
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Re: The investment thread

Post by Merk » Sun Aug 23, 2015 10:31 pm

Just be ready to die before you ever see a dime of that money back and take solace in the fact that your grown children will have a nice chunk of change that they can blow irresponsibly or, if you taught them fiscal responsibility, they can use to pay off the inevitable mountain of debt they will assume in their lifetime.
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Re: The investment thread

Post by Merk » Mon Aug 24, 2015 9:16 am

Wow, really glad I sold all my stocks! Today has been a bloodbath.
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Re: The investment thread

Post by Fluffyumpkins » Mon Aug 24, 2015 10:09 am

(MRK): -16.4%

Good job Merk. Ya boned us.
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Re: The investment thread

Post by Merk » Mon Aug 24, 2015 12:07 pm

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Re: The investment thread

Post by Riot » Mon Aug 24, 2015 3:41 pm

Merk wrote:Just be ready to die before you ever see a dime of that money back and take solace in the fact that your grown children will have a nice chunk of change that they can blow irresponsibly or, if you taught them fiscal responsibility, they can use to pay off the inevitable mountain of debt they will assume in their lifetime.
I'm gonna assume that I will live past 55 but I guess you can never be sure!

Also my $11,000 is down to $10,460.04 in one week! On a roll!
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