Are you selling or buying stock?

Proofpoint rix
Feb 6, 2018 13 Comments

Not sure whether to sell. Thinking I need to protect my nest egg.

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  • Tableau / Eng Johnny27
    Attempting to time the market is the worst mistake. Just make sure your portfolio is rebalanced regularly to the appropriate risk level for your time horizon. That's it.
    Feb 6, 2018 1
    • BitTitan cViM50
      Yup
      Feb 7, 2018
  • Microsoft hastalala
    Why would you sell when the market is lower? That's probably the worst time to sell. Whether it is BTC or stocks, it will probably go up again, even if it's slower than before. Just wait.
    Feb 7, 2018 0
  • Amazon gfd56uj
    Buying. Always buying.
    Feb 6, 2018 0
  • Gen!x / Eng
    ixptl12

    Gen!x Eng

    PRE
    startups, JPMorgan Chase
    BIO
    ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
    ixptl12more
    Buying and selling.

    Trading requires both.
    Feb 7, 2018 2
    • Amazon xhk65s
      I just buy. Won't start selling until I retire.
      Feb 7, 2018
    • Gen!x / Eng
      ixptl12

      Gen!x Eng

      PRE
      startups, JPMorgan Chase
      BIO
      ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
      ixptl12more
      You’re an investor, I’m a trader.

      Tomatoes v. Bananas
      Feb 14, 2018
  • Cisco SlowBoat
    I’m staying out until it rehits the high
    Feb 6, 2018 0
  • VMware Kim Long
    I buy as cash comes available. I changed my 401k to invest 100 percent of my salary in 401k. We have access to contra fund in our 401k. All my ESSP and RSU redemptions will into the s&p 500. Not at once but over a period of 6 months.

    I will be investing $55K of my 2018 salary in the 401K and VMware will match $6K.
    Feb 7, 2018 2
    • Cisco topp
      55k 401k?
      Feb 9, 2018
    • VMware Kim Long
      Yes. Cisco et al suck. They are run by people who don't read the tax code.
      Feb 9, 2018
  • LinkedIn / Eng Doskakka
    What’s considered a good balance portfolio? :)
    Feb 7, 2018 1
    • VMware Kim Long
      Technically you take your age and put that percentage into bonds. The rest into stocks.

      So if you are 30, then 30 percent in bonds and 70 in stocks.

      Try to use contributions to rebalance your portfolio versus selling assets. That is harder to do when the stock market goes up and down hard. But it must be done, one a year in January
      If you are to maintain the discipline. Always do it on the same day, say the first trading Wednesday of the year.

      And btw, bonds can be even more volatile. If rates go up by one percentage point, existing bonds plummet in value. Hold bonds until redemption. So that you do not lose your money. I recommend buying and holding individual CD and US treasury instruments.

      But this all said. If you are under 40 you should just be 100 percent into the s&p 500. It is highly unlikely that a dollar invested today will be worth less 30 years from now when you will need it to retire.
      Feb 7, 2018

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