What do you do with your investments during volitile market conditions?

Microsoft cSSX38
Dec 8, 2018 6 Comments

Wide swings in the market are obviously hammering 401k and investment accounts. I've already taken steps to minimize impact by investing 401k in targeted date index funds and investment account is primarily low cost Vanguard index funds. I do have some company stock which has done reasonably well and is still up for the year.

The only thing else I was considering doing is reducing 401k after-tax and moving straight to cash, CDs. I also considered hiring a financial advisor to "protect" my assets but once I learned he changes 1.5% on top of $1M+ in assets, I'm not interested.

Anything else I'm missing? Ride it out and don't touch it?

Thx

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TOP 6 Comments
  • New tLFu71
    Load up on equities now while at their low. Just don’t buy stupid shit like non companies I.e Snapchat etc. stick with safer plays that will recover.
    Dec 8, 2018 0
  • eBay eBayz
    Leave it in the bank and wait
    Dec 8, 2018 0
  • Google jYLQ61
    Shouldn’t be the right time to buy? Stock market might down for a while, but it will eventually come back. Unless you need the money right away, otherwise, I think it is time to invest when market is low.
    Dec 8, 2018 0
  • Bose JustMeHa
    Hold cash , wait for more drops then start buying over several weeks
    Dec 8, 2018 0
  • VMware / HR iNwX20
    Don't touch it. Panic selling is always bad in the long run, assuming the market continues to recover from any setbacks. However, when that stops happening, we've all got bigger problems anyways.
    Dec 8, 2018 0
  • Microsoft lvjD25
    I have a (somewhat heavily padded) stop-loss on everything and forget about it. Don’t have the time to be very active with my stocks but If my sell ever triggers It means there are surely some bargains to be had out there I’d be on the hunt for - even if in buy backs

    The market is so emotional, capitalize!
    Dec 8, 2018 0

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