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post #10351 of 11182
That feeling when you made the prudent move and sold off a bunch of a well performing stock that had become overweight in your portfolio in order to rebalance...but that stock has continued to increase another 40% since you sold that chunk frown.gif



I'm still at a 914% gain overall on it...but I sold 20% of the shares in november...
post #10352 of 11182
The violin I'm playing for you is so tiny that I'm using my cock to hold the bow.

wait...
post #10353 of 11182
Fuck, I'm sitting on a bunch of cash, now more new money available today. It's a struggle not put it to work. I've been waiting for an entry point for a while now and this overbought market doesn't know when to stop going up.
post #10354 of 11182

The Vanguard S&P 500 Index fund is 40 years old today.  It is up over 6,000% since inception which is something like 10%+ per year.

post #10355 of 11182
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The Vanguard S&P 500 Index fund is 40 years old today.  It is up over 6,000% since inception which is something like 10%+ per year.

Microsoft would have returned you like 70,000% in 10 fewer years.
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¯\_(ツ)_/¯

post #10357 of 11182
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The Vanguard S&P 500 Index fund is 40 years old today.  It is up over 6,000% since inception which is something like 10%+ per year.

Is that VOO or a different one?
post #10358 of 11182
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Is that VOO or a different one?

 

VFINX: https://personal.vanguard.com/us/funds/snapshot?FundId=0040&FundIntExt=INT#tab=1

post #10359 of 11182
VTI ist am besten imo. Git dat small cap value premia up in der.
post #10360 of 11182

I have thought about adding in a Mid-Cap fund but it is hard to work with when 401k's usually don't have it and if they do they are more expensive than my currently blend of S&P 500 and Small-Cap.

 

I think the clear take away is to be in the market at all times and try not to time it by sitting in cash.

post #10361 of 11182
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I have thought about adding in a Mid-Cap fund but it is hard to work with when 401k's usually don't have it and if they do they are more expensive than my currently blend of S&P 500 and Small-Cap.

 

I think the clear take away is to be in the market at all times and try not to time it by sitting in cash.



I agree completely. That's how my 401k and IRA is setup.  I just keep automatically investing.  One day, I'll probably try individual stocks, but right now I'm happy with my portfolio's performance.

post #10362 of 11182
I think for a lot of people it makes sense to have your money working for you in your portfolio but like everything in personal finance, the decision is personal. As a result of a second home sale last year I am sitting on cash. I invested most of it in January when the market dropped, but I kept some around in case it dropped more. The market dropped about 20% from the time I received my proceeds until I invested and is only now just above where it was when I received my proceeds. In retrospect I would have put much more in during the January swoon, but at the same time I would like to have some of the money invested in muni bond funds and was concerned that they would go down after a fed rate increase and it turns out that they went the other way.

Now I have some potential private uses for the funds which might be more lucrative than the public markets (certainly riskier) so I'm going to remain cash high for a bit to see how things work out. I might be leaving money on the table but I am also giving myself flexibility. I think a lot of people in my shoes would be paying down a relatively large mortgage on my primary residence, but we have a 10-year interest only period and incredibly low rates (probably around 1.5% after taxes) so I have yet to make a principal payment.
post #10363 of 11182
Do your guys' 401k's allow for any low-vol ETFs?
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Do your guys' 401k's allow for any low-vol ETFs?


Not any, but I have half about two dozen total options and one of each: large cap index, mid cap index, small cap index, international index, bond index, so the large cap index fund I have in my 401k is an expense ratio of 0.0025%

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Do your guys' 401k's allow for any low-vol ETFs?

I have the Schwab PCRA which allows you to buy basically anything allowed in a 401k
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