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Looks like the Fed didn't fuck us up.
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Looks like the Fed didn't fuck us up.

Good day for me so far - 23 in the green, only 2 in the red (and one in the pink) icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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Good day for me so far - 23 in the green, only 2 in the red (and one in the pink) icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

Only one in the pink? I aim for two.
post #5389 of 5400
There's a new CNBC app (for iOS). It's pretty slick. Change was a bit jarring at first, but I'm slowly getting used to it. Better gesture-based navigation controls. Better UI. More news articles, too.

Old one looks and feels outdated now.
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There's a new CNBC app (for iOS). It's pretty slick. Change was a bit jarring at first, but I'm slowly getting used to it. Better gesture-based navigation controls. Better UI. More news articles, too.

Old one looks and feels outdated now.

Maybe you'll get lucky with it.
post #5391 of 5400
FWIW regarding the pricing of 401k plans, there is the plan asset charge and account charge, which are separate from the expense ratio.

Expense ratio is not built into the asset charge, which nowadays around 100 bps +/- is not rare as competitors are out-pricing each other to satisfy clients, or takeover.

I actually just helped a plan sponsor re-price their 401k to 60 bps from 132. Size of the plan, participation, fund menu, investment sponsor administration costs, agent commission etc. is all priced into the asset charge.

Looks like OP was talking about a mutual fund, so, he maybe referring to the expense ratio.

That said, it also depends on what type of investment platform your company utilizes...group annuity, vanilla mutual fund sponsor, etc.

For you guys who like stocks and weary of your company fund options in the 401k, you may want ask your HR whether the 401k has a SDO (self-directed option), which gives you a bit more freedom. A sub-account gets linked to your core 401k that allows for more flexible investment options.
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Originally Posted by gettoasty View Post

FWIW regarding the pricing of 401k plans, there is the plan asset charge and account charge, which are separate from the expense ratio.

Expense ratio is not built into the asset charge, which nowadays around 100 bps +/- is not rare as competitors are out-pricing each other to satisfy clients, or takeover.

I actually just helped a plan sponsor re-price their 401k to 60 bps from 132. Size of the plan, participation, fund menu, investment sponsor administration costs, agent commission etc. is all priced into the asset charge.

Looks like OP was talking about a mutual fund, so, he maybe referring to the expense ratio.

That said, it also depends on what type of investment platform your company utilizes...group annuity, vanilla mutual fund sponsor, etc.

For you guys who like stocks and weary of your company fund options in the 401k, you may want ask your HR whether the 401k has a SDO (self-directed option), which gives you a bit more freedom. A sub-account gets linked to your core 401k that allows for more flexible investment options.

Good info and advice in general.

Employee Fiduciary offers the best program I've seen. Flat charge of $1500 a year, no extra fees, nothing. You can trade anything you want, including individual stocks, ETFs and basically any fund there is. You're not locked into some investment bank's lame offerings.
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Just going to stick with the S&P 500 fund in my 401(k) for now.  I was told we changed plans to this one so I can only imagine what piece of crap plan was in place previously.  

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When will the news agencies stop saying...the Dow set a new record!!!  The S&P set a new record!!!  Do these headlines get someone off the sideline to invest because they missed the boat?

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When will the news agencies stop saying...the Dow set a new record!!!  The S&P set a new record!!!  Do these headlines get someone off the sideline to invest because they missed the boat?

No. But that's not their intent. Their intent is to make headlines to sell advertising, and from that perspective they're succeeding.
post #5396 of 5400
RAD got completely smashed today. Bought some, hopefully it will bounce.
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Ellison stepping down as Oracle CEO.
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ORCL was the first stock I ever bought in my Scottrade account.  Only made like 1% after having to average down 4 times.  GE was my second stock and I surprisingly made around 10% on that one if I recall correctly.  This was when I was trading my whole portfolio, <$10,000, in one stock and let it ride.

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Ellison stepping down as Oracle CEO.

Jetblue and Clorox CEO both stepping down also.
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Originally Posted by jbarwick View Post

ORCL was the first stock I ever bought in my Scottrade account.  Only made like 1% after having to average down 4 times.  GE was my second stock and I surprisingly made around 10% on that one if I recall correctly.  This was when I was trading my whole portfolio, <$10,000, in one stock and let it ride.

JNJ was the first stock I ever bought, ORCL was the second. Made a 300% return on it over the years I held it.
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