Pulling the trigger.

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Re: Pulling the trigger.

Post by wingchaser »

Whether or not the Stimulus is “baked in” still remains to be seen. Most sectors are definitely OVERSOLD in the short term & that’s some of the impetus for the recent upward momentum. The Russell 2000 (S fund Equivalent) had shown some Candlestick Formations, specifically a Long Lower Shadow Candlestick on Friday, near a bottom (& I say that loosely) that indicates a reversal pattern. Once the S&P gets back up to its ATH (3,950), which serves as RESISTANCE @ this juncture, & goes beyond...

There’s nothing stopping the S FUND from charting new ATH(s), as well...

Best of Luck (everyone) in all you choose to endeavor!!!
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Re: Pulling the trigger.

Post by PhilJohn »

Damn though. Missed a nice gain today. Would have made my whole month.

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Re: Pulling the trigger.

Post by Optimus187 »

I timed it correctly and jumped in, but unfortunately I jumped into C instead of S since I thought that there was a rotation to bigger companies instead of the smaller stuff. Why is the S beating out the C so badly?

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Re: Pulling the trigger.

Post by TSPBuilder »

ubascuba wrote: Thu Mar 04, 2021 4:12 pm Every time I deviated from my plan last year, I got burned. The plan I was following made 50%. I made about 25%. I'm sticking with my plan and going to S on the 17th day.
Thanks for sharing your strategy, ubascuba! It parallels my 85660 with moments of inspired improvement. I don't know if it will help you from straying but I find it very reassuring that as long as I make my IFT's I am nearly guaranteed a +20% return every year so I am not too tempted to stray (well, I did drop into S early in January because there was a clear indicator). Kudos on the 25%!


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Re: Pulling the trigger.

Post by stilljammi »

My strat had me going into C in early March, but the S fund has been on fire so I switched over to that and I'm happy I did. I think we might ride a nice little wave of good feelings as cases go down and vaccinations ramping way up. It won't last forever though.

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Re: Pulling the trigger.

Post by PhilJohn »

I am pretty frustrated. I got out right before the dip but failed to go back since my strategy has me moving back to S on the 17th trading day. My gut told me to move but last year my gut cost me a lot of $. Whats a guy to do?

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Re: Pulling the trigger.

Post by GooseJ »

Nothing is normal these days, so trying to time the market is only a turkey shoot. Investing is long term and you can only win if you stay with a strategy that meets your needs.

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