Should you be buying the dip, or taking profits?

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Should you be buying the dip, or taking profits?

Buying the dip
31
61%
Taking profits
20
39%
 
Total votes: 51

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Jahbulon
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Should you be buying the dip, or taking profits?

Post by Jahbulon »

Buy the dip
Taking profits

hugehail
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Re: Should you be buying the dip, or taking profits?

Post by hugehail »

The thing I struggle with the most is understanding jargon. What does "buy the dip" mean? Does that mean to put your entire TSP balance in high risk stocks after today's dip via interfund transfer? And what was "take profits" mean? Does that mean to keep everything in low risk bonds? Is the poll concerning TSP people only or for those in the market generally?

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flight23
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Post by flight23 »

Should have taken profits in the 1400s, if you havent yet then its a tough decision. I dont see any real support until 1370, below that we could easily drop to 1340. I plan being 50-60% in at 1370.
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houston
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Post by houston »

Is chop off your arm so you can't buy in a choice.... :/

hugehail
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Re: Should you be buying the dip, or taking profits?

Post by hugehail »

The poll question should be: How low does the S&P go before you buy into S and C-- 1370, 1340, 1310, 1280 or 1200. I'm assuming that most people are heavily invested in G or F since late March anyway. If not then I feel your pain, honest injun. lol.

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Foghorn
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Post by Foghorn »

I believe this is going to be a dip and I will buy into it today. I'm moving 100% to the S fund.

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SammyLee
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Re: Should you be buying the dip, or taking profits?

Post by SammyLee »

Just a beginner here but I set my buy points at S&P 1325 and Willshire 675. I do not think this downturn is going to be deep and we may not even see my buy in level.

TSPKip
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Re: Should you be buying the dip, or taking profits?

Post by TSPKip »

Neither: as it will only bounce 1-2% and decline again from 3/26/12 high to total 6.5% until the end of April: ~S fund: 680. C fund: 1324.
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hugehail
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Re: Should you be buying the dip, or taking profits?

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TSPKip wrote:Neither: as it will only bounce 1-2% and decline again from 3/26/12 high to total 6.5% until the end of April: ~S fund: 680. C fund: 1324.


Im not quite following here. You think there will be a 6.5% correction by the end of April?
So I assume you have already sold and are in bonds right now?

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Re: Should you be buying the dip, or taking profits?

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I am in the F fund.
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houston
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Re: Should you be buying the dip, or taking profits?

Post by houston »

well this is really starting to bite... :/

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Jahbulon
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Re: Should you be buying the dip, or taking profits?

Post by Jahbulon »

That is some solid selling on solid volume today.

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flight23
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Yep, hopefully we close above 1365 and with some upward movement at the end of the day or Ill be second guessing my decision to go in today.
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Visualiza
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Neither...more like cutting losses

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At this point I wish there was an option to sell the stock funds short :p

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FundPriceDayYTD
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F $19.04 0.12% -8.83%
C $65.31 0.24% -9.23%
S $70.24 0.46% -15.82%
I $33.59 -0.29% -14.83%
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L2060 $13.10 0.09% -11.95%
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