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FTSE stagnation (UK)
« on: August 12, 2015, 02:14:29 AM »
Vanguard FTSE  index fund is stagnating this year. hate to be a debbie downer but possible market drop correction on the way?. we've had a  lot of growth since 2008 and i don't see it continuing for ever.

Curious on your thoughts?

and i know timing the market is stupid im still shoveling money in there anyhow

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Re: FTSE stagnation (UK)
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2015, 05:50:44 AM »
It will probably go up. But if it's drops--great!--buy on sale.

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Re: FTSE stagnation (UK)
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2015, 06:06:59 AM »
GBP is doing well, so it makes sense - more expensive exports. Plus oil & gas being down hinders as much as helps with Shell, BP being big parts of the index.

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Re: FTSE stagnation (UK)
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2015, 11:53:20 AM »
Vanguard FTSE  index fund is stagnating this year. hate to be a debbie downer but possible market drop correction on the way?. we've had a  lot of growth since 2008 and i don't see it continuing for ever.


Has to be a crash on the way. same with the S&P. its doubled since feb 1998 and how the hell could it maintain that sort of return???

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Re: FTSE stagnation (UK)
« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2015, 12:04:58 PM »
Vanguard FTSE  index fund is stagnating this year. hate to be a debbie downer but possible market drop correction on the way?. we've had a  lot of growth since 2008 and i don't see it continuing for ever.


Has to be a crash on the way. same with the S&P. its doubled since feb 1998 and how the hell could it maintain that sort of return???

What? For the last 150 years the market doubles every 7 years or so when dividends are reinvested.

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Re: FTSE stagnation (UK)
« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2015, 12:32:09 PM »
Vanguard FTSE  index fund is stagnating this year. hate to be a debbie downer but possible market drop correction on the way?. we've had a  lot of growth since 2008 and i don't see it continuing for ever.


Has to be a crash on the way. same with the S&P. its doubled since feb 1998 and how the hell could it maintain that sort of return???

What? For the last 150 years the market doubles every 7 years or so when dividends are reinvested.

Irrelevant. I took a straight price at a point in time. When you look at that point to now then the price has only doubled.
See I can be a talking head too but I admit Im only looking at a very minimal part of a data set.

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Re: FTSE stagnation (UK)
« Reply #6 on: August 12, 2015, 02:50:09 PM »
I don't like the FTSE 100 as a main investment. It is very heavily overweight miners, oils, and banks.  That being said, I think it will do very well in the next 10 years but I prefer to diversify more into an all world tracker or europe including UK tracker.

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Re: FTSE stagnation (UK)
« Reply #7 on: August 12, 2015, 03:15:14 PM »
Vanguard FTSE  index fund is stagnating this year. hate to be a debbie downer but possible market drop correction on the way?. we've had a  lot of growth since 2008 and i don't see it continuing for ever.


Has to be a crash on the way. same with the S&P. its doubled since feb 1998 and how the hell could it maintain that sort of return???

What? For the last 150 years the market doubles every 7 years or so when dividends are reinvested.

Irrelevant. I took a straight price at a point in time. When you look at that point to now then the price has only doubled.
See I can be a talking head too but I admit Im only looking at a very minimal part of a data set.


I'm confused. Were you being sarcastic originally?

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Re: FTSE stagnation (UK)
« Reply #8 on: August 13, 2015, 09:23:53 AM »
Vanguard FTSE  index fund is stagnating this year. hate to be a debbie downer but possible market drop correction on the way?. we've had a  lot of growth since 2008 and i don't see it continuing for ever.


Has to be a crash on the way. same with the S&P. its doubled since feb 1998 and how the hell could it maintain that sort of return???

What? For the last 150 years the market doubles every 7 years or so when dividends are reinvested.

Irrelevant. I took a straight price at a point in time. When you look at that point to now then the price has only doubled.
See I can be a talking head too but I admit Im only looking at a very minimal part of a data set.


I'm confused. Were you being sarcastic originally?

Sorry - I was...
obviously not as clear to read as it was for me to type!

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Re: FTSE stagnation (UK)
« Reply #9 on: August 20, 2015, 11:51:26 PM »
FTSE is down around 10% in the last few months, a technical 'correction'. And it's about to begin it's 8th straight losing day. I'm a) losing money and b) cursing myself for having no money lying around to buy on sale! (Not market timing, no siree)

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Re: FTSE stagnation (UK)
« Reply #10 on: August 21, 2015, 05:35:19 AM »
FTSE is down around 10% in the last few months, a technical 'correction'. And it's about to begin it's 8th straight losing day. I'm a) losing money and b) cursing myself for having no money lying around to buy on sale! (Not market timing, no siree)

Yup, was nice when it was over 7000! Good training for me - this is what being down x% or $xxxxx feels like.

Divis keep coming though.