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Re: I have a chunk; should I invest before, day of, or after the election.?
« Reply #50 on: November 10, 2016, 08:28:35 PM »
The market is so weird.  People who think they can time it must not have tried for real, with records.

It certainly is. I read an article today that theorized that the market gains are due to the "conciliatory" tone of Trump's victory speech. In other words, it's possible that the market is going gangbusters because Trump went 20 minutes without sounding like a maniac. That doesn't seem particularly sustainable to me.

That sounds like something I'd expect in this thread:

http://forum.mrmoneymustache.com/investor-alley/hilarious-'reasons'-for-market-movement/

Hey, whatever the reason, I'll take the gains.

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Re: I have a chunk; should I invest before, day of, or after the election.?
« Reply #51 on: November 10, 2016, 11:46:04 PM »
The market is so weird.  People who think they can time it must not have tried for real, with records.
LOL, everyone will be able to tell you about the one trade where they killed it and made 10K or whatever and no one remembers the 80 different times they lost 2k........
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Re: I have a chunk; should I invest before, day of, or after the election.?
« Reply #52 on: November 11, 2016, 06:19:47 AM »
Maybe the "bottom" was on last friday!

Hahahaha!  Look how wrong you were!

I'll go on record today on election eve as saying HRC will win by a comfortable margin, but less than Obama in 2012 because that's what the polls say will happen.     

Hahhahah!  Look how wrong you were!

Omg, I feel ill.

Interesting times indeed!!

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Re: I have a chunk; should I invest before, day of, or after the election.?
« Reply #53 on: November 11, 2016, 02:07:48 PM »
The market is so weird.  People who think they can time it must not have tried for real, with records.

It certainly is. I read an article today that theorized that the market gains are due to the "conciliatory" tone of Trump's victory speech. In other words, it's possible that the market is going gangbusters because Trump went 20 minutes without sounding like a maniac. That doesn't seem particularly sustainable to me.

I agree! he actually sounded sane for 10 min! except forgetting to acknowledge MikeP!


SO - I didn't expect markets to rise, and I am half in cash....what to do now???
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Re: I have a chunk; should I invest before, day of, or after the election.?
« Reply #54 on: November 11, 2016, 02:15:31 PM »


SO - I didn't expect markets to rise, and I am half in cash....what to do now???

Depends. When do you want to admit market timing doesn't work?

At that point, invest.

Immediately after, the market will dive. If you follow your new belief, it won't be a big deal, and you'll just look long term. If you don't, you'll keep having this same dilemma.
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Re: I have a chunk; should I invest before, day of, or after the election.?
« Reply #55 on: November 13, 2016, 05:36:33 PM »
The market is so weird.  People who think they can time it must not have tried for real, with records.

It certainly is. I read an article today that theorized that the market gains are due to the "conciliatory" tone of Trump's victory speech. In other words, it's possible that the market is going gangbusters because Trump went 20 minutes without sounding like a maniac. That doesn't seem particularly sustainable to me.

I agree! he actually sounded sane for 10 min! except forgetting to acknowledge MikeP!


SO - I didn't expect markets to rise, and I am half in cash....what to do now???

Buy? Isn't  that what investors with cash do?

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Re: I have a chunk; should I invest before, day of, or after the election.?
« Reply #56 on: November 13, 2016, 06:00:07 PM »
Posting just to note for a forum with an anti-market timing bias there sure are a lot of market timing posts here! ;)