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Mustachio Bashio

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Invest today or wait till the inauguration?
« on: January 12, 2017, 09:59:14 AM »
Hey, I have some money I just transferred to Vanguard and was thinking I'd just move it over to be with the rest of my VTSAX today, but I was wondering if it might make sense to wait till the inauguration in a week ish to do the transfer, since it's not that long away.  Should I just transfer it now and ride the wave or see if numbers come down to buy low?

Cwadda

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Re: Invest today or wait till the inauguration?
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2017, 10:16:40 AM »
There have been hundreds of topics discussing market timing. The general consensus is you're better off just investing right away and that over 30+ years the market timing difference is almost negligible.

Mustachio Bashio

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Re: Invest today or wait till the inauguration?
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2017, 10:21:51 AM »
Ok great, thanks.  Wanted to double check that that's still the case as the date is so close.

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Re: Invest today or wait till the inauguration?
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2017, 01:02:25 PM »
The inauguration doesn't mean anything. Congress is already sworn in. Trump is basically setting policy. You might as well make that transfer today.

MoonLiteNite

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Re: Invest today or wait till the inauguration?
« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2017, 03:49:28 AM »
I personally halted all my non-tax free investments in late dec.
I figured now would be a good time to just dump money into my house and get that 3.75% and just be safe. If i am wrong, oh well, still made 3.75%! If the markets do tank, woot!