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Re: Top is in
« Reply #10300 on: April 02, 2024, 09:11:30 AM »
Well, at least the top isn't in today...

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Re: Top is in
« Reply #10301 on: April 02, 2024, 10:08:28 AM »
No thank Thorstache!.. That was last Thursday.. So glad we missed it!...:)

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Re: Top is in
« Reply #10302 on: April 02, 2024, 06:03:42 PM »
The ride up seemed so much more sedate! 

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Re: Top is in
« Reply #10303 on: April 02, 2024, 06:50:43 PM »
As they say.. you take the stairs up and the elevator down!

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Re: Top is in
« Reply #10304 on: April 04, 2024, 05:48:06 PM »
As they say.. you take the stairs up and the elevator down!
Its still a long way down

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Re: Top is in
« Reply #10305 on: April 05, 2024, 05:25:46 AM »
My fault again guys, I chose yesterday morning to change over a bunch of money market to stocks…almost a 2% loss in a matter of hours lol.

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Re: Top is in
« Reply #10306 on: April 05, 2024, 06:43:44 AM »
We're obviously weak-handed if a 1% drop has us talking. Another sign the Top Is In.

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Re: Top is in
« Reply #10307 on: April 05, 2024, 07:18:06 AM »
No weak-hands here, only Diamond Hands for the Top is in! .



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Re: Top is in
« Reply #10308 on: April 05, 2024, 08:12:10 AM »
Lol, my poor teenage son just opened and contributed to a Roth IRA on Monday. *sigh*

My older teenagers had the *exact* same thing happen to them too...

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Re: Top is in
« Reply #10309 on: April 05, 2024, 09:42:58 AM »
Lol, my poor teenage son just opened and contributed to a Roth IRA on Monday. *sigh*

My older teenagers had the *exact* same thing happen to them too...
Tell them to toughen up. When they're rich they will have to tolerate daily losses in the tens of thousands of dollars and not run away.

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Re: Top is in
« Reply #10310 on: April 05, 2024, 11:02:24 AM »
During the Covid pullback I had a friend ask me how much I "lost"..

Oh more than half a million dollars!...:)

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Re: Top is in
« Reply #10311 on: April 05, 2024, 11:34:36 AM »
During the Covid pullback I had a friend ask me how much I "lost"..

Oh more than half a million dollars!...:)

As long as you didn't sell, have you really "lost" anything? I just tried not looking at market value and just focused on number of shares owned which were the only numbers not going down during the Covid pullback.

Of course knowing the Top is in! why do we even bother looking at market value.....

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Re: Top is in
« Reply #10312 on: April 05, 2024, 11:47:58 AM »
Of course I didn't sell anything.. Actually I bought some more..:)

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Re: Top is in
« Reply #10313 on: April 05, 2024, 01:37:02 PM »
Lol, my poor teenage son just opened and contributed to a Roth IRA on Monday. *sigh*

My older teenagers had the *exact* same thing happen to them too...
Tell them to toughen up. When they're rich they will have to tolerate daily losses in the tens of thousands of dollars and not run away.
I remember that feeling though. My wife and I made our first significant investments when we saw the market drop 10% at the start of COVID. And then it kept dropping. It was gut-wrenching because I felt like I had undone all of the hard work my wife had put into saving for many years. Now looking back it obviously worked out for the best, but at the time it felt like a gut punch. It's a feeling that goes away with experience and time of course, but I get it.

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Re: Top is in
« Reply #10314 on: April 05, 2024, 03:11:47 PM »
Yup, those teens' Roth IRAs are now up ~15% from their start.  It's a bit harder to get the kids interested in investing when the market drops 10% immediately after they buy in, though! 

FWIW, I didn't tell them about the dip, nor do I plan to tell the most recent teenager about it :)

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Re: Top is in
« Reply #10315 on: April 05, 2024, 03:15:48 PM »
Lol, my poor teenage son just opened and contributed to a Roth IRA on Monday. *sigh*

My older teenagers had the *exact* same thing happen to them too...

My work 403b employer match for the entire year of 2023 went in on 3/28 and 4/1. Yes, they 'match' that far behind. And if you don't work through 12/31 of the year you don't get a match at all. They only match 2% (so 50% of 4%), but still....

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Re: Top is in
« Reply #10316 on: April 06, 2024, 03:50:35 AM »
Lol, my poor teenage son just opened and contributed to a Roth IRA on Monday. *sigh*

My older teenagers had the *exact* same thing happen to them too...
Tell them to toughen up. When they're rich they will have to tolerate daily losses in the tens of thousands of dollars and not run away.
You might need to translate that investment advice into words for a younger generation:  "When TikTok has 10% fewer users a day, do you quit using TikTok?"

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Re: Top is in
« Reply #10317 on: April 06, 2024, 08:45:15 AM »
Yup, those teens' Roth IRAs are now up ~15% from their start.  It's a bit harder to get the kids interested in investing when the market drops 10% immediately after they buy in, though! 

FWIW, I didn't tell them about the dip, nor do I plan to tell the most recent teenager about it :)

I started Roth IRAs for my oldest three kids about two years ago when they started working in our business and getting paid minimum wage (with 50% going into a Roth). They're up about 24% on average since then.

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Re: Top is in
« Reply #10318 on: April 08, 2024, 12:55:53 AM »

FWIW, I didn't tell them about the dip, nor do I plan to tell the most recent teenager about it :)

Seems dishonest.  Did you even tell them the TOP IS IN?

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Re: Top is in
« Reply #10319 on: April 10, 2024, 07:07:05 AM »
CPI report shows inflation no longer coming down and market futures are falling. Top (was) in?


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Re: Top is in
« Reply #10320 on: April 10, 2024, 08:13:03 AM »
I like the hat.

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Re: Top is in
« Reply #10321 on: April 10, 2024, 08:46:21 AM »
Taking that sign around to a bunch of different cars selling all the cars on the street would be a great way to recover from losses on the stock market. Top car salesman is in!

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Re: Top is in
« Reply #10322 on: April 10, 2024, 12:14:03 PM »
I like the hat.

But it's not a top hat.

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Re: Top is in
« Reply #10323 on: April 10, 2024, 12:16:16 PM »
CPI report shows inflation no longer coming down and market futures are falling. Top (was) in?



Inflation is never going to come down, and the lying FED talking about interest rate cuts would only increase it. There will be no cuts. Interest rate hike before 2025. Top is inside-out and upside down.

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Re: Top is in
« Reply #10324 on: April 10, 2024, 12:43:20 PM »

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Re: Top is in
« Reply #10325 on: April 10, 2024, 01:48:20 PM »
He looks like a top man though




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Re: Top is in
« Reply #10326 on: April 10, 2024, 04:53:31 PM »
Neutral Sentiment is driving the market, Greed Top is in.

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Re: Top is in
« Reply #10327 on: April 12, 2024, 11:43:44 AM »

Supersonic freefall?
 

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Re: Top is in
« Reply #10328 on: April 15, 2024, 06:10:37 PM »
Fear is driving the Market!  The masses finally realize that the TOP is In!

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Re: Top is in
« Reply #10329 on: April 15, 2024, 06:45:56 PM »
WWIII top is in.

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Re: Top is in
« Reply #10330 on: April 16, 2024, 06:28:25 AM »
WWIII top is in.

Nah, things can still get worse.

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Re: Top is in
« Reply #10331 on: April 16, 2024, 06:43:59 AM »
I'll have that car for $100, please.

I also love how this prediction, posted as a serious comment, has continued for seven years as a decidedly unserious thread.

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Re: Top is in
« Reply #10332 on: April 16, 2024, 06:14:02 PM »
WWIII top is in.

Nah, things can will still get worse.

Yup! Which is why the market topped......now we wait for the post war recovery.

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Re: Top is in
« Reply #10333 on: April 16, 2024, 09:18:19 PM »
WWIII top is in.

Nah, things can will still get worse.

Yup! Which is why the market topped......now we wait for the post war recovery.

Hey everyone, look at the optimist expecting the war to end. . .

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Re: Top is in
« Reply #10334 on: April 16, 2024, 09:31:14 PM »
WWIII top is in.
Nah, things can will still get worse.
Yup! Which is why the market topped......now we wait for the post war recovery.
Hey everyone, look at the optimist expecting the war to end. . .
Nonsense. War is supposed to be good for stocks, so this is pessimism. Top=In

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Re: Top is in
« Reply #10335 on: April 16, 2024, 09:47:26 PM »
WWIII top is in.
Nah, things can will still get worse.
Yup! Which is why the market topped......now we wait for the post war recovery.
Hey everyone, look at the optimist expecting the war to end. . .
Nonsense. War is supposed to be good for stocks, so this is pessimism. Top=In

Ah, yes, the 34th rule of acquisition: War is good for business.

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Re: Top is in
« Reply #10336 on: April 17, 2024, 02:29:23 AM »
Are y'all kidding? Humans gonna human.....I'm the furthest from an optimist on this topic.

IMHO Israel will try to drag the USA into a broader conflict....whether they succeed or not won't matter.

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Re: Top is in
« Reply #10337 on: April 17, 2024, 05:58:43 AM »
WWIII top is in.
Nah, things can will still get worse.
Yup! Which is why the market topped......now we wait for the post war recovery.
Hey everyone, look at the optimist expecting the war to end. . .
Nonsense. War is supposed to be good for stocks, so this is pessimism. Top=In

Ah, yes, the 34th rule of acquisition: War is good for business.

But don't forget: Peace is good for business (35th rule).

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Re: Top is in
« Reply #10338 on: April 17, 2024, 06:15:31 AM »
WWIII top is in.
Nah, things can will still get worse.
Yup! Which is why the market topped......now we wait for the post war recovery.
Hey everyone, look at the optimist expecting the war to end. . .
Nonsense. War is supposed to be good for stocks, so this is pessimism. Top=In

Ah, yes, the 34th rule of acquisition: War is good for business.

But don't forget: Peace is good for business (35th rule).

As long as we can all agree that women should never be forced to wear clothing I think we're on the same page.

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Re: Top is in
« Reply #10339 on: April 17, 2024, 08:47:49 AM »
Nonsense. War is supposed to be good for stocks, so this is pessimism. Top=In

Ah, yes, the 34th rule of acquisition: War is good for business.

But don't forget: Peace is good for business (35th rule).

As long as we can all agree that women should never be forced to wear clothing I think we're on the same page.

We should start a thread on the Rules of Acquisition and rank them! This is a forum about getting wealthy after all...

One that may apply to "fee free" advisors selling expensive funds:

59th rule: Free advice is seldom cheap.

My favorite:

109th rule: Dignity and an empty sack is worth the sack.

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Re: Top is in
« Reply #10340 on: April 17, 2024, 10:17:54 AM »
Nonsense. War is supposed to be good for stocks, so this is pessimism. Top=In

Ah, yes, the 34th rule of acquisition: War is good for business.

But don't forget: Peace is good for business (35th rule).

As long as we can all agree that women should never be forced to wear clothing I think we're on the same page.

We should start a thread on the Rules of Acquisition and rank them! This is a forum about getting wealthy after all...

One that may apply to "fee free" advisors selling expensive funds:

59th rule: Free advice is seldom cheap.

My favorite:

109th rule: Dignity and an empty sack is worth the sack.

211 - Employees are the rungs on the ladder of success. Don't hesitate to step on them.

Taken to heart by most places I've worked.  :P

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Re: Top is in
« Reply #10341 on: April 17, 2024, 10:16:04 PM »
#9 is one I'm currently particularly well positioned to appreciate: "Small print leads to large risk."

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Re: Top is in
« Reply #10342 on: April 18, 2024, 05:30:44 AM »
#9 is one I'm currently particularly well positioned to appreciate: "Small print leads to large risk."

Always read the small print. That is where the most important information is, it is normally hidden at the bottom of the page somewhere. 






The top is in!

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Re: Top is in
« Reply #10343 on: April 19, 2024, 08:21:15 AM »
I just lump sum maxed my rIRA for 2024.

You are all welcome in advance for ensuring the top is in and the downward slide will continue indefinitely!

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Re: Top is in
« Reply #10344 on: April 19, 2024, 09:46:41 AM »
I just lump sum maxed my rIRA for 2024.

You are all welcome in advance for ensuring the top is in and the downward slide will continue indefinitely!

You got us under 5k.  Keep contributing and we'll really get this Top In!

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Re: Top is in
« Reply #10345 on: April 19, 2024, 10:08:32 AM »
I just lump sum maxed my rIRA for 2024.

You are all welcome in advance for ensuring the top is in and the downward slide will continue indefinitely!

You got us under 5k.  Keep contributing and we'll really get this Top In!

I still have another rIRA to max so i'll keep doing my part!

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Re: Top is in
« Reply #10346 on: April 19, 2024, 11:23:09 PM »
#9 is one I'm currently particularly well positioned to appreciate: "Small print leads to large risk."

Always read the small print. That is where the most important information is, it is normally hidden at the bottom of the page somewhere. 






The top is in!

Wait, was it war this time?  I swear there was an interest rate meeting that kicked this rout off, that’s what I had been holding too much cash for.  Not war. 

Love the fine print btw!  🙌

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Re: Top is in
« Reply #10347 on: April 20, 2024, 07:49:44 AM »
https://investorplace.com/2024/04/stock-market-crash-sp-500-falls-below-5000/

Just so you know, this extremely pro cryptocurrency site is saying a crash is pretty much imminent due to logic such as "The benchmark S&P 500 index slipped on Friday below the psychologically critical 5,000 level" and "While the benchmark S&P 500 index has consistently defied gravity, it may not be exempt from the golden rule: what goes up must eventually come down." With irrefutable logic like this that even uses physics!, there is only one conclusion..... The top is in!
« Last Edit: April 20, 2024, 11:16:24 AM by Wolfpack Mustachian »

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Re: Top is in
« Reply #10348 on: April 20, 2024, 10:30:41 PM »
The economy is driven by rational actors and only drives towards greater efficiency.

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Re: Top is in
« Reply #10349 on: April 21, 2024, 05:24:43 AM »
The economy is driven by rational actors and only drives towards greater efficiency.

True!   Note that competence and knowledge are not requirements of a rational creature. :)