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15-03-2011, 09:04 PM
Just wondered for those of you invested across the equities & fund markets how the week has affected your portfolio thus far, if any. Do you feel it's better to sit this out given the global decline in the stock markets during this time.
15-03-2011, 09:12 PM
Noticed my retirement annuity took a small whack... but its a long term thing.
15-03-2011, 09:37 PM
Don't you mean trading? I doubt any real investors shuffle their portfolios around on a weekly basis due to a short term issue like this.
Do you feel it's better to sit this out given the global decline in the stock markets during this time.
A bit late for that isn't it? Damage is already done.
To answer the question: Poor student w/ no investments. I'd ride it out though if I had any.
15-03-2011, 10:11 PM
Equities are in a bubble, too much cheap money floating around the past two years. Stock prices in the U.S. have recovered to where they were in 2008, but only in NOMINAL terms. In real terms valued against commodities and precious metals they're about 1/4 to 1/5 of what they were worth 3 years ago. The wave of monetary inflation is hitting commodities big-time, but it's a crack-up boom. It won't last.
Wait for the correction which will hit in a couple months then re-invest. Be advised, in times like these (global depression coming up soon) commodities typically out-perform equities in the medium term, but after about a decade equities tick over. If you're buying for long-term beyond a decade, pick companies you're really sure can weather the storm and stick around into the future. If you've got cash savings, I strongly suggest converting a portion of them into some kind of commodity you can store and keep yourself, such as precious metals.