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(Marketwatch)   20% stock market correction coming. It's time to sell   (marketwatch.com) divider line 10
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2014-08-05 10:32:56 AM
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BMFPitt: DaStompa: Man I really need to learn about this stock market stuff :(

You really don't. Just buy a cheap index fund and hold it indefinitely. You'll beat 70% of professional fund managers in the long term.

It's like walking into a casino and betting that the house will win.


Actually, it's higher than that. Over a 10-year period, index funds beat 70%. Over 15 years, I think it's 80%. Over 25 years, it's something like 98%.

Put your money in a low-cost total stock market index, total international index or a combination of the two and you'll do just fine.
2014-08-05 10:28:06 AM
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DaStompa: Man I really need to learn about this stock market stuff :(


You really don't. Just buy a cheap index fund and hold it indefinitely. You'll beat 70% of professional fund managers in the long term.

It's like walking into a casino and betting that the house will win.
2014-08-05 09:51:39 AM
2 votes:
Newflash: No one can predict the stock market. If they did, they would be wealthy and not working and writing articles anymore.
2014-08-05 12:12:34 PM
1 votes:
Here is the single best reason in the world for NOT trying to time the market:

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2014-08-05 10:36:49 AM
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machoprogrammer: BMFPitt: DaStompa: Man I really need to learn about this stock market stuff :(

You really don't. Just buy a cheap index fund and hold it indefinitely. You'll beat 70% of professional fund managers in the long term.

It's like walking into a casino and betting that the house will win.

Actually, it's higher than that. Over a 10-year period, index funds beat 70%. Over 15 years, I think it's 80%. Over 25 years, it's something like 98%.

Put your money in a low-cost total stock market index, total international index or a combination of the two and you'll do just fine.


This is good advice & check out Bogleheads
2014-08-05 10:21:50 AM
1 votes:
I use any major correction as an opportunity to move money from IRA's to Roth IRA's. The upside return more than makes up for the tax hit.
2014-08-05 09:30:53 AM
1 votes:
Either stock prices are divorced from earnings, or forecasted earnings are going to drop 20%.  I don't see either for the near future.  We're not in a bubble when everyone is running around asking if we're in a bubble, while there is a record amount of cash on the sidelines and central banks around the world are still pumping cash like crazy.
2014-08-05 09:24:07 AM
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Earguy: No, it's a buying opportunity for a those who are smart enough to take advantage of all the nervous Nellies who don't understand "buy low, sell high."


Except that's 100% wrong based on the headline.

If you think a 20% correction is COMING then now is EXACTLY the time to sell because you ARE selling high.

Now would be the EXACT WRONG time to buy as you would be buying into a 20% slide.
2014-08-05 09:16:33 AM
1 votes:
Says analysis firm that is heavily invested in shorts
2014-08-05 08:14:40 AM
1 votes:
No, it's a buying opportunity for a those who are smart enough to take advantage of all the nervous Nellies who don't understand "buy low, sell high."
 
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