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Old 11-07-2018, 04:05 PM   #1
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Is this a good time to invest in stocks?

What do you think? Many stocks fell to a new low.
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Old 11-07-2018, 04:16 PM   #2
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What do you think? Many stocks fell to a new low.
What do you mean by new low?

1 week low?
1 month low?
1 year low?
10 year low?
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Old 11-07-2018, 04:31 PM   #3
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3 months Low?

What do you mean by new low?

1 week low?
1 month low?
1 year low?
10 year low?
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Old 11-07-2018, 04:42 PM   #4
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Can low get lower?
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Old 11-07-2018, 04:46 PM   #5
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3 months Low?
3mth low is really nothing - you can backtest strategy of buying 3 mth low, i don't think there will be much alpha, compared to buying at multi-year lows...
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Scared no buy. Buy no scared. So are you scared?
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Old 11-07-2018, 05:39 PM   #7
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I think the problem here is too much cash on hand and become dilemma to do with them. For a short term stock trade and opportunistic hope to pick a good dividend one during low or long term property asset invest. Some easily says invest in etf/reits/bonds blah blah blah, but do you think is easy.

Dunno what to do with money, is dangerous

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Old 11-07-2018, 06:07 PM   #8
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1 year low can start, 3 years low even better.
Anyway, low can get lower.
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Old 11-07-2018, 07:16 PM   #9
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Even I, a CPF fanboy, am already pumping stocks like no tomorrow.

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Old 12-07-2018, 08:49 AM   #10
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Even I, a CPF fanboy, am already pumping stocks like no tomorrow.

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Are you 100% in stocks with $0 cash?
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Old 12-07-2018, 10:22 AM   #11
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STI index is at 1 yr low.

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Old 12-07-2018, 02:33 PM   #12
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Are you 100% in stocks with $0 cash?
No lah..

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Old 12-07-2018, 05:16 PM   #13
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Usually this will be the case.

After you sold, stock prices "tend" to rise.

After you bought, stock prices "tend" to fall.

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Old 12-07-2018, 07:16 PM   #14
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Are you 100% in stocks with $0 cash?
I think the market is not 'cheap' enough to be 100% stocks and $0 cash.

The only time I was nearly $0 cash was the GFC. I used up all my cash and CPF-OA and started using my CPF-SA....
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Old 12-07-2018, 11:40 PM   #15
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I think the market is not 'cheap' enough to be 100% stocks and $0 cash.

The only time I was nearly $0 cash was the GFC. I used up all my cash and CPF-OA and started using my CPF-SA....
It is relative. For some people 40% in stocks is too much. For some people leveraged 1.25X is very normal.

Also to me 80% stocks and 100% stocks is not too different. If markets fall 20%, a person with $100 allocated entirely to stocks will be left with $80. A person with $80 allocated to stocks and $20 to cash, will be left with $84. So just 4% difference, is this a big deal?

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