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Old 01-15-2016, 07:04 PM   #1
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I am toying with the idea of putting my 2016 IRA contributions in now since the market dropped quite a bit. I usually do that in the fall after busy season is finished and we know how the year went. Anyone else considering doing something like that?
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Old 01-15-2016, 07:07 PM   #2
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I am toying with the idea of putting my 2016 IRA contributions in now since the market dropped quite a bit. I usually do that in the fall after busy season is finished and we know how the year went. Anyone else considering doing something like that?
I contribute to a 401K managed by a well known investment company. I've been riding the highs and lows, and expect them to buy during the lows.
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I've been thinking about investing in more festool. ?. No really, stocks would be oil, not positive about other retirement plans yet.
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I am toying with the idea of putting my 2016 IRA contributions in now since the market dropped quite a bit. I usually do that in the fall after busy season is finished and we know how the year went. Anyone else considering doing something like that?
The same thought crossed my mind with my IRA. The old adage "buy when it's low" comes to mind. I'm assuming you're in mutual fund?
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yep. I got a few different mutual funds. I used stocks generically. Only stock I own is Berkshire B, but that is a whole slew of companies anyway so it is almost like a mutual fund.
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The psychology of investing is a funny thing. We always wonder "will it go lower?" "Will it go higher?" With IRA's we're in for the long haul, so these little bumps in the road of highs and lows usually average out. I'm thinking now would be a good time to put in. Sure, it'll probably go lower; but it still beats putting in when it was higher.
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This thread came at a good time, I have been waiting for a good time to invest my ira into something, thinking Vanguard index fund
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I like the vanguard stuff. Have a few of theirs. Nice, low cost options. I have their s&p500, a small cap, and a mid cap index funds.
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We are pretty heavily invested in a slew of mutual funds which are fairly low risk at this point. We will certainly lose some but most of these "adjustments" in the market are to be expected so we've just learned to ride it out like in the past.
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This dip could be a great buying opportunity. Rather than invest everything right now, I'm investing 25% now and will continue to invest over the next year to mitigate the risk of further declines.

I talked to my advisor on Friday and he said that until we stop seeing daily 400 pt swings that it might be prudent to wait until the markets calm. It also depends on your appetite for risk and how soon you may need the money.


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