S&P 500 breaks 1400, your thoughts please

S&P 500 breaks 1400, your thoughts please

Notices

» Site Navigation
Home Page The Villages Maps The Villages Activities The Villages Clubs The Villages Book Healthcare Rentals Real Estate Section Classified Section The Villages Directory Home Improvement Site Guidelines Advertising Info Register Now Video Tutorials Frequently Asked Questions
» Newsletter Signup
» Premium Tower
» Advertisements
» Trending News
» Tower Sponsors




















» Premium Sponsors
» Banner Sponsors
» Advertisements
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools
S&P 500 breaks 1400, your thoughts please
  #1  
Old 03-15-2012, 06:02 PM
fred boswell fred boswell is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 28
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default S&P 500 breaks 1400, your thoughts please

Woo Hoo..... Well we just cleared 1400. Hopefully its onward and upward. Sure has been a long steady climb. Your thoughts please.

Bulls Bears and Pigs
  #2  
Old 03-15-2012, 06:17 PM
mgm4444 mgm4444 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: NY
Posts: 271
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Bulls Bears and Pigs

As the saying goes: Bulls make money, Bears make money and Pigs get slaughtered -

My advice... take a little cream off the top right about now.
Sponsored Links
  #3  
Old 03-15-2012, 06:55 PM
Villages PL Villages PL is offline
Sage
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Belvedere
Posts: 5,280
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by fred boswell View Post
Woo Hoo..... Well we just cleared 1400. Hopefully its onward and upward. Sure has been a long steady climb. Your thoughts please.
Well, I'm very pleased. It's been very tough staying fully invested over the last few years but it's paid off. And I believe this is not the end of the bull market. After all, the economy is not up to speed yet. Although, there will be more bumps in the road. The market never goes straight up.

The next big move upward might come when interest rates begin to go up. That will force a lot of investors out of the government bond-market-bubble and into the stock market. The stock market will be the only game in town.
  #4  
Old 03-15-2012, 08:25 PM
eremite06's Avatar
eremite06 eremite06 is offline
Veteran member
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 748
Thanks: 3
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

14000??? That's good until the next crisis. When will inflation kick in? Too many skittish to jump in the market, even being flush with cash. Most that's invested is the money busting at the seems.
__________________
Born City of Brotherly Love. Penna. until '68, Florida since '73.
  #5  
Old 03-16-2012, 05:31 AM
l2ridehd's Avatar
l2ridehd l2ridehd is offline
Sage
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Bridgeport At Miona Shores
Posts: 3,466
Thanks: 1
Thanked 46 Times in 17 Posts
Default

Well lets see. If you had gone fully invested in March of 2008 you would almost be back to even. If you had done that in March of 2009 you would be up 90% now. Timing makes a big difference. There are basically only two ways to invest. Buy a few index funds that map to the total world market, determine your AA and stick with it through all ups and downs. Or try to buy and sell based on market conditions. Market timing does not work for 99% of investors. I am not smarter then all the other people working the market full time. So I assume the market is efficient and buy very low cost index funds that cover the globe, set my AA and stick with it. That forces you to sell bonds and buy stocks back in 2008 and right now has me selling stocks to buy bonds. Although I am not following my own plan 100% because I am only doing very short term bonds. Create your IPS, determine your AA and stay the course. Your returns will beat the market every time.
__________________
Life is to short to drink cheap wine.
  #6  
Old 03-16-2012, 06:50 AM
BarryRX's Avatar
BarryRX BarryRX is offline
Platinum member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Brooklyn, Queens, Nassau County, Evansville IN, Boca Raton, Toledo OH, Pennecamp
Posts: 1,809
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

I have been fully invested for many years now, mostly in dividend paying stocks. I have watched my net worth go up and down, but that no longer matters to me since I am retired. My only concern is income. During the past 5 years, no matter how my net worth fluctuated (and I am at an all time high right now), my income either stayed the same or grew. The advantages of the dividend stocks is that I have never had to touch a penny of my principal in retirement. But to (finally) answer your question.....I hope that this great bull market of the last 3 months, combined with a lot of positive economic data, will encourage a lot of money sitting on the sidelines to jump back into equities and build momentum higher. But if not, I'm not concerned.....as long as those dividends don't get cut. By the way, through the crises of 2008, none of my dividends got cut and in fact, some were increased.
Closed Thread

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:27 PM.