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Can someone give me an idea of how much of your savings you invest in the stock market?

Need to sort my retirement finances out...left it too long :unsure:

Thanks!

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15 minutes ago, dom said:

Can someone give me an idea of how much of your savings you invest in the stock market?

Need to sort my retirement finances out...left it too long :unsure:

Thanks!

 

I have 25% of my savings invested in the stock market.

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1 hour ago, dom said:

Can someone give me an idea of how much of your savings you invest in the stock market?

Need to sort my retirement finances out...left it too long :unsure:

Thanks!

Right now I´m only investing with profits from the stock market. The original investment was around 5-7%, i.e. play money. If you consider the current valuation, it is about 25% of my savings. But I doubt Im a good reference...

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Ladies and gentleman, as I´ve said 2 months ago, the mini crash/correction seems to be upon us (although I expected it sooner). I have no idea if we are at the bottom, but things will move fast these days.

S&P is down 5% from last week and 8% from pre-corona. A big crisis is a dip above 20%. A record crisis is above 30%, like Corona in March.

My guess the bottom is when S&P goes down between 10-15% in the next weeks.

 

This is not uniform and at the moment it is hitting harder some tech companies, but those were also the ones who gained more since March.

 

I started to buy small quantities today, then review every day.

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46 minutes ago, MikeMelga said:

Ladies and gentleman, as I´ve said 2 months ago, the mini crash/correction seems to be upon us (although I expected it sooner). I have no idea if we are at the bottom, but things will move fast these days.

S&P is down 5% from last week and 8% from pre-corona. A big crisis is a dip above 20%. A record crisis is above 30%, like Corona in March.

My guess the bottom is when S&P goes down between 10-15% in the next weeks.

 

This is not uniform and at the moment it is hitting harder some tech companies, but those were also the ones who gained more since March.

 

I started to buy small quantities today, then review every day.

 

I hope you're right, as we keep on automatically investing a substancial amount of our earnings every second week and I like to buy cheap. Otherwise, I'm not going to do much besides waiting unless valuations get so low (30% loss) as to be irresistable, and then I'll throw some extra money at it if wife is on board. We're currently around 75% invested in the stock market when counting only with our financial assets, significantly less overall as the bulk of what we have is in rental properties.

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My portfolio consists of 14% cash and the rest in investments. So that is all of my personal savings.

 

Got a report from my guy today that pretty much explains what has happened this year -

 

  • US stocks sold off on Tuesday as the S&P 500 declined 2.8% to close at 3,332. Even with Tuesday’s sell-off, the index is still up 3.1% year to date.
 
  • Tuesday’s decline marks the third straight session of losses for the S&P 500. This three-day losing streak comes after a two-week stretch in markets that saw the S&P 500 close higher in nine of 10 sessions, with the index also setting nine record highs over that period. Given the extent of enthusiasm in markets during that stretch, some consolidation was likely due and perhaps this has been resolved with a now three-day, 6.95% correction in the S&P 500, which rivals the largest sell-off the index has experienced since the March lows (mid-June sell-off saw the index decline 7.1%). As has been the case in recent sessions, outsized weakness in Technology shares appeared to weigh on the broader market; the S&P Technology sector was down more than 4% on the session.
 
  • All 11 of the S&P 500 sectors were lower, with Utilities (-0.6%) and Real Estate (-1.3%) outperforming the broader market, while Energy (-3.7%) and Information Technology (-4.6%) lagged.
 
  • Rates were lower across the curve, with the 10-year Treasury rate falling to 0.68% as of the 4 p.m. equity market close. Gold declined modestly to $1,929 per ounce, while WTI oil moved sharply lower to below $37 per barrel; the US dollar strengthened modestly in the trading session, as measured by the US Dollar Index.
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Well, yesterday Japan reported a drop in GDP of 28% on an annual basis. They will not recover from that any time soon. India's GDP fell 23% and South Africa plummeted even 51%. More bad news yet to come.

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As I´ve said before, there was no underlying economical problem for this crisis. As soon as Corona gets under control, economy will go up very, very fast, as central banks flooded the market with cheap money.

But things can go worst before improving. All depends how things evolve in US. My best guess is that lockdown will start to ease up globally in Q2 2021, but potentially Q1.

Stockmarkets will react much earlier, as soon as a good vaccine gets approved or fatality rate drops due to new treatments.

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Thanks for your input! I have about 16% of savings in ETFs so I see there's room for improvement!

 

I fully agree with Mike's post above!

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I have about 25 % in the market

With around 10% in property

Rest in Cash

 

Have sold a lot I bought in April/March

 

At the moment I am looking to but some more shares. But as ever fear and greed - define what I will buy.

Mikes current timeline seems fair, but I think full recovery will take longer in some sectors, ie airlines will be depressed at least another year, and if another lock-down occurs, a lot are going to go bust, without government help.

 

I might get tempted by some tech stocks, but I think they are over rated now, with PE's over 20.

 

 

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So how is everyone doing these days. I'm about to hit my all time high from Aug. 31.

 

Sorta wish I hadn't sold Regeneron, though, even though I made 99% profit.

 

For Mike - my brother bought a Tesla Y. :D He loves it. Put a charger at his home and at his mountain house.

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