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|Subject: Re: Wht Say You All Here....||Date: 7/17/2013 4:05 PM|
|Author: AngelMay||Number: 72646 of 81359|
If you are concerned about a big market drop, I think you would be smarter to be invested and simply use trailing stop loss orders to protect you from such. There are some decent companies paying 2-4% in dividends and all that money in cash indefinately is going to lose purchasing power.
Well to be invested I would have to invest now - at the top of the market. Somehow that doesn't seem prudent. Better to wait for a good pullback and THEN invest some of the cash.
Stop losses don't work for my mutual funds... so that's out.
I only own two stocks and two ETFs currently. My one stock pays me over 12% in dividends (I bought a while back) and the other one is AAPL which can drop like a rock or shoot like a rocket without warning.
I'm just pretty conservative right now. The market just makes me nervous lately. I think this is because I don't have a lot of confidence in our government anymore. <sigh>
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