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Subject: Re: Portfolio Allocation for age 35 Date: 2/14/2007 2:14 PM
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<< The stock market is on the only market where buyers don't like a sale >>


I've been lurking/learning on this thread.

I see what you mean about people not wanting a sale. I see the spike in activity during the drops, and again in the rise, followed by low activity thru the course of the drop periods. If I understand correctly, people are dumping dropping stocks to save what gains they can, while an equal number of people are buying at discount. Later, when the stocks pick up, people are again jumping in, allowing an equal number of sale-buyers to sell and save their gains.

I can see why I'd rather buy when things are low. I haven't researched how to gleen and evaluate available information about a stock I may be interested in, so of course I'm likely to stick with index funds for a while. I assume they will take the same ride, but perhaps the stocks in the fund will be balanced by other stocks raising?

Thanks for the explaination.

(Sorry to interupt with a trip down "Basic Lane.")

reading, learning, reading, learning...
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