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  • Date: 10/22/18 2:42 AM
  • Number: 31917
  • Recommendations: 0
Vermonter,

I know what you mean about cloudy days lately.

I have been cutting brush along our driveway for a little over a month not counting 2 weeks off for rain. I'm chainsawing the mesquite and blue berry juniper and dump
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  • Date: 10/19/18 3:14 PM
  • Number: 1720
  • Recommendations: 1
Mihir,

I suggest you not anchor on yesterday's price.

There is no "requirement" for a price to pull-back.

They price may or may not fall in the future.

However, the drop that comes in the future may
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  • Date: 10/19/18 1:01 PM
  • Number: 1718
  • Recommendations: 0
Mihir,

Welcome to Stock Advisor.

As has been said already, today is the best time to start a portfolio as a long-term investment.

I like the 4 companies you chose to invest in: HAS, PYPL, ANET and MA. They give you some
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  • Date: 10/19/18 1:15 AM
  • Number: 48180
  • Recommendations: 8
gethappy6,

Welcome to Stock Advisor.

As others have noted, do not get all wrapped-up in the short-term movements of a long-term investment.

Right now, the markets have been in a bit of a tizzy about a lot of different news
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  • Date: 10/19/18 12:01 AM
  • Number: 1629
  • Recommendations: 0
geoffkerg63,

Welcome to Rule Your Retirement.

Looks like you made some good moves to "lighten your load!"

Take a good look through the website. If you have any questions, just ask them.

Gene
All
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  • Date: 10/18/18 5:07 PM
  • Number: 984
  • Recommendations: 0
OTP,

Taking distributions from our trad IRA's would have locked us into taking distributions in excess to our needs. The lowest rate allowed is the RMD amount and it would have pushed more than double our needed cash.

In
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  • Date: 10/18/18 4:26 PM
  • Number: 1049
  • Recommendations: 0
Usha,

No problem.

You can divide by 6 if you "bought" all on the same day 6 years ago but it would not be correct if the purchases were spread across the 6 year period. For that you would really need dates and amounts
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  • Date: 10/18/18 12:39 AM
  • Number: 1046
  • Recommendations: 2
Usha,

Your list has 30 names. When I added the percentages, I got a total of 2,463.6 for an average return of 82.12%

If you had invested $30,000 you would now have $54,636. (30,000 * 1.8212)

The sum of percentages of
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  • Date: 10/15/18 3:21 PM
  • Number: 1621
  • Recommendations: 1
charliehongkong,

Welcome to Rule Your Retirement.

"I have taken certain steps to plan for my retirement but cannot say that I have saved enough to live comfortably."

I suggest you start by making an
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  • Date: 10/13/18 5:51 PM
  • Number: 4815
  • Recommendations: 3
Transitions,

In your taxable account: Put growth (no dividends) primarily. You can also include dividend payers that pay qualified dividends. Avoid REIT's or others that pay non-qualified dividends. While I am not a fan of
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