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TN RDG RNR

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Looks like the Dow Jones leveled out today. I reallocated funds in my TSP and 401k Monday. Can see it taking a nose dive soon.

Anyone else getting nervous?
 

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I am not nervous. I am just now wrapping up a selling binge that started in Decemeber. Buy low sell high. It always starts pulling back in the April time frame. We have started sequestration with no resolution in sight. I cannot figure why anybody would buy right now.
 

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Buying Ford when it was in the $2 neighborhood still looks like it was a good buy and Boeing, with their battery trouble continues to do me well.
 

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my question is it seems most funds are linked to the S&P and not the Dow.

probably a dumb question, but is the Nasdaq, S&P and what not linked to the Dow? I assume yes in some way, but not sure.
 

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Bone Collector said:
my question is it seems most funds are linked to the S&P and not the Dow.

probably a dumb question, but is the Nasdaq, S&P and what not linked to the Dow? I assume yes in some way, but not sure.

I understand that the Dow Jones Industrial Average is a summary of 40 major corporations, representing a good cross section of the economy. Depending on a corporation's performance over a period of time, some companies are added or dropped from the DJIA. The NASDAQ is an entirely different trading market (as opposed to the NYSE or the AMEX), and I believe the S&P is just a broader spectrum of company samplings, but simliar to the DOW.
 

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TAFKAP said:
Bone Collector said:
my question is it seems most funds are linked to the S&P and not the Dow.

probably a dumb question, but is the Nasdaq, S&P and what not linked to the Dow? I assume yes in some way, but not sure.

I understand that the Dow Jones Industrial Average is a summary of 40 major corporations, representing a good cross section of the economy. Depending on a corporation's performance over a period of time, some companies are added or dropped from the DJIA. The NASDAQ is an entirely different trading market (as opposed to the NYSE or the AMEX), and I believe the S&P is just a broader spectrum of company samplings, but simliar to the DOW.

30.

Also people have to remember that the companies in the DOW change all the time. Some of them that were in there less than 10 years ago are not any more while some from 40-50 years ago are still there.
 

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Compound interest and the declining value of the dollar.

2% annual return, 6 years - Boom! Dow 15,700!

The Dow doesn't represent the economy. Especially now that the feds are mainlining currency into investment.

The feds feed $85 Billion of free money to banks. The banks invest but not a dollar of that goes to main street.

Meanwhile, business continue to not hire and the Feds teeter the Dollar on massive inflation.

The Dow could be 200K, but it doesn't matter to the working family of four who hasn't seen a raise in 5 years and gas is $4.00 per gallon, 2X what it was in 2008.
 

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I was nervous a week ago but not any more - I took all my money out of the market. Does wonders to calm the nerves. I've experienced the last two drops and have ZERO interest in sliding down a cliff again. The market is at the same level it was the last two drops so I have no confidence in it going hihger or even maintaining it's current level.
 

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Bone Collector said:
my question is it seems most funds are linked to the S&P and not the Dow.

Most funds are invested in a stock index fund that fully replicates the Standard and Poor's 500. I wouldnt necessarily say they are lockstep with the DJIA but they do track pretty close with its ups and downs.

With the exception of G Funds that buy nonmarketable U.S. Treasury security that is guaranteed by the U.S. Government. This means that the G Fund will not lose money. :D
 

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