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    Firstly, congrats to those of you who have been reaping the rewards since Monday!

    Before then, we were oh so close to that 5% pullback with only 1.87% more to go in the S&P 500 (according to my math). I am still waiting for that pullback. Because if I was to "capitulate" and join you in the funds, then Mr. Market would decide to pullback. I will not give into his beckoning call. Been there, done that, way too times over the years. I'm certain a lot of you have done the same. I IFT'd to (G) a few months+ early before the 2008 crash. But, I hardly missed any gains during that period. I'm hoping to do the same with the eventual pullback (or correction). Only time will tell if I succeed. Be careful out there, especially with the many uncertainties of the coronavirus.

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    Rod, I hear you, loud and clear. I, too, sidestepped 2008 and would like to keep that approach.
    100% S COB 24 Feb; was 100% G COB 08 Feb; was 50% S, 50% C COB 23 Dec;

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    We've all been there but by the grace of God.. Lol. I just have a hard time getting back in when it starts to go up... I almost increased my position last Friday... But chickened out.. Then almost went to safety.. Then just decided to hold... Apparently this game isn't really for me... But forced to play...

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    Quote Originally Posted by kb9nvh View Post
    We've all been there but by the grace of God.. Lol. I just have a hard time getting back in when it starts to go up... I almost increased my position last Friday... But chickened out.. Then almost went to safety.. Then just decided to hold... Apparently this game isn't really for me... But forced to play...

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    It was a lot easier back in the day when we could IFT in and out of Mr. Market on a daily basis. Two times a month is unreasonable! My advice is to set your entry point, and then go from there. For example, my entry point is a 5% pullback in the S&P. But the difficult thing with that is this: The S&P could rally another 10% from here before that pullback occurs. Then I would have missed out on those gains.

    I believe the recent sell-off began on 21 Jan. Therefore, I am waiting for a 5% pullback from there. According to my current math, the S&P is up 0.21% from 21 Jan. So, I am looking for a decline of 5.21% as of now. At least that's how I see things. We shall see what the future holds.

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    What more can I say? I continue to be bewildered at Mr. Market's tenacity. But, his days are numbered. But, how many more until his number is up?

    I don't pretend to know. But, Cramer has been hinting at it lately. He's certainly smarter at this than I am. At any rate, Feb needs to start living up to its reputation!

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    I have a feeling that the coronavirus will finally get Mr. Market's undivided attention when cases eventually become widespread in the USA. I try to watch "Outbreak: Coronavirus" nightly on CNBC. The program updates info/stats. Anyways, tonight's program mentioned a "vaccine could be ready in 18 months." I've also heard that a vaccine might be ready by the Fall. The bottom line is this: No one knows for certain when a vaccine will be made available. Unfortunately, thousands more people are going to die before a vaccine is developed. But fortunately, the number of cases should (supposedly) die down during the warmer months. Until then, it will get (reportedly) a whole lot worse.

    Here are the latest stats:

    60,017
    Confirmed (This number was 12,040 on 1 Feb)

    1,357
    Dead (This number was 259 on 1 Feb)

    5,953
    Survived (This number was 283 on 1 Feb)

    602,922
    Infected (This number was 120,400 on 1 Feb)

    Source:

    https://virusdanger.com/global.php

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    New IFT...

    Effective 19 Feb: 100 (F)

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    Whew!

    Go figure... the day after I bought TSLA @ 852.00 it dropped a whopping 18%! It was the largest one-day drop since 2012! I thought, "Gee! Just my luck!"

    Well, I find it very difficult selling at a loss. Furthermore, I knew it would recover. It was just a matter of time. That recovery happened yesterday. As of now, it is trading @ 932.00.

    Of course, the roller coaster ride will continue. But, it's been a heckuva hedge against Mr. Market's red days! I'll continue to hold onto TSLA because it really is a fun ride... most of the time.

    God Bless!

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    ALL ABOARD the TSLA Train!


    While waiting for the S&P 500 to pullback 5% (which might be awhile longer), I bought TSLA in pre-market trading @ 852.00. I had been eyeing it for a few days and finally pulled the trigger.
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    Is that the Tesla Train, or roller-coaster?


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    Quote Originally Posted by tsptalk View Post
    Is that the Tesla Train, or roller-coaster?
    Runaway train, then?
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    My longest-held position is ACAD. I bought in @ 1.76 in 2010. It is now trading @ 45.46.
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    I've been sounding this alarm for awhile now... at least for a pullback. But, now they are talking about a correction.

    Goldman says market underestimating coronavirus risk: ‘Correction is looking much more probable’
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    https://www.cnbc.com/2020/02/19/gold...-probable.html
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