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Old October 24th, 2008, 11:40 AM   #81
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"Be fearfull when others are greedy,
Be greedy when others are fearfull."

There are some great deals out there.

I'm buying with $ built up from dividends that are not reinvested.

Thanks for "getting out" and dropping the price.
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Old October 24th, 2008, 11:42 AM   #82
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Thanks for "getting out" and dropping the price.
no problem! It saved me mega-bucks, and now I'm (hopefully) getting some kick ass deals!

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Old October 24th, 2008, 08:17 PM   #83
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no problem! It saved me mega-bucks, and now I'm (hopefully) getting some kick ass deals!

Transferred 30% out of bonds funds and back into mutual funds this afternoon at close. The rest remains in Bonds while I watch the line graph. Looking at the performance from the time I transferred into bonds last month I saved my retirement account $30,000 in one month.
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Old October 24th, 2008, 08:33 PM   #84
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hey, Kelly, just curious as to how you trade. Do you use etrade or another vehicle to do that?


I am asking only because even with the huge swings in the market lately, the trade fees can kinda eat into your earnings (or increase your loss) if you aren't careful.


Right now I have an etrade account that I play with as I got rid of all my stocks about two years ago to open 529s for the kids (yeah, thank goodness they have about 13 years to go before school. At one point I felt they were fully funded; now I'm not so sure....).

Anyhoo, just wondering cuz I'm cheap and if I can get lower trade fees I may consider it.....
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Old October 24th, 2008, 08:39 PM   #85
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I use tradeking.com
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Old October 24th, 2008, 08:57 PM   #86
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hey, Kelly, just curious as to how you trade. Do you use etrade or another vehicle to do that?


I am asking only because even with the huge swings in the market lately, the trade fees can kinda eat into your earnings (or increase your loss) if you aren't careful.


Right now I have an etrade account that I play with as I got rid of all my stocks about two years ago to open 529s for the kids (yeah, thank goodness they have about 13 years to go before school. At one point I felt they were fully funded; now I'm not so sure....).

Anyhoo, just wondering cuz I'm cheap and if I can get lower trade fees I may consider it.....
Scottrade is pretty cheap and easy. Just be carefull in the current market. It's attractive to take short gains on the occillations, but remember, the only absolute in stocks is they can always go to "0". Notice, I'm talking about my 401K where I'm moving money from declining "mutual funds" into and out of "bond funds". Both are diversified so a little less risk of going to "0" and more fluid than traditional bonds, while still maintaining some of the trends of "stocks and bonds".
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Old October 24th, 2008, 09:08 PM   #87
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yah, I only have "play money" if you will in my stock account--the rest is in long term mutuals that I hope do well as research and history say they should. But still, I hate paying $12.99 a trade (heck, I hate to pay anything, but sometimes you hafta...). If I can find a place cheaper then it may be worth it to switch over. I'm hoping to do what my dad did in the mid-80's and get in on some cheap stocks and watch them grow with reinvested dividends so I can live in the little lattitudes when I'm old and wrinkly.....
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Old October 24th, 2008, 09:08 PM   #88
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hey, Kelly, just curious as to how you trade. Do you use etrade or another vehicle to do that?


I am asking only because even with the huge swings in the market lately, the trade fees can kinda eat into your earnings (or increase your loss) if you aren't careful.


Right now I have an etrade account that I play with as I got rid of all my stocks about two years ago to open 529s for the kids (yeah, thank goodness they have about 13 years to go before school. At one point I felt they were fully funded; now I'm not so sure....).

Anyhoo, just wondering cuz I'm cheap and if I can get lower trade fees I may consider it.....
If you have over $2500 that you play with, zecco.com is free (10 trades a month).

I use etrade pro, but I dabble with options.

Their streamer is 2nd to none..

I also use fidelity and vanguard to handle mutual funds.

I totally agree with the commissions eating money, but that is part of the over all scenario when you're aggressive in the markets.
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Old October 24th, 2008, 09:15 PM   #89
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If you have over $2500 that you play with, zecco.com is free (10 trades a month).

I use etrade pro, but I dabble with options.

Their streamer is 2nd to none..

I also use fidelity and vanguard to handle mutual funds.

I totally agree with the commissions eating money, but that is part of the over all scenario when you're aggressive in the markets.
If you have enough money in an account you don't pay commissions.
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Old October 24th, 2008, 09:20 PM   #90
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If you have enough money in an account you don't pay commissions.
uhh, with what firm?

vanguard is free, fidelity has a small fee, but I've never heard of online real time stock trading for free.
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Old October 24th, 2008, 09:58 PM   #91
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uhh, with what firm?

vanguard is free, fidelity has a small fee, but I've never heard of online real time stock trading for free.
I rolled some IRAs into Fidelity and I have unlimited online free trades for a year.
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Old October 24th, 2008, 11:17 PM   #92
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uhh, with what firm?

vanguard is free, fidelity has a small fee, but I've never heard of online real time stock trading for free.
Sorry, I didn't mean "on-line" firms.
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