Whoa ... where were you when we were buying cheap?
Now that the market has rallied, your ready to jump in?
Let me guess, you sold at the bottom, too?
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I think that is an intriguing thing to do. At $71.00 basis VFINX is worth a hold. Your dividends are worth it. Japan has been in a depression for two decades and that is long enough. I think Japan is going to roar back economically. However I never invest in mutual funds on my own hunches. The USA has natural resources and was founded on economic liberty as well as individual rights. Our time will return.
Well, the market seems to be peaked. Even so, the 1.72% yield of VFINX is better than the T-bill yield.
I think this will be a down year on the broad market. The S&P 500 will probably lose 10% from December 31 of 2009 to December 31 of this year. But then the yield will probably be 2.2% by this December. October of 2008 through May of 2009 was a great period to dollar cost average. I think this year will be a good dollar cost average year too.