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Investing Short-Term When Stocks Hit Records? Imagine a Painful Drop (re college funds)

oldmom4896oldmom4896 Registered User Posts: 3,569 Senior Member
How much money should you have in stocks in your 529 or down payment account when stocks are so high? Ask yourself some tough questions to figure it out.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/11/your-money/asset-allocation/investing-short-term-when-stocks-are-high-imagine-a-painful-drop.html

Replies to: Investing Short-Term When Stocks Hit Records? Imagine a Painful Drop (re college funds)

  • doschicosdoschicos Registered User Posts: 12,500 Senior Member
    One's time horizon should always be a factor when making investment decisions.
  • snarlatronsnarlatron Registered User Posts: 1,507 Senior Member
    I'm just trusting the age-based asset allocations for my 529s. Market cannot be timed or predicted so that's just the best I can do!
  • barronsbarrons Registered User Posts: 24,493 Senior Member
    Generally better to buy in at record lows than highs. Right now--I'd be very careful. Take chips home and be happy if you got in at 10,000 or so.
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