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Are you back to investing in the stock market?

Asked by dannyc (5228points) May 25th, 2009

I am wondering, if the Fluther demographic is now re-investing in the stock market, which could indicate a recovery in the works.

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Darwin's avatar

I never stopped. It generally always goes back up again, even if it takes a while.

ram201pa's avatar

Yup, never left. I thought of it as “everything is on sale.”

Tobotron's avatar

RBS stocks were £1.50ea before the crash and a few months ago after they got bailed out by the UK government I think they were about 15pea or there about. Buy them up and your sure to be on for a winner in the future, if I had any spare money to I would, but I don’t lol

dannyc's avatar

@tobotron ..stock tips..I like that..thanks..and global stock tips at that…

bea2345's avatar

What are a fluther’s choices if there is little inclination to play the stock market? Most of my savings are in mutual funds for that reason.

La_chica_gomela's avatar

I put the same amount in this year as always. I wish I could have invested more, but I can’t. I think of it the same way as @ram201pa, the only silver lining to this crappy recession is “everything’s on sale” including stock. My investing dollar went a lot further this year, and at least there was that.

chyna's avatar

I changed the amount that was going into stocks as opposed to bonds. I had 75% in stocks, 25% in bonds. I changed in december to 50/50. It seems to be working for me.

Likeradar's avatar

I never stopped. I have many many years (hopefully) til I will have to cash in on my investments, and as @ram201pa said, it’s like buying on sale. I’m thinking of my investments as a collector’s item… may not be worth much now, but I’ll keep collecting my cheap shares and hopefully they’ll be valuable in 35ish years!

wundayatta's avatar

Never sold anything. Buy and hold. Long term time horizon. We don’t retire for fifteen more years.

YARNLADY's avatar

Our investment portfolio has shifted a little to bonds, but we still find some stocks worth investing in as well.

dannyc's avatar

@YARNLADY ..hope no GM bonds..

YARNLADY's avatar

@dannyc heh, heh, no, GE, Johnson & Johnson and the like

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