written by reader What Indexes should one purchase in a down market

By jojoclem, June 11, 2020

Hi Everyone:
I am setting a plan to buy indexes when the market dips.
From what I read investing in the S&P and Dow and Nasdaq is not the way to go. I read Bloomberg index is a good bet.
Before I start a deep dive on research I would love to hear from others in this group.
Peace and love,
Jo

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Jo: I started ” investing ‘ at age 28 am now 81 and probably am 0 for 53 years so I am the worst person to listen to for free. The worst are the so called experts that promise the world for $ 49 then try to upgrade you to mucho $$ which may give you actual names, if not gains. . But if you choose to listen I might be of use in the current mess. Inverse funds that bet against just about any index are very cheap now that the overall market has gone up 35% from it’s… Read More ยป

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Not sure what you mean by “Bloomberg Index” — there are many different ETF and index providers, though most of them do a fine job of coming pretty close to approximating the overall stock market return of their chosen sector or market. I always recommend starting small if you’re just trying to build up a stake in the market and beginning to learn, and once you get it built up then start thinking about experimenting with sectors that interest you or with individual stocks. Most providers offer very inexpensive broad-market ETFs, I’d start with the Vanguard Total Stock Market (VTI)… Read More ยป

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I assume you mean “starting small” at the beginning of the second paragraph, although I have (unfortunately) taken the advice literally in the past.

Travis Johnson, Stock Gumshoe
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Ha! Yes, sorry, will fix.