The Bear Mauls the Bull?

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Well, everything appears to be going pear-shaped:

https://www.wsj.com/articles/asian-stocks-gain-on-... https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/14/business/stock-...

TL;DR: Stocks are falling on trade war fears and a possible international slowdown, causing a yield curve inversion which means everybody freaks out.

Thoughts, monkeys? Personally, since most of my (meager, I am a student) investments are in total market funds, I plan to cut back on spending and double down on contributions to my regular and tax-advantaged accounts.

Comments (8)

Aug 14, 2019

I mean if you actually have a bull thesis that you have conviction on now is the time to buy

(Recession in 2021 and not 2020 is not a valid bull thesis imo)

Aug 14, 2019

This isn't really about a bull thesis, it's simpler than that. Nearly everything aside from my emergency fund is in VSTAX, in both my Roth IRA and my regular taxable account. I plan on holding these funds for quite a long time, so I'm treating a bear market as a discount on shares of VSTAX

Aug 14, 2019

Fair enough

Aug 14, 2019

I thought I saw a bear maul a bull once. Turns out it was a couple of hairy men having intercourse in the bushes at the city park. Nature is a frightening beast.

Aug 14, 2019

I've seen it before. They call it a "soup kitchen."

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