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Honestly, I do like that portfolio. People here tend to have some hive mind on VTI. I personally would try to increase the percentage of VOO but it is absolutely okay in my opinion to have some riskier plays as long as you are fully aware that it is gamble relative to your VOO position. Just speaking for myself here, I think nuclear fission's role in the future of electrical power is very questionable and I'd drop that altogether and put it into ICLN, which I hold.
Is this a tax-advantaged account or a regular one? If it's a taxable account then all those dividends will drag down your growth. And if you're investing for the long term then QQQX is likely to underperform just regular QQQ. Also, QQQ overlaps a lot with VOO. So in sum, I don't see much rhyme or reason behind this portfolio. It's probably going to provide steadier returns than the overall market, but not as much as you might think, and at the cost of long-term growth (and potentially tax drag). So if this is a long-term account, I would just go all VOO. Or QQQ if you wanted something less diverse and even more tech-heavy.
If you are investing less than 10k, it is important to remember to keep open mind about what is really valuable. Maybe more expensive but healthier foods might be a better investment than VTI. Maybe taking off a half day on fridays might do you more good than VOO.
Is a Roth IRA absolutely necessary? What am I missing out on? I have a standard brokerage account open at Vanguard. I transfer about $100-150 a week into it and just buy primarily VOO and some money into real estate and bond ETFs. I don’t try to trade I just buy and leave it. It’s just there and if I ever need the money in life I can just liquidate it but I’ve never had to. I’m 28. What benefits am I giving up by not using a Roth IRA instead? I’m not realizing anything and paying capital gains tax and even if I had to liquidate for whatever reason I’m not going to have to be a withdrawal fee on top of the tax like I would in a Roth IRA. Am I just misunderstanding the Roth IRA? It seems useless to me but every boomer in my family says I need to roll it over ASAP I’m gonna lose money in a regular cash account.
The house doesn’t get leverage. The mortgage leverages your money. Say you have $100k. You can throw it all in VOO, or you can throw it into a 20% down payment on a 500k house. If the house goes up 5% to a total of 525k, you made 25k. If VTI goes up 5% in the same time to a total of 105k, you only made 5k. You can use leverage other ways.
The Fidelity ZERO funds are presumably a loss leader. That was the assumption when Fidelity started to offer those funds. The subadvisor managers a lot of other Fidelity funds so that's probably how they can keep costs low. And it looks to be not using a licensed index. Re: as for FNILX being the same as VOO - it's very similar. Both track a large cap US index. The tracking error is probably inconsequential imo and it can go either way over the long term.
Functionally, invesco decided they wanted to compete on an expense ratio from a buy and hold perspective but concluded it was easier for them to create a new fund rather than mess with QQQ which is used as an underlying for many other funds/options. I assume it’s similar to SPY vs VOO.
If you have access to Fidelity mutual funds, Fidelity offers several zero expense funds. [https://www.fidelity.com/mutual-funds/investing-ideas/index-funds](https://www.fidelity.com/mutual-funds/investing-ideas/index-funds) The large cap index fund $FNILX would be similar to using VOO except with 0% expense ratio - [https://fundresearch.fidelity.com/mutual-funds/summary/315911628](https://fundresearch.fidelity.com/mutual-funds/summary/315911628)
Mid 30s. I have a Fidelity SE 401k that I have been buying VOO in. Is there a Fidelity SP500 ETF product that may be better for me because I have a Fidelity account, or does it all not really matter if you're chasing a low cost SP500 ETF?
My comparative thoughts are already stated above. I certainly don't consider QQQ to be similar to VOO. You need to analyze several characteristics of the funds that exist and of the fund you would want to buy. How tech focused is it/do I want it to be? How liquid is it/do I want it to be? For day-trading or future-proofing How expensive is it/do I want it to be? How concentrated in one exchange is it/do I want it to be? Example: QQQ: good for day trade liquidity, good for long term liquidity (less chance it will disappear vs a small ETF). Bad for long term according to your exchange fears, bad for pure tech tilt, bad for expense ratio compared to other similar funds. VOO is more like SPY. QQQ could be compared to XLK and VGT. I would probably choose one of the latter if I wanted to buy and hold tech specifically.
Well, to start with, the US markets have never not recovered. Look back on any historical chart. It always comes back. People will always swoop in and scream "JAPAN!" but there is so much underlying nuance there that it isn't an even comparable analogy and it's a completely different market. As for why this is a good environment, the data historically shows bear markets are the best time to invest because you're buying at lows. If [Bob](https://awealthofcommonsense.com/2014/02/worlds-worst-market-timer/) does well when buying only at bull market peaks, then it's good to reason buying in bear markets will do even better. I don't know what you're invested it but since you say you're new, I hope you're mostly in broad market ETFs with low expense ratios (SPY, VOO, QQQ, VTI, etc.). If you're stock picking, still with the blue chippers until you have a better feel for what type of investor you are (Value? Growth? Dividend? A mixture?) and what industries you know best or are most comfortable in (Healthcare? SaaS? Retail? Real Estate? etc.) and what pieces of information you'll use to invest/track (I use a mixture of basic financials such as margins and expenses along with KPIs). It took me 7 years to figure out what type of investor I wanted to be (100% stock picker, primarily in growth tech and medtech/healthcare with a buy-and-hold 20+ year horizon). 2020-2021 made the market seem like a guaranteed way to get rich quick. 2021-2022 is shaking out those investors. Don't be one of them. If you hold individual tickers and the companies you own shares in are strong, hold. If they remain a high conviction position, if the company is thriving despite the turmoil, consider adding. But make sure you're watching the underlying business, not the share price. The latter will make you sea sick in the short-term while the former will help you see what the business could be years down the road.
That one really stung. U/sludge_dawkins thinks I’m the “lamest dude” on r/shortsqueeze. What am I going to do with myself. Just stop hating the fact I consistently, successfully trade in and out of these piece of shit pump and dump stocks while you remain clueless. You should probably just DCA into VOO and VT squirt. This trading shit ain’t for you
That’s another mistake I think. You’re basing the entire market falling and us entering a recession and thinking it’s a problem with the actual companies. Go back over why you bought them, and if they are still good reasons and you believe in them, this market crash shouldn’t change that. Just gives a chance to average down. I do think moving money into spy and VOO and things was a good idea tho. I personally just wouldn’t have realized my losses to do it at this moment. I will cut my losers, just not now
Are Roth IRAs allowed? I am down 20% and I’m not sure what I am doing wrong or if it’s the current nature of the economy right now. I’ll admit I bought most of these a bit blindly under what people generally think are good investments for long term, but I am a bit concerned I haven’t seen much growth yet. Any advice is greatly appreciated! 10.0% MSFT 6.66% NVDA 6.66% SPY 33.3% VEU 13.3% VOO 16.6% BND 13.3% VTI
Oh jeez. Bought VTI right at the top? Nice. Keep making the same mistakes. You have two paths here: 1. Just take the L and move things into more safe investments. SPY (why not VOO?) and other ETFs. Your upside at this point is 30% at best in the next two years. Downside is another 20% in the same time period. VTI is NOT a safe and conservative investment. There is a shit ton of oil in the world. Gas prices are a HOT political issue because Americans are stupid. The government isnt going to allow gas prices to continue like this. 2. Pick some more growth stocks that got hit hard, but have decent financials and are not going to go bankrupt. Put your money back in. Hold through the bad times. Try to recover. The damage is done. I beat the market in 2020 and 2021 by 20%. There was a lot of bag holding. I bought 100% VOO back in January because I wanted a break from stocks and am down 15%. I just rebalanced out of VOO to tech stocks that have been hit hard, expecting them to recover hard. Im betting that we have hit the bottom. We will see what happens.
You can DCA in. The market may keep diving for another 6 months, or who knows, it could flatten and recover soon. If you don't know what you're doing, just set aside a small amount of money and buy an ETF like SPY / VOO (which is the S&P500), QQQ (NASDAQ index) or VTI (total market fund). If you DCA in, it will keep bleeding if the market goes down, but if you're looking for 5-10 years into the future, this should be a fine investment.
Tough lesson to learn, but the market doesn’t care about where you were 6 months ago, that’s just in your mind. You are in equal conditions to everyone else in this sub, so your questions is equivalent to “how can I get a strategy that gives me back 230%?”. IMO, your new allocation looks good to me. I’m personally 100% S&P500 (VOO), already abandoned the active investment a while ago.
SCHD is a large cap dividend fund. The funds goal is to track a different index - specifically the DJ Dividend 100 index. In contrast VOO tracks the S&P 500 Index. Since you mentioned Vanguard funds - VYM would be the Vanguard ETF which is similar in concept to SCHD - however VYM tracks the FTSE High Yield Dividend Index.
Lots of snark and some good advice here. My contribution: avoid looking for a shortcut to quick money, and avoid meme stocks. Both lead to highly risky, unresearched speculative bets that usually lose. Take the loss and the lesson learned from this, put it behind you, and don’t look back. Trying to recoup your losses puts you in the fast money mentality where you’re more likely to make errors. Set a steady pace and a longer horizon, and stay diversified (SPY or VOO is good for that). Take your time on DD before buying stocks/ETFs (as with any other investment out there)
O is a particularly good REIT because of their single tenant, NNN, lease structures. They have desirable locations, pretty much across the board and the releasability of their real estate is second to none. I do not like the mall reits (any of them) as malls are a dying breed, no matter how good the locations are, because they are running out of in-line tenants to lease for huge rents and net packages to. The shopping center (open-air) REITS, like Federal Realty Trust in particular, are well managed and have great real estate. So, in summary (in my view), if you were compelled to buy REITS, and it was my money, I would buy the likes of O and FRT. I would also add that, especially for young investors, I always recommend starting a core position with VOO or SPY and then branching out into a few solid, profitable, individual names from there.
Keep DCA. When you choose to invest, it should be a minimum of 5 years for non-retirement accounts. For retirement accounts 20 years. Also the S&P 500, which VOO tracks, has a great long-term track record. It bounced back from 2008 great recession and other bad years. 7 out of every 10 years the S&P 500 has a good year.
It's up to you. VOO and the index it tracks has a great long-term track record. SCHD has performed well in the 2010s and outperformed VOO in the 2022 bear market. If you really want to invest into SCHD, just do it moving forward while not selling any shares of VOO.
70% VOO 10% international etf that I am slowly DCA into TQQQ 10% QQQ 8% random collection of funds 2% individual stocks, all but one are doing terrible. The one is a penny stock I bought because they are creating a product I personally would use.
Thank you for all the information you provided! It is actually a Roth 401k or a regular 401k, I am thinking of going with the Roth since I hope to be in a higher tax bracket as the years go on and I am okay with just paying the taxes in my current tax bracket right now. Definitely don’t intend to leave any money on the table, will max out the company contribution and then some. I’ve been playing it mostly safe with most of my money allocated in $VOO because i did not have the time to really research many of the companies I want to invest in but I will likely include a heavier percentage into certain stocks that i feel are safe. As far as aggression goes with my investing plans, I will likely just keep my current investment account and be more aggressive there and see how that plays out. Thank you for input though!
Honestly stick with what works, time in the market beats timing the market and keep a 70/30 ratio of broad spectrum stocks and then those few you think might blow up. Like I’m doing VOO and VTI and then I’m investing individually into weed stocks, solar and mining stocks because I think they’ll have huge growth in the future.
🤣🤣🤣 My VOO-only account is up nearly 2% today while these broke-ass fear mongers *still* playing that tired-ass message warning of a recession!!! 😴😴 You bears stay losing money, while me and the bulls stay FULLY invested and build wealth. 🐂🐂🐂🐂💸💸💸💸
No small/mid caps, extreme tech concentration (VGT is 40% AAPL/MSFT, VOO is like 12%), no international diversification. I like GOOG, AAPL, MSFT, etc., but it is a poor idea to concentrate so heavily in just a few companies. Historically, smaller cap stocks (particularly value) actually outperform large cap growth, so you're overweighting the wrong things. If you really want a long term DCA portfolio, VTI + VXUS--or at the very least, VTI, if you love America that much.
Hi, my portfolio is currently 50%/50% CNDX/VGT thinking these two are quite similar and maybe to change this to 50%/50% VGT/VOO. Not sure if it’s even worth selling the CNDX though or just leaving it and continuing to DCA Into VGT and VOO. I only started investing a few months ago so more portfolio is pretty small value. I’m looking for an easy setup and I can just dca into every month very long term. Any advice would be appreciated.
Honestly, when the market is at an all time high, that is when I do aggressive stock picking. In a downturn what this is to be, most likely a recession, i go all in on index funds. They are all on the best sale you are likely gonna get for the foreseeable future, and likely to be more on sale in the short term. I’m buying nothing but VOO and SCHD until the market sorts itself out.
Keep holding and DCA. I had luckily sold out of most of my portfolio in early January in hopes of buying a house, however I held off because prices were out of control. Starting to see the beginnings of a housing correction and will reevaluate later this year. In the mean time, I've put about 30k into safe dividend positions and ETFs (TGT, KO, BRK.B, MSFT, VTI, VOO, VYM). In general, investing during bear markets are when you can make the best returns long term, but obviously no one knows where the bottom is. Just keep DCA. In 3 years, I imagine we will be in another bull market. However, general rule of thumb, never invest something you are saving for (like a down payment on a house). Get the down payment saved and invest the excess.
I made a Roth at the beginning of the year with two years of contributions(last year included) I’ve been buying VTI DCAing since the end of March. I am down about 10% instead of 25%. It’d have been even better if I had spread out my buying even further. Most studies on the subject say that putting it in as a lump sum wins out 2/3rds of the time. But I do think that the other 1/3rd comes when the market is in a clear downtrend. But another thing to think about, when the market does recover and in 1-2 decades VOO is above say…$700, does it really matter if your cost basis was $350 or $320? Not really. But DCAing in my opinion is more about making the investor feel better in the short term. I would probably have deleted my brokerage app if I put it in lump sum and it fell 50% by the end of the year lol.
perhaps liquidity ? With out looking at the franklin ETFs and seeing if they are equivalent I am not sure However it could just be liquidity , SPY is the biggest S&P500 index fund and has an expense ratio of .09% it is still the biggest even though VOO/IVV have lower expense ratios .
I would save money now and open up a Roth IRA the day you turn 18. Invest your savings into a diverse ETF like VT, VTI, or VOO. Just understand that, while markets trend upwards and your investment will increase over a long period of time, if you take that money out because you suddenly need to buy a car or something there is a chance it will be less than you put in.
Rentals can be a lot of work. When you have a small amount of units you really should be doing the repairs yourself for most things. So if you are are handy it can work out but one bad tenant or an eviction that drags on can wipe out a year of profit really easily early on. So like most things it depends. If you get good tenants and are handy enough to fix the simple stuff then it can be good but I feel rentals are even more exposed to recessionary factors than equities. You can have a good tenant that loses their job through no fault of their own. This risk is higher if a recession gets bad. My suggestion would be index etf’s (VOO and VTI) and sell at the money cash covered puts to enter those positions. Your financial advisor can help with selection and weighting depending on your time horizon and goals.
I wrote another comment in this thread with recommendations. VOO or VTI. Maybe some VT for some outside of American diversification? If you are American I heard there are some tax benefits to a dividend EFT like SCHD but I'm not American so idk what this entails.
What about adding VTI or VOO? Maybe schd? Or a world eft like VT. You're very tech heavy. You got brutalised by the market. I would continue to DCA into QQQ but I think a little diversity wouldn't hurt. But you're not the only one going through this right now.
Sorry buddy we do love acronyms around here ​ Exactly what samctang said, if you what to grow your money over the long term invest increments of 100k into VOO. Let me break the second part of my earlier statement, its a more advanced concept The fed is increasing rates, equities, bonds historically don't do well in these environments. - The fed is responsible for two things, making sure unemployment and inflation is low. Right now inflation is running away at 8.6%. To stop and reduce inflation the fed has raised interest rates, everything from buying a home to a car loan just got alot more expensive. This makes equities (Like stocks) and bonds unattractive to investors. What does really well in this environment is bear ETFs. think of bear etfs as stocks that defensive against stocks. When we are in a bull market (stocks going up consistently) bear etfs perform poorly. In bad environments like this bear stocks do really well. Hope this wasn't too word heavy, this strategy is more for active investors who want to take more exposure in order to weather this recession but if you will be investing for decades VOO is the way to go!
you should visit r/DollarCostAverage. The fed is increasing rates, equities, bonds historically dont do well in these enviorments. So DCA into a bear etf like PSQ until the fed stops QT. Or DCA into a stock like VOO, in the end (20+ years) you will be ok