Nervous 401(k) investors shouldn't bail out | Columbus Parent

It's no surprise that a turbulent stock market is making some investors wary of putting any more money into financial plans. Full Story
Carol Reeves

Powell, OH

#1 Sep 25, 2010
All sounds like good advice I will plan to move forward and build.
Thanks Kris for the great thoughts.
Marlboro Man

Pearland, TX

#2 Oct 14, 2010
The market has risen 70% since it's low point in 2009.

Stick it out a you'll make some money !

Wahiawa, HI

#3 Jun 10, 2013
They should bail out and self-direct their own investments.

“Zuzu's Petals”

Since: Sep 10

Bedford Falls

#4 Jun 10, 2013
Bail out and buy precious metals or farm land!

Greenfield, MA

#6 Aug 4, 2013
My wife and I have sold our Bond funds. Bond funds have done well as bond rates fell to historic lows. But now they appear to have bottomed and we believe over the next ten years the rates are likely to move higher and that our bond funds will decline significantly. So for now we are on the side and have watched rates rise.

As to stocks, I think the fed has created a tremendous bubble with their quantitative easing. Deliberately so. We are long general equities but will exit if we see the trend roll over. Particularly if the fed stops creating all that Money or Credit and the market is rolling. Then it's only going to be the dedicated buy and holders that hold all the way down.

“Paper Or Plastic?”

Since: Nov 11


#7 Aug 4, 2013
John wrote:
They should bail out and self-direct their own investments.
I did exactly that two weeks ago.
hey now

Columbus, OH

#8 Aug 4, 2013
Hmmm. All of those investment axioms and text book strategies went out the window when the Fed started rigging the markets for political reasons in 2009. Anybody who is holding on to Bernanke's hand while Bernanke'sother is jagging off obama should lose everything. Rig the market and allow a sh^tstain like obama the illusion of prosperity? Yeah, hold that jaggov's dick, will ya.

Since: Dec 11

Middletown, OH

#9 Aug 4, 2013
Yeah, sounds like some "experts" haven't learned a thing. When the market tanks this time it will be a total sheiiit storm. I'm impressed that the markets haven't called the fed's bluff yet, possibly waiting for the little guy to get sucked in for a feast.
I don't think anyone can tell me a scenario where this ends well. Interests rates MUST rise and when they do even a little. Tripe will roll exponentially. If you want to play the stock market casino go ahead but don't call it an investment. It's a gamble. It you get out before the shnieke hits you could call yourself a winner. But...o wait. The currency destroyed. We all loose.
hey now

Columbus, OH

#10 Aug 4, 2013
Shanikwah wrote:
I don't think anyone can tell me a scenario where this ends well.
Try this on: the tax donkeys bray one final time just before small businesses decide not to withhold taxes on their remaining employees. Then, Uncle Sugar defaults then collapses and civil war breaks out. The banksters are skinned alive. The Fed is bankrupted and naked Leviathan staggers and craters. Kissinger's observation of too many people chasing too few resources is balanced out once 150 million Godless parasites have been sent over for the Great Surprise of God's loving embrace.
Bob Bernanke

Cincinnati, OH

#11 Aug 5, 2013
I will teach the public the old wisdom:

A fool and his money are soon parted.

You can never cheat an honest man.
Mr Money

Columbus, OH

#12 Aug 5, 2013
My 401(k) is in my safe. When I go to sleep, I have X amount of dollars in it. When I wake up, I still have the same X amount of dollars in it. Sure, I don't make anything but I also don't lose anything. It's safe from stock market crashes, airplane crashes, and all forms of natural disasters ranging from fire to asteroid impact.

Independence, KY

#13 Aug 5, 2013
That only guarantees you will have an ample supply of toilet paper when the currency craters. Ony barter and precious metals will have "worth".
Mr Money

Columbus, OH

#14 Aug 5, 2013
whistle wrote:
That only guarantees you will have an ample supply of toilet paper when the currency craters. Ony barter and precious metals will have "worth".
No worries. I have LOTS of gold in a secure location.

Since: Aug 13

San Francisco, CA

#15 Aug 6, 2013
Yes they should! Right into a self directed IRA account. No more fees, more diversity, and a great way to pay yourself in the long run. Check out

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