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Stock Market crash 2022

  • 22-01-2022 4:59pm
    Registered Users Posts: 1,807 ✭✭✭

    Would now be a good time to invest in the S&P index or is the market expected to dip further in 2022?


  • Registered Users Posts: 81,955 ✭✭✭✭Atlantic Dawn

    You would have to consult a crystal ball, nobody knows.

    If you thought a company was good value and trading well 2 months ago when it was 20-30% more expensive, why would you not think it wasn't great value now? It's easy to start throwing money on something going up every month.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,251 ✭✭✭massdebater

    No one knows when the market will go up or down. Best to DCA in, so buy some now, and have regular intervals to buy more (one per week/month/quarter etc). Remember to DCA out again when taking profits. Good luck!

  • Registered Users Posts: 10,737 ✭✭✭✭patsy_mccabe

    As Warren Buffett says - "The stock market is the only store in town, where everybody rushes out, when there is a sale on".

    'When I was a boy we were serfs, slave minded. Anyone who came along and lifted us out of that belittling, I looked on them as Gods.' - Dan Breen

  • Registered Users Posts: 323 ✭✭arthursway

    Great quote. Of course having the capital to invest when the sale is on is the problem.

  • Registered Users Posts: 971 ✭✭✭bob mcbob

    This is a pretty hard hitting analysis of why this is happening now and how bad things could get. It is mainly about inflation.

    • Long term market and inflation trends indicate lower asset prices as inflationary forces skew the GDP compensation share back toward labor and away from asset owners.
    • Record margin debt and credit card debt combined with low investor cash allocations and reduced personal savings indicate negative retail investor liquidity flows.
    • Weak consumer and business sentiment, falling real incomes, poor Q4 bank earnings, rising initial claims, and China's economic issues point toward an economic downturn.
    • Since supply-side factors support inflation, investors should not expect the Federal Reserve to bail them out again - meaning it could take decades for the stock market to recover if it crashes.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,359 ✭✭✭jon1981

    What's the DCA out again thinking? I would think you'd be holding for a 5-10 year period if you're DCA into smooth out the dips ?

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,251 ✭✭✭massdebater

    To help you build spare cash to invest during dips. Some prefer to just hold the whole way and that's fair enough too.