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What does the Trump Victory mean for your investment strategy?

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Time for a resemblance of the portfolio? If markets show large drops, I will take this as an opportunity to drip feed into equities, as I don't believe it's possible to time the bottom.

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On 10/11/2016 at 8:37 PM, wish I could afford one said:

No rebalancing bands were hit so I did nothing.

Personally I'm seeing a lot of red in my tech stocks and gold holdings. *boo!*

As I mentioned in another thread, I'm looking to start a rational portfolio (similar to that recommended by Hale and Kroijer), but am nervous about adding in a lump sum with all the uncertainty in the air at the moment with Brexit and Trump and with equities at an all time high. I am more inclined to drip feed money in (even though the statistics say 2 out of 3 times you are better off adding into the rational portfolio in 1 lump sum).

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I think the most important thing is that you actually start. Be wary that you don't sit on the sidelines waiting for the right time, and next thing you know, you never did.

Is the difference between drip-feeding and lump sum investing that big? I'd be tempted (TINA, DYOR, etc.) to just start drip-feeding and see how you feel about that.

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1 hour ago, Inoperational Bumblebee said:

 

I think the most important thing is that you actually start. Be wary that you don't sit on the sidelines waiting for the right time, and next thing you know, you never did.

 

Funnily enough, I did start this morning.. Although it's not starting as such, but more like re-balancing - increasing my exposure to equities via a world equity tracker, adding some AAA UK Government Bonds, and decreasing my gold and cash holdings slowly over time. I'm aiming to simplify and end up with something along the lines of:

60% world equity tracker fund
28% AAA short term UK government bonds
6% gold
6% property

Although don't quote me on that split.. it might change.. 

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6 hours ago, RickyD said:

60% world equity tracker fund
28% AAA short term UK government bonds
6% gold
6% property

 

That will do nicely. Well done.

 

6 hours ago, RickyD said:

Although don't quote me on that split.. it might change.. 

Try and avoid that bit.

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12 hours ago, Wudolf said:

Try and avoid that bit.

It's good advice thanks..  I really meant that I haven't decided on my exact allocation breakdown yet. But in essence, I will keep it cheap, trade as little as possible, re-balance it only when necessary and leave it for a very long time, perhaps even into retirement. 

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