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Anonymous

04 Aug 2020

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Planning to RSP into US based ETFs over a long term horizon, should i wait till the US market crashes further?

Also, with the covid19 situation deteriorating in the US leading to spiking of unemployment levels and low corporate earnings, should we even invest in the US market? considering the possibility of a long term depression or even an uncertainty if the US economy will ever recover.

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It is definitely difficult to tell when the bottom is and if the market will crash even further, hence many will advocate adopting a DCA approach - if it goes higher you wouldn't feel like you missed the lower boat, if it goes lower you can continue to average down your entry price.

As for the US market, it should still continue to be the dominant market after this epidemic (for which no one knows will happen for how long). At present, US markets accounted for 54% of world stocks - this figure varies across sources but I found this via Statista as of Jan 2020. Miles ahead of other countries in single digit %, it could take decades for another power to dethrone US. Some say 2050, but let's see.

When you mentioned investing over "long-term horizon", does that horizon include e present?

Angeline Teo

01 May 2020

Calculator at The Internet

The FEDs seem determined to prop up the stock market as much as it can.

a drastic drop a few weeks ago, and the stock market has recovered so much strongly now...... perhaps its time to enter soon

Nobody really can predict anything. just invest regularly independent of perceived crisis or anything. what not to do, You can read here:

https://seedly.sg/questions/what-is-your-genera...

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Colin Lim

26 Apr 2020

Financial Services Consultant at Colin Lim

You can Dollar cost average small amount first..if u wait...u might miss the boat.

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