Did You Buy the Bear?

Written by Donnie Nguyen

December 31, 2018

The S&P 500 briefly touched bear market territory with a 20% fall from its all-time high set in September. It’s now recovered but was still 16% off its highs at Friday’s close.

I’ve been deploying cash in my individual stock accounts. Several of my limit buy orders have executed on stocks for which I’ve been waiting to go “on sale”. At this time, I’m holding about 15% cash equivalents in my individual stock portfolios. I’ll be looking to take profits when the market recovers. I like to have around 25% cash equivalents when the market is at all-time highs.

For my mutual fund portfolios, I’ve bumped up my dollar cost averaging a bit. When the S&P 500 returns back to its all-time highs, then I’ll bump it back down.


For more information on bear markets and corrections, check out my article from last week.

How are you guys handling this market downswing? Leave your comments below.


I wrote this article myself and it expresses my own opinions. I’m not receiving compensation for it (other than from Wolves Of Investing), and I have no business relationship with any company whose stock is mentioned in this article.

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