Does anyone else have a family member Who has to agree as far as financial market decisions?
My brother has to agree before anything in a family trust that is professionally managed can be changed.
I have been trying to get my brother to agree to go to a mostly cash position for over a month now! Literally at the top of the market. I had emailed a lens manufacturer in China who told me all the factories were shut down. I knew that In and of itself would have significant implications. I had the (same) financial advisor liquidate all my own positions about 10 weeks ago, even though I was advised not to, as I needed the money for a feature film I’m creating.... Talk about risk! That is now on hold and I have lots of cash to invest myself at the right time. Just wish I was sophisticated enough to do options likes straddles, strangles, etc. to really benefit from volatility. I know how to sell covered calls from stocks suggested on Bluecollarinvestor but that’s about it.
Every few days since the The first decline, I tried to get my brother on board with going to cash in the much larger family trust, to no avail. A conference call with the financial advisor yielded the same talking points that convinced my brother I was wrong. “The market has priced in the future poor earnings already, you’ll miss the rebound, oil pricing will resolve itself, gov’t stimulus, You should be buying right now! etc”.
All the same con as far as I’m concerned... anything to stop you from going to cash which means they don’t earn their percentage.
I warned every friend over a month ago to readjust their 401K and not a single person listened.
I’m not planning a very sophisticated buying strategy- probably just cost average some index funds, but a friend who works for Pruden$ial said they have a very healthy dividend (which I think 10% right now). and they did not decline much in 2008 since they mostly lend conservatively to solid companies.