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Old 07-30-2016, 01:43 PM   #501
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UK Investor. Up 12.6% YTD. A big positive of the recent increases is that it pushed me over the FI line 2 weeks ago. In total my journey took me 8.7 years.

Now I just need to clean up a few loose ends for a Mediteranean FIRE while hopefully avoiding OMY. I should be FIRE'd at age 44 and am so looking forward to the next part of my journey.


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Old 07-30-2016, 02:35 PM   #502
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Measuring in GBP perhaps?
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Old 07-30-2016, 08:17 PM   #503
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YTD is 10.63%. That includes interest on cash which is about 15% of the money. Feeling pretty good for a bear with little brain.

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Old 07-31-2016, 01:51 AM   #504
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No Brexit effect?
Brexit vote resulted in GBP weakening which boosted a portfolio measured in GBP.

Even though moving to the Med will stay a 'UK based' investor at least for a few years just in case doesn't work out. GBP: EUR exchange rate used for calculations is worst case average annual (1.123) since currencies inception so all still good.
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I wonder if we should report returns in this thread in USD. A poster with a portfolio in a hyperinflationary currency will look like they are knocking it out of the park while in fact they are not and it skews the results for the majority of other participants.
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I wonder if we should report returns in this thread in USD. A poster with a portfolio in a hyperinflationary currency will look like they are knocking it out of the park while in fact they are not and it skews the results for the majority of other participants.
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I wonder if we should report returns in this thread in USD. A poster with a portfolio in a hyperinflationary currency will look like they are knocking it out of the park while in fact they are not and it skews the results for the majority of other participants.
Well then, I guess I can add another 6.13% to this year's return due to the appreciation of CAD. But it seems silly to report a 14.3% YTD gain in USD when I spend CAD, in Canada. So I think I'll just keep reporting the results in my home currency and ignore the exchange rate.
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Can I report in Argentina currency? 40% inflation so far this year there.
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Well then, I guess I can add another 6.13% to this year's return due to the appreciation of CAD. But it seems silly to report a 14.3% YTD gain in USD when I spend CAD, in Canada. So I think I'll just keep reporting the results in my home currency and ignore the exchange rate.

Agreed, your home currency is the right metric, as we are making bets to profit by that unit. If the need to compare investors performance across home currency exists, just adjust for inflation.

After that, we can each get a ruler then unzip our....


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Well then, I guess I can add another 6.13% to this year's return due to the appreciation of CAD. But it seems silly to report a 14.3% YTD gain in USD when I spend CAD, in Canada. So I think I'll just keep reporting the results in my home currency and ignore the exchange rate.
I have USD and CAD (I live in Canada although more than 90% of my asset is still in USD) and it is getting too difficult to calculate exactly. Last year, I converted CAD to USD and came up with the percentage. I don't know what I will do this year.
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We now live mostly in the UK and about 8% of our money is now in GBP in UK savings accounts earning about 1.3%. (we'll be buying a house over here in the next 12 - 18 months). The rest is in USD so I convert GBP to USD in the spreadsheet I use to calculate IRR.

The strength of the $ v the £ has been great for us this year as we have spent a lot furnishing a rented house, buying a car etc.
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Well then, I guess I can add another 6.13% to this year's return due to the appreciation of CAD. But it seems silly to report a 14.3% YTD gain in USD when I spend CAD, in Canada. So I think I'll just keep reporting the results in my home currency and ignore the exchange rate.
If we want to go pedantic, let's post real returns in our home currencies

Will do wonders for Argentina indeed, or Venezuela.
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Up 7.1% YTD. Will probably sell equities (at 62/48 now) tomorrow to get back to 60/40 AA. Seems that August/September have had their bumps in some past markets. Trying to enjoy the ride and not get anxious about portfolio heights.

No international equities at current time. All US value tilted at present.
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Up 7.1% YTD. Will probably sell equities (at 62/48 now) tomorrow to get back to 60/40 AA.
I assume you meant 62/38 AA now.

According to Quicken investment performance report I'm up 10.71% on 54/46 AA.
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Down a little from end of last quarter but overall YTD up + 9.1%.
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Old 08-05-2016, 12:05 PM   #517
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6.24% YTD, right in line with our benchmark.
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YTD, I am up 9%, (that's treating the ytd wd as a loss). Asset allocation is 85% equity. 15% treasury and cash

I guess I should count on that level of return for the rest of the year, and even for the next 30+ years!!
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Including new contributions, up 10.9% with AA of 70/27/3. New contributions have ended for the year, so hoping we can keep these gains.
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