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Old 01-30-2016, 10:44 AM   #61
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down 1.5% as of yesterday's close. Hmm..........
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-3.7% vs. -5.1% for the S&P.

Considering my 60% stock I should be down less (I have little bonds), about -3.1%, but international and some of the "keepsake" material stocks still dragged down the rest.
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Old 01-30-2016, 11:27 AM   #64
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(-)5.45% ouch!
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Old 01-30-2016, 11:35 AM   #65
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Down about half of one percent. Not so bad.
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Old 01-30-2016, 11:36 AM   #66
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Old 01-30-2016, 11:38 AM   #67
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Taxable portfolio ( income stocks ) down -0.05%
Retirement portfolio ( Common stocks, bonds, MF ) down -1.2%

Overall performance in January down -0.7% approx.
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I can't believe people here are so short-term focused.
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Old 01-30-2016, 12:46 PM   #69
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I can't believe people here are so short-term focused.

The short termers have a daily report thread going on.
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Old 01-30-2016, 04:07 PM   #70
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I can't believe people here are so short-term focused.
I for one am very short term focused with my FIRE date of Feb 13. Our move to a balance of VG Wellington and Wellesley funds in mid December due to the pending Fire date really paid off for us. We are down a 1.26% in the major IRA accounts which hold these funds. My 401K in the mix (total invested) we are a down a total of 1.86% net of contributions. Mostly due to the high weighting in these two VG funds which offset the losses in the indexed funds held in the 401K. These index funds had losses of 5% net of contributions.

Bonds did OK so this makes sense since the IRA funds held 53% equities, 47% bonds. Thanks to those with the many posts on balancing into retirement with these types of funds.
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I can't believe people here are so short-term focused.
A boy showed his parents his school report card which was full of D grades. When his parents scolded him, he replied "Why are you so short-term oriented?".

The idea of checking up your portfolio is not to trade daily, but to understand your holdings, and know why your portfolio differs from the market performance. I always examine my holdings, whether they beat or trail the market, even though I trade much less than MF managers of even funds like Wellesley or Wellington.
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I'm sure it's negative. But I don't have the exact number.


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I can't believe people here are so short-term focused.
I don't see that at all.
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I can't believe people here are so short-term focused.
Very few people here are short term focused. Every time someone comes along and says "the market sucks right now. Im scared Im going to lose all my money. What are you guys changing to protect yourselves?" The mass answer is always "nothing".

This thread is nothing but a light hearted score keeping thread.
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Very few people here are short term focused. Every time someone comes along and says "the market sucks right now. Im scared Im going to lose all my money. What are you guys changing to protect yourselves?" The mass answer is always "nothing".

This thread is nothing but a light hearted score keeping thread.

Plus it is one of the few threads that actually has different answers instead of repeated ones over and over. Its always "original" every day.


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And misery loves company. I love it when somebody admits to losing more than I do.
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And misery loves company. I love it when somebody admits to losing more than I do.

If you had only put all your money in utility preferreds when I did, you would be so bored looking at your portfolio, you would never look but only on the dividend dump days... Of course your portfolio is probably too huge to push it all in like a skinny portfolio such as mine can! If only I had sold ALL of my Total Stock Index instead of just keeping 10% in it... Its amazing how just 10% of something can drag you down a bit.


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Eh, but I have posted more than once that life can be boring, and the market gives me some excitement.

Also, I like the challenge as I try to conquer my greed and fear.
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