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Old 01-31-2016, 02:15 PM   #81
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Eh, but I have posted more than once that life can be boring, and the market gives me some excitement.

Im like you, NW, but in a different way in that I love to bet, but with my gambling money...As far as investing goes, I think the words "loss aversion" has a picture of me beside the definition.


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Old 01-31-2016, 03:17 PM   #82
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This thread is nothing but a light hearted score keeping thread.
Exactly!

(and sharing info on what's working and what's not YTD.)
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Old 02-01-2016, 09:09 AM   #83
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-3.8% vs -5.8% for the Total Stock Market (US)

For a change, my health care fund is trailing the overall market.
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Old 02-01-2016, 09:50 AM   #84
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As of 1/31/2016 -3.7% (excluding contributions--not ER'd). 70/30 mix. Looking for a nice bull market push for the rest of 2016!
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Old 02-01-2016, 10:00 AM   #85
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Old 02-01-2016, 02:39 PM   #86
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Excluding contributions as also no yet ER.
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Old 02-05-2016, 02:29 PM   #87
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I read recently (I think it was USA Today) that over the last 30 years or so (maybe it was since 1985, which is close) the S&P 500 was up 8% per year but the "average" individual investor only made 2% per year due to poor choices. That may not include dividends which would add 2-3% more, so 4-5% for the average person vs 10-11% for the index. Does that seem right to the forum? My actual over the period was 9% so I felt pretty OK.
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Exactly!

(and sharing info on what's working and what's not YTD.)
And that's what makes it a (rare) useful thread regarding investing. See that title? It has a year named in it, meaning it has a clear beginning and ending. It doesn't just go on and on, ad infinitum. Heck, if that were allowed you never know: War Admiral might have actually beaten Seabiscuit.
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Old 03-01-2016, 10:45 AM   #89
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Ended Feb with -2.5%. Only bond funds and my 2 of 3 trading accounts are beating the S&P 500. But ... we are off to a nice start in March. One of my mutual funds with high portion in energy sector is showing signs of recovering.
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-3% YTD for me. If the market holds up today, would make a big dent into that loss.

By the way, -3% YTD matches return of Wellington MF which is also at 60% stock.
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Old 03-01-2016, 11:29 AM   #91
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I'm at -3% also - with a 60/40 blend.
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I'm down 2.5%.

[(Current balance + withdrawals for living expenses)/Beginning balance]-1

I add back withdrawals since the thread is investment performance.
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I stopped using Quicken at the end of 2015, so I no longer have any idea what the YTD return is for my overall portfolio. But for the big chunk that we have at Vanguard (AA is 64/36), we are flat according to the website ("investment returns" down $258 YTD).
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Flat is good. Today you will be in the black (fingers crossed).

-3% is bad. One can live on it for a year!
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Flat is good. Today you will be in the black (fingers crossed).

-3% is bad. One can live on it for a year!
You may get 1/2 of that today alone ...
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Old 03-01-2016, 09:13 PM   #98
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I'm down 2.5%.

[(Current balance + withdrawals for living expenses)/Beginning balance]-1

I add back withdrawals since the thread is investment performance.
Only down 0.9% after today.
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