I've recently added a few more columns to my 42,132 tab Excel sheet that tracks my portfolio.
Because I was always paid by the week, I now also track my YTD, 1, 3, 5, 10 and 15 year performance into what it means as a weekly 'paycheck' (recognizing that that is different from my SWR). Performance in dollars divided by 52.
Interestingly--or as expected, the numbers are fairly close, steady and repeatable year to year but there seems to be some comfort in looking at a manageable, repeating number.
I know it's a bit lame, but at the same time, in times of high volatility like now, I think: "It's ok...you've been averaging $X a week for the past 15 years".
Anyone else do something similar or am I (as I often suspect) the weirdo with too much time on my hands and a computer?
And yes, I know that "past performance does not guarantee future results"