Join Early Retirement Today
View Poll Results: What was the damage to your portfolio.
What damage? I gained some. 11 6.21%
-1% 18 10.17%
-2% 56 31.64%
-3% 63 35.59%
-4% 13 7.34%
-5% 4 2.26%
-6% or more 2 1.13%
I don't like this poll, I won't vote. 10 5.65%
Voters: 177. You may not vote on this poll

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Re: Feb 27 damage
Old 02-27-2007, 04:44 PM   #21
Recycles dryer sheets
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Posts: 78
Re: Feb 27 damage

OH NO ! Not another buying opportunity !.......tom
__________________

__________________
tjon72 is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 Early Retirement and Financial Independence Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

Are you planning to be financially independent as early as possible so you can live life on your own terms? Discuss successful investing strategies, asset allocation models, tax strategies and other related topics in our online forum community. Our members range from young folks just starting their journey to financial independence, military retirees and even multimillionaires. No matter where you fit in you'll find that Early-Retirement.org is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with our members, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create a retirement blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Re: Feb 27 damage
Old 02-27-2007, 04:49 PM   #22
Recycles dryer sheets
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Hardscrabble Texas
Posts: 372
Re: Feb 27 damage

I'm still only 50% stocks..... so 3% of that? The nice thing is I've had 25% in MM waiting for for things to pull back. Not trying to time the market......just needing to increase my stock portion, but not wanting to buy until a more appropriate time.
__________________

__________________
.....#.....
Poundkey is offline   Reply With Quote
Re: Feb 27 damage
Old 02-27-2007, 05:28 PM   #23
Full time employment: Posting here.
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Punta Gorda, FL
Posts: 666
Re: Feb 27 damage

I bought a bunch of OSM yesterday and now I'm down .04 a share. I'm sure my stock holdings are down in the 3 to 4% range.

__________________
dm is offline   Reply With Quote
Re: Feb 27 damage
Old 02-27-2007, 05:30 PM   #24
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
audreyh1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Rio Grande Valley
Posts: 16,476
Re: Feb 27 damage

Down 1.8% today. Not too bad considering the carnage. Bonds rallied even though equities got hit >3%

Most of my equity funds are back down to mid or end-January levels. Not much carnage really. Exception: large cap stocks took a pretty big hit today.

Audrey
__________________
Well, I thought I was retired. But it seems that now I'm working as a travel agent instead!
audreyh1 is online now   Reply With Quote
Re: Feb 27 damage
Old 02-27-2007, 05:45 PM   #25
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
FIRE'd@51's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 2,316
Re: Feb 27 damage

Quote:
Originally Posted by audreyh1
Bonds rallied 2.5%, even though equities got hit >3%
Curious what bonds rallied 2.5% - long treasuries were up about 1.2%. Do you own a lot of zero-coupon issues?
__________________
I'd rather be governed by the first one hundred names in the telephone book than the Harvard faculty - William F. Buckley
FIRE'd@51 is online now   Reply With Quote
Re: Feb 27 damage
Old 02-27-2007, 05:55 PM   #26
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 1,691
Re: Feb 27 damage

Quote:
General / FIRE and Money / Re: Another indicator shows recession on: January 09, 2007, 01:45:22 PM
Copper is a metal with more limited speculative appeal than the other metal. It is very much a industrial metal influenced greatly by industrial consumption. A long term chart of the metal is a very intesting study and one tool to use in gauging economic activity.

The drop in copper was one of the contributors to my prediction of a -29% drop in stock market for 2006. It is correlating well with the drop on housing activity. The next step would be a drop in the stock market before the drop in economic activity would become apparent inthe large context and my very possibly flawed thinking. If the market holds up or advances in the following 3 months then I would think there will not be a recession.

I sincerely hope that I turn out to be incorrect, nothing good happens in recessions.
Shortly after I posted this I sold my 25% stock position and reset at 100% fixed income. So today I collected my interest check. Starting on March 31st I will begin to move 1% of my portfolio back into stocks each month.

Normally a bear market will last 18-24 months and that is what I expect, however I keep a watch to determine if there are indications to show my thinking is wrong. So far that has not been the case and fundamentals I follow continue to falter. In 2 years I will have about 25% back in the markets, at that point I will begin moving towards 50% in the market which is my upper limit as a percentage of my portfolio. It is only with a plan such as this that I will be able to buy into the rapid declines that occur in a bear market.
__________________
Running_Man is offline   Reply With Quote
Re: Feb 27 damage
Old 02-27-2007, 06:00 PM   #27
Recycles dryer sheets
ijuba's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 51
Re: Feb 27 damage

I am in the process of consolidating/liquidating some accounts for an anticipated move into total Vanguard portfolio - so damage was limited only to -1.3%.

Sometimes you're the windshield - sometimes you're the bug...... 8)
__________________
ijuba is offline   Reply With Quote
Re: Feb 27 damage
Old 02-27-2007, 06:01 PM   #28
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
audreyh1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Rio Grande Valley
Posts: 16,476
Re: Feb 27 damage

Quote:
Originally Posted by FIRE'd@51
Curious what bonds rallied 2.5% - long treasuries were up about 1.2%. Do you own a lot of zero-coupon issues?
That's how Yahoo reports things - they just show the interest rate and they list 10-yr up 2.55% and 5-yr up 3.01%. Without seeing the actual bond value I can't verify. Obviously it's squirrelly because they report in terms of the interest rate not the value.

Looks like my bonds funds in total were up about 0.43% today
My stock funds in total were down 2.90%

Audrey
__________________
Well, I thought I was retired. But it seems that now I'm working as a travel agent instead!
audreyh1 is online now   Reply With Quote
Re: Feb 27 damage
Old 02-27-2007, 06:06 PM   #29
Full time employment: Posting here.
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 577
Re: Feb 27 damage


Down 1.7, not as bad as I expected.
__________________
kat is offline   Reply With Quote
Re: Feb 27 damage
Old 02-27-2007, 06:13 PM   #30
Dryer sheet wannabe
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 10
Re: Feb 27 damage

Only down 1.58%. Not bad for a 50/50 allocation.

Larry
__________________
Had Funds, Did Retire
Jaction is offline   Reply With Quote
Re: Feb 27 damage
Old 02-27-2007, 06:35 PM   #31
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 1,318
Re: Feb 27 damage

Down 2.4% on a 63/37

Still 1.3% up for the year not bad since I forecasted a 5%-6% return for the year.
__________________
Corporateburnout is offline   Reply With Quote
Re: Feb 27 damage
Old 02-27-2007, 06:38 PM   #32
Recycles dryer sheets
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 273
Re: Feb 27 damage

Down 1.8%.
__________________
time flies like an arrow, fruit flies like a banana
larry is offline   Reply With Quote
Re: Feb 27 damage
Old 02-27-2007, 06:43 PM   #33
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
wildcat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Lou-evil
Posts: 2,025
Re: Feb 27 damage

I don't like this poll, I won't vote. Am I the only one? It's about time some volatility came back to the market. I didn't even look at my portfolio so my guess is......down.
__________________
"These walls are kind of funny. First you hate 'em, then you get used to 'em. Enough time passes, gets so you depend on them"
wildcat is offline   Reply With Quote
Re: Feb 27 damage
Old 02-27-2007, 06:49 PM   #34
Administrator
W2R's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: New Orleans
Posts: 38,905
Re: Feb 27 damage

Down 3.7% on my small Roth, which is not as well diversified yet as I would like. I only started it in November. Even including today's losses I have still made a few bucks on it.

Won't know about most of my other losses until tomorrow. They should be a smaller percentage since they are better diversified.
__________________
Already we are boldly launched upon the deep; but soon we shall be lost in its unshored, harbourless immensities.

- - H. Melville, 1851
W2R is online now   Reply With Quote
Re: Feb 27 damage
Old 02-27-2007, 07:06 PM   #35
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
2B's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Houston
Posts: 4,330
Re: Feb 27 damage

I lost a years living expenses but in February I'm still ahead 9 months. Of course, tomorrow is another day.
__________________
The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane -- Marcus Aurelius
2B is offline   Reply With Quote
Re: Feb 27 damage
Old 02-27-2007, 07:13 PM   #36
Recycles dryer sheets
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 301
Re: Feb 27 damage

a tad over 3%. Previously my best 'up' day barometer was 10.5k.... now my biggest down day barometer is 23.5k.

The best thing is, with my coming to the understanding of having an asset allocation and sticking with it long term, today doesn't faze me in the least.

I keep track of my portfolio balance monthly, it's nice to be able to look back 6 months or a year or whatever, and see how far you are still ahead since then.

- John
__________________
runchman is offline   Reply With Quote
Re: Feb 27 damage
Old 02-27-2007, 07:15 PM   #37
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
Leonidas's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Where the stars at night are big and bright
Posts: 2,847
Re: Feb 27 damage

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sam
I'm sure someone on this board see 6 digits today. Ouch!
DING! DING! DING!

Nothing like living in exciting times, eh?
__________________
There is no pleasure in having nothing to do; the fun is having lots to do and not doing it. - Andrew Jackson
Leonidas is offline   Reply With Quote
Re: Feb 27 damage
Old 02-27-2007, 07:34 PM   #38
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
maddythebeagle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 2,450
Re: Feb 27 damage

All I can say is that it could have been a lot worse today....You have to tip your hat to the intrepid heroes of the "Plunge Protection Team"........

http://early-retirement.org/forums/i...p?topic=4173.0
__________________
- Hurry! to the cliffs of insanity!
maddythebeagle is offline   Reply With Quote
Re: Feb 27 damage
Old 02-27-2007, 07:37 PM   #39
Moderator
bssc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 9,929
Re: Feb 27 damage

Quote:
Originally Posted by wildcat
I don't like this poll, I won't vote. Am I the only one? It's about time some volatility came back to the market. I didn't even look at my portfolio so my guess is......down.
No idea but must be down some. I am not going to worry unless it goes down 50%
__________________
Angels danced on the day that you were born.
bssc is offline   Reply With Quote
Re: Feb 27 damage
Old 02-27-2007, 07:39 PM   #40
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
Dawg52's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Central MS/Orange Beach, AL
Posts: 7,438
Re: Feb 27 damage

Down 1.6%. Not horrible but not fun to watch either. Got some cash sitting on the side lines so might nibble at a couple of things if the trend continues.
__________________

__________________
Retired 3/31/2007@52
Full time wuss.......
Dawg52 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
RVers--My Rig is featured in the Feb. FMC Magazine SteveR Other topics 16 03-02-2007 06:17 PM
ISM Feb interest payment FIRE'd@51 FIRE and Money 17 02-16-2007 06:16 PM
Are hurricanes more damaging, or is there just more to damage? Nords Other topics 120 07-06-2006 08:47 AM
Storm damage -- advice VoyT Other topics 6 04-15-2006 09:08 PM

 

 
All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:00 PM.
 
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.