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What damage? I gained some. 11 6.21%
-1% 18 10.17%
-2% 56 31.64%
-3% 63 35.59%
-4% 13 7.34%
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Re: Feb 27 damage
Old 02-27-2007, 11:19 PM   #61
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I'm down about 3.2%. That's a combination of mutual funds and individual stocks. Being at work and only finding out about the market at lunch here in the pacific time zone, I guess has it's advantages and disadvantages. I suppose if I were watching it at home there wouldn't be much I would do anyway. At lunch though all you can do is grimace and go back to the job. I didn't watch the drama unfold. Blood pressure didn't go up. I thought Cramer's take was interesting. Wished it would have waited until March 1 to take the plunge. I usually do an accounting the last day of the month. Now my little chart I make up won't look so good. But been through it before. Rats! :P

Just noticed Asian Markets down again on Wednesday.
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Re: Feb 27 damage
Old 02-27-2007, 11:27 PM   #62
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Down 4%, YTD is 1% (down from 6% just 2 weeks ago). OUCH!!!

Interesting results so far. 8 people have gained! Majority has loss less than 3%. You guys are definitely well diversified.

Most intriguing is 5 "I don't like this poll, I won't vote"!!!
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Re: Feb 27 damage
Old 02-27-2007, 11:31 PM   #63
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Re: Feb 27 damage

Like Rich, blind dumb luck means we're neutral. We're in the process of changing brokers. Yesterday it was all in cash for the switch. I'm dying for it to be credited so we can get back in at a bargain.
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Old 02-27-2007, 11:33 PM   #64
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Re: Feb 27 damage

Barely a scratch.

Wow, was THAT good luck timing...
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Old 02-27-2007, 11:57 PM   #65
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I honestly don't know, not worth it to do the math, but probably close to 3%, so over $3,000. I DCA another $500 into the market on Friday, hope it hasn't recovered too much by then.
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Old 02-28-2007, 12:11 AM   #66
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I wasn't down too much, but I don't think it's over yet. Nikkei is down about 600 points right now.
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Old 02-28-2007, 12:26 AM   #67
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Re: Feb 27 damage

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I wasn't down too much, but I don't think it's over yet. Nikkei is down about 600 points right now.
This is just a catching up with the rest of the world markets. In the previous session the Nikkei was down only 0.5%.

In today's global markets it is difficult sometimes to tell who sneezed first and who sneezed last. The current (at this time) NYTimes homepage has a nice timeline for yesterday.
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Old 02-28-2007, 03:35 AM   #68
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It struck me that, although my loses were not as great as some, I probably had run up less gains for the year. Why don't you wait until March 1 and get people's YTD for the first three months.
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Re: Feb 27 damage
Old 02-28-2007, 03:42 AM   #69
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This is just a catching up with the rest of the world markets. In the previous session the Nikkei was down only 0.5%.
After today's session (it is now evening of 28 Feb., JST), I am down 5% from my peak of Monday evening, which puts my portfolio back to where it was about a month ago. Not very dramatic. (Yet?)
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Old 02-28-2007, 04:29 AM   #70
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-3.88%

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Old 02-28-2007, 04:52 AM   #71
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My total portfolio was down about .84%. But what I thought was very interesting while my S&P fund was down 3.48%, my Fidelity High Income junk bond fund (SPHIX)was down only .33%. I expected a much larger impact on the junk.
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-3.7%, 96% invested. Just noise level. And you don't "lose" until you sell. Although, the idea that one could live for a year in Ecuador/Mexico/whatever on the one-day change is an interesting way to look at it.

Rebalanced over the past few days. This little glitch eliminated the need to touch two funds.
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Old 02-28-2007, 05:25 AM   #73
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I'm not going to calculate ... no point,really. This is tiny. 20%, 30% ... that will be noticable. I recall October 19, 1987 ... that one hurt, but taught me well.


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The following are the top ten worst day of losses for the Dow Jones industrial average. From left to right are rank, date, points down and percentage down:

1 — 9/17/01: -684.81 points, -7.13 percent

2 — 4/14/00: -617.78, -5.66

3 — 10/27/97: -554.26, -7.18

4 — 8/31/98: -512.61, -6.37

5 — 10/19/87: -508.00, -22.61

6 — 3/12/01: -436.37, -4.10

7 — 2/27/07: -416.02, -3.30

8 — 7/19/02: -390.23, -4.64

9 — 9/20/01: -382.92, -4.37

10 — 10/12/00: -379.21, -3.63
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Old 02-28-2007, 06:02 AM   #74
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-3.7%, 96% invested. Just noise level. And you don't "lose" until you sell. Although, the idea that one could live for a year in Ecuador/Mexico/whatever on the one-day change is an interesting way to look at it.

Rebalanced over the past few days. This little glitch eliminated the need to touch two funds.
When you are 96% invested what is "rebalancing?" Does that mean change stock types say from international to S&P500 or was it your stock % had fallen to 94% and you moved it back to 96%?
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Old 02-28-2007, 06:20 AM   #75
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I only took a 1% hit, it probably would have been more had I invested the lump sum I was going to a couple months ago. I decided to DCA it $10k at a time over the next few months, I'm glad I did.
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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.
Hot dog! I'm down less than 2.3% in my TSP, where most of my retirement funds lie. It is spread out nicely between C (S&P 500), G (govt), S (Small/mid-cap), and I (International) funds.

Even better - - get this - - since I am contributing the max plus over-50, and since I got a substantial raise this year that is the basis for my % match, the total amount in my TSP account was higher two weeks ago.

The contrast between performance in my poorly diversified new Roth, and my better diversified TSP, is like a textbook illustration of the value of a diversified portfolio.
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Re: Feb 27 damage
Old 02-28-2007, 06:58 AM   #77
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Re: Feb 27 damage

The totals are finally in for me. Looks like yesterday hit me for about 3.3%. Still up for the year, at around 0.6%
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It is poised to bounce back today - I hope.
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Re: Feb 27 damage

Guess I should chime in here... -2.5% on paper for the day. I know I should not pay attention to single day swings but it's hard not to look. Upward and onward!

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-2.3% ... +1.02% ytd ... with europe and asia in the red this a.m., it might well not recover today
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