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What damage? I gained some. 11 6.21%
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Re: Feb 27 damage
Old 02-28-2007, 08:08 AM   #81
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Re: Feb 27 damage

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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.
Junk won't necessarily go down as much as equities.

My bond funds in total were UP .43%. So I think that's a pretty good indication of how junk works very different from other bond funds.

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Re: Feb 27 damage
Old 02-28-2007, 08:17 AM   #82
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Re: Feb 27 damage

Rounded off my loss (up) so it looks worse in the poll. Should have warned everyone it was comming . I've been sitting on the cash from my anual portfolio rebalancing for 6 weeks waiting for the market to dip I finally invested it Friday.
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Re: Feb 27 damage
Old 02-28-2007, 08:19 AM   #83
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Re: Feb 27 damage

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It is poised to bounce back today - I hope.
I hope so too! But it might go the other way, instead. Should be an interesting week.
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Re: Feb 27 damage
Old 02-28-2007, 08:31 AM   #84
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Re: Feb 27 damage

Down 1.6%. This is with a roughly 50/50 equity/non-equity split. Wish posters would share their allocation along with gain/loss.
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Old 02-28-2007, 08:32 AM   #85
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Re: Feb 27 damage

I'd expect a little bounce as some people try to pick up a few damaged goods, but I think some more air needs to come out of it.
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Re: Feb 27 damage
Old 02-28-2007, 08:41 AM   #86
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Yesterday's drop is nothing compared to October, 1987 when we took a hit greater than 20%
If you cannot stand this volatility put your money in a more stable investment with lower long term profitability.
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Re: Feb 27 damage

Like a huge honkin' house?
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Old 02-28-2007, 08:43 AM   #88
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Re: Feb 27 damage

Sooo - a nice clean 5000 point drop on top of this itty bitty 400-500 would test my ho hum balanced index auto pilot and make the Norwegian widow happy dividend wise.

Beyond a 6000 point drop may cause the appearance of the old pucker factor - that might exceed the Vanguard calculator's worst case(1974) back test of my portfolio.

Of course - greed rules supreme so I will be working up my shopping list for stock bargins early this year - which does not effect my retirement but does wonders for entertainment. Long time till football season.

heh heh heh heh

Oh Yeah - CFB's 'huge honking house' makes me just shake my head. - 'dirty market timer'! No football bets with you dude!
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Re: Feb 27 damage

interesting: physical gold - Philharmonics - dropped about 2.2% if I'm figuring right. Our gold stock, BGEIX, dropped 6.2%, worst drop in the small number of random stocks we own play with rent.
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Old 02-28-2007, 08:59 AM   #90
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interesting: physical gold - Philharmonics - dropped about 2.2% if I'm figuring right. Our gold stock, BGEIX, dropped 6.2%, worst drop in the small number of random stocks we own play with rent.
Shouldn't be a suprise.

If we're all supposed to be freaking out because China's growth may be slowing and our durable goods order are down why should we be worried about inflation? (and therefor own gold)

I'm not a fan of gold as an investment. If you want security in markets like yesterday buy some treasuries.

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I voted "I don't like this poll." I haven't calcuated, and don't really want to depress myself. I'm sure I'm in the same range as other balanced middle of the road investors.

I was actually sort of excited because I've been procrastinating getting my extra cash invested, so it's a big buying opportunity. I just hope it doesn't bounce before the weekend when I will have time to do the buying.
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Old 02-28-2007, 09:47 AM   #92
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Re: Feb 27 damage

final numbers are in - down 3.0%. Not quite a five figure loss like I expected. 96% equities portfolio, with close to half in international. Not too bad.

My emerging markets index fund got killed - down over 5% yesterday (12.5% of target portfolio).

Just a ripple in the stream...
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Like a huge honkin' house?
I have moved up several times in the last 20 years and the home value as a % of net worth has continued to decrease. Not a big fan of having over 25% of net worth in an asset that is not in the plan for retirement income
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Re: Feb 27 damage

Its in our plan. When Gabes grown and gone, we'll sell the place when the time is right and move back into something smaller, take about half our money out.
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Re: Feb 27 damage

Still up 7% YTD since 2006 close. We were never able to spend the extra money anyway...
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Old 02-28-2007, 11:14 AM   #96
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-1.9%, with a 67/23/10 % equity/bond/cash portfolio....

Looking better today so far....

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Re: Feb 27 damage

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Still up 7% YTD since 2006 close. We were never able to spend the extra money anyway...
7% since Jan 1st, 2007? You have to tell us how. Is there some black magic involved here?
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Down 2.57% on the day.
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Down 2.6%
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