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Old 04-01-2010, 05:55 PM   #21
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Including some inheritance money, I'm at an all time high. But backing that out, I'm down roughly 5% or so from 11/07. Not too bad considering I was going through a lot of med's in early 2009.
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Old 04-01-2010, 06:04 PM   #22
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My all time high was in January, 2010, just before I bought my Toyota Venza. Had I not bought it, my current portfolio value (including bank account, Vanguard, and TSP) would be my all time high. Still, it's very close and gaining all the time.

What a wonderful upwards surge in the market we have seen during the past year!
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I have not calculated the exact amount in the last month... We have shoveled more $ into the pot over the last couple of years so I would need to back those $ out. But I roughly estimate that we are still off from the peak about about 15% (from Oct 2007 when we peaked).
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Old 04-01-2010, 06:13 PM   #24
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Currently at an all time high - almost 15% above the value when I retired just over two years ago.
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A hair short of the high but some of it was moved into real estate (paid off a $165K mortgage).

Edit: But we were adding to the pot until this year and still are not all the way back. Bottom line we took a hit!
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Old 04-01-2010, 06:42 PM   #26
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I'm still down 10% from 12/31/07; my wife less than 2% (her portfolio is much more conservative).

However, being retired and having my "cash buckets" fully funded, I didn't need to sell anything during the period.

Funny how a plan sometimes works out.

Been here before in the past, but of course I was still wo*king. This has not been bad at all.

The rubber band stretched but did not break.
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Old 04-01-2010, 06:49 PM   #27
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I distinctly recall my all time high in Nov. 2007 because that is when I retired and had used that number to project my withdrawals and earnings. I'm conservatively invested in about 35/65 stock to fixed income and bond. I did manage to get the courage to rebalance some but not totally when things were down. I'm probably just about breaking even from the all time high.
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Old 04-01-2010, 06:59 PM   #28
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I am almost back to even on my investment return. As of yesterday my 5 year investment return was down -.3%.

Today was a big up day for my portfolio, so I may have a positive return now.
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My high was March of 2000, almost exactly 10 years ago. 10 years of maxing out my 401K, putting aside 10% ESPP, and until I went part-time 2 years ago, saving another 10+% on the side, and I'm within about 15% of where I was. The tech bubble burst hurt me badly because I had a lot of stock options, and my company's stock is still only about 1/3 of what it was at the top.
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Old 04-01-2010, 07:31 PM   #31
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Retired 12/31/2002 NW at that time 1.1. NW now 1.5 took out about 0.5 of living expenses since then. Math too difficult
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High Nov 2007
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There was that 10% run-up in the fall of 2007, so we are above where we were in Oct 2007 and also Oct 2008.
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I'm down 8.3% from my all time high in Oct, 2007. I am retired and have been withdrawing funds from the portfolio since July, 2006.
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All time high in Oct 07, which was 50% above Mar 2000 high.

Low in Mar 09. Down 37% from Oct 07!

Currently at 6.5% down from Oct 07.
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Old 04-02-2010, 06:15 AM   #36
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Our pre-recession networth high was in July 2008.

Using monthly tracking figures (which is what I have going back that far), we hit our recession era networth low in December 2008 -- down about 8% at that point. Investments were down WAAAY more than that. Our overall paper losses were a comparatively small part of our networth because we had a amount of money in liquid accounts as we were preparing to buy a home. In fact our real low was in March 2009 -- I had started tracking networth figures daily at that point, but I don't have similar figures to look back at for the earlier period, so easier to compare the monthly wrapup data (which I have for several years running).

Our current net worth is 47% above the old peak, and 60% above the low.

Networth calculation includes the estimated current value of our home, which we bought a the absolute low in the local market at a fire-sale price. Sales prices are now close to double what we paid.
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It just occurred to me that the OP asked about NW. As I do not really care about RE values, I quoted only my liquid portfolio, both before and after-tax accounts. I suspect many other posters did the same.

Had I included RE, I would be several percents lower than the number that I quoted earlier.
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It just occurred to me that the OP asked about NW. As I do not really care about RE values, I quoted only my liquid portfolio, both before and after-tax accounts. I suspect many other posters did the same.

Had I included RE, I would be several percents lower than the number that I quoted earlier.
Yes, with two houses the same is true for me - not sure the real value of our weekend place. If I decided to sell I would wait but I have no idea how long.
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Retirement Portfolio - down about 7% from all-time high in Oct 2007.
Total Net Worth - still down about 10%.

But this is all a huge improvement. End of Fed 2008, net worth had been down 40% from peak! and down a little even from when I retired in 1999.

At this point, NW is up about 40% from my 1999 retirement.

Congrats to all those doing so well. Not surprised to see all those savers ahead of their Oct 2007 highs. Congrats!

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I'm there now at the all-time high, just barely, but that tells you that in some sense I'm still "down" from the top by nearly the amount of all the savings, 401K and Roth contributions over the last 2+ years. And by the fact that my emergency fund has doubled in size since 2007 due to my paranoia over the employment situation. Still have about 18 months of living expenses in it, even before unemployment or any other income from any time of w*rk. Hate watching it earning 1% or less, but oh well. I'd hate even more to not have it liquid and get a pink slip.

As mentioned above, I'm only looking at liquid savings and invested assets.
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