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Old 12-11-2007, 08:21 PM   #1
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How much did you lose today?

Today, Dec. 11, the S&P was down 2.5%. I usually do a Quicken update each day and was curious how much I lost on paper. Today it was in excess of 10K, a little more than 11K to be exact. So I was curious how others did today. I have some friends that I am sure lost more than I did. I also have friends that if they knew I lost more than 10K in one day would think I am crazy (these are the ones that spend everything they make). So how did you do? Do we have any 100K swings for the day?
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Old 12-11-2007, 08:28 PM   #2
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I'll know in the morning.

Should make for an interesting blip on my charts.
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Old 12-11-2007, 08:29 PM   #3
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I lost around 7-8K.
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Old 12-11-2007, 08:30 PM   #4
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I lost a lot but some days I gain a lot such is the stock market !
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Old 12-11-2007, 08:31 PM   #5
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I'll know in the morning.

Same for me.
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Old 12-11-2007, 08:40 PM   #6
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Within $200 of the amount I made yesterday. Once again thankful for my anti-dollar portfolio.
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Old 12-11-2007, 08:48 PM   #7
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Down in excess of $31K ....did I win something?
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Old 12-11-2007, 09:01 PM   #8
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No idea. I only 'officially' check once per year before rebalancing, but I do ususally cheat and do a quick check every quarter or so.

As I'm still in the accumulation phase, I hope those down blips occur the day before my 401(k) contribution goes in.
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Old 12-11-2007, 09:12 PM   #9
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<sigh> I was the one who asked in another thread about whether to dollar cost average or lump sump my money that I'm getting from the escrow company. I had access to it today... hmm, today would have been a good day to invest! But of course, I didn't!
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Old 12-11-2007, 09:26 PM   #10
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I have to learn the art of "not looking at it" every day. I know this is a bad habit but right now I just can't seem to shake that.

I admire all of you guys that "ignore" what's going on in the market, just check quarterly, or yearly etc.

Gotta learn how to do that........anyway down 19K today but will probably get it back tomorrow!
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Old 12-11-2007, 09:44 PM   #11
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Down $18K today. Not my worse day ever though and by now I'm numb to the swings up and down, so it's just a number. I don't even need a drink anymore when stuff like this happens.
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Old 12-11-2007, 09:46 PM   #12
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About 30k, but have been up that much some days...

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Old 12-11-2007, 09:49 PM   #13
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<sigh> ... hmm, today would have been a good day to invest! But of course, I didn't!
Judging by the looks of Asia tonight, you may get another chance tomorrow!
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Old 12-11-2007, 10:06 PM   #14
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I "lost" about 5K today. Company stock dropped 5% today which didn't help.
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Old 12-11-2007, 10:07 PM   #15
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Didn't look. Not planning to tomorrow.
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Old 12-11-2007, 10:11 PM   #16
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About $7,000 on paper. But I don't pay the bills with paper gains and losses.

Funny thing is, I knew the Fed was supposed to announce at 2:15 PM Eastern time. So at that time I logged on to my Schwab account and kept refreshing the quote on SPY. It went from up 60 cents to up 20 cents to down 10 cents to down 60 cents to down $1.20 to down $2.00 and then some, which told me what the Fed did before I could find the news anywhere.

For most long-term investors, it's noise.
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I keep track of my portfolio at Morningstar (50% bonds/50% Stocks). With bonds doing very well today, my portfolio decreased by only 0.90%.
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Old 12-11-2007, 10:21 PM   #18
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Lost $4K today. My portfolio contains about 13% stock mutual funds.
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Old 12-11-2007, 10:40 PM   #19
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For most long-term investors, it's noise.
It goes up....it goes down....it goes up....it goes down....like a roller coaster. It'll all work out in the end, and that's what's important. Not looking at the daily fluctuations is a hard thing to do at first.....but it CAN be accomplished with practice.

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I have to learn the art of "not looking at it" every day. I know this is a bad habit but right now I just can't seem to shake that.

I admire all of you guys that "ignore" what's going on in the market, just check quarterly, or yearly etc.

Gotta learn how to do that........
Instead of looking to see what your stocks are doing, click on the "Solitaire" icon and play a game...then go back to what you were doing before you thought about getting a stock quote!
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Old 12-11-2007, 10:41 PM   #20
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Down $144k today - REIT heavy at the moment, always 100% individual stocks. Looks like
I am winning so far, but no sweat. GE raised dividend 11% as expected, no change to
fundamentals. I have had a lot of $30k - $80k daily swings in the last few months, mostly
cancelling each other out. Since I live on the dividends, I see today as a non-event. Now
if GE / JNJ / PG / KIM / GGP / VNO / WRE start cutting dividends (or show signs of
doing so), then I will be concerned.
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