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Old 02-01-2008, 11:14 AM   #1
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Jan 2008 damage poll

How bad was yours? As of today 02/01/08.

Mine: -7.6%, 100% equity.

A week ago, it was -11%!
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Old 02-01-2008, 11:19 AM   #2
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-3.8% in my 401(k)... ~75% equity. Oh, hey, just realized since I hadn't checked in a while... I just passed the $70k mark there.
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Old 02-01-2008, 11:24 AM   #3
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I just completed (Jan) the transfer of funds from Investors Group to TD PIC -8.2%.
My other funds in TDW -9.4%.
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Old 02-01-2008, 11:29 AM   #4
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Ours was -3.3% on approx. 65/35 equities/bonds

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Old 02-01-2008, 11:33 AM   #5
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In spite of withdrawing about $15,000 in living expenses and est tax pmts, my accounts recently bested my all time high water mark reached last fall.

Right now I'm about 80% equity- reached 90% briefly a few weeks ago.

I don't really understand this good fortune, as some of my large holdings have been weak. Others, especially new specs bought during the January meltdown have recently been very strong.

My method is to pray to whichever saint has momentum.

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Old 02-01-2008, 11:34 AM   #6
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-9% in my 401k... 100% equity.
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Old 02-01-2008, 11:36 AM   #7
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I'm + 12% 88% Real Estate.
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Old 02-01-2008, 11:39 AM   #8
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I'm + 12% 88% Real Estate.
Impressive. Care to elaborate on the 88% Real Estate?
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Old 02-01-2008, 11:42 AM   #9
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401(k) plan is up about 5.3%, but it is only 10% of portfolio.

Total portfolio of invested assets is down about 5%. We are 30% US stocks, 30% foreign stocks, 30% bonds, and about 10% TIAA real estate.
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Old 02-01-2008, 11:43 AM   #10
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+6.3% - 100% equities....but still down for past 12 months.
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Old 02-01-2008, 12:10 PM   #11
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I'm down about 5%. About 70% equities.
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Old 02-01-2008, 12:13 PM   #12
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Old 02-01-2008, 12:21 PM   #13
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Down 6.6% in January. 100% equities.
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Old 02-01-2008, 12:35 PM   #14
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The Rational Investing Portfolio (or at least my particular flavor of it in our personal accounts) was down almost exactly 2.5% for January. I'm between rebalancings so I started the year with 43% stocks, 37% bonds/cash and 20% Other (commodities, energy, hedge funds, commercial real estate, private equity)
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Old 02-01-2008, 01:47 PM   #15
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Old 02-01-2008, 02:01 PM   #16
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Old 02-01-2008, 02:02 PM   #17
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Net worth (not including house, cars, etc.) down 0.47% in January. Less than 15% of net worth is in stock mutual funds. Most is in CDs, bonds, money market, etc.
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In spite of withdrawing about $15,000 in living expenses and est tax pmts, my accounts recently bested my all time high water mark reached last fall.

Right now I'm about 80% equity- reached 90% briefly a few weeks ago.

I don't really understand this good fortune, as some of my large holdings have been weak. Others, especially new specs bought during the January meltdown have recently been very strong.

My method is to pray to whichever saint has momentum.

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Hail to the chief! Impressive. Send me a complimentary copy of your investment news letter and I might sign up.

Down 1.5% YTD and down 3.7% from my all time high last fall. That's with a 47/53 blend. Pretty happy with it too considering how much I was down.
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-3.4 for the month. Was at -5 as of 1/17.

+3 percent since 2/1/07.
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Old 02-01-2008, 02:22 PM   #20
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Down 3.5% overall when looking at total portfolio (73% Equities, 18% bond, 9% cash)

Planning on infusing some cash into areas that need rebalanced...as soon as we figure out what those areas are. Time to crunch some more numbers.
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