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Old 09-27-2010, 08:22 AM   #21
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Through this whole mess for the last few years I haven't touched a thing on my port although I was tempted. Won't be happy till I'm back where I was in Oct of 07. So I just sit and wait, I hope it happens in my life time.
If you don't mind me asking, how far do you have to go, percentage-wise, to get to your October 2007 high? As of Friday's market close, I figure I'm pretty close. Another 5% rise, and I'm back there.

Actually, in just gross dollars, I'm well above my 2007 peak, but I've also kept investing. I'm calculating my 2007 peak + everything I've added since then as the number I need to be at to be "whole" again.

Sad thing is, I don't feel as excited about it now. Back in October 2007, I felt like I was on top of the world. But today, even though I'm almost back to that point, I feel kinda broke. I guess partly because yeah, I'm almost back to where I was, but it's also three years later. And, this morning, I noticed the drip pan under the water heater was full of water, so I'm guessing it's time for a new water heater.

Funny how I can be almost back to an all-new financial high, yet fret about a water heater that might cost $400-500 or whatever.

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Old 09-27-2010, 08:35 AM   #22
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Funny how I can be almost back to an all-new financial high, yet fret about a water heater that might cost $400-500 or whatever.
Funny strange? I have the same underlying uneasiness. Perhaps three years is so recent that the memory of how shocked (maybe not the exact word but...) I was at the sudden drop in value is overpowering the gradual increase since then -- the boiled frog effect. Or still waiting for the other shoe to fall.

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Old 09-27-2010, 08:42 AM   #23
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Interesting how it all works. As one of those who is mostly in cash and being razzed in the OP, I was curious and took a look at the market this morning, expecting to see a significant jump. It's all over the place, but down a few points mostly. I've never really paid attention to futures, so I don't know how dependable they are supposed to be. Not making any point or anything, just it seems a little weird. You'd think the markets were unpredictible or something.
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Old 09-27-2010, 09:43 AM   #24
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Andre, it's hard to say as I took a PT job in the midst of the down turn. We had just signed up to put a pool in for 60K in Sept of 08 which also came out of my port. I did return 24K in the last 2 years from working so all in all I'm down about 5% from Oct of 07. Also I was only spending money that my CD's threw off so I wasn't touching the heart of the port for the last year and 1/2.

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