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Old 03-19-2006, 07:09 PM   #21
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Hey...no fuzz without royalty payments
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Re: My best performing funds YTD...
Old 06-24-2006, 04:30 PM   #22
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my calculation: 11% ytd
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my calculation: 11% ytd
That's a great return.
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Old 06-24-2006, 06:52 PM   #24
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single best return, Janus Overseas 10.87% YTD
(it holds a fair substantial amount in submerging markets, and is likely the riskiest fund that i hold; 1 yr return = 43.2% ... by year end it could well be my worst performer. )
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Best:target retirement 2045 (5.33%) with windsor II (4.84) right behind it.

Worst: Vanguard high yield corporate (1.5%)
I think the Vanguard high yield has more downside to it.
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VG high yield corp - average duration 4.3. If it goes down some more - may add some mad money to my modest position - ? maybe an opportunity later this year to nail down some current yield north of 8%.

heh heh heh - don't you just love the long bond cycle? If I really had hair - I might might be shopping for strips, if I had a crystal ball as to where the fed was going.

Mad money only - lead sled dog is still Target Retirement 2015.
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My best fund so far is

Dimensional Funds Real Estate Securities 8.77% YTD

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I think the Vanguard high yield has more downside to it.
It might, but it hasnt so far. I'm out of it in about 3 weeks.
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Hmmm

VG REIT index - 8.39%. Wait a minute! I sold in January and added the proceeds to my Target fund.

Gotta love market timing - not to mention recency.

heh heh heh heh heh - sigh!
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VG high yield corp - average duration 4.3. If it goes down some more - may add some mad money to my modest position - ? maybe an opportunity later this year to nail down some current yield north of 8%.

heh heh heh - don't you just love the long bond cycle? If I really had hair - I might might be shopping for strips, if I had a crystal ball as to where the fed was going.

Mad money only - lead sled dog is still Target Retirement 2015.
UM, if you really want to play the long bond game (which is starting to interest me), you can play in a much bigger way and put up a lot less scratch by buying calls on TLT. I think I may be adding some Jan. 2008 calls later this year if I am sufficiently convinced that the Fed has really dumped us into a recession.
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VG high yield corp - average duration 4.3. If it goes down some more - may add some mad money to my modest position - ? maybe an opportunity later this year to nail down some current yield north of 8%.
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That's my plan. The HY is off its 1 yr high of about 6.30 at 6.00. 5.50 is the all time low
http://finance.yahoo.com/q/bc?s=VWEH...=on&z=m&q=l&c=

Now if it gets there it also means a bad time for the stock market.
I'm about 2/3 cash and 1/3 foreign currency - losing money but earning some interest. When the Fed stops raising interest rates the dollar should fall & I'll take my profit.
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I'm about 2/3 cash and 1/3 foreign currency - losing money but earning some interest.* When the Fed stops raising interest rates the dollar should fall & I'll take my profit.
Dex what firm did you use to buy foreign currency?
Everbank has CD's not too familiar with others
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1/1/06-6/23/06-Scudder Greater Europe at 8.4%
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