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Old 07-01-2010, 03:45 PM   #21
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^Actually, yes. That's my contrarian move.

I also needed to rebalance into equities, so the cash has to come from somewhere. I might as well use the most expensive fixed income fund in my 401(k) to exchange into equities. Anyways, the exchange is done. I don't own this fund anymore in my 401(k).
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Old 07-01-2010, 03:53 PM   #22
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I have 3 main retirement accounts. There's a fairly large difference in performance but none of them are good YTD. One is -7.0%, another is -5.50%, the other is +2.65%
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Old 07-01-2010, 04:34 PM   #23
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but as an aside, this week has been brutal.
And it's not even over yet. don't jinx it...

I'm flat YTD 6/30. In january I was more optimistic. Maybe that's a contrarian sign and it's time to increase my equities.

On second thought, no. It's time for a beer.
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Old 07-01-2010, 05:08 PM   #24
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And it's not even over yet. don't jinx it...
Yeah I'm expecting to see S&P500 870! (Well maybe not until next week )

I won't have my results until tomorrow when a few more end of month dividends will have been reported.

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Yeah I'm expecting to see S&P500 870! (Well maybe not until next week )Audrey
870! Ugh. You really know how to set the mood. Time for another beer.
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I don't like beer. So far this dip is nothing compared with 2008-2009, IMO.

My portfolio is flat for the YTD too.
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I don't like beer.
Well, he *did* say "time for another beer," not "time for you to have another beer."
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Well, he *did* say "time for another beer," not "time for you to have another beer."
Right! Time for me to have another glass of skim milk.....

As the saying goes, we really know how to party down here in New Orleans.
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Well, I just finished two bottles of beer after a long bike ride.
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My largest account is down 1.9%. I'm too lazy to look at them all.

However we have not been saving any money (we're both retired) since Feb of last year and have been hosing off 3% of our portfolio. Right now, we have more money than we did at the beginning of retirement before said hosing.

I can live with that.
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I don't know what my ytd return is and really don't want to know. But, I will have a med.
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Looked at 'em all: YTD: -2.2%. Asset allocation is 30% US stocks, 30% foreign stocks, 34% bonds, and 6% TIAA-Real estate.
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I don't like beer. So far this dip is nothing compared with 2008-2009, IMO.
I'm sorry. Didn't mean to offend. As Ziggy so kindly pointed out, I wasn't suggesting you drink a beer, just stating my intentions to do so. I usually have one or two if the market goes down, or if it goes up, or if it stays flat.

Please, let me buy you a nice cold iced tea with a slice of lemon.

As far as the market goes, it's really pretty tame given the fear and uncertainty out there...
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