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Old 03-19-2008, 12:53 PM   #21
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Down about 4.4%, but that's with contributions... glad I've been overpaying the mortage for the last 12 months!
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Old 03-19-2008, 01:10 PM   #22
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About 5%, including equity in house. Not as bad as I thought. This is starting with a 57/43 asset allocation.
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Old 03-19-2008, 01:20 PM   #23
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Down 20% and just finished rebalancing into the bargains.

The thrill of a 92%-equity portfolio...
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Old 03-19-2008, 01:35 PM   #24
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Down 2.2% not including home equity. Have no idea with home equity, since nothing has sold or been for sale in my neighborhood for over a year, and I'm not in the market. I suppose if I were forced to sell my primary home for some reason I'd have to let it go at 20% below its peak. In that case I'd be down 10% or so overall. I don't count home equity in my retirement plan, though, that's too risky.
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Old 03-19-2008, 01:39 PM   #25
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Down 20% and just finished rebalancing into the bargains.

The thrill of a 92%-equity portfolio...
Retirement and after tax down 10%. from Fall 07 high

I was 80/20 equity/fixed, but went 50/50 at Dow 13000 and now I'm 30/70

I looked at a pull out of house values over the last year in one of the local glossy magazines and it said they went UP by 2% in my town.....
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Old 03-19-2008, 01:45 PM   #26
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We're down about 5%, but 40% of our net worth is currently in laddered CDs. I'm hoping to DCA about 50% of CD funds into our investment account over the next couple of years.
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Old 03-19-2008, 01:47 PM   #27
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+1.9% The joys of a 97 percent fixed portfolio, at least for now.....

3/97 allocation
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Old 03-19-2008, 01:50 PM   #28
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-15% of portfolio. 90% equities incl. banks and insurers :P
No PM or commodities since they've consistently seemed "too expensive" since I started learning about AA. Oh well.

Of total NW hard to say but prob. under only 5% so far due to paid off house. No idea how long it would take to sell or what it would fetch since there are no "comps". If sold at exactly its 2004 purchase price in euros, we would be up around $140k on that due solely to exch. rate (but we are feeling more pain each couple of months as our dollar transfers buy many fewer euros).
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Old 03-19-2008, 01:53 PM   #29
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Old 03-19-2008, 01:56 PM   #30
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stocks and such + 13.08 over the last 12 months, - 3.52 ytd, but that doesn't include selling a dab of Fording at a profit (woohoo!). we don't own much in the market.
CDs are ticking along at maybe an average 5.5% (thanks Penfed 6.25%!) MMs are falling - we're about 1/2 & 1/2 CD/MM
Real estate - won't know till something sells, and even then won't know if it would have sold for more back when. One of those known unknowns. OTOH, rents are going up, so that's a good thing.
Networth: about to take a $75k hit thanks to needing to give Unca Sammy his due April 15th on the sale of a couple little houses early last year. Don't even want to think about the other part of the taxes. or our quarterlies.
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Old 03-19-2008, 02:02 PM   #31
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market value down about 13% from mid 2007, 100% equity portfolio

dividend flow up about 4% from dividend increases by GGP, KIM, VNO,
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Old 03-19-2008, 02:03 PM   #32
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-15% of portfolio. 90% equities incl. banks and insurers :P
Ouch. Between you and Nords, you have lost a lot of your portfolios but neither of you seem too upset. I guess that is what having a high risk tolerance is all about.
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Old 03-19-2008, 02:42 PM   #33
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Old 03-19-2008, 02:58 PM   #34
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Net worth is down about 7% from high watermark.

In dollars, it's a loss equal to my total combined gross earnings from my first 3 years of full-time work.

As bad as that sounds, if someone told me I had to work full-time for free for my first 3 years but I would be guaranteed to have the net worth I have today, I would have said yes in a heart beat.

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Old 03-19-2008, 03:00 PM   #35
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Well, he's not upset because he has at least one pension, even if COLA is not what it's cracked up to be. I have no excuse.. just kinda crazy. Started with some, bought more as I was working, and I hate selling. Don't see any great opportunities to diversify.. short term T-bills are negative, long-term bills are negative, gold who knows, and commodities I frankly haven't followed. I may start taking a look to swap out the few long-term losses I have for a couple more dividend-paying companies but I need to do a lot of research to see where I want to land. I worry about just general deflation world-wide. Uk is not looking so good; we won't be the only ones suffering and may drag others down.
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Old 03-19-2008, 03:01 PM   #36
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i can pretty easily match nords' 20% down with my two houses, probably closer to 25% by the time they sell. keeping withdrawal rate under 4% should have me back to my comfort zone in about five years. i could either go back to work or suffer my losses in buenos aires, rio de janeiro and chiang mai. guess which path i'm taking.
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Old 03-19-2008, 03:23 PM   #37
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Down 14% with 98% in equities. (Greater than 14% when you consider the drop in value of the $.)

Like an amusement park - lots of thrills with the up and down ride. Unlike an amusement park - the ride has not been enjoyable.
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Old 03-19-2008, 03:29 PM   #38
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Down about 2-3%.
Taking advantage of the downturn by buying more stocks, should get a nice bump in 6-30 months
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About 9% from the high on Halloween. As in "negative" 9%, actually.
Correction. Make that 11%.
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