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Old 02-28-2012, 06:52 PM   #41
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NW-Bound - I'm starting to feel a bit guilty that we're in danger of turning every thread into an RV thread
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So let's get this thread back on track -

Wh - oh, hang on, only one person here is allowed to say that word. She has the sole license to utter it
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Old 02-28-2012, 07:39 PM   #43
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Even with my ultra-conservative asset allocation, my portfolio is up 14% from its value a year ago! Those of you with more daring are probably up twice that or more. What a nice thing to see, even though just on paper.
Hokay, I can take a hint!

Soon as I finish my Dad's taxes and estimate his 2012 numbers, I'll be selling off a chunk of his Fidelity OTC Portfolio (FOCPX), with its honkin' 1.06% expense ratio.

Spouse and I are just going to sit tight on our holdings, collect some dividends, and maybe sell a few more call options if the rebalancing math works out.
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Old 02-28-2012, 09:51 PM   #44
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I kid you not that I came here tonight looking to see if 'this' thread was here. Last year when you posted this we tanked!

I have to say though that this bull market has taught me a lot or maybe I should say that its made me want to learn a lot.
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Why shoot so low?

The Dow Is Going To 20,000 Within A Year | Daily Ticker - Yahoo! Finance.

Wh__ indeed!

If it's on Yahoo! Finance, it has to be true no?
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Old 02-29-2012, 10:06 AM   #46
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The Dow Is Going To 20,000 Within A Year | Daily Ticker - Yahoo! Finance.

Wh__ indeed!

If it's on Yahoo! Finance, it has to be true no?
I can only imagine all the furious re-balancing action at the end of the year if that came true
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Old 02-29-2012, 10:30 AM   #47
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Corrected it 4 U....
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Our net worth is higher than it was five years ago, despite withdrawing all our living expenses, and not putting any money in. At this rate we can live forever.

Nice. Is that really our eternal life works
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OK W2R! You jinxed it! Are you happy now?

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Hey, I *TOLD* you to sell, didn't I?
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Hey, I *TOLD* you to sell, didn't I?
But I hadn't quite reached my rebalance trigger yet! Waaaa!

Now I have to wait longer. Oh well!

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So let's get this thread back on track -

Wh - oh, hang on, only one person here is allowed to say that word. She has the sole license to utter it

I hope W2R is getting royalities from GEICO for the use of the term.

Better yet we really need a video of W2R on a zipline.

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I hope W2R is getting royalities from GEICO for the use of the term.
I think he is saying, "wee wee wee all the way home", though I could be mistaken.

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Better yet we really need a video of W2R on a zipline.
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Our net worth is higher than it was five years ago, despite withdrawing all our living expenses, and not putting any money in. At this rate we can live forever.
Not to rain on your parade but it's probably a good idea to look at whether your "real" net worth is keeping up after expenses. Then it would truly be sustainable forever.

Here is a cumulative inflation calculator to compare with your net worth growth over the same time period InflationData.com's Cumulative Inflation Calculator

Otherwise - just ignore it! Party on!

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Inflation of 12% from Jan 2007 to Jan 2012! Wow!

Take that out from my portfolio gain, and my own return is not all that great! I dunno about y'all, but some people keep say'in there has been no inflation, perhaps even deflation!

Yeah, just wait until inflation is so high that everybody agrees that there IS.
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Not to rain on your parade but it's probably a good idea to look at whether your "real" net worth is keeping up after expenses. Then it would truly be sustainable forever.

Here is a cumulative inflation calculator to compare with your net worth growth over the same time period InflationData.com's Cumulative Inflation Calculator

Otherwise - just ignore it! Party on!

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Hey don't rain on his parade!

It was not so long ago that i was having trouble getting out of bed to face the day after loosing 50% of my accounts.

Being back to even without the inflation counted is a real good feel.


But thanks for the site i have saved It.

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oh no. From Whee to eeek?

Time to strap on the seatbelt for the roller coaster ride.
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but some people keep say'in there has been no inflation, perhaps even deflation!
Last year's (2011) official inflation rate was 3.5%, hardly the "no inflation" some people refer to.

Given the ultra low interest rates on CD's, T-bills and MM accounts, many of us lost a bundle last year to inflation.
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If it's not quite time to sell, I think it's at least time to start taking a few profits.
Braumeister, I don't want to hijack this thread, but noted you are from near Cincy and you apparently like beer. Have you heard about the new Moerlein lagerhouse downtown Cincy? I live 90 minutes from there, and plan to go in 2 weeks.
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