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Less than 6% 2 3.51%
6 to 7.99% 4 7.02%
8 to 9.99% 11 19.30%
10 to 11.99% 11 19.30%
12 to 13.99% 2 3.51%
14 to 15.99% 1 1.75%
More than 16% 9 15.79%
I have no idea! 17 29.82%
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Old 04-25-2006, 04:21 PM   #1
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Your average ROI in the last 15 years

This is not a contest.* There is no winner or loser here.

Just curious as to how you did with your portfolio in the past 15 years.* Mine is 11%.

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13% for the last 20 years......... following a newsletter ,not all my own genius ........although not a market timing newsletter i might add....
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13% for the last 20 years
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Mine is 11%.
Nice job guys! Hope my ROI is as high for the next 15 years.
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Old 04-25-2006, 05:50 PM   #4
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Wow! We got one vote for [over 16%]. Congratulations, whoever you're.

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Congratulations, whoever you're.
Hey, I thought this wasn't a contest.

What the ROI doesn't tell you is volatility. What you really want to know is alpha.

My long-term ROI is pretty high, but a lot of it is attributable to the year I sold my business (something like a 4000% ROI).
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Hey, I thought this wasn't a contest.*
No, it's not a contest.* But [over 16%] for 15 years definitely deserves a round of applause!

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No idea...
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No idea...*
You're kidding, right?


Come on people, it's almost a day now, and we only got 17 votes so far.* What's holding you up?

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no idea either. 8)
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no idea either. 8)
OK folks, I have added a new field for the poll.* You can now vote even if you have no idea about your average ROI.

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Old 04-26-2006, 10:37 AM   #11
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I did not start seriously investing any dough before 1998, and only started actually measuring returns a bit more seriously around 2000. Guessing around 10%/year for the entire period. Cheers!
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house (not yet actualized): returning between 15.3 & 16.7% yearly (optimistically discounting current dip in market) over past 13 year period.

401k: not really sure. i wasn't very knowledgeable on investing so just kept it diversified among 9 different funds plus company stock which split twice. don't know delta % over the years but seems to me i did pretty darned good. turns out i rebalanced yearly even though i had no idea what rebalancing was. i was just tidying things up so it would look nice.

inheritance: what would that be, a 100% return? though considering the trouble i caused at least for the first 15 years maybe i did a little better than 100%. add to that my adolescence (17-18 was brutal) and roi is priceless.
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Come on people, it's almost a day now, and we only got 17 votes so far. What's holding you up?
Sam...some of us are busy being retired, and resent hate abhor detest loathe object to deadlines.
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Sam...some of us are busy being retired, and resent hate abhor detest loathe object to deadlines.*
You want that information WHEN?

Yesterday! :P
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Yesterday! :P
OK, just let me know when the next yesterday gets here.

PS...I've already responded. Did it yesterday! (10.6%)
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Old 04-26-2006, 11:08 AM   #16
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I've wondered the same thing about my ROI recently. Networth has gone up 8x in the past 11 years since I've been keeping track from $300K to $2500K. But there are lots of contributions in addition to the appreciation, and I haven't been keeping close enough tabs on them to know what the ROI is. I'm too lazy to try to go back and find out, so, no idea is the best I can do.
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I've wondered the same thing about my ROI recently.* Networth has gone up 8x in the past 11 years since I've been keeping track from $300K to $2500K.* But there are lots of contributions in addition to the appreciation, and I haven't been keeping close enough tabs on them to know what the ROI is.* I'm too lazy to try to go back and find out, so, no idea is the best I can do.
Wild guess (based on your data) is [over 16%] for that 11 years period. Wow!!!

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Wild guess (based on your data) is [over 16%] for that 11 years period.* Wow!!!
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Gotta watch the effect of the contributions. That's what skewed the Beardstown Ladies' returns.
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OK, just let me know when the next yesterday gets here.

PS...I've already responded.* Did it yesterday! (10.6%)
Which yesterday? The one coming up next?
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Which yesterday? The one coming up next?
Let me think about that and I'll get back to you by next yesterday. Promise.

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