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Old 05-24-2006, 06:10 PM   #21
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up 2.5% from 9
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Old 05-24-2006, 08:37 PM   #22
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Went from a high of 6.1% on 1 April to 3.9% today.

Tweedy, Browne slid almost 7% in two weeks... haven't seen that behavior since early 2003.
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Old 05-25-2006, 04:21 AM   #23
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+5.6% YTD as of today, per Vanguard. ~100% in equity mutual funds.
Ed,

Where do you find YTD in Vanguard?
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Old 05-25-2006, 07:35 PM   #24
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Veritasophia,

'My Portfolios' tab, 'Accounts & Activity--Consolidated View'

Just under the "Accounts & Activity--Consolidated View' line, you will see:
'Total Vanguard Assets' [with your balance following], followed by '(Compare to year-end balances)' in blue lettering on the same line.

Click on '(Compare to year-end balances)' and you will go to...
'Year-End Balances'! Then I get out my calculator.

(It took me a long time to find it. You know how invisible something is when you look right at it all the time? )

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Old 05-25-2006, 10:50 PM   #25
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This is shaping up to be a HUGELY frustrating year. I have a target net worth at which I pull the plug. I'm 51. The year matters less than the number.

I'm approaching the number. Let me tell you, in that configuration this recent 5% smack has been agony.
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Old 05-26-2006, 01:56 AM   #26
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Nice rebound, especially on foreign dev+EM+commodities yesterday. Lets have some more of those!

Seeing 5-figure changes in 1 day (corresponding to 1 year of living costs!) can certainly get those emotions going!

I shouldn't look but; YTD as per closing yesterday: 7.3%

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Old 05-26-2006, 02:33 AM   #27
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I purposely have not looked at my portfolio the last week or so - it would be too depressing! Judging by the huge drops in the DJIA, Nasdaq, EM, and International recently, I assume I have lost over $100k. But I am in it for the long term and will stay the course . . . painful as it may be.
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Old 05-26-2006, 03:33 AM   #28
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I purposely have not looked at my portfolio the last week or so
Toejam, I remember you saying that you ER'd primarily due to MSFT and INTC.* *Just curious -- are you still holding your original positions?* *If not, when/why did you diversify?

I recently bought INTC for the first time since 2000.* *I no longer view them as a high-growth tech stock, but they're starting to look pretty good as a dividend-paying utility with some growth potential. If they increased their payout ratio, they would become extremely attractive. Ditto MSFT.
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Old 05-26-2006, 07:49 AM   #29
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If I have 3 main investments, one 60% of my funds, one 20%, the other 20%, do I just average their YTD performance, or do I weight it by % of holdings?

Sorry, I am a bit math challenged. I'd like a way to track my own allocation vs. the pre-built Lifecycle funds available with the same funds.
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Old 05-26-2006, 09:04 AM   #30
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Weight it.

0.6 X return of the 60% fund + 0.2 X return of one 20% fund + 0.2 X return of the other 20% fund
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Old 05-26-2006, 09:20 AM   #31
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Created a handy dandy xls spreadsheet!

8.12% as of 30APR, last data available.
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Old 05-26-2006, 09:39 AM   #32
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Created a handy dandy xls spreadsheet!

8.12% as of 30APR, last data available.
Mine was pretty good too thru April. Then the sell in May mentality took over.*
Yesterday was the first up day I've had in awhile.
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Old 05-26-2006, 10:34 AM   #33
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I'm at 2% today. Down from 9% two weeks ago. Two days ago it was at 0.3%. Scary time.
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Old 05-26-2006, 11:19 AM   #34
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... 4+%, but the haircut hasn't been pleasant. never is!
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Veritasophia,

'My Portfolios' tab, 'Accounts & Activity--Consolidated View'

Just under the "Accounts & Activity--Consolidated View' line, you will see:
'Total Vanguard Assets' [with your balance following], followed by '(Compare to year-end balances)' in blue lettering on the same line.

Click on '(Compare to year-end balances)' and you will go to...
'Year-End Balances'! Then I get out my calculator.

(It took me a long time to find it. You know how invisible something is when you look right at it all the time? )

Ed
Ah frickin ha! Someone asked me last week (LOL?) how I could have gotten my YTD from vanguard as they didnt have it, and I knew I had just seen it and looked at it about once a month, but I couldnt find it again!

Might explain why some people dont get it, as i think the consolidated view is only available to voyager and flagship customers...and the YTD thing is definitely in an obscure spot.
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Old 05-26-2006, 12:58 PM   #36
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Veritasophia,

'My Portfolios' tab, 'Accounts & Activity--Consolidated View'

Just under the "Accounts & Activity--Consolidated View' line, you will see:
'Total Vanguard Assets' [with your balance following], followed by '(Compare to year-end balances)' in blue lettering on the same line.

Click on '(Compare to year-end balances)' and you will go to...
'Year-End Balances'! Then I get out my calculator.

(It took me a long time to find it. You know how invisible something is when you look right at it all the time? )

Ed
Thanks Ed,

Could you (or anyone) tell me how to factor in investments made this year? For example, if I invested $2000 in a fund so far this year, do I substract that 2000 and calculate the change in value according to what's left after the substraction?

But then what do I use as my basis to calculate a YTD% for that fund?
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Old 05-26-2006, 02:17 PM   #37
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Ah frickin ha!* Someone asked me last week (LOL?) how I could have gotten my YTD from vanguard as they didnt have it, and I knew I had just seen it and looked at it about once a month, but I couldnt find it again!

Might explain why some people dont get it, as i think the consolidated view is only available to voyager and flagship customers...and the YTD thing is definitely in an obscure spot.
It was me. And it appears the above confirms that YTD is not on the Vanguard web site. You can calculate it from numbers on the web site ... as long as you neither add new money nor take out old money from your holdings.

OK, CFB, are you still up 192.3% YTD?
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Old 05-26-2006, 02:50 PM   #38
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Up 4.1% 5/25/06 coffeehouse port mostly, little more foreign, and less reits.........Shredder
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Might explain why some people dont get it, as i think the consolidated view is only available to voyager and flagship customers...and the YTD thing is definitely in an obscure spot.
For some reason I am now able to link outside accounts and see the consolidated view in Vanguard. In the past I couldn't access this feature. VG must have changed who can access these features to include us commoners.

I have less than $250,000 at VG. I did add an Admiral class fund recently. Strange.
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Old 05-26-2006, 07:45 PM   #40
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It was me. And it appears the above confirms that YTD is not on the Vanguard web site. You can calculate it from numbers on the web site ... as long as you neither add new money nor take out old money from your holdings.

OK, CFB, are you still up 192.3% YTD?
Never was! I havent looked, but dollarwise i'm back to where i was a few weeks ago, so whatever I said then is what i'm up now!

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For some reason I am now able to link outside accounts and see the consolidated view in Vanguard. In the past I couldn't access this feature. VG must have changed who can access these features to include us commoners.
Or maybe you have high friends in places...err...friends in high places...
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