Join Early Retirement Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 04-13-2018, 08:18 AM   #801
Full time employment: Posting here.
Boho's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Posts: 580
I already sold the GLD and made about $900.
__________________

__________________
Boho is online now   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 Early Retirement and Financial Independence Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

Are you planning to be financially independent as early as possible so you can live life on your own terms? Discuss successful investing strategies, asset allocation models, tax strategies and other related topics in our online forum community. Our members range from young folks just starting their journey to financial independence, military retirees and even multimillionaires. No matter where you fit in you'll find that Early-Retirement.org is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with our members, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create a retirement blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 04-13-2018, 12:32 PM   #802
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Utrecht
Posts: 2,282
Nunnun didn't do anything and made $9.217 today
__________________

__________________
Totoro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2018, 02:37 PM   #803
Full time employment: Posting here.
Boho's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Posts: 580
It looks like the two founders of the contest will be more or less neck and neck, in 13th and 14th place, when the rankings update.
__________________
Boho is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2018, 03:06 PM   #804
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
easysurfer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 8,365
Quote:
Originally Posted by Boho View Post
It looks like the two founders of the contest will be more or less neck and neck, in 13th and 14th place, when the rankings update.
Shows that contest definitely not rigged .

One of the founders been trading left and right. The other, a few trades to get the AA right, then sitting back and treading water .
__________________
Have you ever seen a headstone with these words
"If only I had spent more time at work" ... from "Busy Man" sung by Billy Ray Cyrus
easysurfer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Yesterday, 01:04 PM   #805
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
nun's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 4,844
Quote:
Originally Posted by Totoro View Post
Nunnun didn't do anything and made $9.217 today
I haven't logged on for a while, and of course I've done absolutely nothing since I bought my positions in S&P 500 funds and yet I continue to be 7th. I expect the names above and below me to change somewhat and I might actually fall a bit towards the middle. I always claimed that I would be mid table and I assume the active traders all belived they would be towards the top of the table......looks like the only people who got things wrong are the active traders that are below average. But we all knew that would be the case going in - didn't we.
__________________
“So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.”

Current AA: 75% Equity Funds / 15% Bonds / 5% Stable Value /2% Cash / 3% TIAA Traditional
Retired Mar 2014 at age 52, target WR: 0.0%,
Income from pension and rent
nun is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Yesterday, 01:26 PM   #806
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
SecondCor521's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Boise
Posts: 2,626
Quote:
Originally Posted by nun View Post
I haven't logged on for a while, and of course I've done absolutely nothing since I bought my positions in S&P 500 funds and yet I continue to be 7th. I expect the names above and below me to change somewhat and I might actually fall a bit towards the middle. I always claimed that I would be mid table and I assume the active traders all belived they would be towards the top of the table......looks like the only people who got things wrong are the active traders that are below average. But we all knew that would be the case going in - didn't we.
I would expect you to be right around the 66th percentile (so ahead of 2/3 of the participants) if investment costs were realistically modeled. If taxes were considered, I'd expect you to be in the top 10-25%.
__________________
"At times the world can seem an unfriendly and sinister place, but believe us when we say there is much more good in it than bad. All you have to do is look hard enough, and what might seem to be a series of unfortunate events, may in fact be the first steps of a journey." Violet Baudelaire.
SecondCor521 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Yesterday, 03:48 PM   #807
Full time employment: Posting here.
Boho's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Posts: 580
How many would you consider active traders? There's me and maybe one other. Are there even three or four? None of us fit the technical definition of professional trader. I'm not sure about active.

Anyway, with both domestic and international events going a little crazy I took a longer term approach with $342,300 in SCHF (SCHWAB INTERNATIONAL EQUITY ETF), betting against the US, but I still have $445,860 in HON which I believe I bought low.
__________________
Boho is online now   Reply With Quote
Old Today, 10:14 AM   #808
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
sengsational's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 4,151
Quote:
Originally Posted by nun View Post
.. and of course I've done absolutely nothing since I bought my positions in S&P 500 funds and yet I continue to be 7th.
You might consider going in to reinvest your dividends rather than just letting that 2% just sit-out the ride.
__________________

__________________
sengsational is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 2 (1 members and 1 guests)
Boho
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Stock Picking ("Beat Boho") Contest easysurfer Stock Picking and Market Strategy 235 04-20-2017 10:06 AM
Ohio waitress wins CNBC stock picking contest cute fuzzy bunny Stock Picking and Market Strategy 21 07-20-2007 10:22 PM
Stock Market Contest 2005 Danny Other topics 103 12-31-2005 02:50 PM

 

 
All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:07 PM.
 
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.