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Old 01-17-2020, 12:04 PM   #21
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Cool! Are you still working?

Yeah, for the time being. I'm trying not to make any sudden moves, although some days it gets hard to find the motivation to come in to work. FWIW, now, instead of 4 months, it looks like my investable assets have "made" about a year and 4 months of my take home pay!
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Old 01-17-2020, 05:01 PM   #22
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So far I’ve made about half of my yearly withdrawal back.
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Old 01-17-2020, 06:34 PM   #23
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Old 01-17-2020, 06:51 PM   #24
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16 days into 2020, 2.13% return. Its weird to realize I've already made enough this year to cover all my expenses for the rest of the year and we are barely two weeks in. Still 90% Equity and Mid Caps are doing well.
I am getting less than the above, but it is still more than my low WR. I am also only 58% in stock.

But then, it is still fresh in my memory what happened in Jan 2018. I got more than 7.3% in just the first 3 weeks of the year. The sectors I had overweighted such as semiconductor, biotech, EM, all surged for some unknown reasons. Unbelievable!

Then, all hell broke loose when a couple of inverse volatility ETFs imploded. Does anyone here remember that?

Many months passed until I regained that high watermark. And it was because of my stock picks. The S&P did not surge that high, and recovered faster. My holdings took longer to recover.
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Old 01-17-2020, 06:57 PM   #25
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I am up 1.7% so far this year with 17 days in January gone by.
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Crazy! I had to check, up 2.96% in 17 days. Making money nothing to it. I really do hate to think of when things go south though.

I did mine over and include the 17th so after today it came to 2.96%
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Crazy! I had to check, up 2.8% in 17 days. Making money nothing to it. I really do hate to think of when things go south though.
With your 0.5% WR, that's 5 years of living expenses!

Are you going to cash out that gain, to have it under your belt no matter what comes next?
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With your 0.5% WR, that's 5 years of living expenses!

Are you going to cash out that gain, to have it under your belt no matter what comes next?
^ well, when I did that I didn't have the 17th numbers yet. So I went back and the gains now are 2.96% in 17 days.

No, I'm not going to cash anything in, I don't need it. I'm going ride that bull till it bucks me off! Then get back on and show it I'm not afraid of it and ride it some more. Lol

It is crazy that is all I can say. Everyone is having record numbers just not me and it is fun to see this great time of the markets. It would be actually about 7 years expenses if I cash it in. Let her ride.
Side Note >>> I know bull riders and bronc riders and they take a lot of risk riding that animal. In fact I know many of wranglers all courageous individuals.
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4.17% so far...unbelievable.

I’d call it “unsustainable”, but I could be wrong...
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I'm now up 3.18%, which is now about a year and a half worth of take-home pay. I think I'll stay home on Monday
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I'm now up 3.18%, which is now about a year and a half worth of take-home pay. I think I'll stay home on Monday
... with your mouse pointer hovering over the "sell" button?
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This thread just made me take a look a Personal Performance YTD today at just over two weeks into the year... 2.8% return. Yes, please.
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PLCGX Principal Large Cap Growth up 4.98% YTD, so my 401K is going gangbusters. With this kind of continued performance, I may reconsider my FIRE date.
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Yeah, for the time being. I'm trying not to make any sudden moves, although some days it gets hard to find the motivation to come in to work. FWIW, now, instead of 4 months, it looks like my investable assets have "made" about a year and 4 months of my take home pay!
It's time to plan for an exit. Congrats.
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Robbie are you going to spend it or invest it??
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