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View Poll Results: Where is your break-even point referenced to the S&P 500?
600 and under. Heck, my basis was set during the Great Depression (the first one!). 3 5.45%
700. The crash was a mere mosquito bite. I'm in the money! 7 12.73%
800. I made a few bucks buying more at the bottom! 5 9.09%
900. Just another week or two like the last and we'll be there! 5 9.09%
1000. I sleep o.k. knowing it's within reach, one day. 9 16.36%
1100. Maybe in 2010? Please? 5 9.09%
1200. I'm not selling low no matter what! 12 21.82%
1300. Sigh; at 10% per year, we'll see it again in 4-5 years. 6 10.91%
1400. Oh, the pain, the pain!!! 1 1.82%
1500 and above. I was leveraged six ways from Sunday and need Dent's "Dow 30,000" to come true! 2 3.64%
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Old 03-28-2009, 11:55 AM   #21
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As a Canuck, I do not relate to the S&P. My best investment lately has been a condo in PV MX priced in USD that is up 23% since I bought it in Dec 2007. Had to cash in some equities to cover the all cash offer. Whew!

Other than that, I need oil to rise to $80 to be ahead of my previous high. But I probably need none of the remaining equities to live to 95yo. The main hit has been our plans for a charitable trust to be administered by my kids. Hope that comes back because I was liking the idea.
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Old 03-28-2009, 01:04 PM   #22
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Originally Posted by audreyh1 View Post
But I do know our net worth when we retired in August of 1999, and we finally got back to that number this past week. Audrey
If you have been living off it for 10 years, still having the same networth is pretty good, considering that inflation has not been that high.
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Old 03-28-2009, 01:04 PM   #23
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I haven't made a donation since 2005 ... so ~1100 and I am "even".
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Old 03-28-2009, 09:13 PM   #24
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I was up a bit last week

I took a little off the table
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