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Re: Year to date investment returns
« Reply #150 on: July 16, 2015, 07:52:45 PM »
Im starting to think YTD is poor metric and much longer versions need to be used

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Honestly the closer I watch the market the more chaotic it appears

I think these are good observations, mr%.

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Re: Year to date investment returns
« Reply #151 on: July 16, 2015, 10:17:23 PM »
Interesting few weeks.  Only a week or so ago my portfolio was down enough to buy a new luxury SUV.  A few days ago I was down enough to buy a nice new compact car.  Now I'm only down enough to buy a clunker with no A/C.  In coming sessions I may actually be up again.  I'm just dollar cost averaging more and more money in.  I'm currently only up about 5% for the year.

Well it's a few days later.  There is now $6,000 more in my account than ever before.  Two weeks ago I'm down nearly $40,000.  Now doing nothing at all I'm up $6,000 more than I've ever had in history. Gotta love it!!!!

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Re: Year to date investment returns
« Reply #152 on: July 18, 2015, 09:26:40 AM »
Interesting few weeks.  Only a week or so ago my portfolio was down enough to buy a new luxury SUV.  A few days ago I was down enough to buy a nice new compact car.  Now I'm only down enough to buy a clunker with no A/C.  In coming sessions I may actually be up again.  I'm just dollar cost averaging more and more money in.  I'm currently only up about 5% for the year.

Well it's a few days later.  There is now $6,000 more in my account than ever before.  Two weeks ago I'm down nearly $40,000.  Now doing nothing at all I'm up $6,000 more than I've ever had in history. Gotta love it!!!!

Maybe this is just a run up caused by people "buying on the dip" and the market is really rolling over.  Even if it is, if you're AA is where you want it then you should keep doing what you're doing - "doing nothing at all."