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    what happened to you in 1/2019?

    Did you leave your money in the same places? Did it turn around for you?

    So our retirement went up another 9.5%. And our taxable went down but $8k,but paying down debt meant our our net worth went up around 5%. We are at about October 2017 levels. Just stayed the course. Going to invest more now.
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    #2
    Yep. Things turned around just fine. I think I saw that it was actually the best January for the market in 30 years.
    Steve

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      #3
      I just updated our portfolio spreadsheet for the first time in 2019 so I have a better answer to this question.

      Our total is up by $67,740 since 12/31/18. So that's the effect the January rally had for us. I'll take it.
      Steve

      * Despite the high cost of living, it remains very popular.
      * Why should I pay for my daughter's education when she already knows everything?
      * There are no shortcuts to anywhere worth going.

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        #4
        Up $65k YTD. My RSU's which vest this week are up $37,500. So, up $102,500 so far this year. The rest of my RSU don't vest until May, but if the share price holds, they will be up $54k since 1 Jan. Hoping for upside on these.

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          #5
          same things are looking pretty
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            #6
            I didn't make any changes as the market was falling (besides making my normal purchases), so my investments followed the market down, and have since followed it right back up. No worries.

            A guy who I work with watches the markets like a hawk, and often makes major muscle movements with his investments 2-3x/mo depending on what's happening. He's a contrarian, so he gets excited when the market dips more than a couple hundred points. We'll chat about it some, and I try to emphasize a long-view philosophy with him, but I know it won't go anywhere. He's in his mid-50s, working toward earning a second retirement pension, and loving every minute of fiddling with his accounts.... Oh well, he'll be okay.
            "Praestantia per minutus" ... "Acta non verba"

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              #7
              I didn't make any changes and things turned around nicely.
              Brian

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                #8
                just checked my investment account, and the balances are higher than before the market started crashing last year. Wouldn't have even bothered checking if it wasn't for your question.

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                  #9
                  I'm still broke like I was in December.

                  I probably need coupon to Subway or Burger King if you have an extra lying around.
                  How can you have any pudding if you don't eat your meat?

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                    #10
                    if i had i would give you. i normally dont eat that trash. $8 6" sandwich or $5 crappy burger, what a joke.

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by ~bs View Post
                      if i had i would give you. i normally dont eat that trash. $8 6" sandwich or $5 crappy burger, what a joke.
                      you are more of a mac burger guy I presume?

                      How can you have any pudding if you don't eat your meat?

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by disneysteve View Post
                        I just updated our portfolio spreadsheet for the first time in 2019 so I have a better answer to this question.

                        Our total is up by $67,740 since 12/31/18. So that's the effect the January rally had for us. I'll take it.
                        I just updated again. We are up $110,633 since 12/31/18. No complaints here.
                        Last edited by disneysteve; 02-23-2019, 07:15 PM.
                        Steve

                        * Despite the high cost of living, it remains very popular.
                        * Why should I pay for my daughter's education when she already knows everything?
                        * There are no shortcuts to anywhere worth going.

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                          #13
                          I haven't really paid attention, but checked out of curiosity. Since 1 Jan, I've gained about 10% in growth. Who knows how long it'll last, or if it'll grow further... But I'll just continue riding it out.
                          "Praestantia per minutus" ... "Acta non verba"

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                            #14
                            I didnít make any market adjustments either and my retirement account is down 5%. I need to get on whatever plan you guys have!

                            I donít check it too often. Iím a long time away from retirement.

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by jenn_jenn View Post
                              I didnít make any market adjustments either and my retirement account is down 5%. I need to get on whatever plan you guys have!
                              Thatís too bad jenn. Iím curious what youíre invested in. The market has been on a great run. Where is your money that youíve lost 5% while everything has been skyrocketing up?
                              Steve

                              * Despite the high cost of living, it remains very popular.
                              * Why should I pay for my daughter's education when she already knows everything?
                              * There are no shortcuts to anywhere worth going.

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