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    How much have you "lost" so far?

    With this wonderful coronavirus-driven market downturn, we're all watching our portfolio balances drop. Have you looked yet or are you just ignoring it?

    I haven't updated our overall spreadsheet but checking our Vanguard account takes 10 seconds on my phone. That account has dropped by $35,000 since last week from $609,000 to $574,000. That account represents a little under half of our portfolio so if the other half has seen a similar drop, that would have us down about $70,000 on paper.

    I haven't done anything differently. I will be making my usual March contribution in a couple of days, probably Sunday, but that's it.
    Steve

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    #2
    I expect to end the week down 75 to 100k across my accounts (at the top accounts were probably 750k or so)

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      #3
      I've mainly been focusing on the prices dropping a couple of my funds so I can buy more. But I haven't paid attention to the whole balance for loss. I got another 25 yrs to worry about it later.
      "I'd buy that for a dollar!"

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        #4
        350k on paper from my individual stock account
        I'm guess 50k from my retirement funds.

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          #5
          I keep everything in my spreadsheet in a mesh mash of ins and outs that I cannot decipher to determine if I have actually lost money. All I know is my total savings keeps going up, but I cannot easily decipher whether it is from growth or contributions. This works well for me.

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            #6
            I'm not looking. Nothing to do about it anyway so why stress myself out.

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              #7
              Actually not much... ~$11k out of ~$520k that I can readily check on without getting into DW's retirement accounts (~2.1% since 1 Feb, though I don't think those numbers include today's 4% drop). Losses are moderated a bit by my normal 90/10 AA (which is currently closer to ~86/14), and especially because $110k of that money is currently in cash/MM. I've mentioned it alot lately, but I've been drawing down my taxable investments over the last year ahead of our next house purchase, specifically to prevent this exact scenario from causing a problem. Our house DP is safe, and retirement is decades off, so I'm worry free .... actually, kinda wishing I had a bunch of unallocated cash available to start throwing into the market during this dip. It's mildly tempting to use some of the DP money, but that would probably be irresponsible.
              Last edited by kork13; 02-27-2020, 07:14 PM.
              "Praestantia per minutus" ... "Acta non verba"

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                #8
                last I looked around $25,000

                Brian

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                  #9
                  I can't look. I rarely record our balances if they go down, so unless I see the market up I don't look. The market will come back, because the fundamentals are still good. Just remember any purchases during this time are on sale! Probably should consider fast tracking our Roth investments for 2020.
                  My other blog is Your Organized Friend.

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by disneysteve View Post

                    I haven't updated our overall spreadsheet but checking our Vanguard account takes 10 seconds on my phone. That account has dropped by $35,000 since last week
                    Now down $52,000 in that account alone.
                    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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                      #11
                      Down about $57k from (2) investment accounts that were sitting near $1.75 mil
                      I'm not going to panic and make any big changes.

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by Fishindude77 View Post
                        Down about $57k from (2) investment accounts that were sitting near $1.75 mil
                        I'm not going to panic and make any big changes.
                        Same here. I'll be putting some money in on Sunday as I do every month.

                        It's probably going to get a lot worse before it gets better though. The economic impact is growing rapidly as more places close and more travel and events get cancelled.
                        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 don't want to say I ignore it, but yeah I pretty much ignore it.

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                            #14
                            I don't know. It isn't time to update my net worth statement.

                            When I made my first tentative mutual fund investments that involved stocks, the DJIA was in the lower 4-figures. Stocks haven't dropped below that have they? (I'm kidding - I do watch the news.)

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                              #15
                              ZERO

                              I'm not withdrawing anything from my accounts until sometime around 2045
                              Gunga galunga...gunga -- gunga galunga.

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