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Posted: 12/16/2010 4:46:48 AM EDT
Wow, just logged into my account to check the numbers and I had a whopping 12.7% return this year Jan 1 - Dec 15th, glad I didn't cash out when the going got tough!
Link Posted: 12/16/2010 4:52:32 AM EDT
[#1]
I did 24%...



Oh yeah, that's cause it was down like a m'er f'er in 2009...


Link Posted: 12/16/2010 4:53:52 AM EDT
[#2]
I'm over 35% :), last year was 8% to 10%  year prior was 15% or so.

Link Posted: 12/16/2010 4:56:20 AM EDT
[#3]
Yep ......

1/1/2009––>1/1/2010  up 24.5%

1/1/2010––>1/1/2011  up 10.5%

I'm 55% stocks and 45% bonds.

Link Posted: 12/16/2010 4:56:25 AM EDT
[#4]
I just looked at mine.  I am up almost 22% this year.




Link Posted: 12/16/2010 4:59:24 AM EDT
[#5]



Quoted:


Yep ......



At the beginning of March/2009, my IRA was down 24%.



It is now up 15%.



I am retired and  60YO.



This is a combined roll-over from what I paid into my pension over the years plus a couple of TSA's I had been maintaining during my working years.



I'm 55% stocks and 45% bonds, so I could have done better with more stocks, but I'm gradually moving to lower risks as I get older.





Lets hope this trend continues through the next few years, you'll be back in no time



 
Link Posted: 12/16/2010 4:59:33 AM EDT
[#6]
9%.    Not bad, but could be better.






I just made some adjustments a few days ago, though.
When the markets started going down, I shifted to more conservative investments.  Saved me from losing a lot of what I had.  I just never knew when to go back to more aggressive investments, so I'm still chugging along slowly.
 
Link Posted: 12/16/2010 5:01:09 AM EDT
[#7]
Of course your 401 went up.

The government has to prop up assets before they seize them.
Link Posted: 12/16/2010 5:10:45 AM EDT
[#8]



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9%.  



I just made some adjustments a few days ago, though.



When the markets started going down, I shifted to more conservative investments.  Saved me from losing a lot of what I had.  I just never knew when to go back to more aggressive investments, so I'm still chugging along slowly.

 


My company has this nifty little tool in our program. Every 3 months a program kicks off and changes my investment direction, I picked "Moderate" as the level. It emails me every 3 months and asks me to confirm the changes, I've got 30 years til retirement.. I might have to be more aggressive.



 
Link Posted: 12/16/2010 5:12:47 AM EDT
[#9]
Nothing like having a down year of 40% to make the next few years look good.





But yes, historically if you just ignore the crash and let it ride it does recover and surpass eventually. Which is fine if you have 20-40 years to retirement.





If you are within 10 years of retirement you should have your stuff in less volitile investments mostly.





Those kids that started investing in 09 are going to make out like bandits though.
Link Posted: 12/16/2010 5:14:28 AM EDT
[#10]
Quoted:
Nothing like having a down year of 40% to make the next few years look good.


Fuckin' doomer.












Link Posted: 12/16/2010 5:17:06 AM EDT
[#11]




Quoted:



Quoted:

Nothing like having a down year of 40% to make the next few years look good.




Fuckin' doomer.








Not really, according to them it should have never recovered and should be hovering around 2000 right now.
Link Posted: 12/16/2010 5:20:15 AM EDT
[#12]
Quoted:

Quoted:
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Nothing like having a down year of 40% to make the next few years look good.


Fuckin' doomer.














Not really, according to them it should have never recovered and should be hovering around 2000 right now.


Jokes, man. Have some coffee or something.
Link Posted: 12/16/2010 5:23:56 AM EDT
[#13]




Quoted:



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Quoted:



Quoted:

Nothing like having a down year of 40% to make the next few years look good.




Fuckin' doomer.








Not really, according to them it should have never recovered and should be hovering around 2000 right now.




Jokes, man. Have some coffee or something.




I'm coffeed out.  Been studying accounting all night.  Last final tonight.
Link Posted: 12/16/2010 6:02:55 AM EDT
[#14]
Well I had a fairly good year at 10.6%. I don't feel so bad.
Link Posted: 12/16/2010 6:07:18 AM EDT
[#15]
See.  Zero is fixing the economy.  
Link Posted: 12/16/2010 6:11:28 AM EDT
[#16]





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See.  Zero is fixing the economy.  



Yeah right, after it slid into the shit pile!





 
Link Posted: 12/16/2010 6:12:35 AM EDT
[#17]
nonehad to cash out after loosing job
Link Posted: 12/16/2010 6:18:37 AM EDT
[#18]
yep wall steet bailout money .nothing like letting your nieghbors bail out your retirement fund. did you take advantage of the cash for clunkers wefare program also?
Link Posted: 12/16/2010 6:22:29 AM EDT
[#19]



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yep wall steet bailout money .nothing like letting your nieghbors bail out your retirement fund. did you take advantage of the cash for clunkers wefare program also?


 



 
Link Posted: 12/16/2010 6:26:24 AM EDT
[#20]
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yep wall steet bailout money .nothing like letting your nieghbors bail out your retirement fund. did you take advantage of the cash for clunkers wefare program also?


Dude, that schtick was played out months ago. The economy has improved IN SPITE of the bullshit interference of Washington.

You can't fuck up capitalism. You can cripple it by meddling, but it's hard to make people not want more shit.

I love this country.
Link Posted: 12/16/2010 8:12:26 AM EDT
[#21]
Just looked at mine - 19.7%
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