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Old 03-14-2008, 02:03 PM
 
Location: Branson Area
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We're pretty well diversified (65% global stocks) 35% bonds and haven't seen a huge drop. We've lost (on paper) 8-10% this year. Had about 8% growth last year. But markets go up and markets go down.. Sort of the nature of the beast. This cycle is
certainly NOTHING like the dot.com boom and then bust. It feels like a more "normal" down cycle.
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Old 03-14-2008, 02:05 PM
 
Location: Branson Area
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Mine too. I see all of my stuff on-line. Can see it as often as I chose (which is about once a month).
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Old 03-15-2008, 11:38 AM
 
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Yes mine as done well over time ;so I expect devalution at times. But I do have other more stable investments too.
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Old 03-18-2008, 06:45 PM
 
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My 401-k is down 8% since January. But Im still buying & buying low. I still have 35 years to go. I will be thru many, many slumps in those years. You know what they say...BUY LOW SELL HIGH!
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Old 03-24-2008, 05:45 AM
 
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I'm down 15% since Jan. It's not fun!
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Old 03-24-2008, 07:44 AM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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I'm down 15% since Jan. It's not fun!
Ouch, I bet it is not fun.
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Old 03-24-2008, 07:13 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Not at all. We're up between 20 and 27% depending on which retirement account you look at. Remember, in every cloud is a silver lining!
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