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Tag Archives: 2011
I don’t know why I feel the need to do an outlook post. I don’t pay any attention to market forecasts. I don’t invest in indexes. So, why the need for an outlook post? Well, over the years I have to come to the opinion that it is quite helpful to your investment results to know at a very broad level if you’re investing with a head wind or with a tail wind. For me this affects my broad allocation to cash versus risk investments and also helps me determine how much risk to take in my trading account. The … Continue reading
It’s that time of year again. Time to put on the accountant’s hat, tally up the wins and losses for the year and see if my 2011 goals were met. In this post I’ll take a look at the performance of my portfolio in 2011 as well as some of the benchmarks that I follow. Here we go. If you’re interested in last year’s numbers, see here. Before I jump in to the performance numbers, its important that I make clear what my yearly goal is for my investments. I only have one goal every year,plain and simple. Here it … Continue reading
2011 was definitely a wild and wacky year for investments. Volatility and uncertainty returned to the markets with a vengeance. In my mind, 2011 was the year of the contrarian in spades. Usually being contrarian pays off handsomely but 2011 delivered in that regard more than usual. Can you remember back to Dec 2010 what the ‘consenus’ was on US treasuries, US markets vs foreign markets, and muni bonds? Well, those were all among the best performing asset classes of 2011. Lets jump in and take a look at the income investor dashboard performance for 2011 which will illustrate this … Continue reading
Happy New Year everyone! I know its been a while since I last posted but I’m feeling refreshed after a good break and ready to blog away in 2012. I hope everyone had a great holiday season. As for me, the RV and family are happily stationed in San Diego for at least the first part of the winter season. It is hard to beat southern CA weather in the winter. For this first post of the new year I thought I’d take a quick look back at some blog stats for 2011. Enjoy! For 2011 the blog had 59,000 … Continue reading