Thought for the day, plus some posts of interest!
"The ability to foresee that some things cannot be foreseen is a very important quality." - Rousseau
The 3rd quarter of 2018 is over and here are the results: S&P +10.56, DOW +8.83, Nasdaq +16.56 (results from Morningstar).
My investment portfolio was only up +4.23% YTD. Look at the YTD returns of the funds in my portfolio (below). Here is what I'm currently holding in my portfolio. I'm not trying to keep up with the markets since most of my holdings are in income producing funds. Plus, I'm in a lot of cash right now, waiting to go back into stock and bond funds when the timing is right.
It looks like the S&P is possibly forming a bull flag since hitting new highs (see chart below). We'll have to see if we break-out to the upside to verify this as a bull flag, or pullback some more nullifying it.
“We are like the little branch that quivers during a storm, doubting our strength and forgetting we are the tree, deeply rooted to withstand all of life’s upheavals.” ~ Dodinsky
"No matter how hard the past, you can always begin again" – Buddha
"Do not save what is left after spending, but spend what is left after saving." - Warren Buffett
A good article analyzing the different portfolio allocations.
A good article describing the issues in improving yourself and your personal finances.
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