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Offline CC27

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My 401k
« on: November 16, 2023, 10:22:03 AM »
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My 401k
I started tracking it about every week since last Thanksgiving. My 401k as of Wednesday morning has increased by 25% in that time.

If the economy is in the dumper 401K is a bad barometer then.

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Re: My 401k
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2023, 10:38:11 AM »
If the ones managing your 401K are betting against the US economy, then you’re making money. Otherwise, you’re lying.

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Re: My 401k
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2023, 10:44:44 AM »
Haven't checked mine in a while, for obvious reasons, but he's full of shit. From Jan 2021-Present I'm sitting at .99% Annualized, 2.82% Cumulative. For a contrast, from Jan 2017-December 2020 I was at 22.44% Cumulative.
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Re: My 401k
« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2023, 12:19:17 PM »
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My 401k
I started tracking it about every week since last Thanksgiving. My 401k as of Wednesday morning has increased by 25% in that time.

And I bet your cost of living has increased by that much or more.
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Re: My 401k
« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2023, 12:59:07 PM »
I check my 401K literally all the time.

The DUmmies are correct that the S&P 500 is up about 15% YTY (today it's at 4500) That is not saying much though because a year ago it was at 3960 but a year before that Dec 1 2021 was at 4705 So it is still got another 7% to get back to it's high of 2 years ago. I personally don't know any investors who are happy right now and those that follow the market are suffering from whiplash watching the Dow day to day. For me personally I'm putting quite a bit of money into a high yield savings account building up cash so that when the market corrects which it's going to do, I will be able to buy. But as far as retiring now, forget it. I'm currently maxing out my 401K $30K per year, and doing that for at least the next 5 years Lord willing.

I have a decent amount in a Fidelity S&P 500 index fund (FXAIX) and still contributing at a regular pace. This week the market has been fairly strong but I don't know of any reason to celebrate. In the overall economy, the problem is not so much the stock market but the bond market that has been inverted (short term vs long term) for over a year now. The treasury has to borrow money to pay off maturing bonds at 7-8% interest rates. This is a problem. And no one wants to buy 10 year notes at 2%.

I think the fed is going to lower interest rates based on crap data showing that inflation is under control, which it is not. The amount of debt (individual, corporate and government) is at insane rates. If the economy burps it's all over. Families are so overextended now it's not even funny.

A really good question to ask is why are the DUmmies bringing this up now. Yes the market is up but it's not where it was, and most of these mutts are living paycheck to paycheck and have no skin in the game. Well the reason is simple, 44 million student loan borrowers are now having to make payments after a 3 1/2 year pause, car loans and credit card payment delinquency is moving up and homes are way too expensive to buy. We are drowning in personal debt and living on the edge of financial colapse but there is an election in a year,
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Re: My 401k
« Reply #5 on: November 16, 2023, 01:42:20 PM »
Now compare your imaginary 401K to what it was on January 31st 2021 to what it is now. Note how it is not as much,

Yep Bidenomics have at best brought the stock market almost back to what it was when Trump was cheated out of his rightfully won second term. BUT

BUT you didn't get the real and not imaginary 35% inflation that Bidenomics brought making your buying power of you imaginary 401K about 40% less than it was when Joey the traitorous criminal pedophile ruined our economy.
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Re: My 401k
« Reply #6 on: November 16, 2023, 02:35:01 PM »
Joey the traitorous criminal pedophile ruined our economy. And sold the country out to the Chinese and printed trillions to give away that we got nothing for  :mental: :argh: :argh: :argh: :argh: :argh: :argh: :argh: :argh: :argh: :argh: :argh: :argh: :argh:
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