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Sep 18, 2017
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What a month!!

Portfolio has jumped from 7.5% to 11.3% XIRR in 31 days. Dollar dropping, markets hopping! VTI, VUN, XEF, XIC all hitting new highs. New portfolio highs probably 15+ days this month. Must be the best October ever for my portfolio.

Now bring on a harsh correction by December please just in time for January cash injections. Face With Tears Of Joy
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FUMONEY wrote:
Oct 31st, 2017 10:11 am
Portfolio has jumped from 7.5% to 11.3% XIRR in 31 days. Dollar dropping, markets hopping! VTI, VUN, XEF, XIC all hitting new highs. New portfolio highs probably 15+ days this month. Must be the best October ever for my portfolio.

Now bring on a harsh correction by December please just in time for January cash injections. Face With Tears Of Joy
grats brah
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Dec 3, 2014
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FUMONEY wrote:
Oct 31st, 2017 10:11 am
Portfolio has jumped from 7.5% to 11.3% XIRR in 31 days. Dollar dropping, markets hopping! VTI, VUN, XEF, XIC all hitting new highs. New portfolio highs probably 15+ days this month. Must be the best October ever for my portfolio.

Now bring on a harsh correction by December please just in time for January cash injections. Face With Tears Of Joy
Stacking bills!
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Jul 18, 2016
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FUMONEY wrote:
Oct 31st, 2017 10:11 am
Portfolio has jumped from 7.5% to 11.3% XIRR in 31 days. Dollar dropping, markets hopping! VTI, VUN, XEF, XIC all hitting new highs. New portfolio highs probably 15+ days this month. Must be the best October ever for my portfolio.

Now bring on a harsh correction by December please just in time for January cash injections. Face With Tears Of Joy
October has been great - September too - over 3%/month in both months. In fact, 2016 and 2017 have been fantastic with returns over 25% in both years, in my RRSP. I am actively trading XIU, XFN, XDV, MG, BBD-B and TQQQ . ( average of 30 trades per quarter).

And, with in any luck, we still have the Santa rally to look forward to ( I hope! ).

I am dreading 2018, as I doubt these kinds of returns can be sustained, and I fear the impact of the free trade negotiations.
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Aug 7, 2014
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A portion of my portfolio gains is the US currency gains against the cdn $. A few weeks ago, the cdn $ was at 82 cents, today at 77.5 cents.
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Oct 1, 2006
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Yes, crazy 1.5 months. My Year to date rate of return jumped from 2.7% to 11.7%.
Newbie
Oct 9, 2017
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Yes!!! The past couple months saved my year. I was down -5% and now I'm up 8% for the year.
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Jun 15, 2012
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MB
Euphoria?
And a year from now recession will start. Remember this post.
"I will tell you how to become rich. Close the doors. Be fearful when others are greedy. Be greedy when others are fearful."
- Warren Buffett
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Jul 11, 2008
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Away from RFD idiots
Lol. Look at these people jumping over a 5% gain...
Delete account because there are way too many idiots on rfd
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Mar 24, 2008
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psudolam wrote:
Oct 31st, 2017 4:57 pm
A portion of my portfolio gains is the US currency gains against the cdn $. A few weeks ago, the cdn $ was at 82 cents, today at 77.5 cents.
Is that a surpirse for you? I am hoping for a 99% drop so I can get load up on cheap equities!
Illegitimi non carborundum
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May 31, 2007
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XIRR +9.82% YTD

CAD dropping has pulled gains up. CAD so volatile.
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Jul 18, 2016
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Jungle wrote:
Nov 1st, 2017 8:06 am
XIRR +9.82% YTD

CAD dropping has pulled gains up. CAD so volatile.
That volatility has been rather fun. I've made an extra few thousand trading that USDCAD pair on Oanda. Chump change, I know - largely just a game (gambling).
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Aug 7, 2014
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mathiewannabe wrote:
Oct 31st, 2017 11:02 pm
Lol. Look at these people jumping over a 5% gain...
A stock jumping 5% in a month is nothing. Google jumped 7% the other day.
But OP is talking about the total portfolio (winners plus losers) jump in October and that, if other months do the same, represents 60% jump in a year.
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Oct 21, 2016
81 posts
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60 percent is not going to happen with index funds etf portfolio, nevertheless i'm happy with my 12 percent year to date couch potato ytd so far.

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