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MrsFrugalSamurai recently asked me how the performance of our stock portfolio is going.
“Decent” was my one word reply.
Why? She wanted to know.
I could have told her it was because one of our holdings has received a significant boost from the early roll-out of the COVID-19 vaccine.
Or that another holding has surged off all-time lows from March last year.
Even still, another could be the prospect of re-opening international borders, which would allow free travel to commence once more.
The truth is.
I don’t know.
More to the point, I don’t think anyone truly knows why markets move up or down.
We can only comment in retrospect, but in real-time it’s impossible to know.
Mind you, there’s still some data points which we can access in real-time, to try and get a better picture of what’s happening out there.
Data points like:
Or other tidbits like:
Although it’s still not as fascinating as:
And another hole-in-the-wall stat (thanks Gav!):
I could go on of course, and throw in some random chart like:
But why bother, because the only one that matters is this one:
Sorry to go a bit loopy with the data dump there, but if you could follow all that – basically, what I’m trying to say, is that risk is well and truly on at the moment.
Almost to a dangerous level in my eyes.
But it kinda doesn’t matter, cos the Fed has our backs. Don’t fight em remember?
So back to our family portfolio.
Truth is, I didn’t want to admit to MrsFrugalSamurai that I have no idea what I am doing.
Whether we should be buying more, holding or selling down asap.
I’ve had this feeling of flux for a while now, and I don’t know what to do next.
It’s a peculiar feeling, and one which I’ve never felt before in investing.
And that makes it not “decent”.
Not decent at all.
What about you guys? Does anyone else feel it?
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