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invest in a mutual fund (read all 20 entries…)
After 450 days

Hmm. This is the first time I’m really wondering if this is the best way to go at things. The funds had been going great until that big bump this August. They had been recovering, but always dropping again for one reason or another. And now, again, they were almost where they had been and now again we had another bump. So they dropped to (compared to the price I originally paid):

Fund #1: +21.9%
Fund #2: +11.3%

I’m not losing of course, together this is still 16.7% more than I had bought. Compared to the conventional money market account I had before I would only have 3.6% more at this point !

Still, it doesn’t seem like this is really growing anymore. I wonder if I should sell and invest the earned money into something that is doing better currently. But that would go against the “experiment” I’m doing here, since I thought that was the fund manager’s job. Hmm.



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PeaceHopeLife Surprised by a brand new life.

Just thinking,

have you asked Doris about this, maybe she can shed some light on your concerns?

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Fund Names

DD,

Give me what your funds names are that you have your stuff invested in and what other funds are available for you for your choices.

I’ll take a look to see which ones are better to get into for now.


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