Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Value Blog Review Year End Results 2008

As long time readers of this blog will remember my first year of investing in 2006 resulted in a 19.62% return. 2007 was my second full year investing and I am quite pleased that I was able to achieve a return for the year of 29.75%.
While I am obviously pleased with the absolute return, I am obviously satisfied with the relative return when compared to the various indexes, i.e., DOW, S&P, etc. Moreover, I have also achieved my stated goal from a relative point of view by earning a greater return than the risk free rate on what I would earn paying off my mortgage.
Overall my first two years have produced an annualized return of 26.82%. While I hope, and will try, to continue this blistering pace for the next 25 years, my expectation is that it won't. That is because two good years could be entirely the result of good fortune as opposed to any skill on my part. With that said, for those interested, in my next couple of posts I will discuss those things that I believe contributed to my success.


Scott said...


Thanks for posting your return this year. Nicely done! This was a very difficult year (especially the last few months).

Thanks for you service to the trading community all this year. You provide an enormous amount of information that is extremely helpful (and free).

I think it's great when bloggers post their returns. The market can be beat--even by dweebs like me.

Deborah said...

Well done.

Personally I exited the market in early July and then I dabbled until October, coming the conclusion that I was nuts to be dabbling when I think the market has enormous risk right now.

I guess I did a 10% increase just doing my dabbling between July and October and certainly if I was able to keep that up it would be about 50% in a year...

But, I think the market is exceptionally risky. The $681 trillion of derivative scare me about the safety and value of what I think I have. US economy is supposedly worth $20 trillion per year... How can derivatives worth 34 times the US economy exist?

They scare me about what happens in the markets when they accidentally knock over a domino...

Bill aka NO DooDahs! said...

Booyah! Good job, bro!

Asif Suria said...

Great job Steven. My 2007 results of 19.67% comes nowhere close. I still have to get around to reading that Ken Fisher book I won from your blog contest.

Happy New Year and best of luck for 2008.

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