Returns 2008 year to date
31-Dec-08 Down 47% for the year. Enough said.
Net profit/loss (black/white bars) of monthly closes
1-Oct-08 Thanks a lot, House Republicans! I was doing fine until the bastards torpedoed the recovery plan. Now I'm down another 3% for the month and still down 36% for the year.
1-Sep-08 Treading water. I end August up 1% for the month, but still down 33% year-to-date.
1-Aug-08 July could have been worse. My portfolio ended up 2% for the month, despite taking some losses.
1-Jul-08 June wasn't "bustin' out all over...." — it was just a bust! Down 14% for the month! Down 35% for the year! So much for digging out of the hole.
1-Jun-08 May was just a little kinder to Trader Paul than the earlier months. The portfolio is up 6% for the month, and although still down 21% for the year, beginning to did out of the hole.
1-Apr-08 Mercy! What a rocky start to the year. Most of the loss was at the beginning when I bailed out of all the non-performers in the portfolio. Since then, I've really been up and down a couple of percentage points each month, not too too bad in this volatile market.