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John Hjorth

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CoBF members 2018 returns
« on: December 31, 2018, 02:55:47 PM »
Meh [<- sorry, typo!] Me: Minus 3.1 percent, measured in my local obscure currency DKK, pegged to EUR. [My worst year so far.]
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Re: CoBF members 2018 returns
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2018, 03:11:19 PM »
Here are the bench mark returns for the year from WSJ:

For the year, the Dow industrials were down 5.6%, the S&P 500 off 6.2% and the Nasdaq down 3.9%.

Stock markets elsewhere around the world fared even worse. The Stoxx Europe 600 shed 13% in 2018, while the U.K.’s FTSE 100 declined 13% and Japan’s Nikkei Stock Average fell 12%.

Meh [<- sorry, typo!] Me: Minus 3.1 percent, measured in my local obscure currency DKK, pegged to EUR. [My worst year so far.]

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Re: CoBF members 2018 returns
« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2018, 03:14:24 PM »
~700% for the year. 20% allocation in applications building on blockchain infrastructure knocked it out of the park. Not much alpha from stocks this year (3%).
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Re: CoBF members 2018 returns
« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2018, 03:17:19 PM »
-5% for me

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Re: CoBF members 2018 returns
« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2018, 03:22:22 PM »
Here are the bench mark returns for the year from WSJ:

For the year, the Dow industrials were down 5.6%, the S&P 500 off 6.2% and the Nasdaq down 3.9%.

Stock markets elsewhere around the world fared even worse. The Stoxx Europe 600 shed 13% in 2018, while the U.K.’s FTSE 100 declined 13% and Japan’s Nikkei Stock Average fell 12%.

Meh [<- sorry, typo!] Me: Minus 3.1 percent, measured in my local obscure currency DKK, pegged to EUR. [My worst year so far.]


Most people report their total return, so its only fair to compare to the total return of an index (if that's how one chooses to measure performance).

2016: 9.3%
2017: 32.06%
2018: -3.12%

Its surprising to me how closely I tracked the S&P given how much of my portfolio was in special situations this year.  Oh well.

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Re: CoBF members 2018 returns
« Reply #5 on: December 31, 2018, 03:54:55 PM »
Later today, my local time, I'll add a poll to this topic, so that we can see how the CoBF people have fared during 2018, at least for those who'll take the poll.
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Re: CoBF members 2018 returns
« Reply #6 on: December 31, 2018, 04:44:45 PM »
-3.5 percent. Emerging markets & royalty trusts hurt.

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Re: CoBF members 2018 returns
« Reply #7 on: December 31, 2018, 06:05:12 PM »
+11% USD, pre-tax

Last three years (USD, pre-tax):
2018: 11%
2017: 10%
2016: 22%

Last year I had alot of small to medium size winners and two big losers.  This year was the reverse.  Two big winners (Cambium Learning Group and Xpel) and almost everything else was down, several substantially so (Fortress Paper, Innovative Food Holdings, Keck Seng, Flybe, EZ Corp). 
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Re: CoBF members 2018 returns
« Reply #8 on: December 31, 2018, 10:49:26 PM »
~700% for the year. 20% allocation in applications building on blockchain infrastructure knocked it out of the park. Not much alpha from stocks this year (3%).

LOL. Get me some of this.

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Re: CoBF members 2018 returns
« Reply #9 on: December 31, 2018, 11:46:42 PM »
-8.94%