Portfolio Update: 12/14/07 Capital Gains Bring Sadness

Ever look up your fund's daily performance and find it is down 10, even 12%? Every so often, a market will collapse, but when a market is down 1- 1/2% but your fund, which invests in a number of stocks in that market, is down 10% for the day, the cause is almost always... Capital Gains Distributions.

Look below at Friday's one day change for JAOSX Janus Overseas and and JAGIX Janus Growth and Income. Since I own both these funds, I am experiencing a little bit of the sadness about the taxes I will owe. Ok, the sadness has past. It is hard to feel too sad about paying taxes on 12% of a fund that has returned over 26% this year alone (JAOSX)!

Anyway, the daily numbers on several of the portfolios below are all over the place as distributions are made and I hypothetically reinvest them.

Despite that, and the recent slate of down days, the trends in the portfolios are continuing. The Three Fund Index continues to inch closer to first and the last place S&P 500 remains in last place but continues to post the best one week results.

WylieMoney 20 Mostly Managed

Three Fund Index

Lazy 20 Mostly Index

WylieMoney Slowly

ETF 20

S&P 500

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