Retirement Nestegg Report – August 2011

Retirement Nestegg Report – August 2011

Well a pretty exciting month for my retirement nestegg – though it ended up not finishing up quite as exciting as it looked like it might. I think at one point this month my retirement nestegg was down almost $40,000 from its overall high, but ended up making most of it back as stocks rallied the second half of the month. What does this mean for me? Well nothing really – other than I thought I might have some magical power over the stock market as the last time I mentioned about wanting to stocks to fall we had the crash of 08/09 and two months ago I wrote something similar and down we headed.

But anyway I will say it again I’m very glad I started tracking my performance against the SP500 as even in a down month like this where most people would be like oh crap my accounts shrunk by $11,000 – life sucks. I can be like awesome I beat the market by well over 1% again just this month. Certainly gives you a different perspective on things even though you shouldn’t even be looking at things in such a short period of time – it makes me feel good and makes me feel like I’m making progress and is 7 months in a row my performance has bested the SP500.

Here is my report

Traditional Rollover IRA – $14,485.30 (-4.44%)
My Roth IRA – $50,224.67 (-4.80%)
Wife Roth IRA – $24,469.87 (-9.48%)
Current Traditional 401k – $87,206.08 (-6.48%)

Roth/Traditional % = 42.47 % (tax free)

Total Retirement Nest Egg $176,385.92 (-6.27%)

Monthly Contributions $693.10 (401k)
SPY Performance -7.79%
My Monthly Investment Performance -6.64% (+1.15%)
My Monthly Individual Stocks Performance -6.08% (+1.71%)