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    Default site suggestion: add YTD return to Name

    Just a suggestion, it would be great if we could have the YTD return percentage added to the banner with likes given/recieved/post count/etc. Current allocation ther ewould be wonderful too.

    Just would be nice to be able to see how people are doing next to their names in order to understand their strategies and how well it is working for them.

    Understand you might not be able to link the 2 databases, but seems like a very logical thing to do, good for bragging rights!


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    I've thought the same thing many times.

    I've received nothing but help from this forum, but it would also be helpful to know when a person who may be writing a lot about their understanding of the market is sitting at 6% for the year and another person who may write much less is sitting at 20+% for the same period.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PLANO View Post
    I've thought the same thing many times.

    I've received nothing but help from this forum, but it would also be helpful to know when a person who may be writing a lot about their understanding of the market is sitting at 6% for the year and another person who may write much less is sitting at 20+% for the same period.
    Just remember - not everyone has the same investing goals. Folks with longer horizons tend to be much more aggressive with their portfolios, while those closer to using their retirement savings are usually much more likely to be in a capital preservation mode. The person sitting at 6% might be much more attuned to the market than the person sitting at 20%, but isn't risking his or her capital for good reason.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OBGibby View Post
    Just remember - not everyone has the same investing goals. Folks with longer horizons tend to be much more aggressive with their portfolios, while those closer to using their retirement savings are usually much more likely to be in a capital preservation mode. The person sitting at 6% might be much more attuned to the market than the person sitting at 20%, but isn't risking his or her capital for good reason.
    In addition to YTD (might not be posible) perhaps a retirement date alongside someones risk tolerance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JTH View Post
    In addition to YTD (might not be posible) perhaps a retirement date alongside someones risk tolerance.
    I am 2-4 yrs away from retirement. But the way I see it, retiring at 65 may mean being in retirement for 20 or more years....so it behooves you to stay mostly invested in equities. (I just need to follow my own advice more!!) :toung:
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    Quote Originally Posted by OBGibby View Post
    Just remember - not everyone has the same investing goals. Folks with longer horizons tend to be much more aggressive with their portfolios, while those closer to using their retirement savings are usually much more likely to be in a capital preservation mode. The person sitting at 6% might be much more attuned to the market than the person sitting at 20%, but isn't risking his or her capital for good reason.
    Good point, and yeah I get that and I think I can usually tell how aggressive a particular person is by reading their commentary. And I'm not calling anybody out or anything, just saying that its always helpful to know someone's actual performance when considering their viewpoint, just like you would do with a financial service you were paying for. My brother in law can talk about the markets for hours and hours and hours but....well never mind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JTH View Post
    In addition to YTD (might not be posible) perhaps a retirement date alongside someones risk tolerance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by maverick06 View Post
    Just a suggestion, it would be great if we could have the YTD return percentage added to the banner with likes given/recieved/post count/etc. Current allocation ther ewould be wonderful too.

    Just would be nice to be able to see how people are doing next to their names in order to understand their strategies and how well it is working for them.

    Understand you might not be able to link the 2 databases, but seems like a very logical thing to do, good for bragging rights!
    Thanks for the suggestion. It is a good idea and I will see how doable it is, but I'm not so sure.

    I did link the autotracker accounts to the forum profiles, but making my own changes to the vbulletin software is always a risky proposition. They are less friendly about giving tech support if you make unauthorized changes. Most of the enhancement I have here are written for vbulletin as 'plugin' mods that can be turned on or off, and I'm not familiar with how they are written. You turn them off before upgrading, then turn them on and hope they still work. This would be a change to the actual VB software so I'm a little leary, but I'll take a look when I get home Sunday / next week.

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    I know nothing about what you're talking about Tom so ignore my post if it doesn't make sense. Previous posts mention addding YTD returns next to name. How about just adding YTD returns as an additional line below Join Date, Location, and Posts? Is this also part of the so called vBulletin?


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    Of course every one knows you can access every member's allocations and IFTs [except the premium accounts] in the Auto Tracker. So if you want to know how a member is doing and their history it is available.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nnuut View Post
    Of course every one knows you can access every member's allocations and IFTs [except the premium accounts] in the Auto Tracker. So if you want to know how a member is doing and their history it is available.
    True. It just requires a lot of back and forth between screens. It would also be really cool if we could see the YTD returns or AT ranking on the "View Recent IFT's" page. If I had Tom's knowledge and RMI's OCD, I'd be all over it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by uscfanhawaii View Post
    I am 2-4 yrs away from retirement. But the way I see it, retiring at 65 may mean being in retirement for 20 or more years....so it behooves you to stay mostly invested in equities. (I just need to follow my own advice more!!) :toung:
    I have to agree.. I could probably retire in 5 years (at age 57) but I believe you should stay heavily invested in stock...,this year is my only exception because went from buy and hold to listening to news and pulling out at start of year...obviously huge mistake.

    I'm trying to learn how to time it, but only using 50% of money and only been in market since May so i figure that while I have not made much, I'm getting more confident as I learn more and see my possible earnings... So my thinking is I take what I have made to date, double.to get effect if I had gone 100% and annualized that 5 month return on the tracker...if I do that I would be at 24% for year. So that knowledge gives me confidence and now time to do full investment and start making it real. I've definitely decided to not do the buy and hold thing any longer If I were to change mind or have a massive loss due major market hit, I would just work a few more years. Oh...and going to start having biweekly contributions go straight to market..no more G on those. That will implement a very limited dollar cost averaging until IFT reallocations.

    As for YTD posted with name, I have no issue with that..maybe add in strategy and investment start date for newbies.
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