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Author: dsemmler Big gold star, 5000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 5089  
Subject: Re: FIRE Update Date: 1/5/2006 1:09 AM
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Overall, my net worth was up by 22% last year although I had not set a specific goal. For 2006, my goal is to increase net worth by 25%.

My best performing investments were my "mad money" portion of my portfolio. Years back I had tried my hand at individual stocks and lost a good deal of money, my only good investment at that time was YHOO which I still own right now.

After that experience, I became more active at the Fool and began learning more about investing. I moved my retirement accounts to index funds and didn't do a whole lot with my taxable account either. This year I took a small amount and started back into individual stocks.

Here were my stock transactions for 2005, not a very active trader:

GDP - 50.4% gain
GGB - 7.9% loss
KEP - 13.6% gain
URBN - 12.0% gain
COH - 2.2% loss (still holding)

These stock selections were made via a combination of CANSLIM-type selection and technical analysis.

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