I know that the TSX does not include dividends and a large part of my portfolio is dividends. However, the thing is that I am living off my dividends, so I am basically taken out all my dividend income to live on. When I first stopped working in 1999, I was taking out more than my dividends and now I am taking out a bit less. Overall, I have taken out just slightly more than I have earned in dividends.
What my calculations show is that I did not crash as much as the TSX in either bear market. For the 2000 bear I was down 30.92% and the TSX was down $45.06%. For the 2008 bear I was down 30.81% and the TSX was down 39.89%.
I recovered better out of the 2008 bear than the 2000 bear. At the top in 2008 the TSX was up from the 2002 low by 30.82% and I was only up by 17.90%. If you look at the TSX high in 2008 compared to today, the TSX is still down by 7.43% to the end of December 2013, while I am up 37.79%.
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