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Auld lang syne...

I'm going to guess that I'm not alone in not being too terribly sad in seeing this year pass, at least as far as the markets and investing goes. Despite the highs set over the last few trading days, I'm not reading anything into them, because of the extremely light holiday volume.

As things stand now, I'm not envisioning making any major shifts in my portfolio, although as always, I'll be looking for ways of "tweaking" it, in the interest of improving my performance. Granted, there's still a day left, in the old year, as I write this, but the portfolio is up by 30%, ytd, ahead of the S&P by 2%, and generating a yield of 7.1%. There's no doubt that my conservatism cost me some upside, but the flip side to that is sleeping is easier at night.