I just finished running my numbers for 2020 - my portfolio up 20%+ for the year - about 2 years of living expenses.
Under Obama's 8 years - I averaged 10.9% annually. Under Trump's 4 years - I averaged 14.7% annually. I want 4 more years of Trump!
My IRA has gone up in value almost $200K in the past 3 months, and that's after losing $100K to the pandemic and recovering from that. Couldn't be more pleased. Thought about taking a bulk sum out for a project, but I'd have to pay too much tax on it.
For my 401K and stocks, the 4th quarter gains were virtually equal to the 1st quarter losses, so all the gains for the year were due to the 2nd and 3rd quarters. My wife's 403B did better as 1st quarter loss was much less than any of the other three quarter's gains.