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Well…this sure is going to test my stomach. If the market continues like this for a bit longer I will be back at 0% overall return over a 2.5 year period (which is when i started investing).

Stay strong. Hold the course. This too will end

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If the market continues like this for a bit longer I will be back at 0% overall return over a 2.5 year period (which is when i started investing).

Remember, NotDutchNotMuch, that it doesn’t matter what your returns are today or even next year. All that matters is that, when the time comes, you’ve achieved your long-term investment goals (retirement or whatever else they may be).

I know 2.5 years seems like a lot, but it’s really not. You can’t judge anything you’ve done – good or bad – by what’s happened over 2.5 years. That’s one of the problems with investing: we want to optimize our approach, but the early feedback we get is mostly meaningless. It’s only over longer stretches that we can begin to clearly discern the signal from the noise.

Stay strong. Hold the course. This too will end

I also recommend writing down how you’re feeling, so you can reference it later. Historically, these corrections have come about once a year on average (though the last one was in 2010), and it can be good to go back and review how you felt – and remind yourself that you did, indeed, survive :wink:

Neil

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re: Tetter Totter Principle

re: compounding compounding componding

https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcShsCfA…

Let’s review,

While you guys have been taking a pounding lately, having stomach problems not sleeping well at night, I have been wheeling my white walled 2015 Candy Apple Red Cadillac (wheel barrel) to the bank with the profits, not really just compounded the profits back into the next stock.

SH is the inverse of SPY
http://stockcharts.com/h-sc/ui?s=SH&p=D&yr=0&mn=…
http://stockcharts.com/h-sc/ui?s=SPY&p=D&yr=0&mn…

There was a typo error in the SMH sector where SSD should be SSG. http://stockcharts.com/h-sc/ui?s=SSG&p=D&yr=0&mn…

Stay Healthy Wealthy and Wize

Quillnpenn -

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