My first year in the stock market. Performance? About -15%. Frustrated? Yes. Especially since I was up a good 20% until I jumped into the vringo circus. Do I think that 20% is because I’m good at it? Absolutely not. -15% is the proof. On the other hand, mutual funds helped easing the pain a little but not much.
Goal next year: get back even. I know things can’t be rushed, but I do believe my current holding plus Lincoln million trades should reward well.