I got TSLA when it came out... When my wife took in the divorce it was sitting at $30,000. She'll probably sell it at $3000 and take a hit on that too. She totally glazed over when I told her the last three times why we should have cashed it in (at least one time I could have done so and bought half as many shares over again the next week). Wow.
I ran the Investopedia simulator once and did fairly well; 30% is far from normal, don't expect that. I only pulled numbers like that because TSLA was going gangbusters.
I need something to do and a business to run and was thinking of trying it again only with a real investment but it just feels too much like gambling vs. governed by natural laws.
I bought bitcoin @ 245. when it hit 20,000 I wanted to sell. I couldnt find the little paper receipt with the numbers on it.
I hid it in my room somewhere............now its at 6400. oh well.......somebody will find it long after im dead, think its a grocery receipt and throw it away.
I try to keep my stocks diversified but concentrate on emerging technology. There are companies out there that are working on tomorrow's everyday gadgetry. Just as an example less than a year ago twitter (TWTR) was hovering around $15, today it's at $43.80. Twitter started out as a way for teenagers to gossip, today the President uses it to communicate with the citizenry and in the future it'll probably offer some form of streaming entertainment/live news. In the near future new smart technology will be incorporated into everything.
Twitter doesn't really discriminate. I bet there are as many conservatives as liberals on that platform. It caters to people who either love to bitch or love to self promote, sometimes both when it comes to our President. 😋
My retirement fund is down $112,000 from the high in January, but its $38,000 higher than I started with 3 years ago and I make monthly draws from it. I'm in a fund thats 70+% stock with the balance in bonds. I don't play individual stocks but I did make some decent money on my company stock.