how much you lost in stock market this year ?

Palo Alto Networks 🦁 king
Oct 6 605 Comments

I lost 20K

tc $140K
invested in Square.

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  • Uber
    TC || 👉

    Uber

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    Google
    TC || 👉more
    Made 19k 😎
    Oct 6 18
    • Chase / Creative dotvector
      etrade, schwab, TD all ate at zero commissions
      Oct 7
    • I’m gonna ditch Robinhood and totally start using Etrade’s great app now! Oh no I won’t, because their apps are shit.

      Robinhood is still the best option for my casual trading needs and now not only is there no incentive for casual millennial traders to ditch Robinhood, but Etrade et al have one less revenue stream.
      Oct 7
    • Twitter / Eng cola
      But you probably lost 40% in Uber😥
      Oct 7
    • Uber
      TC || 👉

      Uber

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      Google
      TC || 👉more
      More like 8%.
      Oct 7
    • What does Uber have to do with this discussion lol. And ^ is correct
      Oct 7
  • Sysdig BlAu52
    How could you lose anything this year?! The SP500 is up 18% lol, that is basically an almost “risk-free” return since it’s so diversified. My total portfolio return for the year is around 13% (I have some bonds to smooth the ride in case sp500 goes down a lot), or up ~200k
    Oct 6 9
    • eBay / Eng
      #abc_123

      eBay Eng

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      Microsoft
      #abc_123more
      They meant YTD
      Oct 7
    • Microsoft goddamnit
      The S&P is up over 19% YTD...
      Oct 7
    • Facebook zuccc
      Ok ytd not the past 1 year
      Oct 7
    • Sysdig BlAu52
      @google obviously is not risk free since it’s an equity investment (hence I put it in double quotes), but among equity investments it’s the most risk free. It’s accurate to say that in any given year if your equity return is significantly below the market return (like op), you are a moron wasting your money.

      Also, even if we get to another 2008 and equities go down 50%, I would be comfortable keeping everything invested in broad indexes (actually buying more by selling some of the bonds I have). It would be completely crazy to instead keep holding OP’s companies once they end up in free fall, because quite literally they may never recover or go bankrupt altogether.

      It already happened because I have 30% of diversification in international stocks and they have been hammered like crazy the past few years. I kept investing on the downside, and the good sp500 brought up my returns to a number not too far from the market return itself. If/when international outperforms, I’ll be in a really good shape.
      Oct 7
    • SolarWinds AnEngineer
      2008 was the worst recession in over 70 years. 🤣
      Oct 7
  • Facebook / Eng
    dividebyz

    Facebook Eng

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    Facebook
    dividebyzmore
    $3M 😭
    Oct 7 13
    • Twilio / Eng
      KNNY37

      Twilio Eng

      PRE
      Twilio Inc.
      KNNY37more
      Fuck. Any chance your dad wants to adopt another son. I’ll be a good brother, fam
      Oct 7
    • LinkedIn codejunky
      Bhakk chutiye
      Oct 7
    • Facebook / Eng
      XTeR76

      Facebook Eng

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      Google, Microsoft
      XTeR76more
      So he made you a margin loan... Interesting.
      Oct 8
    • Facebook / Eng
      dividebyz

      Facebook Eng

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      Facebook
      dividebyzmore
      He's making money off his son
      Oct 8
    • Facebook / Eng
      XTeR76

      Facebook Eng

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      Google, Microsoft
      XTeR76more
      The way I understand - only if the son is at a loss. No interest if on profit?
      Oct 9
  • Facebook NcXk51
    Up 15% but that’s from a well timed buy in December and gains now.
    Oct 8 14
    • New / Product udde
      Great. Mind sharing your title/position?
      Oct 9
    • Facebook NcXk51
      Software engineering director most recently but made most of it as a E6+E7.

      Retiring after one more company, joining Stripe soon.
      Oct 9
    • New / Product udde
      Nice 👍
      Oct 9
    • Edelman Financial Engines sd87
      This is very inspiring, kudos to you for this achievement. Care to share your total yoe and want percentage of your after tax you are able to save ? Are you investing mainly in tech stocks ?
      Oct 12
    • Facebook NcXk51
      13 years of experience, I’m investing in a series of ETFs and bonds. Only tech stock I have is FB and GOOG.

      I’m saving all stock as it vests also about 25% after tax. Maxing our 401k etc.
      Oct 12
  • Boeing utthii
    Up about 150k so far. All invested in index funds.
    Oct 7 11
    • Intuit Edward8371
      Time value of money and patience
      Oct 7
    • New XUio33
      Boeing’s got that straight from buzzfeed investment advice!

      I’m up 7bil as well YTD.. all index funds. Respect me as well!
      Oct 7
    • New / IT
      iiqv34

      New IT

      BIO
      Systems Engineer for Managed Services
      iiqv34more
      Stock Market: The slow and steady exchange of money from impatient hands to patient ones.
      Oct 7
    • Boeing utthii
      @iiqv34 That’s a very nice way of putting it. Well done.
      Oct 7
    • Boeing utthii
      @XUio33 Don’t know what Buzzfeed is but it’s pretty basic knowledge in the investment world. Same as “Don’t try to time the market”.
      Oct 7
  • New / Eng
    Psynaptic

    New Eng

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    Neuralink
    BIO
    Working on Brain Machine Interfaces
    Psynapticmore
    You deserve it for riding hype trains on individual stocks. The most basic thing all good investors know is to diversify their assets.
    Oct 7 8
    • Outbrain / Eng ashiok
      Stella - why the hell would anyone (who isn't a professional investor) work hard and risk their capital, if they can just achieve the average market return by investing in everything?
      Oct 7
    • Amazon toreador
      Given that professional investors on average suck at this job too.
      Oct 8
    • Chase
      init 1

      Chase

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      Neuberger Berman
      init 1more
      @ ashiok - correct. Even professional investors in banks buy index funds. Unless you’re aiming at blue chips (which also don’t drastically outperform the market in the short term) then individual stocks should be left to people to analyze companies, market trends, and global Econ daily as their profession. They do it 50+ hours per week and still get it wrong, so assuming you have all the info you need to make a solid decision by filtering stocks in Google Finance and picking the highest in the sort is a bad play.
      Oct 8
    • Spotify stellarvc
      how do i unsubscribe from this thread...
      Oct 8
    • Amazon toreador
      There is no way to unsubscribe, stellarvc. It’s your punishment for writing stupid stuff on Internet.
      Oct 8
  • 23andMe LGDQ26
    You need to bring up that TC kid
    Oct 6 8
    • LinkedIn boppob
      Does 23andme pay 💰?
      Oct 7
    • 23andMe LGDQ26
      Depends how you value the options but I think it's pretty good. 155 base for 3yoe.
      Oct 7
    • Expedia Group oytI85
      3 YoE and 15k difference, and calling the Op “kid”. 😄
      Oct 8
    • Microsoft othadei
      Dei Expedia and all is making fun of Tc. 🤣
      Oct 9
    • 23andMe LGDQ26
      If you listen to the Blind trolls private company equity is worthless. To me it's 50k/yr at least counting for risk etc.
      Oct 10
  • Google booogler
    I’m probably up 80-100%. 600k+. I put in the work tho - spend 20 hours/wk doing DD
    Oct 7 11
    • Trend Micro ifelifelse
      Thanks, will do.
      Oct 7
    • Goldman Sachs / Mgmt /\
      I agree short term investing is a recipe to lose money. I am obsessed with value investing myself, just haven't been able to due to my job.

      No reason to buy something that you haven't done due diligence on. Impressive booogler, keep it up!
      Oct 7
    • Google booogler
      Thanks GS. I’ve had to make a lot of sacrifices to devote proper time while holding down a job. Basically have to work nights and weekends. But it’s been a joy and I plan to give it all back to society like Buffett has when I’m done, hopefully make some good impact
      Oct 7
    • Amazon / Eng OlAl28
      What size companies are you looking at? All public? Care to share any example companies you've bought?
      Oct 7
    • Where/how do you find the research on the company you're interested in?
      Oct 7
  • HPE XLwl07
    I’m up quite a bit
    Oct 8 9
    • Facebook / Eng
      XTeR76

      Facebook Eng

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      Google, Microsoft
      XTeR76more
      Those two 50K bumps look like cash infusions (stock awards vesting?), though.

      @hmmm.. 500K is quite normal for somebody with a few years of savings. When I was married (two tech earners), saving was easy; it was only a few years to go from a hundred K to 1M+.
      Oct 8
    • HPE XLwl07
      Yes the RSUs kicked in there. This is net worth over cash, stock and 401k. Stock is AAPL and CSCO.
      Oct 8
    • Microsoft / Design blubbb
      What tool is this? The interface looks pretty user friendly to work with.

      Any suggestions on how to keep track of financial flows?
      Oct 8
    • HPE XLwl07
      Schwab investment portfolio view.
      Oct 8
    • Microsoft / Product
      Brazuka

      Microsoft Product

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      Bain & Company
      Brazukamore
      Apple and oranges here. Count Cash infusions on portfolio return is utterly ridiculous
      Oct 9
  • Salesforce passalman
    Smart people have the hardest time accepting average at anything. This is why they fail at the stock market the hardest.
    Oct 6 6
    • Google Mwux07
      That’s so true. I wasted 5 years of my free time, I learned everything better than a CF/PA. Lost 60k

      Made all my friends invest in index funds starting 2013. They doubled their money.

      Now I’m indexing too. (Probably indexing wont do well because I started)
      Oct 7
    • Uber DMbg05
      Agreed. Don't try to beat the market, buy the market with Index funds friends... Only thing investors can control is diversification and investment costs (transaction costs/fees). Boring, not sexy...but out performing 90%+ of active investors every single year.

      The aggregate gains of all investors will equal the markets gains minus their aggregate transaction costs.
      Oct 7
    • Uber
      vmkre

      Uber

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      Google, Facebook
      vmkremore
      My total gains from 2019 IPOs: $45,000
      1) Bought PINS at $20, current $26. Made $18,000 (unrealized gain).
      2) Bought PD at $25, sold at $32. Made $27,000 (realized gain)

      WTF... Uber $500,000 at $45, lost $166,000. Thanks Dara and ELT..
      Oct 7
    • Infosys BRY47
      Hold on to that uber stock.
      Oct 7
    • Roku emfee
      The hubris of everyone here thinking they’re smart
      Oct 7
  • New rainma
    What do you mean lost money in the stock market?

    It's how I make my living. Year-to-date I am up this much currently. I've made about 90 trades this year so far.
    Oct 8 24
    • Facebook acef
      I'm assuming you are doing options. Are you trading just Spy or other stocks too?

      Do you use any custom indicators? Which trading platform do you use?
      Oct 12
    • Nutanix Nhws64
      300% from what starting point?
      Oct 13
    • NBCUniversal gVirus
      I’m up 20%. I remember friends of mine in 2017 saying they were cashing out their 401ks in fear of Trump ‘crashing the economy’.
      Oct 13
    • New rainma
      I mainly trade options. SPY is easiest as it moves a lot with cheap options. I occasionally short stocks that are overbought or buy stock into easy predictable earnings. No custom indicators, just a news feed, and I watch volume and trends.

      I'd rather not say numbers about my trading other than my profits are mid six figures. I only started trading heavily the beginning of this year. I was pretty casual before, mainly buying and holding dividend aristocrat stocks.

      I enter into every trade expecting to lose money. This is the only way I stay sane doing this, it's very stressful.
      Oct 13
    • Amazon god
      Any books or websites you would recommend where I can learn these techniques?
      Oct 15
  • Bloomberg maccas
    Why is everyone loaded
    Oct 7 0
  • Uber swagZ
    Oct 7 7
    • Spotify Atinlay3
      I have to ask: is that legal? Or is it just a matter of taste/ethics and law has nothing to do with it? 😏
      Oct 8
    • Uber swagZ
      @goog here’s my allocation
      Oct 8
    • Uber swagZ
      I did not short my own company lol. My strategy with most of these tech stocks has been to HODL them forever. Bought into FB, GOOG, Apple years ago and they have done me solid
      Oct 8
    • Microsoft / Product
      Brazuka

      Microsoft Product

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      Bain & Company
      Brazukamore
      You don't have enough money to have strategy. It's only pocket change
      Oct 8
    • Microsoft / Product L if of ok
      ROFL
      Oct 8
  • Uber DMbg05
    Index funds friend... Only thing investors can control is diversification and investment costs (transaction costs/fees). Boring, not sexy...but out performing 90%+ of active investors every single year
    Oct 7 5
    • VMware / Eng
      $to$

      VMware Eng

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      NetApp
      $to$more
      Not always. Mad money is required alongside index funds. 🤪
      Oct 7
    • Infosys BRY47
      You can always invest in etfs that track index funds, like SPY.
      Oct 7
    • Uber DMbg05
      @bry47 indeed
      Oct 7
    • Uber DMbg05
      @$to$ it's called mad money for a reason ;)
      Oct 7
    • VMware / Eng
      $to$

      VMware Eng

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      NetApp
      $to$more
      If u r a pig u will get slaughtered
      Oct 8
  • Uber / Eng rqDs70
    Without Uber stock I'm up 100k, with Uber stock I'm down too much to even look at it, too depressing
    Oct 7 0
  • Compass
    FUPayMe

    Compass

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    Google
    FUPayMemore
    Made a little over $1m this year with BYND. Bought in around $60 and rode up. Started shorting around $200 and that’s where I made the lions share of the gains.
    Oct 8 4
    • HPE XLwl07
      How much did you start with?
      Oct 8
    • Compass
      FUPayMe

      Compass

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      Google
      FUPayMemore
      In this options account 40k
      Oct 8
    • Microsoft / Product L if of ok
      Pics or it didn't happen
      Oct 8
    • Lime mxjY52
      Don’t believe it without proof
      Oct 10
  • Netflix paych0dad
    I invest in ammo and MREs. By the time the Trump presidency plays out I will be the richest man in America.
    Oct 7 2
    • Twilio / Eng
      KNNY37

      Twilio Eng

      PRE
      Twilio Inc.
      KNNY37more
      I’m an idiot. What’s is MRE?
      Oct 7
    • NVIDIA
      420_Blaze

      NVIDIA

      BIO
      BlazeMaster 10K
      420_Blazemore
      Meals Ready to Eat. They're field rations for US military personnel. Some are actually pretty good (Chicken Feta FTW), but the rest of them... not so much.

      Source: I'm an Iraq Vet
      Oct 7
  • PayPal / Mktg
    MLewinsky

    PayPal Mktg

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    Facebook, Netflix
    MLewinskymore
    If you are down in the market this year, you shouldn’t be anywhere near a trading platform. We had one of the best years and only emotional fools lost money this year
    Oct 8 15
    • Lockheed Martin / R&D Schz3
      Company policy might forbid it. Or they can concoct grounds if they do not like
      Oct 8
    • Uber / Eng rqDs70
      It's forbidden to trade any derivative of the company stock during the lockup period.
      They can't definitely fire you for that as they can fire you for no reason...
      Every public company I have worked at have the same rules. Especially it's clearly forbidden to bet against your company as it would create a conflict of interest
      Oct 8
    • New / Eng
      TechLeed

      New Eng

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      Amazon
      TechLeedmore
      It'd be a hedge for your current position which is holding x options. I'm not familiar but that's a dumb limit. It's to protect your investment into the options with the open market
      Oct 8
    • Uber / Eng rqDs70
      I'm well aware of what it would do, I definitely thought about it, then I read my contract and it's clearly said I'm not allowed to do that.
      The company wants to keep your interests aligned with them. If you could hedge then you wouldn't care about your company performance so much, dumb or not that is the way it is sadly 😟
      Oct 8
    • New / Eng
      TechLeed

      New Eng

      PRE
      Amazon
      TechLeedmore
      Boo.
      Oct 8
  • Microsoft VQGP55
    Why would you enter right now? Lol. I sold everything and sitting until the crash.
    Oct 7 9
    • Dell OmmO83
      Buy now because it's cheaper, especially if you have time to hold onto it.
      Oct 7
    • Fitbit 0x56BD
      lol, every sale is a “sale before the crash”.

      For a group of supposedly smart people, Blind is full of people who have no idea how any of this works.
      Oct 7
    • Microsoft VQGP55
      Fully understand long term investing strategy and how to balance portfolios, DCA, etc. What traditional investors who say you can't time the market won't tell you is that you are stuck timing the market no matter what. Long term strategy ends up depending on timing when you need liquidity against when the market is up. When you go in, regardless of how you feel, there are actually better and worse times to get in. On average, balanced portfolios will lower your risk over time, but that's literally one dimension of trading. Most of my stuff is long term anyway.

      One of my old finance profs takes calculated risks and times successfully on macro changes in the market on an industry level. Significantly beats on a regular basis using economic signals that aren't simply technical.
      Oct 8
    • Dell OmmO83
      I haven't "lost" anything because I haven't sold anything. Just continue to dollar cost average in.
      Oct 8
  • CA Technologies 44cable12
    Up over 120% ytd remember people there are stocks outside of tech to buy😂
    Oct 7 7
    • New / Creative shawnp
      Examples...
      Oct 7
    • New XUio33
      It’s not -blatantly- stupid, maybe ill advised though. Hey if you’re a bull for tech you can double down. I’m a bull for tech on the 5 and 10 year but I feel like the market at large is gonna hit some.. turbulence soon.. that’s my spidery sense though imho,etc
      Oct 7
    • Apple / HR SnVL04
      If tech tanks? What are you talking about? This aint coal. Theres no alternative to tech except for the end of human civilization. Tech isnt an industry. It’s the matrix.
      Oct 7
    • Work in tech, invest in agriculture... cause you'll be so in tune with the industry -_-
      Oct 7
    • New XUio33
      I agree with @apple. Tech may hit a bump or two with all the bad (read: political) press on it. And it’ll have some waves if the market in general lags as well. But as ludicrous as its gains have been the last few years, I honestly think it’s only going to continue to grow across the 5 and 10 year outlooks. Simply because it’s continuing to find new ways to add real business value via apps, helping people find new ways to do things, etc.

      Tech (via software) is still pretty underactualized in what it can do for society so yeah I think the stock outlook is “win until we’re sick of winning”
      Oct 7

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