So I finally got around to consolidating my brokerage account results from 2018 and figured out how I performed. In the last quarter of 2018, I was down over 6 figures from peak, but of course, I had made solid gains earlier in the year.
Overall, I was down in 2018 by about 7.5% – all of which has already been recovered in January of 2019. The loss was annoying as a single trading error in 2018 was responsible for 10% of that loss.
Worse still, a series of unfortunate events meant that I had no cash in the last quarter of 2018 so was unable to take advantage of the great buying opportunities that arose.
At least 2019 has started on a more solid financial footing and I hope further opportunities will arise!