Did you make a profit in 2017?

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View Poll Results: Did you make a profit in the 2017?
My account grew (profit) 9 42.86%
My account stayed more or less the same (break-even) 4 19.05%
My account shrunk (loss) 5 23.81%
I didnít keep a track of all the figures so Iím not sure 3 14.29%
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Old Jan 20, 2018, 2:03pm   #1
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Poll: Did you make a profit in 2017?

Hi

I though it might be interesting to see how peeps of the forum did as a group last year in terms of making money (in a real account, not demo). I’ve made up a pretty basic poll here just to get an idea of what proportion made a profit etc. I've kept it anonymous (no one, including me, can see voters usernames) so be honest to get an accurate picture. If you feel you made/lost an “insignificant” amount then its up to you what you call it. Feel free to post any other info in the thread if you wanna share more details.

Enjoy the weekend

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Old Jan 20, 2018, 4:14pm   #2
 
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Old Jan 20, 2018, 4:34pm   #3
 
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"Our Nan" made so much that the spreadsheet crashed!
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Old Jan 20, 2018, 4:43pm   #4
 
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My first triple digit year, mainly because of one huge 50% total win in January + the magic of compounding... unfortunately statisicly speaking/based on past performance it won’t happend again in the next 20 years :-)
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Old Jan 20, 2018, 6:54pm   #5
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I rinsed the Dow at the end of the year and finished well up (relative)
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Old Jan 20, 2018, 8:48pm   #6
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My first triple digit year, mainly because of one huge 50% total win in January + the magic of compounding... unfortunately statisicly speaking/based on past performance it wonít happend again in the next 20 years :-)
. . . unless you trade cryptos!
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Old Jan 20, 2018, 10:31pm   #7
 
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. . . unless you trade cryptos!
No thanks :-) I already have back to back losing years... talk about faith in the system :-)
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Old Jan 22, 2018, 6:34pm   #8
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Honestly, last year was rough and scratchy. It was not until late last year I started making something worthwhile, it was almost like I was shut out or I wasn't doing something right.
I didn't take it too hard on myself though as these things happen, I just have to learn to improve this year!
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