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Please forgive me, but allow me to point out one common math error in investing.

...I am now 42% make a 42% profit in order to break even.....

If you are down 42%, you need a 72.4% increase to break even. E.g. $1000 down to $580 is a 42% loss, you need to make $420 from your now $580 investment -- a 72% gain-- to get back to $1000.

A last comment, none of these up or down numbers history has anything to do with the question of 'is BSX a good investment now'. It of course can have a lot to do with one's own emotional standing!
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