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Wow! That's excellent and I am jealous. If I was up 250% for the year I would be retired right now.

In my observation, it seems that in general one's best investment year and one's worst investment year more or less cancel out (at least in percentage terms).

So I wouldn't want to retire on the strength of one really-good investment year, unless I simultaneously went super-conservative on further investments (which would eliminate the possibility of another similarly-good year, and probably put near zero the chance of continuing to match one's past average).
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