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>>I would like to at least break even at $10,000...<<

People have probably lost as much money "waiting to break even" as from any other cause in investing.

The market doesn't know your break-even point and it doesn't care how much you lose.

Look at each market position in terms of the future. You have x dollars as of today that could be invested in something else, including cash, versus leaving in an underwater position that may lose more. Never think in terms your cost basis when evaluating investment positions.

Just my 2 cents.

P.S.: I paid a lot to learn this lesson.
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