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Last year I posted under the same subject that my goal was to make 1% a day, which doesn't sound like much, but would be a respectable return over a year. I forgot the value of compounding, and it was pointed out to me that 1.01 to the power of 365 would result in a gain of 3800% in a year, rather than the reasonable 250% using 250 trading days a year that I was expecting.

This year I have lowered my expectations to $1,000 a day for 250 trading days. A much more realistic benchmark, which should still allow me enough income, which added to my huge Social Security check, to get by on in retirement. That is, unless I go to the horse races and let Bears pick my pony's.
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