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There seems to be a focus on monthly returns on this board. I mean that is fine, and the returns have been great. But generally speaking, absent extraordinary market conditions (that we have now and we should take advantage of and many here certainly are to their credit) watching your stocks month to month becomes a losers game long term.

What I have found from people who say they get screwed in the market or RB sucks, or they lost their money (The nurse at my doctor's office as an example put $5,000 in the market and she quite when it fell to $3,000) is when they do not persevere. The market is a long-term wealth growing institution. It takes experience, science, and art to do what we do here on Saul's board, and many people just starting in the market have NONE of these, and for sure they do not have the necessary EXPERIENCE.

Just stick with it! Invest every month, systematically. Be diversified (yeah, don't do what I do ;) and heck, I recently bought back a stock expanding my portfolio by 50% - so there) follow the successful posters here, follow the RB and Stock Advisor team, live your life, try to live it by the 80/20 rule if you can (live on 80, save 20) and I can guarantee you, 5-10 years, you will be sitting pretty absent a real great depression or end of the world sort of events.

It is fun to see monthly returns, and keep at it. But for those newer to the market, if you do not want to end up being a loser in the market, and be one of the winners who build wealth, persevere and look longer term. Losing money is as much the part of investing (at least on paper) as death is a requirement for life to exist. YOU WILL LOSE MONEY IN THE MARKET AT TIMES. Guarantee it. You only stay that way if you don't persevere or if you gamble instead of invest.

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