Yeah, I've kept track. I actually am quite a bit ahead on retail, but mostly because I get out fast when I think things are going south. I've actually done pretty well in my individual stocks, but enough has been due to luck and failure to sell that I would never try to support myself on it. I've had my great buys (Cisco at 7, AAPL at 9, etc). However, I've also had enough Enron's, Worldcom's, and Primus Telecoms to know I'm gambling whe I pick stocks. I actually haven't bought any in a few years. I did sell most of my AAPL at 175.
I'm thinking it's about time to buy a few more companies I've been watching for a few years with my AAPL cash. GE, BRK.B, maybe Pfizer, J&J, good stuff like that. That J&J never goes down much, though.