While it was nowhere near a Million $ year, 2017 was still my best year ever, dollar-wise, up to that point. My investible assets rose $236K, which was about 19%. Percentage-wise, I've had better years, but I was still pretty damn happy
2008 still stands as my worst single year, both in dollar loss, and percent. I lost about $175K that year, for a loss of around 41%. However, 2008 is softened a bit, because in December I saw a ~23% jump. If I measure peak-to-trough (October 2007-November 2008 for me), I lost about 52%!
2019 ended up topping 2017 for profitability. I was up around $416K. First time I ever topped $400K. Heck, I was even looking forward to it being the first time I topped $300K!
As for January 2020, it was good for a couple of weeks. I briefly topped the $2M threshold. As of January 17, I was up around $62K for the month, but finished up around $4400.
Dunno if I'll ever have a year where I make $1M plus. Unless we're talking years down the road, when $1M isn't so great any more, thanks to inflation. Although, who knows? If I had started 2019 with around $3.8M, and saw the same rate of return, I would've seen a rise of $1M+. So, I guess it's not *too* far fetched.