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Many many years ago I saw that for many, if not most individual stocks, the 52-week high was at least double the the 52-week low. That didn't tell me which came first: The 52-week low or the 52-week high. But it did tell me that if I picked some of the right stocks, then it should be easy to double my money every year.
From my post, over two years ago (but not as funny, and no stick-man/woman illustration.):
01-20-2018, 12:22 PM
Originally Posted by ERD50
Nothing is like it is "supposed to be". At this point in the game, the trader's (and non-traders who didn't buy the index), should be expected to have normal distribution around the market (or our proxy, "nunnun"). But there is a bias to the downside.
The downside bias is interesting. In theory, it seems it should be just as hard (or easy?) to pick losers as it is winners. I don't think trading expenses account for the delta, they seem pretty low relative to a $1M portfolio. I just find it curious that so many are doing so bad, rather than just average
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