2016 Year In Review

I was reading this article on CBNC about how somehow “most investors didn’t come close to beating the S&P 500 in 2016.” I guess that makes sense if most investors are investing in lower-risk assets other than stocks. And that’s fine, especially if you are older and/or nearing retirement.

Personally, I’m one of the so-called Millennials that isn’t planning on retiring for decades. If you are a Millennial too, there’s no excuse for under-performing the S&P 500. The stock market has historically provided the highest returns of any asset class. Depending on where in history you start, the S&P 500 has generated roughly 6-10% annual returns in the long-term.

If you are under the age of 35 and you “didn’t come close to beating the S&P 500 in 2016,” you have only yourself to blame. Dude, just buy one of these things and it will literally never happen again.

If you tried to beat the market in 2016 and still fell woefully short, read my book. My 2016 return was roughly +50% compared to the S&P 500’s +12% total return. Obviously, I had a particularly good year last year, but my trading strategies are far from complicated. Read about them in my book. It normally costs $299, but it’s indefinitely on sale for 99% off.

If you’re skeptical of my performance, gimme a few weeks. In the near future, I’m going to get around to creating a page on Trading Common Sense that includes a third-party-verified record of a portfolio I have managed that dates back to mid-2015.

In the meantime, happy New Year. My New Year’s resolution was to do a worse job updating my blog, so I’m off to a great start. I’ll update it for real this weekend..

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