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"It was a round trip for U.S. stock investors in the third quarter of 2021, with the broad market posting 19 new highs before falling back to end up where it had been three months earlier. Still, major stock markets around the globe are still up strongly over the past year, a contrast to some corners of the bond market where investors are facing losses."
I think if I stop the urge to gamble on individual stocks I probably would do better. I enjoy playing but I'm just bad at it. I wish the government would change IRA/401k rules a little and allow us to bet on football in an IRA. I'd probably do better than stocks.
Third quarter? Don’t really track quarters. But, am sure I was negative. A modest exposure to OPGSX was the main reason, as gold did not perform well.