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You'd think if a stock goes down 10% in one day and up 10% the next day you'd break even. Not so. You lose 1%
What about your stock goes UP 10% and then down10%. You still lose 1%.

Lets say in another instance the stock goes up and down 50% whats your percentile loss?
I guess it would be more
 

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You'd think if a stock goes down 10% in one day and up 10% the next day you'd break even. Not so. You lose 1%
What about your stock goes UP 10% and then down10%. You still lose 1%.

Lets say in another instance the stock goes up and down 50% whats your percentile loss?
I guess it would be more
Makes my head hurt. :frown2:
 

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You'd think if a stock goes down 10% in one day and up 10% the next day you'd break even. Not so. You lose 1%
What about your stock goes UP 10% and then down10%. You still lose 1%.

Lets say in another instance the stock goes up and down 50% whats your percentile loss?
I guess it would be more
If you have $100 in stock and it goes up 50% you now have $150.
If your $150 goes down 50% it becomes $75.

If you have $100 and it goes down 50% you now have $50
If your $50 goes up 50% you now have $75.

The loss is indeed greater.
 

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If you want to make money in the stock market become a broker. Buy commissions and sell commissions, a money pot at both ends of the street.
 
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