Most of my investments are up, including this one and HL. I am also slightly up of JCRR and REE, but I sold puts short recently. However, my SIRI, WFM, NFLX, IRDM, SPH, SCCO and others are all up, including the short put options on the way to expiring worthless. In fact, I am up 28% this month alone.
I just showed you that the trend is up, and that is why I have so much paper profit, and so do most people. And the trend in metals and energy sources are all up, much of it due to inflation but the trend is still up. And if you haven't made any money in the last five years, you should quit investing. You have to be very ignorant to not have made money during this period. and you were not talking about trend. You said that your investments were down. So, talking about trend or otherwise, (and I don't see how your post can be interpreted to be talking about trends only), you are still a loser.