On January 14th 2000 you would have made the spectacular gain of going from 11,722 to 12,159. And people wonder why everyone is selling the market. The funds are tanking big time too thanks to them buying everybody's favorite darling, MBIA. It only goes down about 30% everyday. And they have the nerve to call themselves value funds.
Eight years is a long time. You are the moron. You assume everyone has been in the market for 20 years. That's like saying if you bought the Dow in 1929, you would be rich today. Unfortunately my last name isn't Kennedy or Rockefeller. The fact of the matter is the Dow is about where it was 8 years ago. People who bought tech in 1999 are still buried. Oh, and you have seen nothing yet. Look for Dow 11,000 or less in the next few weeks. You can go kiss Cramer's ass. He actually recommended a sell yesterday on casino stocks.