I just started taking an investment course in graduate school. Ah, if I only knew then that I know now. I should have hedged my position with put options instead of buying on the dips. Down $40K with no expectation of recouping my losses. The stock seems stuck in a range though so I may start day trading the shorting the bounces.
Not sure if you're serious or not but I've got a bachelors AND masters in finance and don't understand the market! It's not like the "old" days of buy and hold. One thing I do know, psychological plays a huge part of it-and can overtake awesome fundamentals in a hot second.
You know it. I thought I understood the market in a general sense until I started the course. I grossly underestimated the complexity of the market. Two months later and I realized how big of an idiot I was with regard to the market when I initially invested.