Presumably you invest to make money. If you don't have the touch for investing in individual stocks, here's a roadmap for you to achieve some wealth:
Develop a budget and follow it.
"Pay yourself first". Buy a mix of small, mid, and large cap ETF's from Vanguard. Throw in some overseas and sectors - international small caps, emerging markets, health care ETF.
Buy cars that are 3 years old. Sell when they're 10-12 years old. Spend no more than $15K for a car.
Buy a house every 10 years, upgrading as you go; buy houses you can "fix-up" some for sweat equity. No more than 25% of your gross income into monthly PITI.
Participate in your company's 401 if they match your contribution - you get instant return on your investment.
Spend as little as possible on assets and purchases that do not appreciate (cars, food, clothes, resort travel); spend wisely on assets that do appreciate (education).
Enjoy your everyday activities - focus on the positive. Attitude is (almost) everything, and you control your attitude..
After 30 years, you'll be in great shape.
You need to be patient, If the fundamental of the company good and they have a good product which you like yourself not only the other, and they have a good management and enough money to survive the difficult time, then for the long run you will be rewarded.
Sentiment: Strong Buy
Every man should know his limitations. But don't hate yourself. It will only cause you to subconciously punish yourself further. Soon your brain will start inflating your misery by overstating the facts. You will come to beleive these delusions as fact. Then you will start posting on message boards as if it was part of a 12step program. Then other people will hate you.
It is a slippery slope.
Besides this iis not the apple message board you 1di0t.
There will be better days ahead. Nobody is perfect, even the analysts are wrong about 50% of the time. I don't have the answers. My philosophy is don't invest beyond your means. Do your research and don't hesitate to ask others for advice. Take a break and call on a good friend to talk. Listen to the song by Cristy Lane," One Day At A Time".. I wish you the very best, best is yet to come.
Sentiment: Strong Buy
Everyone here has made mistakes investing - the key is to learn from them. If you did sell your shares today it's not to late to buy them back if you are having second thoughts. Not suggesting you should or should not buy them back...you have to make that decision. Just saying it's not to late...