It's been fun, but over the last 12 months, I've lost about $7k, which is about 1/4 of my investment fund and I think I'll call it quits there.
I'm out of a job, and can't afford the gambling while I don't have a steady source of income. If it takes me longer than expected to find a job, I may be eating my investment money. nom nom nom nom nom
I'm not out forever. If it wasn't for the market volatility, I'd still be in. If it wasn't for the lack of a job, I'd still be in. But with both, I need to play conservative and I think this is the way to do it. I'm pretty sure from here, we're going to skitter along the bottom for a while anyway, so I don't think I'll be missing the mother of all rebounds.
I think I'll come back into the game either when I get a new job and pass probation, or else I think we're actually out of the bear market, and into a new steady growth.