Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Roth gains and losses

My foray into investing has been interesting to say the least.  I fully funded my 2015 Roth IRA in April of this month.  I was up approximately $36 at one point and now I'm in the red.  Wow! What a bumpy ride.  I can handle the ups and downs, but going into the red made me lose my breath a little.

I know that a week from now, things could be totally different.  This investing thing is not for the light hearted.  I have read quite a bit about investing and I understand that despite the ups and downs you are supposed to keep shoveling money in, but it's so hard to do when it keeps disappearing.  :(

I ended April in the red, but I am excited to see what the end of May will bring.  Keep your fingers crossed!


  1. Yep, keep adding money and consider it the sale price.

  2. What goes down must come back up :) At least regarding index investing.