My investment expierence over the past 2~3 years
Market value as of today: approximately $15,000, so a net return of -5k or -25%.
Biggest gains come from two sources:
1, natural growth Bombardier, Inc.
2, a put option on Concordia International Corp that allowed me to sell 700 shares at $12 on Sep 16, 2016 when it was trading at around $7.
Biggest losses come from two sources:
Concordia International Corp
Eldorado Gold Corp
I currently have:
approximately 3000 shares of Bombardier
approximately 1000 shares of Concordia International Corp
approximately 1000 shares of Eldorado Gold Corp
approximately 150 shares of Seven Generations Energy Ltd
I don't blame you if you think my portfolio is not diversified very well, but it is a much more balanced portfolio than some of my historical snapshots:
on Thursday, August 18, 2016, I had: 400 shares of Concordia International Corp and 300 shares of Valeant Pharmaceuticals Intl Inc, so I was 100% invested in pharmaceutical, if I just let my portfolio sit there, I would only have less than $6500.
My point is, I think I am getting slightly better than I was at the beginning but my style is still gambler-ish.
My trading activities have cost me roughly $700 in terms of transaction charges. (options cost more than stocks of course, but overall approximately $7 per trade)
Thank you for your time, hope I can climb out of this hole of -$5k I dug myself into.
I never downvote anyone and I try to help everyone.