I ask myself, how much has my portfolio value dropped. I realised I don't have an answer!!
Yup, I am unique. I have no idea my un/realized profits/loss.
All I know was I bid a day after market falls 70 points, for counters I like. I didn't froze in fear. 1 point/ star for myself.
Reading a lot of bloggers also going in to fish, I didn't manage to get order filled though as market rebounded.
But out of morbid curiosity, I go work out my loss. It is 15% loss of capital excluding dividends.
I didn't feel I wasted my time since other alternative investment strategies might have a better return with lesser efforts because I realize I enjoy the prosepecting process very much, sometime perhaps just to be proven wrong, I learnt much too.
The conversation then went on to absolute amount of loss/ profits. My total portfolio dwarf even in the eyes of gain/loss of the other party.
Strangely this time, the inner demons are real demure. 1 more star. Never scream at me for being useless.
I bet there are many like me too. Who don't track this and that and also many at the other side.
As long as it works in your favour.