I started investing in 2001. Invested casually throughout the years. I had the goal of getting stocks and hopeing they would do good. I started out knowing nothing and I still have most of that knowledge left. When we have a plan a downturn like 2008 and 2009 won’t deter us.
Even though I was down at that time I saw the big picture and really started pumping money in the stock market.
Friends would tell me to sell and move on but that wasn’t part of that long term plan and I’m a whole lot better off because I stuck to that long term mindset.
What I am trying to build is investments that will wether a long 2-3 year down turn I am not there yet but hopefully someday I will
Godbless you in your journey