It's a little sad to see the same forum users who used to help newbies by telling them the market works in cycles and not to worry, now talking about taking their money out because they are making x loss. I realise some are reasoning the way they are losing money that may lead to them leaving, but surely it's just a cycle. Once new users start losing money with higher spreads and commission, then they are either going to change tactics or leave.
Hate bringing Pogba up again, but he's been mentioned on this thread so fuck it. If these short term users are jumping on players who are in a starting eleven, guess what's going to happen when Pogba is fit again? If he signs an extension with Man U, he's probably getting divs for the week. If he comes out as refusing to sign, he probably wins lots of divs, if he states his intention to leave, transfer spec and Pogba's last season. If he gets MB divs 2 or 3 days on the trot, what are these short term users going to do?
The short term trading is not working in your favour currently, but think a little further. How far are the small teams going to progress in Europe? Probably group stages and then the big boy players (top 200)start winning.Who are going to be the big rises in the Euros? Probably Pogba, Mbappe, Griezmann, Werner, Kimmich, Havertz, Kane, De Bruyne, Bernardo Silva to name a few.
The cream rises to the top and once these patterns start emerging, the sporadic trading will slow down/stop once people realise they are losing money in commission and spread.
For 3 year holders, a lot are thinking incredibly short term. I realise these traders will have a lot of money in, in which case, maybe a reassessment of 'have I put in more than I am willing to lose' (a regular piece of advice on the forum) may be beneficial.
When I started, my goal was to make 15% to make it more worthwhile than in savings. If I instant sold my portfolio now, I'd be in the high 30%s. At my peak I was in the 40%s so while I am down on my peak, I am effectively shitting on an ISA.
Sorry for another long post