Just when I was regaining some lost ground... I first began investing back in 2006 or 2007. About a month before the 'global financial crisis'. Result : an almost instant loss of about 50% of my money. Not the ideal start. (I had only invested in a few managed funds.) Anyway, I pulled myself together and committed to regular contributions. Over the last 3 years or so I managed to regain some lost ground and build my value to 50K. Now in the space of a week I've lost a further 20% Is anyone else in a similar situation? Will it take another 3-4 years to 'bounce' back?. We aren't talking huge sums of money, and I'm young enough that this wont really matter in the long run, but I don't really see any light at the end of the tunnel at the moment. It seems like the market can crash almost overnight, and then take years to recover. Has anyone been investing successfully over the last 5 year? What am I doing wrong?? This thread doesn't really have any real purpose. Just venting a little Cheers.