Hey guys. I'm in Brazil at the moment, and just thought I'd stop by and say hi to everyone. I just checked up on my netwealth account for the first time in a few months. No pleasant surprises unfortunately... I'm looking forward to returning home and hopefully starting to make some money investing. To date, I have probably burned $15,000 in the market. (over a short 2 year period. Or a long 2 years depending how you look at it) I have money in 5 managed funds which have all done exceptionally poorly since I invested. My super fund which I opened recently has also done rather poorly (except for the govournment co-contribution). CFS Firstchoice CFS 452 Geared Aust Share Fund Platinum International Brands Fund Vanguard Emerging Markets Shares Index Fund Colonial First State Property Securities Fund CFS 1st Choice - CFS Colliers Gear Glob Prop Sec Super: BT Super For Life Fund I think I'm down roughly 30-40% across the board. Not a bad start. On the bright side, I'm not too turned off by it all. Maybe I'm naive, but I'm hoping there's still hope for me. I'm not sure if I should be re-thinking my strategy and taking a different approach??? The game plan was to return home, earn more money and set up a regular savings plan into my netwealth account. Distribute it across the funds (probably excluding the Colliers fund from ever receiving another cent), and leaving some in my netwealth cash account for possible future investments. Possibly using that money for some share investing in the future?? Who knows... I hope you guys have done better that I have recently. Comments, advice, criticism all welcome as usual Cheers guys. Take it easy.