Ettore, “Master Trader,” speaks up.

A few days ago, I received a comment so dumb I just couldn’t ignore it. Here it is, from a certain Ettore, who is without a doubt a Master Stock Trader :

Just for the hell of it, I checked how much hedge funds made in the last few years:

In the last ten years, hedge funds are up 27% while the S&P 500 is up 72.19%. Or if you want another source:


I’m not sure what you want me to say here. Hedge funds have been underperforming a simple index ETF (like I recommend in this video) for longer than you’ve been alive (note: I’m assuming you’re fourteen year old because you talk like one).

In any event, I have no idea what point you’re trying to make. In my original article, I claim that people should be satisfied with a 10% annual return. Hedge funds have averaged something like 2.5% over the last fifteen years. What exactly are you trying to say here? That “pros” make more than that? They don’t.

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