One addendum to my last post - the Medallion Fund's ~ 40% returns were after fees. Before fees (5% annual management fee, 50% performance fee on profits), the returns were over 70% - which would make dollar for dollar raw returns ~ 4%. They tended to do better when markets did poorly.
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For 25 years I have used the Stage Analysis methodology. I don't mess around with small caps, I dont mess with meme stocks, I go by the chart and chart only. I have a $500 to 1K daily goal. I also short stocks a lot. Today I cracked BBBY from 11.60 to 9.90 with 10k shares... sounds like a lot, I count on 50% going to taxes. usually it ends up around 37%