*17.33% return for 2017! Great, however, considering the S&P 500 returned 18.74% in the same time period means that everyone did well in this time frame, thus my 17.33% (although good) was merely average for the year.
*BitCoin was the big story for 2017. An amazing 1197% return is incredible. Unfortunately I only had one bitcoin at the beginning of the year and sold it (in increments) early on. Again, I think bitcoin is the modern day 17th century TulipMania. I’ll expand on that later..