I’m no investments expert, but I have never lost money investing in my entire life. To qualify that statement more specifically, I have never had a negative return on my total investment portfolio in any given calendar year. There have been years in my past where I didn’t invest anything since I didn’t have any money, but every year I’ve invested in something, I’ve always made money that year.
Granted, sometimes I’ve only made as low as 2%, but making 2% is better than losing money. One could argue that making 2% is losing money, since it’s lower than inflation. This is technically true, but it’s still not losing money in the hard mathematical sense. Fortunately, my 2% years are few and far between.