Regrets, we have a few. Namely, not figuring out how to buy a couple thousand dollars of stock in Amazon in 1997 when the company IPO’d. If we’d put down $10,000, we’d be sitting pretty on a return of about $5.8 million.
The chart is also a good argument for sitting on your investments, rather than panic-selling — if you’d sold your Microsoft stock as the dot-com bubble burst, you’d have to sit and watch while the stock recovered climbed to an even higher peak (though the couple million you’d already pocketed should help).
Even as Bitcoin slides from its peak, it remains an extremely good return on investment for early birds.