Hi may I know if it would be wise to measure our portfolio including actual gains/losses? 
If so, is there any way to do it? Because the conventional investor would often tend to measure their gains or losses based on their current stock portfolio. Eg 8% growth for 2014. This are only paper gains/losses. However, it often neglects the ones that already have been sold for a profit or even receive dividends.

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I received the above email from one of my readers a couple of weeks ago. I fully agree with him that to be rich and successful in the stock market, investors should make the effort to note down the gains and losses made in their stock investments. The principles behind such an endeavor is not really to track the actually amount of gains and losses, but rather, …