Firstly, 2018 was a difficult one for investors with a fall 6.9% (in price) for the ASX 200.
With the first three and last four months of the year seeing negative monthly performances, it was a tough year. It was also a year that highlighted the difference timing could make. If you take out the negative months and focus on April to August 2018, the ASX 200 was up 10%.
The bigger question is whether the sell off is over or does it spill over into 2019?