The chart below shows the last 10 years (120 months) of trading in General Electric (GE). On Friday the stock closed at 32.05. The average price the stock traded at over the entire 10 year period is approximately 35.90. The average participant over the last 10 years is down $3.85/share (not including dividends). The green shaded areas are the times where the stock traded below Friday’s close, these people are making money. The light red shaded area shows times where GE traded above Friday’s close, these participants are losing money.