Six months into 2008, my biggest losers are:
AIG – minus 38%
CIT - minus 60% (luckily, I sold off most of my holdings for a profit on the trade. Unfortunately, I didn't sell it all)
My employer – down almost 40% for the year, it is also my largest loss in total dollars.
Learnings: Diversification works. Despite these losses, my portfolio is off a total of 3% in a down market. I