Well, if you lost at that time, it wasn't due to Reagan (not a big fan of his) but because you failed to pay attention to the market. There were HUGE warning signs about that collapse. I was trading accounts for myself and 7 friends (and my girlfriend at the time) mid November I told everyone I wanted to start drawing down the accounts (converting to cash positions) because I had yellow and pink flags popping up everywhere.
Everyone said fine do whatever it is you are doing. My girlfriend said no.
I made well over 1000% for everyone except my girlfriend who by Jan 1 was at about 3%.