The Moneyist: ‘I am freaking out!’ I started investing money with a robo-adviser in September. I’ve lost money. How am I doing? Should I keep going?

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Dear Quentin,

I recently opened a robo-adviser account because purchasing and picking stocks seems complicated, and I would have no idea what I am doing. I figured a robo-adviser would take out a lot of guesswork and confusion. All I have to do is deposit money and let the account do the hard work, which works for me. 

I opened my account in September 2021 with a $ 300 deposit, and I have deposited a total of $ 9,298 into my account. However, I have $ 8,522 invested as I have taken in some losses. I keep…