My beginner's luck has quickly ran out.
In the time since my last post I've reassessed my plans a little though. I've realised that six months is really nothing -- or at least not enough to make a judgement. So I'm holding on to my stocks, effectively indefinitely. Unless there's something really dire that makes me want to sell some of them. I may even buy more (I've actually bought a little more since that last post).
So I'm looking more long term. I've also been learning about dividends, so that is now much more a part of my thinking.
Ironically, in spite of my downturn I think I'm now more invested than I was before. I'll keep updating periodically. I'm learning piecemeal, little by little.
My page can be found here for anyone that wants to know how not to invest: