With technology we can back test our trading software and strategies with real historical data.
This is important, because you can see how your investing would have done for 12 years of past trading.
As I have mentioned in different portions of this site, having a higher group fund balance is very important, because you will see higher returns as you hit those important milestones as well as also having more risk mitigation in place.
The important part to remember though is your money isn't alone, each dollar added moves everyone to that next milestone faster, meaning even with a dollar in the fund, you will be piggy backing onto the larger returns.
Take a look at the Historical Data from 2/8/11 to 1/26/23 with a group fund starting amount of $1,100. I did this lower amount to show how as the fund increases, the returns increase faster as well.