Thanks Liz. With all these belpful replies I’m starting to feel reasonably normal.
I checked mine 15 times whilst reading this thread
I’m so bad I even check them when the market has closed…
How else are you supposed to learn? seeing what news and market conditions impact share prices live. It will get easier over time, when you have a clear vision of what you might do if the price drops, falls or moves sideways the need for regular checks won’t seem so urgent.
Before using Freetrade I only invested in index funds, and they update only once a day, which is quite nice. Some days I didn’t even check it.
But now I have individual shares I do check a lot more often, its not a good habit…
You really know you have a problem when the prices seem to change after close
The prices do change after close
The problem gets bigger when you start checking the portfolio even when the market is closed
I’d love to be able to see after hours and pre market prices in FT.
That’s true. This can induce reactions that are not always good for long-term investment.
And feed the addiction?
I check on Google anyway. I find the whole thing fascinating - I absolutely love my new hobby. I do sometimes wonder if I’m neglecting the kids and wife now though
I pity the folks who are checking for price movement over the weekend
and I thank you for your pity
We all need it. Im also guilty of checking my portfolio a gazillion times a day, especially on a weekend but what else can we do in these lockdown times
Totally. I’d also add that this forum is fantastic and one of the main reasons I come back regularly. Some absolutely brilliant info and the double baggers etf thread alone is completely invaluable.
It will generally get less bad over time, in my experience. When I started investing I was watching live candlestick graphs, then I realized on the timescale I’m looking to hold for, daily fluctuations are something I shouldn’t really be paying attention to. Now I probably check 2-3x a week and spend more time looking for information about my investments and other potential investments.
I started on 1st Feb but i’m already down to maybe 5 times a day.
It does get a bit boring after a while so i wouldn’t sweat it.
Charts…Now those are an obsession…I’ve made about 10 charts since i started.