Mind Over Gut

I am a stock investor. That means I'm a long-term investor and do not care about the dips and dives of the market because all that action won't matter 10 or 20 years from now.

So why does my heart go to my throat every time I see all the red in my COL portfolio? Why is my instinctive reaction to cut my losses and try to rescue what's left of my capital?

Clearly there's a disconnect between my instinct and intellect.

Maybe I shouldn't open my COL account for the next few weeks or so huh?

Sige lang. Deadma lang.


Mine is different. I was praying for a dip sa market coz prices was soaring so I can buy more! I'm in an accumulation mode while I'm still working. Maybe when I go home for good by next year, I'll be sad if the market goes down.

Out of sight, out of mind. Correction Lang 'to,they said.
Jillsabs said…
I also added to my stocks when the prices went down, so I'm also thankful for the dip. But at the same time, I find myself holding my breath when I see my decimated equity.

In short, I want the best of both worlds. To have the price low enough so I can buy more at a discount, but to still have my profits increase. Ang labo no?:p
Actually, I understand how you feel. It is part of human nature to have two opposing thoughts. It is a constant battle of emotions vs logic. Your emotion wants to see green while your logic is telling you the other way around.

Carlos said…
Hehe. I suffer form it a bit too.

I'm "outgrowing" it a bit lately. So maybe its just an adjustment phase for me.

Everyone's probably different though.

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