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Old 01-17-2015, 03:34 PM   #21
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I only look when Mr. Market is up that day. I never look on a down day. I haven't looked much lately.

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Old 01-17-2015, 06:16 PM   #22
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I check all my accounts on-line at least once a month when I update my financial spreadsheets.

Also, checking my trading accounts doesn't make me want to trade anymore often than I would.

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Old 01-18-2015, 12:22 AM   #23
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I set up a Morningstar portfolio tracker and update it monthly. I read the articles daily, and the synopses, and compare portfolio response to daily activities - as a learning experience. Only take withdrawals out a few times a year, simultaneously rebalancing. I rarely changed anything once I set it up. Still like watching the ups and downs, though.

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Old 01-18-2015, 06:32 AM   #24
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I don't think that's the definition of the word "idiot". Sounds like "genius" to me.
Yeah, I know and DW reminds me of that daily. After all these years I've come to realize that while he was being the playboy and living in the moment, the idiot was me, making sure I was keeping all his ducks in a row.

He's never lost a second of sleep worrying about....anything.
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Old 01-19-2015, 09:46 AM   #25
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Like Winger, I tend not check when the market is in a prolonged slump (unless I think I'm close to a rebalancing area). Otherwise I check almost daily, but that's just a Quicken download.

I tend to rebalance once a year in February but for some hot funds (primarily biotech the last few years) I'll sell a chunk when it's over the allocation on a big upday to keep it within allocation. I watch biotech closely since I'm overweighted health/drugs anyway.

Some funds paid huge % capital gains/dividends this year, which used to be a shock, but I've learned to check the distribution if there is a big swing down.

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