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Old 04-13-2007, 09:55 PM   #21
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i check yahoo finance a few times a day mostly because i like to look at the volume throughout the day. most times by lunch you can predict the closing volume down to 50-100 million shares or so. if there are differences in the indexes like today where the nasdaq was down for half the day i like to look at the actives to see why.
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Re: Checking Investment Prices
Old 04-13-2007, 11:26 PM   #22
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When I am at work and have the computer running, I probably check my stock prices on my Yahoo page 20 to 30 times a day.

Am I being obsessive, or do many of you do the same thing?

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I would say yes. I consider stocks a long term investment. Watching that often creates stress...always wondering how much money you are making. You don't actually make anything until you sell.
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I usually check my portfolio once before I go off to work and then again when I come home and the market is closed. However, since I bought dndn (the only stock I own) a few weeks ago, I find myself checking that particular stock way more than once before I go off to work. I've also been calling a friend in the middle of the day to see how the stock is doing (it's not been doing so well lately).
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I check the Yahoo graph of indexes a few times a day -- particularly when it is going up. When things are down for a while I stop bothering and check in every several days or so. During the 2003-2003 downturn I only checked about once a month -- at that time I was still dripping in so I didn't want to focus my attention on the fact that even some of my recent dollars were shrinking
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I generally check once during the day to see if it's going to be an up or down day. Then I check again after NAVs are updated for my funds. I don't actually worry if it's up or down, but I like to know how I'm doing. If I notice a big down day I might invest more. But in general, I do it out of curiosity.
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