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Old 11-06-2013, 03:10 PM   #41
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All told probably 1-2 hours a day counting reading and responding to the money portions of I check my account, daily. Once a month when the Dividend investor newsletter arrives I review my holdings in light of recommendations. I generally spend at least an hour and often two to three hours before purchasing a new stock. I also read both Morningstar articles and the WSJ more or less daily.

Two to three times a year I update my expected income spreadsheet,and my net worth calculations.

Still I think most of my investment money time is spent read and responding on the forum.

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Old 11-06-2013, 03:34 PM   #42
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I no longer watch much TV let alone CNBC. However, when I am not RV'ing or up in my 2nd home, I tend to spend quite a bit of time on the Web. I also listen to no radio, so the Web is my window into the world for everything. I have also cancelled all of my printed subscriptions. I guess I spend a few hours each day on the Web, except when I have no access (and that's often by choice).

Time spent on the Web is for surfing this forum but also to BS and not just to glean some tidbits of financial wisdom. I also use the Web to get info from news media, but that's to follow political news and macroeconomic trends, not really for stock info.

Though I have quite a few individual stocks, I buy with the intention of holding for long terms. I have no spreadsheets. I relied on MS Money, and now Quicken for performance tracking. If a stock suddenly deviated significantly from the pack, I would investigate then decide what to do about it. Else, I would let it be and only look at the longer term performance. I do look at my Quicken screen several times a day. I need to look at Quicken for expense and credit card tracking also.

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Old 11-06-2013, 09:23 PM   #44
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I spend very little time as I like to keep things simple. Index funds and just look at how the allocations are doing once a quarter and rebalance once a year.
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Old 11-06-2013, 09:41 PM   #45
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As an active trader I spend several hours a day.

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