I’m not embarrassed to admit that I look at my phone CONSTANTLY.
Not for text messages, Facebook notifications, celebrity gossip, or cat videos. No, the reason you’ll see me checking my phone frequently is to look at STOCK QUOTES. I’m not afraid to share with you that I’m addicted to watching the markets!
Remember, though…as your mother (or grandmother) said about a watched pot: it never boils! The same concept applies to stocks. I can stare at the performance of a stock all day, but in the grand scheme of things, it’s not doing all that much at any given time.
One of the toughest things about investing is, simply put, it’s pretty boring. Correction: very boring!
Now, this is what many people struggle with. They want to see phenomenal returns tomorrow – or at the latest, next week. However…the market doesn’t work like that! It’s a slow, daily grind – month after month, year after year, decade after decade. Until one day…your modest portfolio ain’t so modest anymore!
Ladies and gentlemen…now THAT’S sexy!
As always, if you’d like a quick, basic and easy-to-understand introduction to investing in the stock market, please check out my e-book, The Stock Market is for Everyone.
Until next time!
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