Do you check your stocks every day?

United States
May 5, 2008 12:23pm CST
Do you check how your stocks do every day? I like to upload my stock information into my Quicken program, so I check mine every day.
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@cheongyc (5075)
• Malaysia
20 May 08
Not really. I have invested about 30% of my money into stock market and 60% into real estates. Thus it's a very important factor in my overall portfolio. During the bull, I checked few times a day. But during the economy down turn, the market is so static and it makes no difference if I check the stocks once a week or once a fortnight. So far my overall investment in stock market hasn't achieve break even yet.
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• United States
20 May 08
I don't have hardly any money invested in stocks, but I like to enter them into Quicken to keep track of them.
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@cheongyc (5075)
• Malaysia
21 May 08
Well I see. I think misunderstand your discussion, by not really knowing what Quicken is. Sorry about that, and hope you don't mind. I have never use it before. Is it meant for keeping track of stocks?
• United States
9 Oct 08
It's a program that keeps track of all your finances.
@efreddy (250)
• Belgium
7 May 08
Yes I check it every day but I check more then my stocks,I'm just intrested every day in the stock market and I want to see how my stocks perform to this market. In fact I check my portfolio every day.
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• United States
8 May 08
Yes, that's the way I feel, too.
@joimarquez (1840)
• United States
7 May 08
how do you buy stocks? i have estocks account but i dont even know how to start it.
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• United States
8 May 08
Your broker should be able to tell you how. I know with me, I find the companies I want to buy and find out what their ticker symbol is. Then, I just tell the broker that I want to buy a certain amount of stock and they buy it for me.
@youless (86612)
• Guangzhou, China
6 May 08
It's not so convenient for me to check the stocks all the time since I have to work. I don't want others to see it anyway. I've found a good method. That is I can add a robot to my MSN contact. When I need to know the stocks I care about, then I just input "stock" and press enter. Then the stocks status will show up.
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• United States
6 May 08
That's probably good enough. I like to input my stock information into my Quicken program and so that I can track them.
@marciascott (25557)
• United States
6 May 08
Hi, desertdarlene, What kind of stocks do you invest in, I am interested in some stocks. My Huisband has G.E. stocks and he just collects a dividen, I told him if he start investing some of his Money, He could has some money, He has had it for 14 yrs.
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• United States
6 May 08
It's hard for me to recommend stock because as soon as I recommend them, they go down and people lose money. The best stock I own is Pepsi stock, but I also own Johnson and Johnson and others. But, you know, the stock market is risky. I've had stocks that were doing very well for a while suddenly drop because people stopped buying their product all of a sudden. I generally go for well-known companies with a history of financial stability. Those are usually the best investments.
@drannhh (15002)
• United States
5 May 08
I hardly ever check them, except at tax time.
• United States
5 May 08
Yeah, I check them around tax time to report dividends or any sales, which are rare.
• United States
6 May 08
Hey, I had another response to this discussion here right above yours. I wonder what happened to it?
@drannhh (15002)
• United States
6 May 08
I did not eat it, honest I didn't. Was that the one I couldn't see because it was bleeped out? Or was that a different discussion? Was it a nice comment? Lol!
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@1hopefulman (19623)
• Canada
9 Oct 08
No I don't! I just wear clean one every day. Sorry I thought you said socks. I don't have any stocks, a bit of mutual funds, but I only check when I need to take out some money. Happy socking..er.. I mean, stolking!
• United States
9 Oct 08
I had a company actually go out of business and I lost all the money I put into it because I was holding onto it too long. So, I definitely will keep an eye on my stocks everyday.
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@1hopefulman (19623)
• Canada
9 Oct 08
I do several online businesses that involves investing and I definitely check them daily to see if they're still there. I don't put all my eggs in one basket and I watch the baskets carefully.
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