How often do you check your investments?

I used to barely look from one month to next but now (largely due to some volatile crypto investments) have got into habit of checking everyday.  I am not sure this is healthy as it impacts my mood unduly despite the fact whether up or down does not really impact me at all unless I cash out.  Is this normal?

I never look at them.

my ifa says some of his clients look daily but only to see which way the wind is blowing and if you cant detach from the emotional response then maybe dont do it. You dont want to be the eejit who panic sells.

but then he would say that wouldnt he.

Pretty much every day but they are all funds so stale prices and you can't market time them. I never do anything rash off it anyway.

I check loads when my S&S ISA is on the rise.  I try not to look at it when it's on the fall. 

Probably daily but I'm in drip feed mode so looking at what feels like a good prospect to throw money into.

I don’t have anything except professionally managed long term unit trusts and pensions, cash and property. So there isn’t much to look at day to day. Not allowed to trade shares or other listed securities, and not really interested in crypto tbh

so the short answer I suppose is about once every six months when SJP send me a report

the last year has been pretty decent, I’m in a relatively adventurous portfolio

Don't check them when you wake up this morning if you're inclined to sell at the first hint of bad news.

whenever the private bankers come to see me, which is about once a year

On the other hand there is one share price I check several times a day. It is the only company I know a lot about and in which I have a lot of money and wont sell, the price goes up and down but the dividend is reliable.

Once a month to add details to my finances spreadsheet. In general though the less often people check their investments the better they do, apparently.

I checked my pension prompted by this fearing the worse. Up by 25% this year m8s 

 

Who is going to help me stage an intervention and get Laz out of the grasp of SJP ?

@eeyore - interesting. What's the beef with SJP? I thought they had a good rep?

@eeyore - interesting. What's the beef with SJP? I thought they had a good rep?

They're the Foxtons of financial advisers aren't they?

The difference being that at least some of Foxtons ridiculous over-charging gets passed onto the other side (through higher sale prices / rents) whereas SJP just over charge for a largely mediocre offering.

@Plastic - they didn't have a great rep among my financial services institutional clients. Basically what arbiter said.

I look at my chinvestments daily at the moment. Current stock levels are very high- several cases of Nelson, a few cases of wine and enough gin to sink a battleship.

 

so the short answer I suppose is about once every six months when SJP send me a report

 

the last year has been pretty decent, I’m in a relatively adventurous portfolio

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I immediately thought Sarah Jessica Parker. 🤷🏽‍♂️🤦🏼‍♂️

On the other hand there is one share price I check several times a day. It is the only company I know a lot about and in which I have a lot of money and wont sell, the price goes up and down but the dividend is reliable

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What's the share?

I check daily and I don't like that I do. HL have an app which makes it easy. Also I have to manually drip feed certain investments because I have cash inside the isa and they won't standing order cash already inside. 

Only started since the crash. Before then, not often 

may I suggest nobody check today?  Feck me, enough to turn one back to the drink...

Deleted the app today to prevent the temptation to constantly check and make stupid moves.

This is why crypto is a bad idea. You feel inclined to check all the time as they're so volatile, then see how bad the rest of your portfolio is doing.

S&P500:

- 46% gain in last 12 months

- 3% net fall this week and currently climbing strongly.

Chillax people...

 

Yeah, bit gnarly out there, the sea of ECM is covered in foaming red.

I have a bad habit of checking too often, partly out of boredom. I know it is counter-productive and I should just leave things alone and continue drip-feeding in. I find it easier to ignore ETFs vs individual stocks. 

Harry Dent predicted a crash at the end of June. I have cash at the ready...

CRASH CRASH CRASH