Woulda, Coulda, Shoulda

May 12 13:05 2020 Print This Article

With the market’s rapid rebound from March lows and the Nasdaq Composite stock index closing higher than it was at the end of last year, many of us are probably asking ourselves:

Did I miss my chance to buy at the lows? 

or:

Will I ever make up for my losses?

These questions point to dangerous emotions for stock market investors.  Fear of missing out often leads to investment mistakes.  This is why investment advisors always tell their clients that they are better off not looking at their portfolios in a downturn.

A big loss makes some people want to sell everything, for fear of losing more.  Others make increasingly risky bets in order to try to win back what they have lost. Both tactics are likely to be wrong-headed for the simple reason that they are motivated by information that has nothing to do with the market’s future trend: namely, an investor’s personal experience.  As Kai Ryssdal puts it, “The market doesn’t care if you live or die.”

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