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How Often Should We Check Our Portfolio ?

How Often Should We Check Our Portfolio ?

Over a short time increment, one observes the variability of the portfolio (variance), not the returns. Our emotions are not designed to understand the point. We think with our emotions and there is no way around it.

It serves better to check portfolios at sufficiently large intervals to avoid letting your emotions take the driving seat.

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