Investor B: I am completely out of it. Sensex fell from 18000 to 16000. Same thing happened in 2008 also. I thought it will bounce back again, so I didn’t get out at that time. And I regretted it heavily.
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- Do not think about results of past actions while taking present decisions.
- Study each company you are looking at very well. If possible, write down your reasons for buying/selling or not buying/not selling on a piece of paper. When you write things down, your mind will not cook up excuses later!
- Concentrate on the particular stock/company and ignore overall sentiment. If you think its undervalued, then buy. Period. If you think its crazily undervalued, then buy like crazy! Sureeee, the stock may (rather, will) go down after you buy. Accept it and make peace with it. Your portfolio will not show positive returns every day. So don’t be afraid to see paper losses, if your study has been in depth and you have the conviction.
P.S. For those of you writing in to know my views on 'where the market will go', please refer to this post.