Around me, there are folks who are quite fixated with the monitoring of stock prices daily or even intra-day. Some of them like to comment out loud how they have picked a winning stock while behaving or “behaving” “secretive” and comment how their trading methods are that accurate. There are also many instances of how stock prices head south the moment investors enter their positions and how stock prices head north the moment investors sell their positions; and these cause the investors to act in the opposite manner (buy or sell) soon.

Overall, I find that if retail investors become so fixated with stocks, then stocks investing become a stressful activity. Our emotions as investors then becomes intertwined with how the stocks markets perform. I really subscribe to the notion that trading should be carried out only by people with the right skills and retail investors should not trade until …