How often do you check your portfolio?

General Discussion on the Permanent Portfolio Strategy

Moderator: Global Moderator

Post Reply

I check my portfolio...

More often than once a month
9
60%
Once a month
4
27%
Once a quarter
1
7%
Two or three times a year
1
7%
Annually
0
No votes
Never
0
No votes
 
Total votes: 15
User avatar
sophie
Executive Member
Executive Member
Posts: 3212
Joined: Mon Apr 23, 2012 7:15 pm

How often do you check your portfolio?

Post by sophie » Sun Dec 01, 2019 4:08 pm

I used to check mine every month. In the past year or so, it had started to become a chore, so now I'm just checking once a quarter. I'll check investments in late December to see if I should tax loss harvest anything, but otherwise no peeking until January 1.

This has been quite freeing! I'm aware of changes in interest rates and the gold price because of comments on the forum, but I find I don't care about them as much as I did.
User avatar
pugchief
Executive Member
Executive Member
Posts: 2922
Joined: Tue Jun 26, 2012 2:41 pm
Location: suburbs of Chicago, IL

Re: How often do you check your portfolio?

Post by pugchief » Sun Dec 01, 2019 4:25 pm

Usually every weekend. I have a google sheets page that automatically updates pricing and tells me the total portfolio value (all I'm really looking at) and the % of each of the 4 assets (which I check maybe once a month or less).
User avatar
Smith1776
Executive Member
Executive Member
Posts: 263
Joined: Fri Apr 21, 2017 6:01 pm

Re: How often do you check your portfolio?

Post by Smith1776 » Sun Dec 01, 2019 4:46 pm

Almost every day.

I hate that that's the answer, but it is. :o
Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.
User avatar
drumminj
Executive Member
Executive Member
Posts: 170
Joined: Wed Jul 22, 2015 9:16 pm

Re: How often do you check your portfolio?

Post by drumminj » Sun Dec 01, 2019 4:50 pm

At least once a week, but not because I am concerned or want to fiddle. Just curious to see how the portfolio is holding up and reacting to different events.
User avatar
jhogue
Executive Member
Executive Member
Posts: 374
Joined: Wed Jun 28, 2017 10:47 am

Re: How often do you check your portfolio?

Post by jhogue » Sun Dec 01, 2019 10:58 pm

I check my portfolio every day. Now that I am retired, it is one of my varied hobbies. I find it fascinating to watch the assets move and read the discussions on this forum. While I have recently watched STTs and LTTs in detail, I expect to eventually move on and spend more time studying the gold and equity markets. Curiously, watching has not caused me to trade more, nor do I agonize over it the way budd did before he banned himself from these pages.
“Groucho Marx wrote:
A stock trader asked him, "Groucho, where do you put all your money?" Groucho was said to have replied, "In Treasury bonds", and the trader said, "You can't make much money on those." Groucho said, "You can if you have enough of them!"
User avatar
dualstow
Executive Member
Executive Member
Posts: 8785
Joined: Wed Oct 27, 2010 10:18 am
Location: next to emotional support peacock
Contact:

Re: How often do you check your portfolio?

Post by dualstow » Mon Dec 02, 2019 9:07 am

I check all the time since I trade indy stocks. The pp is just a tab away, but I only look at that 3 times a day. At the very least, I look at the price of gold and TLT, if not my specific holdings.
RIP Paul Volcker
User avatar
dualstow
Executive Member
Executive Member
Posts: 8785
Joined: Wed Oct 27, 2010 10:18 am
Location: next to emotional support peacock
Contact:

Re: How often do you check your portfolio?

Post by dualstow » Mon Dec 02, 2019 9:32 am

p.s. today is not the best day to look, maybe
RIP Paul Volcker
User avatar
mathjak107
Executive Member
Executive Member
Posts: 2085
Joined: Fri Jun 19, 2015 2:54 am
Location: bayside queens ny
Contact:

Re: How often do you check your portfolio?

Post by mathjak107 » Mon Dec 02, 2019 10:02 am

i trade a lot so i am always looking ... to much looking , but it is what it is ...i have been a peeper for 30 plus years ....
Post Reply