I am talking about a peculiar behavioural trait in me. The simplest to explain is in details of checking the body weight.
When I know that I am making progress in weight reduction, I am sure to check my weight at least once in a day.
And the weighing machine remains mostly idle when I know that I have taken more food than needed or have gone slow on workouts etc.
Similarly, I check the stock market every half hour when the indices are rising. Then I look at my personal portfolio online updates on Equitymaster to feel good.
It’s then predictable that I don’t do it now when the markets are taking a beating. I do check the stock market, but I don’t want to see how much of the portfolio value is eroded. That is- Equitymaster gets dormant.
What is it called? Vain, Fear, Cowardice, Loser!
I don’t know……