So shut off the TV . "I try to avoid absorbing news about day-to-day fluctuations in the Dow," says David Hirshleifer, professor of finance at the University of California-Irvine. "A drop might signal some bad news, but it also means that the news is now reflected in the lower prices."
Another tip? Take a walk around the block before making any major investment decisions. Once you've cooled down, see if your gut reaction still makes sense
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