Back when Tiger Woods worked with Butch Harmon and was winning nearly every tournament he entered, Tiger and Butch would talk a lot about how real and feel were two different things in his golf swing. Maybe something felt right, but it did not result in a great golf stroke.
That is often the same way things work with your investment dollars and the stock market. Sometimes it feels right to own a ton of whatever company is hot for the day, but it really isn’t a good idea and can lead to ruin as quickly as it can lead to riches. Sometime the markets ‘feel’ like everything is hopeless, but that is not real either.
Doing the hard work of saving and investing and building a long term portfolio of great companies is what we should be focused on, not whether it feels like everything is coming apart at the seams.