Everyone always wants to talk about how high the stock they just bought is going, or how much money they’re going to make on a new position. “JC I think Apple goes to a Trillion Dollar Market Cap!” or “JC Bitcoin is going to $100,000!”. These are things I hear frequently, or at least some sort of variation of these comments.
This is perfectly normal behavior. We should not be afraid of it. But more importantly, I think we need to be aware of the implications of these feelings. The thing is, once we are already in a position, our emotions get involved. When our stress levels rise, we act emotionally, rather than logically. This is how we’re hard-wired. It would be abnormal for us not to think this way. But again, the important thing is to be conscious of it and not let it dictate our actions.