I feel quite philosophical about it. These things happen. In the first place, I don't think it would be right for me to mope too much about my money when there are people in London who are dead, dying and seriously injured as a result of the blasts. Now, those are real problems.
In the second place, risk is inherent in financial investing. An investor should not feel upset because he lost money. He should feel upset only if he lost money as a result of a bad investment decision or strategy. Loss is inevitable. The whole idea of investing is that over the long term, you make a lot more money than you lose.
I didn't make a bad decision. I didn't have a bad strategy. The two $1,000 investments were sensible moves for me, in light of my overall portfolio and my financial objectives. I couldn't have predicted the London terrorist blasts. I made a sound decision, but something random and quite unpredictable happened. Well, that's an investor's life.
I actually feel quite proud of myself, for not feeling upset. And hey, the UK market bounced back quite sharply today. That was quick. It actually shows that investors everywhere have learned to accept that terrorist attacks are, sadly, an inevitable part of life. You have to live with the possibility that they might happen anytime, anywhere. Meanwhile, the markets must go on.
and caused many deaths. Men, women, children, non-Americans and Americans too.