No. You should be aware of how your portfolio is doing, maybe check in 1-2 times per year. I recommend low cost index funds so I have a longer view of the markets. You'll drive yourself crazy if you check your investments all the time.
That is probably not unusual for newer market participants. The longer you are involved buying and selling stocks, the more confidence you gain in your abilities. Kind of like going off a diving board. Then you'll make that wrong investment choice and jump into a dry pool. And without knowing the age of your friends, I notice from the other side of 65 that my offspring spend a lot of time on their portable devices, so I can't say with any certainty that your friends are nervous or compulsive. Again, from advanced age, a true "investor" needs to be mindful of what's going on in the financial world. Those who are trying to squeeze a few dollars out of the market for the sake of winning as opposed to investing will probably want to be in constant communication with their holdings. I can understand that: it's a case of whether you want to sleep or "win".
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