Remember when I posted that I was going to start investing in stocks?
Well I did it. I just didn’t mean to.
I did a bunch of research on stocks and picked out one to start with (I decided to do the investing in chunks – choose one stock, buy it, do more research, choose another stock, buy it, etc). I was pretty satisfied with this choice, so I logged into my Sharebuilder account, set up the buy, and transfered in funds. I set it up as a one time automatic investment, so it wasn’t going to happen for a few days.
I’m not sure why, but I started to have second thoughts. So I logged back in to Sharebuilder and cancelled the buy.
Or so I thought.
What I did was go into the automatic investment page and remove that buy from the page. What I missed was that the automatic investment page can’t be blank if automatic investments are turned on (which they were). So even though I’m sure the page popped up a warning, I missed it completely. And therefore, bought stock.
Thankfully, I still think it was a good purchase, just not one I was sure I wanted to make. It’ll be interesting to see where things stand this time next year, see if that mistake was a happy one or more of a “Oh well.”