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"Real estate requires more active participation than stocks..."

I don't think that this is true at all. Of course, if you are managing 100,000 rental units, it is probably true. That sounds like a lot of work.

But the failure to actively participate in the correct way in the stock market is the reason that people just about now may be feeling cranky because of their losses in this bear market. Stocks and mutual funds should be re-evaluated on a daily basis, and appropriate action taken to preserve capital and to assure oneself of being best positioned for gains. It does not take much time to do that, if you have the right automated tools.

It is also important to learn from one's mistakes.

It is possible, of course, that God said "Well, somebody has to start losing money in the stock market. So [flipping His special coin], let it be him, and him and her...", and there is nothing to be done about it.

On the other hand, it just might be possible that with a little more work on understanding the market, and some attention to past mistakes (if any), the losses that have been taken by some on this board and elsewhere might have been avoided.
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