Investing should be a long-term exercise, not a daily one.
Yep. Every month 15% of my salary gets plowed into my 403b, in index funds. I don't even open the quarterly statements. Every few years, I rebalance---I like the "Couch Potato Portfolio" from the book "The Lazy Person's Guide to Investing".
It literally takes me a half hour or hour per year, and it outperforms most other mutual funds---often by a lot. I don't have the inclination to spend a bunch of time following a bunch of other companies.
Though, I do admit, at the current price, I like the idea of FUN as an income stock.
And the share to soft drink ratio (S/SD) climbs above four. Just think, you can get a share of SIX for less than the price of a two hour, obligatory locker rental. In fact, if you stuck a Six Flags stock certificate in one of those lockers for two hours, by the time you came back it would probably have already depreciated.
Brian Noble has it right! You aren't a Boglehead too by any chance are you? I seriously love that forum. It has to have some of the most caring and helpful people online.
Investing in individual stocks is a loser's game for the little guy because you end up paying a high cost in commissions. And most active mutual fund managers fail to beat their appropriate benchmark over the long term. They effectively millionaires out of people that could have been multi-millionaires on their own. I forget who said that, but the whole mutual fund industry and Wall Street is shady and people can do better for themselves if they just tune out the noise and follow the teachings of Vanguard founder John C. Bogle.