Finding Your Balance in a Topsy-Turvy Market

Taking calm, contrarian action in a crazy world is a great way to restore balance—not only to your portfolio, but to your frame of mind

States balance public health and economic well-being as more lockdowns expire; U.S. intelligence agencies confirm investigating if the coronavirus escaped from a lab in Wuhan; Apple and Amazon report profits. WSJ’s Shelby Holliday has the latest on the pandemic. Photo: Matthew Hatcher/Bloomberg

The market wisdom that sounds the easiest can be the hardest to follow.

香蕉视频苹果下载Take “buy low, sell high.”

Buying low and selling high is logically sound but emotionally harrowing. That’s because it requires buying something that feels risky because it just went down, while selling something that feels safer because it has just gone up. That counterintuitive...