It's great to read this as I get some comfort from feeling that I'm not alone. I've only recently started buying after investigating all the different ways I could use some of my savings and grow my money further. As a result I bought my first few shares a couple of months ago. And whilst I agree that the result of checking your share price everyday can sometimes lead to feelings of mild panic, I have found that it's helped me learn more about shares in general. That's because I try not to look at them in isolation and see what news is influencing the sentiment in the market about the company or sector or the economy overall. What I've gained from this approach so far is that I've made the right investment decisions, although TMF helps loads too!