Paper Money Vs Hard Assets - Should You Have Owned Buffaloes Instead?

The limit prices for purchasing 5 stocks were set almost a month ago ranging from 15% to 50% down, which seemed almost impossible to reach at the time. It shows the level of my willingness to buy these stocks at that time, but today, I am not so sure if I am willing to buy them with the set prices. When I finally had a chance to open up my brokerage account, it was too late. It was almost scary to see what has happened. 3 out of 5 stocks on my buying list automatically went from "open" to "complete". Should I hold off or drop price on the 2 left? I immediately thought. My confidence level in investing in these stocks has dropped since, but why? I am mostly a long term investor, and these are mainly solid companies with a solid balance sheet. The companies on my wish list are what I always want to buy - the more, the better, and I have just been waiting for the right moment like a ferocious tiger. On a day like today, my hunger is somewhat replaced by fear.
The stock…