selling

Matt Joass

Selling is a big blind spot for investors. For every thousand articles about when to buy a company, we’re lucky to find one about when to sell. Yet selling has a huge impact on our long-term performance. And the evidence is clear: most people are no good at it. But... Show More

Alva Devoy

You make an investment, and it goes well for a while, but then it gets shaky. So you have to make a judgment call: Has the story changed, in which case you sell; or has the story stayed the same, in which case you hold, or buy more to exploit... Show More

Steve Johnson

"Ride your winners and cut your losses:", they say. But does it work? In my wire earlier this week, I talked about not selling RNY Property Trust after it had tripled, only to see if fall all the way back to the starting price. It is clearly not a fool-proof... Show More

Buy Hold Sell

Everyone has an opinion on stocks; hardly a week can go by without a story in the news about the next Uber (or Amazon, Facebook, Seek…). If investors don't do their own analysis, they’re sure to get sucked into a trap sooner or later. There’s more to developing an investment... Show More

Livewire News

Kimball Brooker of First Eagle Investment Management in New York says “There are two main reasons to sell. First, if your investment thesis is inaccurate or you own something that wasn't what you thought it was. Second, the sell decision can be linked to intrinsic value. Once a stock price... Show More

Matt Felsman

A lack of fresh capital, stretched valuations, potential poor overseas leads - investors should never take things for granted. The well-known trading adage that warns investors to sell their stock holdings in May to avoid a seasonal decline in equity markets is starting to make chatter around the traps. There... Show More