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When Should You Sell a Stock?

There can be a number of reasons for an investor to sell a stock. To determine when you should sell a stock, investors should review what the original goal was of buying each individual stock.

Here are some illustrative examples.

Is it a speculative play?

I bought Katanga Mining Ltd. (TSX:KAT) about three weeks ago as a speculative play. The stock popped 26% on Tuesday on good news.

My conclusion in the article was that “I wouldn’t penalize anyone who chooses to take profit, as no one knows what’s going to happen in the future, especially to a speculative stock.”  Read More…

Replies to this Post

  1. Jaheem says:

    Selling can be tricky. This is why it is always best to diversify, learn to rebalance, and hold for long periods.

    Statistically, over the long-term, this strategy works the best for returns.

  2. Elijah Dorr says:

    For me, when i have sold it was always too soon. From my experience you need to do a lot of planning and research. And if it doesn't work out then just live with it.

  3. Jaheem says:

    Depends if you have fixed-income stocks or just looking to cash in.

  4. Jimmie R says:

    Set a goal of a % of return. Once you hit it then cash out. Simple.

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