Systematic Selling Helps Keep Emotions In Check

By John Reese (@guruinvestor) —  Deciding what stocks to buy and when to buy them is a question that can plague investors. But deciding if and when to sell can be equally if not more daunting. After all, you don’t want to leave money on the table by getting out too soon. On the other hand, if you wait in the hopes that there’s more upside, you run the risk of quite literally leaving money… Read More

Ritholtz on the Question of When to Sell Stocks

The decision of when to sell a stock, according to Bloomberg columnist Barry Ritholtz, is “perhaps the most overlooked and underappreciated problem in finance.” Ritholtz provides a list of questions for an investor to ponder when attempting to make what can be a difficult and complex decision. These include: What is the basis for the selling? In most cases, Ritholtz argues, clients cite news headlines or emotional reasons behind their desire to sell. “Experience teaches… Read More