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How's your buy and sell timing?
(01-02-2019, 09:46 PM)rayray Wrote:
(01-01-2019, 03:19 PM)fenders53 Wrote:
(01-01-2019, 03:05 PM)rayray Wrote: Terrible, always has been. Some of my worst investments were on the sell side of investing. So, I try not to sell.
As long as you buy above average companies, not selling is a winning strategy.  Personally, my biggest sell errors are when a stock gets crushed.  I patiently hold 5-10 years and when it finally recovers and gives me a decent gain, I become thankful to get out.  Often those are the stocks that double again in just a few years because I bailed after they righted the ship.  MSFT comes to mind.

fenders, a buddy of mine lost money on Google, Amazon and Microsoft!! He told me he feels like the only guy in the world that lost money on those 3 least he has a sense of humor about it.

I think about Redhat....if I never sold my shares I'd be getting a 400k check from IBM Confused Undecided

I bought MSFT shortly before the 2001 tech crash.  Held that pig for 15 years for a double, then missed another quick double because apparently 15 years isn't quite patient enough lol.   INTC wasn't a quick win either but I bought it much earlier. Now I am down on AMZN and AAPL.  These won't take 15 years to recover as they are nothing like the 2001 overvaluation. Timing is everything though lol.
Sold a CSCO put today. I'm probably early which is normal lately lol. I made a lot of money on CSCO in the 90s and rolled it into JNJ for 20 years and dumped that before the recent talc debacle. I get it right sometimes. Smile CSCO is a completely different company now. I like the div and they will make it through any recession. I'm comfortable holding it until I am old. I'd like to think it will outgrow an oatmeal or ketchup company. We shall see.

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