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Vols&Shaft83
Tennessee Fan
Member since Dec 2012
8716 posts

re: How do you decide when to sell a stock?


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Yea makes complete sense. But what if you had bought those shares last September? Would you wait until sept to sell, even though it hit that 7.50 in May?



The time period doesn't matter, but in September, you would have bought in $5 range. So if you have a 50% return, and you're getting nervous, take your original investment out and leave the gains.

FWIW, I have no idea what Sprint stock will do in the next 6 months, 1 year, 5 years, or 10 years. It could go as high as $100/share, or drop as low as $1.00.







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lighter345
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
Member since Jan 2009
10199 posts

re: How do you decide when to sell a stock?


Yea I hear you. I don't own sprint it was SNTS and CBST.
But ill look into sprint now haha. Thanks for the help.






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LSU0358
LSU Fan
Member since Jan 2005
4965 posts

re: How do you decide when to sell a stock?


Have to be very careful with stops on low volume low priced stocks. I've been run in a few times myself. It sucks getting run in right before a big move, but stops keep you in the game long term.





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Catman88
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Baton Rouge, LA
Member since Dec 2004
38791 posts

re: How do you decide when to sell a stock?


I have a stock that is at 133% right now and Im still hesitant on selling. I did sell half of it at 80% though. I guess wishing I didnt has me keeping it.





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Vols&Shaft83
Tennessee Fan
Member since Dec 2012
8716 posts

re: How do you decide when to sell a stock?


I'd say you've done great with SNTS, but since it's a speculative Small Cap stock, I'd roll at least 25% of your gains to another stock/stocks, maybe as much as 50%. I think SNTS will continue growing though.

CBST on the other hand is a total coin flip. If you're up on this one, take the gains and run







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lighter345
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
Member since Jan 2009
10199 posts

re: How do you decide when to sell a stock?


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CBST on the other hand is a total coin flip. If you're up on this one, take the gains and run


Yea I mean CBST was me just messing around with about $900 and now its almost $3k.

I might sell this week, this may be the best time with that generic Cubicin ruling. Sometimes I just get real attached to the ones I watched grow up so much you know haha.
Got a trip to China wouldn't mind having that extra cash.

I'm going to hold onto SNTS, I agree with you and think they still have plenty of room for growth.






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Vols&Shaft83
Tennessee Fan
Member since Dec 2012
8716 posts

re: How do you decide when to sell a stock?


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CBST


Yeah, looks to me like it's trading at 30% above its Fair Value. With that ruling, it's a dog with flees






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