selling losing stocks

Selling Big Losers: Why and How

There are a few ways to rationalize holding on to a big loser, but not many. A stock may be a core holding in your portfolio that pays a good dividend. It may be a value play and you have the fundamentals to support your long-term projections for its ultimate success.

Tesla Road Trip

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Recently I did a road trip in my Tesla with my wife, from Salem, Massachusetts to Savannah, Georgia and back.

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Keep Calm and ...… What?


My own “Keep Calm” poster is intended to reassure you that the stock market’s world is not coming to an end.

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My Favorite IPO of the Year

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My favorite IPO this year is GoPro (GPRO), which excites me because it’s effectively created an entirely new industry.

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Cabot Weekly Review

Reasons to be Cautious | Stock Market Video

In this week’s Stock Market Video, Cabot China & Emerging Markets Report Analyst Paul Goodwin looks at the dodgy state of the market and sees plenty of reasons to be cautious. There’s no reason to head for the lifeboats, but it’s a good idea to reduce or eliminate new buying and keep your current holdings under close scrutiny. 

Stock Picks

Health Net

Health Net (HNT): Affordable Health Act growth driver

Arris Group

Almost everything you watch, whether it’s on a television, tablet or smartphone, goes through Arris’ equipment.

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Which Cabot Advisory is Right for You?

Analysts’ Center — Selected Insights from Cabot’s Premium Advisories

Overall, we remain in a cautious (but not defensive) stance—you should hold stocks that are acting fine, and some buying (preferably on dips) is fine, too. But we’re still advising you to hold a good amount of cash ...»

Something is up with the market. That may be just stating the obvious, but it still needs to be said. While the major U.S. indexes are at or around new all-time highs, emerging markets stocks have been under pressure.»

I recommend against jumping into trading BABA options because one of the most important aspects of pricing options is volatility and BABA hasn't been trading long enough properly gauge option volatility.»

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