Buying a Stock That's Down


Last month we did well by buying our stock at a temporary low after the market’s August 28 mini-crash, and now, a month later, we see the market retesting the same low. Can we buy low successfully again by targeting a new stock? Or more important, should we try?

Well, the alternative is buying one of the few remaining strong stocks, and betting that it will remain so. But history tells us the odds are very low that any stock will remain strong in this environment. More likely is that the growing sickness that is spreading rapidly through the market will eventually take down everything. Thus, I will once again recommend buying a stock that is down, with the expectation that it will be higher months down the road.

The stock was originally recommended by Chloe Lutts Jensen in Cabot Dividend Investor.

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