When to sell stock: 3 reasons to sell

When to sell stock: 3 reasons to sell

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When to sell stock: 3 reasons to sell
The two most common questions I hear about stocks are: What stock should I buy? When do I sell? I’ve covered the first question before (check out my article all about stocks and bonds). That’s why I want to answer the second question: When the heck do you sell your stocks? When to sell stock: 3 reasons to sell As with all things personal finance, there’s no one-size-fits-all answer — but there are good indicators of when you should sell. These indicators are going to differ depending on your age. If you’re closer to (or at) retirement age, you’ve likely been investing for a while and can sell your investments to live off of for your retirement. If you’re younger, though, this isn’t the case. In fact, if you’re in your 20s and 30s, there are three reasons to sell your investments: You need the money for an emergency. You made a terrible investment and it’s consistently underperforming the market. You’ve achieved your specific goal for investing. Let’s take a look at each reason now and break down what they look like. Reason #1: You need money for an emergency If you encounter an unexpected expense and you absolutely need [...]
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