Category Archives: Sell Stops

Downside Portfolio Protection

The Street featured an article titled “Simple Ideas for Downside Portfolio Protection.” As I read it, I got the distinct feeling that there was not much conviction behind the suggestions. I have seen similar articles with the same topic before, … Continue reading

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Sunday Musings: Still Not Getting It

Recently, the WSJ (subscription required) featured a piece with the title “Unstable Condition.” Let’s look at a few highlights: Q: Are there ways an investor can protect against a rise in the market’s volatility—or even profit from it? A: Investors … Continue reading

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Reader Q&A: How Much Of An ETF Profit Is Enough Without Being Greedy?

I had some email exchanges with reader Bob, who responded with the ultimate question. Here’s what he had to say: I am using a 7% trailing stop for all ETF’s.  So far, none have hit the execution point.  The one … Continue reading

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Reader Q & A: How Do I Re-enter After Getting Stopped Out Of An ETF/Mutual Fund?

During the recent correction, reader Kathy was stopped out of her international position based on her 7% trailing sell stop. With the markets having rebounded, she obviously experienced a whipsaw signal. This was her comment: I was sell-stopped out of … Continue reading

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