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Wednesday, October 5, 2011

It Was Time To Sell This Stock

I have stated on numerous occasions that I have one hard and fast sell rule for my individual dividend stocks: When an individual stock held as a dividend investment lowers its dividend, immediately sell it. However, there are other times it makes sense to sell.

One reason to sell is when a stock experiences a significant price run-up that distorts its dividend fundamentals. When this occurs I look for a way to exit the position. Recently, one of my holdings found itself in this position. At that point, it made sense to sell and here was my logic behind the decision...

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