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That bear market is gnawing at my portfolio! (Or is it a bear yet? Supposed to be a 10% correction---it ought to be close). My recent purchase of BMC Software (BMC) was undone this morning as the stock hit an (8)% loss and I sold my 210 shares at $31.61. These shares were just purchased on 11/7/07 at a cost basis per share of $34.43. Thus, my loss was $(2.82)/share or (8.2)% since purchase.
Since I don't know of any fundamental difference between when I purchased the stock and now, except that the market is weak and most stocks are down, even though I have now sold my own shares,
BMC SOFTWARE (BMC) IS RATED A HOLD
Regarding what I do with the proceeds, since this is a sale on 'bad news', that is a decline in stock price, I 'sit on my hands' with the proceeds. That is, I am shifting from equity towards cash as I would want my portfolio do do in a weak market. But I don't really need to think about it. I just need to pay attention and listen to what my own shares are telling me to do!
Thus, I am now down to 13 positions (from a maximum of 20 and above the minimum of 5) and shall be waiting for some 'good news' to add a postion.
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