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I do not like to get whipsawed and do so publicly. And yet, I am committed to implementing my own idiosyncratic system of limiting losses and responding to market influences in some sort of rational fashion.
Earlier this morning the market handed me my quick 8% loss on Expetitors (EXPD) and I sold my 45 shares at $36.8506. These shares were just purchased yesterday, yes yesterday, at a price of $40.1894. Thus, my loss was $(3.34) or (8.3)% since purchase. With this being the sixth position in my portfolio, I am implementing my (8)% loss limit, and now back to five positions, my loss tolerance is increased to (16)% with the 'final five' of my 20 position maximum.
I hope this all makes sense.
My sale of EXPD is not representative of any dislike of this stock. I find the numbers on this company intriguing, the consistency of growth, etc.. My sale is just a reflection of my own amateur attempt of limiting losses and responding to market influences. The volatility is just killing me though.
I know there are lots of readers over at Seeking Alpha who are pointing out the VIX levels and I am learning this the hard way.
Since my sale is at a loss, and I still am now at 5 positions (my minimum), I shall not be replacing this holding.
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Yours in investing,