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Thursday, 16 February 2006
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Hello Friends! Thanks so much for stopping by and visiting my blog, Stock Picks Bob's Advice. As always, please remember that I am an amateur investor, so please consult with your professional investment advisors prior to making any investment decisions based on information on this website.

A few moments ago, I sold 33 shares of my Morningstar (MORN) stock at $43.27/share. I had purchased 200 shares of MORN on 11/22/05 at a cost basis of $32.57, giving me a gain of $10.70/share or 32.9% appreciation since purchase. The 30% level is my first targeted appreciation level for a partial (1/6th position) sale. Since I am just at 21 positions, this also gives me a "chit" to purchase a new position if something comes up that seems to fit my strategy!

And you know that nickel is just burning a hole in my pocket already! Thanks for stopping by! If you have any comments or questions please feel free to email me at bobsadviceforstocks@lycos.com or leave your comment right here on the blog.

Bob


Posted by bobsadviceforstocks at 9:01 AM CST | Post Comment | View Comments (2) | Permalink

Thursday, 16 February 2006 - 10:32 AM CST

Name: Steve

Hi Bob,

Thanks for the reply. I was wondering why BOOM hadn't been sold. Anyways, it turned out better for you in the end. A quick followup question though. Let's say you weren't paying attention and BOOM dropped 30% to $20, would that have warranted a quick sell? Or would you do some research to determine whether holding was the right thing to do at those levels?

Thanks,
Steve

Thursday, 16 February 2006 - 12:40 PM CST

Name: bobsadviceforstocks
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Steve,

If a stock plunges through my sale point, I generally will go ahead and sell as soon as possible. There may be a lot of reasons why the market is over-reacting to any particular bit of news, but I am trying hard to hang on to my disciplined selling strategy.

Bob

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