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A few moments ago I sold my 420 shares of ICOC at $13.5505. These shares were purchased just last week (!) at a price of $14.979. Thus, this represented a loss of $(1.43) or (9.5)% since purchase. Virtually all of this loss occurred today (for no discernible reason that I could identify) with the stock trading at $13.56 as I write, down $(1.66) or (10.91)% today alone.
Since I am personally selling my shares I am thus reducing my rating:
ICO (ICOC) IS RATED A HOLD
I don't like to buy shares and only see them hit my tight 8% loss limits so quickly. That is one of the reasons I have not had a lot of success with relatively thinly traded shares of stocks priced not much over $10. But hopefully, my continued discipline in limiting losses by selling losing stocks quickly will continue to improve my overall portfolio quality long-term.
Since this was a sale on "bad news", I shall once again be 'sitting on my hands' waiting for a partial sale on appreciation to find a new position. In fact, my Bolt (BTJ) is bouncing very close to a sale as well, again on no apparent news that I can find either.
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