When to Sell Stocks

  • The Intelligent Investor fears a great booming economy because that is when we could lose everything.

Situations to look into:

  • Company loses its Durable Competitive Advantage
    • Loses its monopolistic grip in its industry
    • Accounting fraud
    • Bad strategy: Getting into a business that doesn't relate to their core business
    • Unable to change with the times
  • Mr. Market is over hyped about a stock or a sector
  • Economy is booming
    • Spotting market top

 

Accounting Fraud

Accounting Fraud is the deceitful diddling of financial records to make a company's condition seem okay or better than what it actually is. It is the result of corruption.

Thieves are like roaches. They work in a large group. If the CEO of a company is corrupt, many in the company are also corrupt. A CEO can only achieve his bidding if he has minions of plenty perpetuating him. Any news or indication of fraudulent accounting practices ignites the Intelligent Investor to sell the company's stock or its corporate bonds. We simply don't invest in a shady business run by crooks.

 

My Financial Analysis of Stocks

  • Stocks That We Bought and Sold for the Past Year to Date Sold John Deere (DE), it is a cyclical business and the trade war the U.S. has with China isn't making things any better. Berkshire Hathaway also sold their ...
    Posted Jul 27, 2019, 12:04 PM by Intelligent Investor
  • My Stock Holdings 2018 View Analysis: My Stock Holdings 2018
    Posted Jul 24, 2019, 7:47 PM by Intelligent Investor
  • My Research 2018 View Analysis: My Research 2018
    Posted Jul 24, 2019, 7:46 PM by Intelligent Investor
  • Berkshire Hathaway Sells Shares of PSX Berkshire Hathaway has been selling its shares of Phillips 66 (PSX). They held about 35 million shares of PSX stock as of the 2nd quarter of 2018, which is down ...
    Posted Aug 28, 2018, 1:32 PM by Intelligent Investor
  • Sold All of L Brands (LB) and Park Hotels and Resorts (PK) An article in CNBC scared us. The parent company of Victoria Secret, L Brands (LB) could be a broken company.https://www.cnbc.com/2018/05/24/victorias-secret-might ...
    Posted Jul 26, 2018, 3:41 PM by Intelligent Investor
  • We Sold All of Our Shares in PayPal, We Saw Something Else We Liked Better We dumped PayPal (PYPL). The P/E Ratio is currently at 66 which is very high. The slowdown in earnings and revenue does not justify a P/E Ratio that ...
    Posted Aug 2, 2019, 4:10 PM by Intelligent Investor
  • U.S. Bank's (USB) Return on Equity is Greater than Wells Fargo (WFC) We just realized that U.S. Bank's (USB) Return on Equity is the highest out of all the major banks. It is greater than Wells Fargo (WFC), J.P ...
    Posted Feb 3, 2018, 8:20 AM by Intelligent Investor
  • My Research 2017 View Analysis: My Research 2017
    Posted Jan 15, 2018, 4:12 PM by Intelligent Investor
  • Looks Like Capitulation in Viacom (VIAB) Capitulation is when large institutional investors give up on a stock and sell all of their holdings in that stock. Capitulation is a sign of a bottom for a stock ...
    Posted Nov 17, 2017, 10:38 AM by Intelligent Investor
  • IBM's Fortunes Finally Turns Around Today Warren Buffett purchased IBM shares in the year 2012 worth billions of dollars. Yet the stock has pummeled and has been pounded downwards for the past 5 years. The company ...
    Posted Aug 2, 2019, 4:09 PM by Intelligent Investor
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