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3 Strategies For Selling

As investors brace for another rocky day in the markets, it’s only natural to think about whether to join the hoards of sellers, and if so, how. But creating an exit strategy is particularly tricky in this environment, when sudden market movements can turn losses back into gains (and vice versa). Still, better to start with a plan, advisers say. For investors planning to sell, here are three ways to do it:

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Sell what’s peaked, then the dogs

Aaron Schindler, certified financial planner at Wealth Advisory Group LLC, New York: I would only sell if you need cash to get through the next nine to 12 months. If that’s the case, I’d start by looking for stocks with decent profits, growth stocks that have grown so significantly that you believe really have run their course even if they’re 5% to 10% off their peak. I would look at tech portfolios to see what’s run. Then I would turn to the dogs — stocks where you don’t think there’s much of a future and that had been losing for a while before this recent downturn began.

Take tax losses and focus on dividends

Gary Schatsky, president of, New York: If you don’t have too much equity exposure to begin with, there’s an opportunity to see if you can improve returns by maintaining exposure but realizing a tax loss. In general, you want to hold on to dividend paying stocks. But if they got hurt in the downturn and there are other comparable dividend payers, take the loss and buy the others, so while you’re sitting around waiting for rebound you’re locking in tax savings.

Sell the wants, hold the needs

Mark Lamkin, CEO of Lamkin Wealth Management, Louisville, Ky.: It’s a basic concept of wants vs. needs. We’re going into some uncertainty in the economy and I think consumers will hunker down more. If you own shares in companies that cater to peoples’ wants, look for an alternative. Multinationals are still exporting more than ever and those exports will persist because of the cheap dollar, so they can be a safer hold with good cash flow. Small- to medium-sized businesses aren’t getting that advantage since they’re selling here.


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