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stocks have high risk. Fortunately, not many speculative situations
turn out to be disasters, but some do -- that is a risk you must
accept. Here are three of my most important strategies:
1. Be prudent -- the total funds allocated to speculative stocks
should be limited to a small percentage of your cash, certainly
no more than you could lose without discomfort. I then suggest no
more than 5% of that small portion be invested in any one stock,
to spread your risk.
2. Do not accept my opinion as the reason to invest. Call the
company. Get a feel yourself. If you are not totally comfortable,
pass. I give you an ample number of possibilities. My task is to
expose you to potentially profitable situations. You have the responsibility
of making any investment decision. Do not give up that responsibility.
3. Since in a monthly newsletter, even with the planned e-mail
updates, it is not possible to tell you when to sell, I suggest
you apply a moving stop-loss strategy. If the price goes up, raise
your stop-loss guideline point to something like 20% below the new
price. Keep doing that as the price rises. If the price goes down
to your stop-loss point, grit your teeth & sell. This limits loss,
but lets profits increase.
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