"Here is my advice -- Read. Read books that bring you sanity, the ones that will snap you back into the shell of investor and out of the sorry shell of nervous observer of the daily stock market melodrama. The following books are excellent choices and will come with plenty of sanity and sage advice. I'll start with It's When You Sell that Counts
by Donald Cassidy. Selling is usually as polular as candy the day after Halloween. During secular bull markets selling is frowned upon as buy and hold turns into investing religion."
"Anyone can buy stocks - the art for a successful stock broker however, lies in selling at just the right time. The third edition of It's When You Sell That Counts
is a guide for amateur stock brokers to help sell at the right time to maximize their profits. He presents a powerful hold/sell test to show when one should rid themself of a stock at it's peak, while examining what may prevent them from selling at the right time - both physical and psychological barriers. Packed cover to cover with invaluable advice for any broker, and enhanced with an index and many appendixes It's When You Sell That Counts
is highly recommended to personal finance shelves everywhere."
About the Author
Donald Cassidy is the founder and executive director of the Retirement Investing Institute (RII), a not-for-profit organization devoted to helping individual investors face the challenges of investing and retirement. Formerly, he was Senior Research Analyst, Lipper Inc., a Reuters Company, from 1990-2006. He is the author of five books on personal investing, including When the Dow Breaks (McGraw Hill), as well as a weekly radio guest on mutual funds for a local Denver radio station. In addition, he is the author of an online mutual funds curriculum for the Wall Street University.