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By piccola, February 6, 2020

Hello all,
Just joined your site and am finding helpful information, especially in the debunking of ”hot tips”. I see the annual portfolio report has proven stocks with good returns. My question is if there are recommendations for new stocks, since most in the portfolio have already had quite a run up?
I’m looking to invest about $40k, with another $40k in about 6 months.
In the past I spent a lot of time researching and was very early in AMD, TTD, NVDA, SQ and others. I’ve tended to let fear get in my way and end up selling too early. I don’t know all the ins and outs of this site, but will there be stock ideas that are more entry or mid level? In other words, ones that aren’t currently at the ATH?
Thanks for any feedback or advice,

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Travis Johnson, Stock Gumshoe

Hi Piccola, Thanks for joining us. I don’t know what the future will hold. I make new investments with some regularity and report on those to the Irregulars, both in add-on purchases to stocks I already own and in new additions to the portfolio (I’ve added three new stocks to the portfolio in the last month, for example). I make no attempt to “recommend” a new stock each month, I just relate the decisions I’m making with my portfolio — I found years ago that choosing a “stock of the month” was not nearly as honest a representation of my… Read More ยป

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Hello Piccola. I think you made some good stock picks. In terms of your fear factor and selling too early, I’d suggest you look into trailing stops. They’re a great way to limit your potential losses. I would suggest, however, that you not make them too tight. In my portfolio I usually place them between 15% and 20%. They can help you sleep a little better at night.