written by reader This question is for Travis, if you could/would answer.

By tracyb, March 9, 2021

Hello, I am a new investor, since March 2020, have had some great rides and watching my portfolio sell of but still way ahead.
I listen to Fool Live, and read Stock Gumshoe regularly. The Fool are are buy and hold long term philosophy and they have stated that if Dave/Tom had not ever sold any stocks that they purchased that they would be richer today.
In this newsletter you seem to TRADE stocks but still have a long term philosophy.
My question is simple in theory, execution may be a bit harder.

Would you have more money today if you had never sold any of the stocks that you have purchased, no stop losses, no TRADING, just buy and hold?

Not sure how you would deduce that, maybe just go back to the first time ever buying a new stock and from that day see where it is and overall total of the amount had you never sold compared to where you are today trading the way you have?
Please forgive me, if this is a stupid question but with what I am seeing with this sell off and possibly knowing that there is no need to worry because if you just hold on, you will always be better off.

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