The first quarter behind us. Boy did the stock market take us on a quite a ride for the first quarter. Plenty of stocks to consider/grab in the first part of the quarter and….well…the stock market has not stopped climbing for months. Regardless of how Mr. Market performed, I wanted to take this opportunity to reflect on the first three months and see how I am progressing towards the 2016 goals that I set back in December. It is still early on, so I can easily tweak where necessary! Now, lets dive into my Q1 2016 goals review.
As a dividend investor, I carry a buy and hold mentality with each stock purchase. Once a stock enters my portfolio, it rarely leaves. At least, that is the plan. However, as we all know, whether it is investing or life, circumstances change over time and we have to adapt to the constantly changing environment. For our investments, not all changes are positive and the changes may force us into a corner. Do we continue to hold the stock? Or do we sell? Man does it suck typing that word out. In this article, I am going to discuss 3 scenarios that would cause me to consider selling an investment and review my portfolio to see if any of my holdings fit 1 of the 3 descriptions.