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by Jeff C. Johnson


When Is It Time to Sell?

To keep this post readable and a reasonable length, it's impossible for me to fully answer this question. There are too many answers that could be correct. But I’ll try to hit the high points. The best answer, from Warren Buffett, is never sell! His stated favorite holding period is forever. Make a long-term investment...

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by Jeff C. Johnson


Don't Confuse Brains with a Bull Market

It’s a lot of fun to buy, sell, and own stocks in a rising “bull” market. I’ve done it, and it made me feel really smart! When the inevitable downside comes, I’m reminded of one of my mentor’s words: “Don’t confuse brains with a bull market.” Despite the pandemic, the election challenges, a few politicians,...

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by Jeff C. Johnson


Don’t Hit It in the Sand!

“The successful man keeps his mind fixed on what he wants in life—not what he doesn’t want.” —Napoleon Hill Over the years I’ve witnessed examples of success and failure in the lives of clients and in my own life. In reflection, I’ve come to realize that having no goals or plans, accepting random results, is...

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by Jeff C. Johnson


Dollar-Cost Angie: I'm Not Good with Money

“Angie,” a friend of a friend, called me for financial advice in the early 1980s, saying, “I’m not good with money” and could use some help. I was a rookie stockbroker sitting at my desk “dialing for dollars” and trying to find new clients with money to invest. Frankly, I didn’t know all that much...

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by Jeff C. Johnson


Define Your Mission

In my previous post I stated that maintaining your investment positions through the inevitable ups and downs of the stock market is the best way to be in “the right place at the right time.” Everyone has heard this, most people know it, but some people just cannot do it! Leading up to the recent...

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