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We're Encashing this Opportunity after Fifteen Years. Don't Miss Your Chance!
Feb 10, 2017

  • Profit booking in safe stocks
  • When to use stop losses
  • The countdown is over

Investing in them lets you sleep peacefully.

Not even the worst market crash will destroy your wealth.

You gain more than the index during bull markets.

You lose less during bear phases.

And occasionally...you pocket some big gains and hefty dividends.

That's safe stocks for you.

I only make two types of recommendations to my StockSelect subscribers: Buy safe stocks, sell stocks when they become unsafe. Like I recently recommended they sell ITC and Tata Chemicals.

Obviously, it's usually valuations and low safety margins that make stocks unsafe.

We've had a few instances of stocks going much higher after we recommended subscribers sell them.

Take TVS Motors, for example. Our April 2012 buy recommendation was based on compelling valuations. The company's strong product pipeline was an important, but secondary, factor. But TVS did not have a history of marketing its products too well. And the overhang of economic slowdown was a huge threat to the industry's growth prospects.

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