Learning to Let Go

Did we really believe the markets would go straight up forever? In investors' minds, was there ever a chance the markets could have a couple of down days? Of course not. But when your portfolio is one-sided and you enter the fray toward the end of a nice run, well, any down session is likely to give you an upset stomach.

As I've mentioned here many times, there are a million reasons to sell but there's only one reason to buy. Perhaps the excuse you needed was the release of those Federal Reserve minutes Wednesday, or some other news that hit on that day or the next. I can tell you this much -- if you did unload, you probably missed your chance to make nice gains Friday....326 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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