Many "words of wisdom" have a counterpart.
Too Many Cooks Spoil The Broth vs The More The Merrier
Keep Your Nose to the Grindstone vs Step Back and Smell The Roses
So it is with investing. While I was beating myself up for selling TLM early in an attempt to move to more cash; I can at the same time be thankful I sold IDTI the same day (early as well) as it has tanked 9% since my sale.
It is important (I believe) as an investor to think about the entire portfolio at the end of the day, not specific stocks. You can drive yourself batty thinking I should have bought that, I should have sold this. No one is even close to perfect, so all investors make mistakes.
I believe the important part is to try and be disciplined, have a plan and stick with it. Not to change your approach week-by-week. I know I have more trading activity than most people, but the vast majority of my investments are in core positions that I do not trade. I really post what happens on the fringe here. So I might own 35 stocks at any given time. 30 of those (and an even greater % of total invested cash) are more or less locked down. So you see the 4 to 6 positions that I rotate around here.
That being said, here are my current discretionary holdings:
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