I have been trying to come up with a more reliable sell strategy but am a little stumped. The best thing I have come up with so far is a set of rules that, basically, limit the loss on a stock to -15% and tries to capture profits. It is kind of like a trailing stop that is done manually instead of automatically if the stock Closes less than 12% from its recent high. However, you only apply this 12% trailing stop after the stop is above the buy price. Before then, the stop is at -15% of the buy price. This tends to prevent selling early on but limits losses on the plungers. Also, most stocks that dip below the -12% stop come back up some in a few days so you can get them a point or two higher and every bit helps. Following these rules stickly I believe I have beaten the 46% 12 year average by a few percent. I have done my research as best as I could but detailed 12 year old stock charts are hard to find. So, I looking for a better sell strategy. Any ideas?
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