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mongoose1969,

You wrote, Since I've only taken a loss on paper at the moment...

Price matters and changes in it should also influence your buying and selling decisions. It may not be the only factor; but it's an important one.

I hate hearing people talk this way. Losses in your brokerage account are always real ... more or less. How real can be affected by the liquidity of the investment; but the broker is always making an honest effort to value your securities at what they can be sold for today. So if your broker says you have a (unrealized) loss. You have a loss - you're just not done with the position yet.

- Joel
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