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Hello, I'm new to TMF and really enjoying it. I love the philosophy of buying long term and investing in companies, not the market. However, there may be reasons to want to sell, and I can't seem to find any guidance on that. Here are some situations I can think of:
1. I made a killing on a stock, wouldn't I want to make some of those gains real and take some (not all) profits from the table?
2. A good stock went down and is a great buying opportunity. I need to come up with cash, so wouldn't I sell some positions with less growth potential?
3. I need to start taking income from my investments (they have now served their purpose)
4. Things just don't look as good or are more uncertain for a stock, so wouldn't I want to cut my losses and wait for a turnaround or look for a better stock?

These are just some thoughts that don't think negate the investment principles, put pose management challenges. What does David, Tom and the other fools do?

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