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-when stocks go down as a group, that's a time to shop

-if a stock goes down 25% that you like for non-company specific reasons, if you pass on it then force yourself to write down why instead of debating in the head

-for sells, do trades the day after. Form the conclusion, get what you want to do in your mind, but do the trade one day later. This lets the sleeping brain think about it. And sure, the stock may go down the next day, but that doesn't happen often enough to get worried about it

-Just sit on some things. Sit. Sit. Sit. Ride it out. You'll know which one.

-If you think something is a good idea, remember that the stock is not being followed by 1,000,000 people all at once. Even big stocks take time to attract attention (even if a few days), but there is a myopic tendency to think that everybody knows what you know especially if that thing is obvious; they don't, and you've got some time

-if you think something is a good idea, finish that thought. In fact, don't let stray thoughts remain in your brain - write them down, and set a time to act on them. Pay attention to 'feelings', esp. if your track record indicates those feelings are usually justified.

-if you really like something, force yourself to put MORE in it than you first think about it at first review (see put in the trade next day)

-only watch Cramer for BUYS! Never take any of Cramer's sell recommendations seriously, as he knows a little about lots and lots and lots of stocks and has to talk about them all the time on every episode

-if an idea comes to your attention, FINISH that idea. Make yourself use a system of 15m-30m-120m etc until you come to a conclusion. Don't be afraid to let something go - but only after you've spent 15m (minutes) on it.

-some industries are just too hard. If you must, use ETFs there.

-buy when things are on sale. As an example, MCO only gets cheaper when people are worried. For those with a long-term view, that's the time to buy.

-don't respond to anything negative online - EVER. Life's too short, and the fellow going after you is a snot nosed kid with no life.

-stocks go down for short-term reasons and worry; look carefully if those reasons are valid; if so, sell. if not, buy more.

Everyone have a happy and prosperous New Year! Thanks for all your help in 2016 and friendship, helpful postings, and great ideas!
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