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My question is this: Let's say i'm investing $10,000 into a business venture and it provides me a steady, growing rate of return through a quarterly dividend. At what point is it prudent to pull my original investment money out and spread it into another venture? -- Ramsees

It's prudent to pull the money out when you have - not "think you can find" - a better place to put it.

If you have severe doubts of the viability of the venture, a simple savings account may be a better place to put it. Likewise if you have an expected upcoming expense such that you'd really need to have the $10K highly accessible on short notice.

Keeping a certain amount of highly-liquid capital available for emergencies or unexpected opportunities is also a legitimate thing to do.

But "the market in general is doing even better" is not having a better place to put the money. First, identify what else - specifically - you'd like to put the money into. Which may be a broad-market index fund, but that's still a specific thing.
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