Frequently Asked Questions

Pocket Pivot Review / Buyable Gap Ups
Selling- do you tell us when to sell stocks?

The Pocket Pivot Review or Buyable Gap Up stocks may or may not be updated, depending on whether we see a point to doing an update. How you want to handle selling the position is up to you based on your own stop-loss risk preference.

That said, always keep your stops within your maximum risk loss levels, and read our FAQs on selling:

Should I buy or sell stock/ETF XYZ here? What do you think of stock/ETF XYZ?


It is beyond the scope of the website to provide personalized investment advice, evaluations, and recommendations - if every VoSI member asked us for such advice it would overwhelm our resources. To provide a forum for such questions, however, we have provided a live webinar service wherein attendess can ask specific questions regarding certain stocks or other securities. Otherwise we provide personal investment consultative and advisory services at a starting rate of $5,000 per month for investors interested in having us work more closely with them in a personal, one-on-one format.

That said, we do our best to cover all stocks we think deserve comment, then send out real-time email updates to all members. Some stocks are only recommended as buys, then it is up to each investor to determine when they wish to sell. Guiding investors in selling has its challenges since each investor has different risk tolerance levels and time horizons. Note, just because we dont recommend a stock for purchase does not mean it might not fit your portfolio.

Our own individual selling styles can vary greatly since variables in our accounts may be different such as % long vs % short and account diversification preference.

Some investors prefer to use the 50dma outright as their sell guide instead of the 10dma provided the stock doesnt violate their maximum loss point, which also is different for each investor. But that said, we will sometimes issue sell recommendations on stocks if we see danger ahead.

Also, for further clarification on some selling strategies, read the FAQ How do you set your sell stops?

Published: Oct 11 2010, Modified: Aug 27 2012