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Do you ever sell long term investments whose price is falling?

You ask whether I would sell a stock that is going down and the answer is yes. But I am not doing what you describe as long term investing, so it is not really relevant.

You described a brief outline of Alan Hull's method. I don't think you can ask what I do and apply it to Alan's plan. The parts of an investment plan are all inter-related.

You say that Alan Hull maintains that dividends do not fall even though share prices fall. This is not true for individual companies. However, if you have a broad portfolio of quality stocks, it MAY be true. You would need to research this before relying on it.

My plan does not involve a broad portfolio, so for me the idea that dividends may hold up on a broad portfolio is not relevant.