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PROFIT TAKING

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  1. What do you do if you have a small profit in front of you and there is the possibility or a larger one?
  2. Do you recommend scaling out of a position?
  3. What do you thinkabout selling a third of my position when my stocks have risen by 50%?
  4. What is the best policy on profit-taking?
  5. What do you do when a stock has gone up a great deal?
  6. I am concerned about giving back a lot or all of my profit on good moves because the logical stop-loss is so far away. Any thoughts?
  7. I currently use pivot point lows as my trailing stop, but they do not always appear. What else can I do?
  8. What trailing stop do you use for your value model?
  9. Do you consider Risk/Reward ratio important for choosing stocks to invest in?
  10. Some professional traders have talked about using the reverse 2% rule to protect profits. Have you used it in your trading approach and is that compatible with your two models?
  11. I would like to ask regarding how to set a profit target once I have entered into a trade. I have often lost my potential profit where I sometimes get out to early or stay too long in the market. How do you manage this kind of situation?