Myth – It’s Not a Loss Until You Sell It

This week I tackle a misconception that I run across every once in a while.

“It’s not a loss unless I sell it”

Sorry, it doesn’t work that way. You’ve lost the money whether you sell it or not, and the question you should ask yourself is “is this the right allocation for this sum of money right now, understanding I can’t change what has already happened?”

Listen to my video below.

 



The information being provided is strictly as a courtesy. Our company makes no representation as to the completeness or accuracy of information provided at these sites. Nor is the company liable for any direct or indirect technical or system issues or any consequences arising out of your access to or your use of third-party technologies, sites, information and programs made available through this site. When you access one of these sites, you assume total responsibility and risk for your use of the sites you are visiting.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average is an unmanaged, price-weighted index of 30 large capitalization stocks with dividends reinvested.

The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index (“S&P 500”) is an unmanaged, market capitalization weighted index of 500 widely held stocks, with dividends reinvested, and is often used as a proxy for the stock market.

The Nasdaq Composite is an unmanaged, market capitalization weighted index of stocks listed on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, and are reported as price return without reinvestment of dividends.

Indexes are often used as a proxy for the stock market and cannot be invested in directly.