Some are traders. So they will make use of market volatility or range bound market to trade stocks. Some will buy stocks thinking that they will go up further. Some will sell stocks thinking to buy again when they fall again. Some don’t have any reason to sell stocks as long as they are happy with strong fundamentals. Some are panic buyers and sellers. Some sell stocks due to personal reasons or seasonal adjustment in portfolio. Some top traders buy stocks on the way up in every pullback or minor correction. Some have good knowledge about technical and momentum trading. Some are intelligent investors. Some have their own strategy. Some know ability to estimate earnings and coming major move. Some are box traders. Still they make mistakes including some foreign investors.
We cannot win and lose all the time.
New comers should learn about stocks before they buy and sell stocks. Those who have experience and knowledge about industry that they follow will have edge over others. If you want to select stocks you should know about their businesses very well. Following crowd is very dangerous in the stock market. If we don’t stay in the market then we cannot make any capital gain. Even if we want to stay in the market we should have some risk management system. New comers should understand that experienced investors have edge over others. Therefore, new comers should learn before they invest in markets.
Taking profit, taking losses, panic attack all are part of this process. It is time to focus on companies which are having some of the following.
Creating shareholder value in the long run
Maintaining good risk management system
Identifying new opportunities
Ability to generate more cash flow in the future
Higher ROE in the future
Higher forward earnings
New opportunities and growth prospects
Making share prices stronger by reporting attractive yearly earnings