Jeff Reeves’s Strength in Numbers: Why you should let your stock winners run and dump your losers ASAP

Many investors have heard the old saw that “it’s not a stock market, but a market of stocks.” The saying is meant to imply that while we talk a lot about the general direction of a bull or bear market, it’s just as important to acknowledge the qualities of individual stocks.

It’s a mindset that’s worth remembering in 2018, when the S&P 500 Index SPX, -0.92% is sitting on a middling return of about 4% since Jan. 1, but there have been plenty of fireworks when you look at individual stocks across more focused time periods.

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