The vast majority of financial literature is concerned with when to buy a stock and how to get a deal. The assumption seems to be that the time to sell is self-explanatory. The truth is that selling is just as important and intensive an operation as buying.

In this article, we will look at the main points you should consider when selling an investment.


Reasons to Sell

In general, investors want to offset gains until they can realize them in a lower tax bracket. For example, when you are at your earning prime, investing income will be taxed more stringently than when you are retired. Consequently, there are only a few reasons to sell before that time.

Reasons Not to Sell

Before deciding to sell, think about whether your investment goals are still realistic and within your current risk tolerance levels. There are a number of reasons when selling may not be your best option.


Source : Investopedia