Sometimes it can make sense to sell in a bear market. Say you like a stock (A) that you have following better than a stock (B) you have. If you sell stock B in bear market you will have lower capital gains or higher capital loss that selling in a normal or high market. If you buy stock A in a bear market you will be paying a lower price than in a normal or high market.
The kicker is that you would be better off doing this transaction in a bear market. Stock tend to trade relatively at the same price ratio. Say stock B trades about 10% lower than stock A. If in a bear market stocks fall 40%, all stocks tend to fall 40%. In a bear market 10% of the lower figures is less than it is of a higher figure. So, in absolute dollar terms you are ahead in doing the trade in a bear market.
On my other blog I wrote yesterday about CI Financial Corp (TSX-CIX, OTC-CIFAF) ... learn more. Next, I will write about Computer Modelling Group Ltd. (TSX-CMG, OTC-CMDXF) ... learn more on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 around 5 pm.
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