Advertisement
Markets

Know When to Fold

A new Web site will e-mail alerts when your stock hits bear country.

There's no shortage of advice on when to buy stocks, but there's precious little on when to sell. A new Web site, SmartStops.net, wants you to consider your exit strategy.

Each trading day, the site calculates suggested selling prices for more than 4,000 stocks and exchange-traded funds -- one price for investors looking ahead six months or less and another for longer-term holders. The formula adjusts for volatility; SmartStops is supposed to capture the start of a significant downward trend.

Advertisement - Article continues below

Ten years of back-tested data shows you'd have saved money bailing out of stocks when SmartStops said to. But, of course, only a track record in the real world can prove whether the timing will be spot-on.

Still, you can key in up to five stocks a day for free. If you register, you can track three stocks and get e-mail alerts if they hit the sell mark (the fee jumps to $9.95 a month and up for larger portfolios). TD Ameritrade customers get the service free and can order their holdings sold automatically if they reach the SmartStop. Partnerships with other online brokers are on the way, says SmartStops.

Advertisement

Most Popular

HSAs Get Even Better
Financial Planning

HSAs Get Even Better

Workers have more options with flexible spending accounts, too.
July 2, 2020
2020 Stock Market Holidays and Bond Market Holidays
Markets

2020 Stock Market Holidays and Bond Market Holidays

Is the market open today? Take a look at which holidays the stock markets and bond markets take off in 2020.
July 1, 2020
Find a Great Place to Retire
happy retirement

Find a Great Place to Retire

Our cities provide plenty of space to spread out without skimping on health care or other amenities.
July 2, 2020

Recommended

21 Dividend Increases During the COVID Crisis
dividend stocks

21 Dividend Increases During the COVID Crisis

These 21 stocks were doling out dividend increases as the coronavirus crisis accelerated – and as many stocks were cutting or outright suspending thei…
July 3, 2020
The Awkward Relationship Between Markets and the Economy
investing

The Awkward Relationship Between Markets and the Economy

Why is the stock market doing so well during such a rough time? Well, it’s because the stock market and the economy are not the same thing.
July 3, 2020
Closing Bell 7/2/20: Double Dose of Jobs Data Drives Stocks Higher
Markets

Closing Bell 7/2/20: Double Dose of Jobs Data Drives Stocks Higher

The Nasdaq closed the holiday-shortened week at all-time highs after Thursday's data dump showed progress on the American employment front.
July 2, 2020
Is the Stock Market Closed for the Fourth of July?
Markets

Is the Stock Market Closed for the Fourth of July?

Independence Day falls on a Saturday in 2020. As a result, the bond and stock markets are closed for a long holiday weekend. Here's a look at the mark…
July 2, 2020