6 Stocks to Sell Now

If you own any of these names, this might be a good time to lighten up your positions.

Stock market volatility—especially downward volatility—is back. In seven trading sessions from April 3 through April 11, the Dow Jones industrial average experienced four single-day triple-digit drops, including one of 267 points, as well as one day with a gain of 181 points. For all the wild swings, however, the bull market remains in force. The broader Standard & Poor’s 500-stock index, which has returned 211% since bottoming on March 9, 2009, is off a mere 0.5% from its record high.

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Contributing Writer, Kiplinger's Personal Finance
Carolyn Bigda has been writing about personal finance for more than nine years. Previously, she wrote for Money, and is a regular contributor to the Chicago Tribune.