A value trap snaps shut.
Author: mispriced markets
I make a few changes to the portfolio and take this opportunity to complain about value traps some more.
The way most investors approach the market is all wrong. They are stumbling around in the dark, trying to make sense of the markets without having the information they need to make good decisions. Value investing can help light the way.
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I decide to climb out before I dig myself any deeper into this hole.
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An exciting play in the technology sector uses up the last of my excess cash.
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Strong commodity prices offer a good exit point.