http://profitableinvestingtips.com/stock-investing/deciding-which-stocks-to-sell Deciding Which Stocks to Sell As investors watch the market fall the issue becomes one of deciding which stocks to sell. A common problem when the market corrects is that investors panic. The Wall Street Journal notes that as the Dow industrials sink many sell everything and then decide what they should have held on to. U.S. stocks tumbled to their lowest levels since a late August rout, as investors punished the year’s biggest winners and losers alike in a search for profits in the market’s downturn. Monday’s broad declines signaled further volatility could be ahead in sectors beyond energy and raw materials, which investors have hammered as commodity prices have tumbled. “The concerns that triggered the drop in stock prices in August are still with us,” said Kate Warne, investment strategist at Edward Jones. Investors are “selling the winners,” she said. “When investors get nervous about the overall market they sell everything and then figure out what things they shouldn’t have sold.” The market is correcting and may correct further. Taking a rational approach to deciding which stocks to sell makes a lot more sense that panicking and selling everything. That being the case where to you look for keepers and what do you sell as fast as you can? Anything Related to China The Chinese economy is cooling off, rapidly. There are certainly winners among China stock ADRs but as the market panics good stocks may be punished along with bad ones. What is the time horizon for getting out of and then back into Chinese stocks? Bloomberg writes about Chinese stocks rebounding. This refers to the Chinese stock market in Shanghai but will be watched for cues by US ADR investors.