What is Pat’s commentary for the week of September 12, 2017

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Dear Inner Circle member:

Here are some questions you may have asked yourself when you thought about stocks that went sideways or down after you bought them.

“How long do I hang on to the losers in my portfolio before I sell?”

If your goal is to cut risk and improve your long-term returns, there’s no simple answer. Stock prices are volatile. They react, often randomly, to all sorts of factors. The factors and the strength of the reactions shift randomly as well. The fact that a stock went down for any particular period has no bearing on what it will do next, regardless of whether you owned it.

Look at it this way: If you researched the stock but never got around to buying, and then it went down, the drop in price might make you like it more. Rather than sell because it dropped, you might instead decide to buy because it’s cheaper.

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TSI Network is the online home of Pat McKeough’s highly successful family of investment publications, TSI The Successful Investor, TSI Stock Pickers Digest, TSI Wall Street Stock Forecaster and TSI Canadian Wealth Advisor. While most media outlets only cover the popular investment theories of the day, TSI Network goes beyond the headlines to get to the heart of what really affects you – the individual investor. The site is based on Pat’s rock-solid investing system and his unflinching focus on helping North American investors make the right choices for their own unique investment needs. A professional investment analyst for more than 25 years, Pat has developed a stock-selection technique that has proven reliable in both bull and bear markets. His proprietary ValuVesting System™ focuses on stocks that provide exceptional quality at relatively low prices. Many savvy investors and industry leaders consider it the most powerful stock-picking method ever createdAs early as 1980, Pat was recognized as #1 in the world of published investment advice by the Washington, DC–based Newsletter Publishers Association, and he was the first multi-year winner of The Globe and Mail‘s stock picking contest. Both CBS MarketWatch and The Hulbert Financial Digest recognize Pat as one of North America’s top stock analysts. The Wall Street Journal calls him “one of only four investment newsletter advisors who have managed to serve their readers well over the long haul.”

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