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Investment: The toughest decision

Should you stay or should you go? Deciding when to sell is the toughest decision of the lot

By Andy Davis   182

Plenty of investors face the same dilemma right now: equity markets have had a good run since late last August, when Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke signalled a second round of stimulus in the US. But the end of easy money is now in sight, oil prices are rising and inflation is becoming a more pressing problem in many parts of the world. These are all, on the face of it, bearish signs, and yet many equity markets remain close to their highs. If trouble lies ahead, there are few obvious signs of it yet.

So what to do? Should…

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