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Chicago, IL – January 2, 2019 - Stocks in this week’s article are Braskem S.A. BAK, Etsy, Inc. ETSY, Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. LYV, Gardner Denver Holdings, Inc. GDI and PTC Inc. PTC.
5 Toxic Stocks to Dump or Play Short
Just like selecting good and undervalued stocks on a regular basis is one of the keys to investing success, identifying and proactively getting rid of toxic stocks is also crucial to maximizing portfolio returns.
A toxic stock is basically one that trades at a price not supported by its fundamental strength. Moreover, these stocks generally have a high level of debt. The price of these stocks is artificially inflated. Irrational exuberance associated with a stock may lead to overpricing. Owning such stocks for an inordinate period could lead to erosion of wealth for an investor.
However, if you can correctly identify the toxic stocks, you may also gain by resorting to an investment technique called short selling. In short selling, one can sell an un-owned stock and then purchase it when the price falls. Naturally, short selling has excelled in bear markets, while it typically loses money in bull markets.
As such, identifying toxic stocks is also imperative in shielding one’s portfolio from massive losses or making profits by short selling them.
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