He who defends everything defends nothing.When the market's flying and many stocks are in a bullish mode, it really doesn't matter how much you have on, or how many positions you have. The more exposure the better. But when things get tougher, you have to recognize that many stocks that you bought for better times may not be in good enough shape to rally. You can't own everything you would like to own. For example, you may have been playing the chemical sector with Eastman Chemical (EMN - Get Report), Dow Chemical (DOW - Get Report) and DuPont (DD - Get Report) because you saw the demand from China. Suddenly, General Motors (GM - Get Report) "
Rule No. 9: Defend Some Stocks, Not All
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