This column was originally published on RealMoney on Nov. 11 at 10:40 a.m. EST. It's being republished as a bonus for TheStreet.com readers.Fascinations with stocks from the past continue to plague those of us who like to think of the future. This week I met with investors who owned, respectively, Dell (DELL), Cisco (CSCO - Get Report), Sun Micro (SUNW) and Oracle (ORCL - Get Report). In each case I told them to sell the stocks. In each case I said these stocks' best years are behind them. In each case I said that they should move on to find the next Dell, the next Cisco, the next Sun and the next Oracle.
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