Dump These 5 First-Quarter Winners Now


SellWhat a start to 2013.

The S&P 500 gained a whopping 10% in the first quarter of the year. That’s just the thirteenth time that the index posted a gain of 10% or more.

In all but two of those years, stocks continued to post gains in the remainder of the year.

That may all be well and good, but if you are like me you might be a bit more skeptical. This year might be the exception to that history.

The market made its hay thanks to the easy money policy of the Federal Reserve and a lack of options for investors looking to take more risk.

Now that the gains have been made it makes more than just a little sense to take some money off the table. That is especially true with some of the biggest winners in the market.

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Winners into losers

Nothing goes up forever. Eventually a stock will revert to its mean average returns. That means the winners in the first quarter are likely to be the losers of the second quarter.

Before that happens, consider liquidating these five stocks before it’s too late:



James (Jamie) Dlugosch is a contributing editor to MSN Money, The Street.com, InvestorPlace.com and Traders Reserve. He has a long and distinguished career in the investment industry that includes editorial and publishing stints with the highly rated Rational Investor, The Prudent Speculator and the current Penny Stock Winners. Jamie was a contributing editor to InvestorPlace Media where his content was syndicated to numerous on-line financial sites including MSN Money and AOL Finance. At the turn of the Millennium he was the President and CEO of Al Frank Asset Management where he honed his skills under the tutelage of the well respected guru, Al Frank. With The Rational Investor Jamie adapted Al Frank’s long-term market beating strategy to reduce risk and increase ease of use for subscribers. He was quickly rewarded for his efforts by compiling the second highest total return of all investment newsletters in 2004 according to The Hulbert Financial Digest. His investment approach has produced winning returns in competitions held by MSN Money in their long running Strategy Lab. He also has successfully raised private capital for a variety of private ventures including the purchase of Al Frank Asset Management, an investment now worth many times its original cost. Jamie is frequent guest and contributor to a wide range of financial television, radio and internet broadcasts including CNBC, Market Watch and MSNMoney. Jamie holds a B.A. in Political Science from UCLA and a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He resides in Minneapolis, MN with his wife Sarah and two daughters, Julia and Ellie.

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