A Useful Breakdown Of Systems In Merchant Finance

Profits on a given position have no necessary limits, but a loss can never exceed 8%. It is like pulling the weeds out of a garden so they don't choke the growth of desirable merchant capital. If losers are left in the portfolio where they can counterbalance the gains of the winners, performance will suffer. Merchant loans that have declined and shares that do not rise as expected accomplishes several things. Even though it is not always “necessary” to sell when a stock falls perhaps we believe the position will recover in time, we know that better long-term results can be achieved if we do sell and redeploy the assets. If these adjustments cannot be made every day, they should be made at least once a week. To maintain a portfolio of winners, you have to keep getting rid of the losers and non-performers.

We believe that stops should be ratcheted up as a stock rises. Let's use a merchandising metaphor. Profits on a given position have no necessary limits, but a loss can never exceed 8%. Selling shares that “misbehave” frees up assets that the investor can redeploy to shares with greater profit-taking potential. It is important for a merchant to get rid of inventory that doesn't move these items are a drain on resources' in order to free up shelf-space and to have more resources money available to buy stock that will move and generate profits. It frees up resources that can be used to buy other shares more likely to rise in value.

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