Dividend stocks... surviving the dips and sell-offs that come with investing in the stock market. Investing in the stock market can sometimes throw you into a tizzy or panic when your stocks dip in value. Some stocks do move up and down as much as 50% of the stock price during the trading year. Some new traders and even seasoned investors alike think they are ready for this type of movement. In reality they end up panicking when they see their account value drop like a rock and often make some dumb decisions like selling at a loss, or holding on to a loser too long. Keeping your cool and remembering why you are investing in the first place will save you some headaches and sleepless nights. ( I know I have had my share of those) Yes some stocks will fluctuate and you will be caught at some time with a position that is not as favorable as you would like. Now what do you do when your positions drop and you are not wanting to take a loss.
Ask yourself "why are you investing in the first place"? Are you investing for monthly cash flow or future appreciation? Your investment goals will give you clues on how to deal with these types of downturns. If the stock in question has a strong historical performance record of recovery and you can afford to wait it out... then do so. That may be an option, wait for the stock to recover as you collect the dividends. If the loss is small you may want to take it and move to the next dividend stock.
Basically if you want to survive dips and drops when investing in dividend stocks... just stick to your plan and keep a level head with your investing.
Just out of high school I decided to be self employed, after running a successful manufacturing business I had a problem of making more money than I knew what to do with. I started investing, after 23 years of investing I now want to share my strategy with a select few that want an extra edge in their own investing.