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The markets are taking a dip – again – and every fibre in your being is telling you to "Sell, sell, sell!"

It's a natural reaction. Our emotions take over and we make dumb investing decisions.

We end up buying into euphoric markets when prices are near their peaks. Then we sell during downturns when prices are low, and miss out on gains when markets rebound, says Kathryn Del Greco, a vice-president and investment adviser at TD Waterhouse. She was featured in a recent Globe story on the psychology behind when to sell an investment.

"Emotion can lead to poor and expensive decisions," says Ms. Del Greco, who joined us for a chat, sponsored by TD Bank, about when to sell.

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