Saturday, February 2nd, 2019 February2nd2019

Sell for More News: Morgan Stanley says it’s time to sell…your stocks

Published on February 2nd, 2019

Sell for More News is a weekly blog series with interesting information from the world of commercial real estate.

 

Given that big Wall Street firms are almost perpetually bullish about stocks, Morgan Stanley just raised eyebrows when they advised investors to sell…and do it now.

“We struggle to see the upside in hanging on just to see how long we can. We think it is better to hop off now and rest up for the next rodeo,” says Michael Wilson, the chief equity strategist at Morgan Stanley.

“Maybe the bull ride has not gone a full ‘8 seconds’ but we’d look to dismount anyway. We’re close enough and bulls can be dangerous animals.”

I think there are obvious parallels to commercial real estate investments.  In many markets and with many property types we’re still near peak values.  There isn’t much incentive to continue to ride unless you have a long-term horizon.

Many investors would be wise to sell now to lock in their gains.  That said, the thing that holds most sellers back is their reluctance to pay the capital gain taxes that will result from selling for a large profit.

 


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About Beau Beach, CCIM

Beau is a tenacious Commercial Real Estate Broker, author and adoring father of four. His clients appreciate his no-nonsense demeanor and his legendary work ethic.

Beau leads Prowess IRES which is a commercial real estate broker for sellers in the Nashville, Milwaukee, South Florida and Chicago markets.

He’s the author of the books The 3 Reasons: Why Most Commercial Properties Don’t Sell and True Wealth: What Every Seller Should Know About 1031 Exchanges.

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