hi, i have questions about having a contrarian viewpoint. yesterday, a stock i owned plummented 50% leaving me with a $1000 paper loss. now i find myself deciding whether to sell the stock and take a loss or hold the stock. luckily, i didn't have my whole account tied to this stock and other stocks i own are up alleviating the loss on my account. I tell myself that all the people that would've sold, probably already did so. if they didn't sell yesterday, then they sold today, Since the stock dropped another 20% today. I also tell myself that if I sold, that I would be part of the crowd. Here's my belief: If the majority of people are sellers (say 90%) then the buyers will have to be 10 times as large to accomodate all of this selling. By the time the majority of people have already sold, this leaves nothing but buyers to bid the stock up. But on the other hand I find myself hoping and rationalizing that this stock is coming back because my contrarian viewpoint tells me everybody has sold already. But I've learned from past experiences that stocks that do bad, usually keep doing bad. Sometimes they'll come back, but it takes awhile to. So, can anyone tell me how I can find a balance between the two? Enlighten me with some wisdom? Any advice would be appreciated. I'm always indecisive like this and this is taking a major impact on my portfolio. Thanks a lot.