A sputtering economy, implosions at financial institutions, or just plain bad management -- on any given day, investors can name a number of reasons to sell a stock. Yet while panic never benefits investors, it's good practice to play devil's advocate with our investments from time to time.
In Motley Fool CAPS, more than 120,000 members have weighed in on more than 5,400 stocks, sharing bullish and bearish opinions alike.
In the case of Canadian mobile email king Research In Motion
1. Falling behind
In an intensified smartphone market, some investors are concerned about RIM's increased spending for new devices and its ability to bring products to market on time. Steve Jobs gleefully pointed out that Apple's
2. Changing market
Competition from the iPhone and smartphones from Nokia
3. The party's over
Research In Motion has brought huge returns to investors over the past decade, but like other huge companies such as Oracle
Of course, Research In Motion has survived and thrived despite dozens of obstacles. But whether the company can continue to do so is a whole different question. That's why CAPS is such a great resource to augment your own analysis.
Further skeptical Foolishness:
Stock news, financial commentary, and your daily dose of Foolishness: Get plugged in to The Motley Fool on Twitter!
The Motley Fool Stock Advisor service looks for companies like Apple, with strong management poised to beat the market over the long haul. To see all the stocks that have helped Tom and David Gardner beat the market by 29 points on average, take a free 30-day trial.
Fool contributor Dave Mock can do threesies no problem -- anything beyond foursies is another story. He owns shares of Motorola. Nokia is an Inside Value selection. Google is a Rule Breakers pick. Apple is a Stock Advisor recommendation. The Fool's disclosure policy will go door to door to get its message out.