Time Targets Over Price Targets: Revolutionizing Stock Selling with a Buffet-Inspired Approach

Article Summary:

How do you decide when to sell a stock? In this post, we explore a unique approach to selling stocks – focusing on time targets rather than price targets. Drawing inspiration from Warren Buffet’s investment strategies and adapting them to shorter time horizons, we delve into why this method could lead to smarter investment decisions and potentially higher profits.


  1. Introduction
  2. Time vs. Price Targets
  3. Implementing Time Targets
  4. Case Studies
  5. Conclusion



“Why selling a stock isn’t about the price — it’s about the clock!” The traditional investing approach emphasizes price targets, but is that the best strategy? At StockGPTchat.com, we’ve taken a different route, focusing on time targets for selling stocks.

Time vs. Price Targets

Instead of setting a price to sell, like a 20% increase, we believe in a time-targeted approach. This means holding a stock for a predetermined period – in our case, 1-3 months – and then evaluating its performance for potential selling. This method aligns with the philosophy of Warren Buffet but on a compressed timeline. This allows us to potentially make more than that 20% but because our default approach to investing is a diversified portfolio, this approach ensures while some of our positions may not succeed, our portfolio in its entirety will, the average of which would typically be favorable. If we opted for a price target approach, we could get into a situation where we sell off winners too early and hold on to losers eventually making our portfolio, a portfolio of only losing stocks which also doesn’t give us the best chance for success.

Implementing Time Targets

“I’m adopting Warren Buffet’s time-based strategy but shrinking it to 1-3 months. Let’s see how it works.” By investing in undervalued stocks based on our matrix analysis, we aim to allow these stocks to reach a higher value within our set time frame. This approach helps in avoiding the pitfalls of waiting for a specific price, which may or may not be reached.

Case Studies

“Forget price targets, it’s time targets that make you rich!” Through various case studies, we’ve observed that this approach can lead to more disciplined and potentially more profitable investment decisions. It’s about understanding the market dynamics and the stock’s potential within a set period.


“And that’s how time, not price, made me a smarter investor!” In conclusion, while price targets have their place, time targets can offer a fresh perspective on stock selling strategies. This approach demands an understanding of market trends and the ability to forecast a stock’s short-term potential, leading to what we believe to be smarter investment decisions.

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