stocky, unfortunately you are referring, unintentionally, to an unfortunate result of making money on a particular stock. Investors do well in one stock and then go on to think they are the next Warren Buffet. The market quickly teaches them a lesson they don't soon forget!!! The market has a lot of similarities to gambling. Best thing to do if you make a killing in the market - take the money and run!!! Look at your old friend ss1867 - took his money out of AAA and has staggered drunkenly from one sure thing to another, all the while shedding money at each stop!!