Hello, I purchased a stock at a pretty high price (20 shares at $150) and when it crashed, i kept buying the dips until my price average is the current cost of the stock (currently have 50 shares at $140). I want to pull some money out of the market (in case other stocks dip) as well as I want to invest in other stocks. I sold the 20 shares at $150 for the current market rate of $140. Basically i sold the shares at my average price but chose the highest costing shares to liquidate. My price average went lower to $134 (30 shares at $134). Essentially I wanted to reposition myself at a lower cost average. I know i incurred a paper loss, however, did i incur a real loss? In my mind, as long as i am selling at my average price (or above), I would at least break even if i chose to take a "loss" selling my higher cost shares. I would also reposition myself with a better price average. Is this correct or did I really incur a loss (the difference between the share prices of at 150 vs 140)? thanks!