Glad to hear you took your chips off the table.
The problem with that is timing it though and figuring out when in the strength is the time to sell as you can risk leaving a lot of chips behind.
Take Amazon for example, 2008 it was around $80 a share, 2 years later it had doubled in value to $160. Great everyone is buying and it is really strong, the contrarian is selling into the strength and you pat yourself on the back for a double bagger. But hold on, the price keeps going up, contrarian says not to buy into the strength, maybe even short it, but it keeps going up, still the contrarian says no, and it keeps going up and keeps going up and hits a high of around $2,000!
Yes you got the 2 bagger and doubled your money but by being a contrarian and selling out into the strength you miss out on a 25 bagger.
Have you been selling out of your Berkshire Hathaway, selling into the strength?