Investment Changes Summary
With the backdrop of market fluctuations and the confirmation of the Fed raising interest rates this year, here are some of the changes we have made in our portfolios:
- Shortened bond fund durations within the conservative portion of our portfolios
- Reduced and diversified some of our concentrated technology holdings
- Increased exposure to larger, dividend-paying companies
In other words, “buy boring” is our strategy in this environment. These changes are intended to position our diversified portfolios toward an even higher focus on quality, less interest rate-sensitive holdings.
Click Here to read our latest thoughts on the impact of rate hikes on the markets.
As you know, we follow a disciplined and diversified asset allocation process to building our portfolios. We believe in long-term investing, not short-term speculation. We lean on our LPL Research team of 50+ professionals for ongoing asset allocation and fund screening. (Remember, LPL offers no proprietary products, which enables us to make objective decisions.) Then, we utilize a secondary screening through Morningstar (a third-party investment research company) for another layer of due diligence.
Rebalancing a portfolio may cause investors to incur tax liabilities and/or transaction costs and does not assure a profit or protect against a loss. Value investments can perform differently from the market as a whole. They can remain undervalued by the market for long periods of time. International investing involves special risks such as currency fluctuation and political instability and may not be suitable for all investors. Tactical allocation may involve more frequent buying and selling of assets and will tend to generate higher transaction cost. Investors should consider the tax consequences of moving positions more frequently.
The opinions voiced in this material are for general information only and are not intended to provide specific advice or recommendations for any individual. Because of their narrow focus, sector investing will be subject to greater volatility than investing more broadly across many sectors and companies. Stock and mutual fund investing involves risk including loss of principal. There is no guarantee that a diversified portfolio will enhance overall returns or outperform a non-diversified portfolio. Diversification and asset allocation do not protect against market risk.
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