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What we think about stock investing

  • Broad diversification across all segments of the domestic stock market helps reduce volatility.
  • Large-, mid-, and small-capitalization stocks should be held in proportions roughly similar to that of the overall U.S. stock market.
  • Investors should hold both growth and value stocks in similar proportions.
  • Investing between 20% and 40% of your stock portfolio in international stocks can help you diversify.

All investing is subject to risk, including the possible loss of principal. Diversification does not protect against a loss in a declining market or ensure a profit. Foreign investing involves additional risks including currency fluctuations and political uncertainty.

 

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