Monday, August 06, 2007

Stock Market Strategies From My Advisor

Merrill Lynch recommends using the following investment strategies for periods of high stock market volatility:

"We have previously emphasized five strategies that have historically outperformed during periods of rising volatility:

1. High quality bonds.
2. Large Cap stocks, especially large cap growth stocks.
3. Defensive sectors such as Health Care and Consumer Staples
4. Developed Markets
5. Dividend and high quality income-oriented strategies.

To the best that we can determine, all five of these types of strategies have been outperforming during the recent increase in financial market volatility. "

I started investing in these areas in 2004 and completed coverage by summer of 2006. Here's hoping history repeats itself :-)

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This is not financial advice. Please consult a professional advisor.

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