Use a Barbell Approach for Weighty Gains

The recent negative headlines out of Europe, the downward blip in U.S. Labor growth and the subsequent selloff in the U.S. stock market are stark reminders that investment risks and volatility continue.

Rather than try to time the "risk on" or "risk off" trade, we suggest using a portfolio construction barbell approach designed for versatility in either environment. The goal is to have half your stocks targeted to achieve healthy appreciation with the other half geared to providing stability and income, with lower appreciation expectations....420 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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