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Posted by: Michael Mandel on August 07
Not that anyone cares…but I try to align my portfolio with my views on the economy and the markets. So before the jobs report came out this morning, I shifted my portfolio away from domestic equities.
That’s because I think we’re heading for a weak second half of the year. Nothing in today’s jobs report changed my mind. In addition, I’ve got heavy college expenses, so I’m leaning more conservative.
My last market call came in March ( see here), and it was reasonably good—since then the market is up about 20%. But the easy gains may be over.
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