‘Boring’ can be better. Here’s why

at in which point in which we’re in December, one portfolio manager says the best way to position oneself inside the completely new year can be having a combination of passive along with also active investment.

Plus, said Chad Morganlander, portfolio manager at Washington Crossing Advisors, getting into “boring, quality names” with rising dividends will benefit investors most. Here’s why.

  • With tactical asset allocation, passive vehicles like exchange-traded funds offer exposure to broader markets.
  • At the same time, active management along with also picking low-volatility stocks in which will outperform in times of market turbulence are the way to go, he said.
  • He recommends health-care along with also consumer discretionary stocks, specifically Hormel, Dr Pepper, Amgen along with also Abbott Laboratories.

Bottom line: A mixture of active along with also passive investments along with also so-called “boring” stocks will prove to be a smart investment strategy in 2018, according to Chad Morganlander.

Disclosure: Morganlander’s firm owns shares of Hormel, Dr. Pepper, Amgen along with also Abbott Labs. He does not own them personally.

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