Topic: How To Invest

What is Pat’s commentary for the week of August 7, 2019

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It’s hard to come up with a fits-on-a-T-shirt description of our philosophy on holding conservative and aggressive stocks. Partly that’s because a great deal depends on your investment objectives, financial circumstances and temperament. It also depends on the market outlook. We generally feel that most investors should hold the bulk of their investment portfolios in conservative securities from well-established companies. This means holding a total of 15 to 25 mainly well-established, dividend-paying stocks, chosen mainly from our Average or higher Ratings, and spreading your holdings out across most if not all of the five main economic sectors. However, some investors choose to add more aggressive or speculative stocks to their holdings, in pursuit of bigger, faster gains. We recommend a number of speculative stocks in our Stock Pickers Digest newsletter, and we comment on other speculatives in our Inner Circle mailings, in response to questions by members. We also recommend some higher-risk investments in our Spinoffs, Takeovers & Special Situations publication. Our Aggressive…

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