Aggressive · Stocks to Consider and Updates

Allocation Update – Aggressive Portfolio

In today’s update, we will look at the allocation for the aggressive candidates and, based on factors cited the other day, tweak the recommended distribution across the group. For the most part, I am fairly comfortable with the current allocation that has worked well over the past year. However, I am going to lighten my exposure to Harris Corp. which has seen a 33 percent rise over the past twelve months, and shares may take a breather at this point. I am tacking on one percent to International Paper Co., which has decided to withdraw its intentions to acquire Smurfit Kappa and concentrate on its existing businesses. With the outlook bright for IP, it goes to a 12% slice. I am also moving ON Semiconductor from 7% to 8% on a positive outlook for this company’s integrated products and automotive solutions. I am still bullish on emerging markets and retain my overweight position in the iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF at 13%. Delta Air Lines, which was initiated at 8% in August of last year, remains unchanged, as do all the other aggressive names.

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