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Is Your Portfolio as Diversified as You Think it Is?

Posted By Lineweaver Financial Group
July 22, 2021 Category: General, Finance, Educational, Commentary

  Diversification should be an important part of everyone’s strategy when it comes to investing, but it can be easy to either over or under diversify. Many people think they’re diversified, but when you dig deeper on any given portfolio, we find that’s often not the case.   You want to choose a variety of assets – stocks, bonds, cash and others – but you also want to choose ones whose returns haven’t all historically moved in the same direction, and, ideally, assets whose returns typically move in opposite directions to help your portfolio hold up better in down markets.   Another important aspect of building a well-diversified portfolio is that you try to stay diversified within each type of investment. It’s also smart to diversify across stock holdings by market capitalization (including small, medium, and large caps), sector, and geography.  Something else to consider is stock overlap or duplication between funds. Many people select what they think are very different funds, when in fact they may not be. For example, if you hold several funds, they may be diversified on their own. But if you were dig a bit deeper on them of these, you might notice that many of the top holdings of the different funds are the same, meaning that you’re not nearly as diversified as you had though.  Another key issue to maintain diversification is rebalancin

‘Superfoods:’ Fad or Fact?

Posted By Lineweaver Financial Group
July 08, 2021 Category: General, Finance, Newsletter, Educational, Commentary

What are superfoods? Currently, there is no set scientific definition for what counts as a superfood trusted source. Generally speaking, the term describes foods rich in nutrients and known to offer significant health benefits. Superfood products are ubiquitous in the wellness world. For example, typing superfood into a well-known e-commerce search engine offers page after page of products branded as superfoods, including coffee creamers, green tea powders, dried fruits, and supplements, some of which are prohibitively expensive. Many health experts are wary of the term superfood and for good reason. There is no set definition of the word and no regulations surrounding the use of the term on packaging labels. Because of this, there is no guarantee that a product with the superfood label offers any special health benefits or contains certain nutrients. The Bottom Line Even though there is no set definition of a superfood, there is no denying the health benefits of some foods labeled as superfoods, such as berries, citrus fruits, cruciferous vegetables, garlic, and green tea. While incorporating foods that are considered superfoods into the diet is likely to benefit overall health, it’s important to focus more on the overall quality of the diet rather than on specific foods. Consuming a nutritious, balanced diet that is especially rich in vegetables and fruits, no matter if they carry the superfood label or not, is one of the best ways to promote health and redu

Fed Catches Up With Restart Reality

Posted By Lineweaver Financial Group
July 07, 2021 Category: General, Finance, Newsletter, Educational, Commentary

The Fed has now made a meaningful upgrade to its inflation outlook by embracing a more pronounced overshoot of its 2% target. We view this upgrade as the Fed catching up with the restart dynamics. While the upgrade largely reflects the incoming data since the last meeting, there is a notable change: The Fed now sees the ongoing inflation surge as contributing to achieving its objective as opposed to focusing on its transitory nature. The Fed surprised markets by embracing higher inflation and heralding a lift-off from zero rates in 2023, rather than 2024. We think this could add to its new framework's credibility as long as last week's fall in inflation expectations does not persist. 01 FED'S OUTLOOK SHIFT Fed officials embraced higher 2021 inflation as contributing to their medium-term policy objective, opening the door to a 2023 lift-off. 02 CONSISTENT WITH NEW FRAMEWORK We see this shift as consistent with the Fed's new framework, implying a much more muted response to inflation and supporting risk assets. 03 DATA WATCH Global purchasing managers' index (PMI) and other sentiment data this week will help investors gauge the status of the economic restart. THE BOTTOM LINE Our bottom line: We believe the Fed's new outlook will not translate into significantly higher policy rates any time soon. This, combined with the powerful restart, underpins our pro-risk stance. Large cash balances held by investors and no obvious signs of financial vulnera

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