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How to Position Your Investments in Today’s Markets
By Mark K. W. Gim / December 5, 2016
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As seen on WJAR NBC 10 Smart Advice

image of newspaper with President Trump's photoFrom Brexit, to Presidential elections to interest rates, there are countless changing factors to consider when investing. 

What effect will Brexit or the US Presidential election have on the financial markets? Are interest rates going up or down? Since no one has a crystal ball to accurately predict what will happen today, tomorrow or in the future, portfolio diversification is one of the most important investment tools you can use. Here’s how portfolio diversification works:

  • Own a range of assets with low correlations to one another. Since there’s no guarantee which investments or asset classes will perform well or poorly over time, a properly diversified mix of investments will allow you to better ride out the ups and downs of economic cycles, limit the risk within your investment portfolio, and seek the growth you need.
  • Rebalance your investments regularly. By trimming those asset classes that have performed well and reinvesting the proceeds into those asset classes that haven’t, you will be implementing an automatic sell-high/buy-low strategy that will keep your portfolio balanced across different financial environments and on track with your goals.

Remember, not only do the financial markets fluctuate, but your personal circumstances can also change unexpectedly, so you need to make sure your investments are positioned correctly. For smart advice that’s focused on your unique financial goals, contact Washington Trust Wealth Management at 800-582-1076 or visit us at

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