On Forbes: Capitalize on Changing Markets

August 14, 2014

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FundX President Janet Brown explains How to Capitalize on Changing Markets in her new Forbes piece.

Rather than trying to forecast future markets, Janet says it’s more useful for investors to identify the funds and ETFs that are doing well in the current market environment and then adapt their portfolios when market conditions change.

“Some investors see changing markets as a problem, but I see it as an opportunity to get exposure to new market leaders,” Janet writes. “Mid-cap and Europe funds fell into the sells this month, which gave me the chance to buy into better-performing funds, like Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets (VWO) and PowerShares QQQ (QQQ), which tracks the NASDAQ 100 index.”

Bond markets, like stock markets, change over time. High yields have been weak, Janet notes, and “this prompted me to reduce exposure to these funds. High-yields had been about 25% of the fixed income portfolio, but I cut this down to 20%.”

Click here to read How to Capitalize on Changing Markets.

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