Hi Everyone,

We have an abundance of news and I believe an abundance of herd following due to it.

This week is dedicated to the idea that Autumn can bring change and I hope you’ll have an abundance of good times and good fortune as the holidays approach.

~Susan R. Linkous


Harlan Ellison said “The two most abundant things in the universe are hydrogen and stupidity.”

Following the herd when it comes to investing is on my list of stupid things in abundance. Investors spent an abundance of time in the third quarter selling stocks and driving down bond yields. As the holidays approach, I suggest raising your glass for some courage and let the herd run by.

Based on the relationship between future returns and high-quality bond yields, the bond market’s lowest yields in 50 years suggests this is the best time in 50 years for long-term investors to consider selling not buying high-quality bonds. ~LPL Financial

Distillers & Vintners are part of the Consumer Staples sector that is presently recommended by Standard & Poor’s as an area worth overweighting (increase to standard allocation). The holidays are coming and there is an abundance of worse places to invest right now.

To get educated on the sector, take a look at the following firms while keeping in mind that investing heavily in one sector will increase risk over that of a more broadly diversified portfolio. I’m not recommending that you run out and buy the stocks listed; just that you learn about them.

Constellation Brands ‘A’ (STZ)
Brown-Forman ‘B’ (BF.B)
Diageo Plcads (DEO)

Until next week . . .Cheers!

Susan R. Linkous

Stock investing involves risk including loss of principal. There is no guarantee that a diversified portfolio will enhance returns. Diversification does not protect against market risk.


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