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Subject:  Re: Need portfolio advice Date:  3/25/2004  1:55 PM
Author:  NooNoo Number:  4804 of 6763

Setting up Your Easel

So, you have opened your accounts, transferred in your life savings and now you realize that you need some help with your portfolio. When it comes to portfolio buildings it helps to think like an artist as he sets about to paint his master piece. Don't give up on individual stocks just because of one bad one. I have had a few of these in my day and I just scrape them off my portfolio canvas and paint the spot over with a better stock to creating a masterpiece that has appreciated over time.

Start with a Background of Blue

An artist begins a landscape painting by first applying a background of blue for the sky and water. Like an artist, I suggest you begin with a foundation of blue. Blue chips to be more exact. I look for large well-established companies that are in the major indexes. They should have a history of earnings and paying a large portion of these earnings out in the form of dividends. D