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Subject:  Re: Portfolio Weighting Date:  10/30/2012  1:15 AM
Author:  kahunacfa Number:  26248 of 27416

As a new investor i'm looking through my portfolio and analyzing the weightings of my stocks.
How do i determine what percentage my stocks should carry?
I am looking for a diversified portfolio, but am unsure which stocks should have a larger place in my portfolio. Should growth stocks have more, or dividend stocks a larger percentage?
In the current market, what would be good percentage weightings from certain sectors?

Much appreciated
Kiwisteve.
- Stevenjwallace | Date: 10/27/2012 2:52:08 AM | Number: 26247

My portfolio when I first started it in 1974 invested in ten different companies with ten percent of the portfolio invested in each company. As the portfolio grew and as the number of companies held increased, I strove to have approximately five percent of the portfolio invested in each company with a five to ten percent cash position waiting to be invested in the next new bright, compelling investment idea.

Kahuna, CFA
Investment Professional
1974 - Present

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