The markets were notoriously unstable in the second half of 2018, and that already promises to be the case into 2019, with political drama, trade issues and worries about an economic slowdown.
As investors look at portfolio picks for this year, they should consider a mix of major growth stocks and safe harbor securities. Some growth stocks, like Microsoft, have not been beaten down by worries of regulation. Safe harbor stocks, which are very large companies with strong histories of dividends, are a good balance to volatile growth sectors.
24/7 Wall St. looked at the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index to find a mix that takes into account these factors.