An extended period of stability may encourage you to think your portfolio is bullet-proof, but cyclicality shows that when things feel most stable is often when they’re most vulnerable.  This is the time to perform a portfolio stress test.  These are the six steps

  • Figure out how much stock exposure you have
  • Remember how you behaved in 2008-2009
  • Figure out what kind of stock exposure you have
  • Check your credit risk
  • Check your interest-rate risk
  • Stress test your adviser too

 

Happy Investing!!

Article Link:  http://www.marketwatch.com/story/these-6-tests-take-the-stress-out-of-investing-2015-03-26

Gary Kapanowski – Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt – Excelsior

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