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Find value in portfolio diversification

By Kathleen Gallagher of the Journal Sentinel

Investors are always on the prowl for financially healthy companies. However, they should keep in mind there are many ways to find them, a Madison money manager says.

Sometimes a company’s sales are so brisk that everything else takes care of itself. Sometimes shedding debt is the key.

In a market many experts expect to become more volatile as the year goes on, James T. Evans says he aims to find a stable of companies that are achieving financial success in a variety of ways.

“You’ve got to have a healthy mix of all of them in a diversified portfolio because you’re not going to be right every time,” said Evans, chief investment officer at Thompson Investment Management Inc.  Read More….

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