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On the hunt for health care, financial and energy positions

Three of the best performing sectors year-to-date are health care, consumer discretionary and financials. As part of my Covestor Macroeconomic and Secular Trends portfolio rebalancing activity, I am considering starting a position to best cover some of these sectors and become more diversified.My goal is to use a handful of stocks to represent the broader market and secular trends. Here is my current coverage:Chipotle ( CMG )Consumer discretionary – restaurantHealthy, responsible food trendTerra Nitrogen ( TNH )Basic materials – fertilizerInverse play on natural gasVerizon ( VZ )Telecommunication servicesMobile devices and internet trendI plan to include the following industries and trends soon to help diversify:Health careAging populationGovernment policiesFinancialsPotential opportunities from Federal TaperEnergyShale boom and energy independenceMaintaining a diversified portfolio is important to mitigating negative risks and unexpected turns. Adding 2-3 new positions will potentiall...

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