CNBC World - November 6, 2019

2019’s Record-Setting or Record-Breaking Market

December 2019

Throughout 2019, my three fundamental model portfolios have run with reasonable and reasoned near-term defense to better secure long-term returns on and of your investments. There is nothing on the world stage that suggests to me that we should be running these portfolios any other way.... Read more

The Answers Are Blowin’ In the Wind

December 5, 2019

Over the weekend and so far this week, there has been no new news on either front except for President Trump tweeting that he will be reinstating tariffs on Argentinian and Brazilian steel and then fanned that spar.... Read more

How High Is Up?

November 21, 2019

In your November issue, I’m focusing on an area most investors overlook and often run scared from… one that Fidelity Sector Investor invests in. The timing of this month’s focus is thus at least interesting and, hopefully, informative. And when market times turn dark, one longstanding smart beta sector tends to light up: Utilities. ... Read more

Fidelity Investor’s Model Portfolios have year-to-date returns through 11/30/19 of between 9.2% and 22.5%. The average investor at Fidelity gained 2.3% in November.
ModelYTD5-Year
(Annualized)
Global Quant Growth22.2%10.0%
Growth19.4%7.3%
Growth & Income15.2%6.3%
Income10.8%4.0%
Annuity Growth22.5%7.1%
Annuity Growth & Income18.3%6.3%
S&P 500 27.6%11.0%
Fidelity Investor Index 17.0%6.1%

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Awarded ‘2016 Newsletter Honor Roll’ by the independent Hulbert Financial Digest

Jim Lowell is Editor-in-Chief of the award-winning independent newsletters Fidelity Investor and Fidelity Sector Investor. Through his newsletters, Jim advises individual investors seeking superior performance from their Fidelity investments. He has also written several books on investing, Investing from Scratch (revised edition, Penguin, 2006) and What Every Fidelity Investor Needs to Know (Wiley, 2007) among them. Read more

Say goodbye to Index funds and Hello to Actively Managed funds

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