BriefingInvesting Ideas » SectorsPosted by adesigar on October 3rd, 2006 Cramer says diversification is the only free lunch. I agree, diversification is a necessity and is very easy to accomplish. In 1999-2000 people bought Dell, Microsoft, AOL and Cisco and thought they were diversified. The tech sector crashed in 2000 and all their stocks dropped in value. To avoid diversification mistakes and to provide a guide I came up with a wheel. Click here for the full sized image To use the wheel click the link above for the full sized image and print it out. Diversified: If your stocks are in sectors that are roughly spread out equally around the wheel then you are diversified. Vulnerable to sector downturn: If the sectors are very close to one another you may be vulnerable to a sector downturn. Vulnerable to market/economic cycle: If the sectors are concentrated in one half of the wheel you may be vulnerable to an market/economic cycle. Pick a stock to diversify: Mark your existing stock picks.
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