These sector leaders are great portfolio additions

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As the markets continue to trade near record levels, investors are eager to get into the market, but at the same time are understandably concerned of a possible sell off due to the market’s recent strength.

There are a lot of unknowns in the current market, including geopolitical tensions, rising interest rates, and the possibility of an all-out trade war between the U.S. and China.

Overall economic conditions remain solid in the U.S., but any of the above concerns could easily derail both the overall economy and the stock market, which puts investors in a awkward positions. On one hand you want to participate in the market while the economy is strong, but you have to safeguard yourself against a potential sell off.

One great way to invest with a little peace of mind is by seeking out sector leaders and putting your money to work with them. Sector leaders tend to be a little less volatile since their presence in their sectors provides a little additional safety if the overall sector turns south.

If you find yourself in the position of having some cash you want to invest, but are unsure of which direction to turn, consider the following sector leaders, all of which would be great additions to your portfolio at the current time.

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Michael Fowlkes

Michael Fowlkes

Michael Fowlkes is a financial writer who has been with the Fresh Brewed Media family since 2004. Over the course of his tenure with Fresh Brewed Media, he has worn many hats, including portfolio manager, options analyst, and writer. Michael received his undergraduate degree from Virginia Tech in Accounting and got his start in finance working as a stock trader for six years at Chase Investment Counsel in Charlottesville, Va.

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