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How do you measure the success of your portfolio? If youâ€™re like most investors, you probably compare the performance of your portfolio to a major index, such as the S&P 500. But this might not be the best approach. Often, investors wonâ€™t see the same gains in their portfolios as they do in the S&P, mostly because the S&P 50 is cap weighted.
The Federal Reserveâ€™s decision to raise interest rates last week has sent ripples through the global economy. But you may be feeling the impact a bit closer to home, if youâ€™ve looked at your portfolio. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to protect your investments. Read on, particularly if youâ€™re heavily invested in bonds.