How I'm Positioning My Portfolio For 2017 (Ian Bezek)

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Summary

Ian likes consumer staples after the 5% decline in 2016.

He likes the yield on telecom stocks in the UK.

Internationally, he likes Mexico and Chile and is nervous regarding energy stocks.

Detailed tips on Ian's core investment strategies.

Ian's top advice for DIY Investors.

Ian Bezek is one of the 25 Seeking Alpha Contributors participating in the 2017 DIY Investing Summit. In the summit, one of the questions I asked Ian was how he is positioning himself for 2017. Below is an excerpt from the interview and a summary of his response.

How Ian is prepping for 2017...

  • Ian likes consumer staples after the 5% decline in 2016. Analysts are negative on them for 2017, which he considers a bonus.
  • He likes the yield on telecom stocks in the UK.
  • Internationally, he likes Mexico and Chile.
  • Is nervous regarding energy stocks.
  • More...

Interview excerpt:

This is just a small excerpt of what's covered in the interview.

The interview is full of detailed tips on Ian's core investment strategies, top advice for DIY investors and specific ways he's positioning for 2017.

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Full list of summit contributors:

Chris DeMuth, Bret Jensen, Brad Thomas, Eric Parnell, Rida Morwa, Ian Bezek, Richard Lejeune, Richard Berger, Aurelien Windenberger, Doug Eberhardt, Dividend Sensei, Ralph Baker, Lawrence Fuller, Double Dividend Stocks, Mark Bern, Mark Hibben, Dividend House, J Mintzmyer, William Koldus, Damon Verial, Avi Gilburt, Shailesh Kumar, Chuck Carnevale, Adam Aloisi and Colorado Wealth Management.

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Companies mentioned in Ian's interview: Hormel (NYSE:HRL), Brown-Forman (NYSE:BF.A) (NYSE:BF.B), McCormick (NYSE:MKC), Exxon (NYSE:XOM), Chevron (NYSE:CVX), Mexico (NYSEARCA:EWW), Washington Trust (NASDAQ:WASH), International Bancshares (NASDAQ:IBOC), Pacific Airports (NYSE:PAC), Gilead (NASDAQ:GILD), S&P 500 (NYSEARCA:SPY)

Disclosure: I/we have no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 72 hours.

I wrote this article myself, and it expresses my own opinions. I am not receiving compensation for it (other than from Seeking Alpha). I have no business relationship with any company whose stock is mentioned in this article.

Additional disclosure: This article is for information purposes only. There are risks involved with investing, including loss of principal. Brian and Investor in the Family make no explicit or implicit guarantee with respect to performance or the outcome of any investment or projections made. There is no guarantee that the goals of the strategies discussed by Brian and Investor in the Family will be met.

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