If you missed it this weekend, I’m linking to Barron’s mid-year roundtable article from this past weekend’s edition. I feel that this year’s group discussion at mid-year is particularly helpful, since we’re currently down from where we started at in the beginning of the year. Therefore, this could potentially be a window of opportunity for your portfolio to finish the year strong. A little guidance from a few market experts might help, too.
For those unfamiliar, the Barron’s roundtable is an annual event, which brings a number of notable investors together to discuss what they see in the year ahead and what stocks, funds, commodities and other investments they are bullish or bearish on. The mid-year meeting provides greater insights into what has changed or remained the same from their forecasts from January.
I find this annual roundtable group very helpful for the individual investor. For one, it helps investors get a sense of what the ‘pros’ are thinking about and what they are attracted to. Secondly, it’s a point at which you can start branching off in your research. By this I mean that you may come across ideas that lead you to consider other related investments.