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3 Confessions of a Successful Portfolio Manager

By Chuck Saletta - Feb 27, 2014 at 11:00AM

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And three strategies to buffer the key risks he's worried about.

The real-money Inflation-Protected Income Growth portfolio has so far met its primary goal of building an income stream that grows at least as fast as inflation. Still, there are no guarantees. In this brief video, portfolio manager Chuck Saletta confesses three things he's worried about when it comes to the long-term success of that portfolio and what he's doing to try to mitigate those risks.

Summary:

  • He can't predict the future.
  • He doesn't know when things will go wrong.
  • He can't always tell when an executive is being overoptimistic about the future.

But what Chuck can do is the same thing you can do with your portfolio in an effort to invest in a way that buffers against those risks.

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Chuck Saletta owns shares of Hasbro, Scotts Miracle-Gro, and United Parcel Service. The Motley Fool recommends Hasbro and United Parcel Service. The Motley Fool owns shares of Hasbro. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

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