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Rising rates needn’t poison your portfolio

Let’s get one myth out of the way first: Rising interest rates are not necessarily poisonous to your investment portfolio. But adjustments may be required.

Technology, health care, and certain consumer-goods stocks have withstood rising rates best, according to a historical study I did recently. Utility, energy, and bank stocks have tended to lag when rates are marching up.

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