Good morning, I have intentionally focused upon adding portfolio hedges. The second goal is to improve the portfolio with lower beta and higher quality companies. At this point, the SP500 is down 5.91% year-to-date. The 10-Year U.S. Treasury Bond is at 2.11%. West Texas intermediate is at 12-year lows or $33.16 per barrel. In this issue, I will focus upon Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE: BDX). The company has raised their dividend for over a consecutive 25-year period. I believe a recent acquisition adds potential for capital gains. ...

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