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The 7 Biggest Land Mines in Your Portfolio Right Now

These seven widely held blue chips all have potential downsides in the double digits over the next few months

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The days of easy stock picking after the post-election rally are over.

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Political headlines and market uncertainty are once again taking center stage, distracting the market. In addition, there are several stocks that have been affected by the migration from dividend-yielding sectors into the industrial and material sectors as the market continues to adjust to the new president’s pro-growth agenda.

Looking at the landscape of the S&P 500, there are a number of stocks that have been affected by the market’s shift and are at risk of relatively dramatic declines over the next six months.

These aren’t small-cap stocks that are full of risk and thus are expected to take serious lumps in a short amount of time. These are widely held blue-chip stocks, including some of the market’s 10 largest companies.

Here’s a look at seven stocks that could see their gains clipped very soon, and our estimates for just how much downside these picks could have.

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