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An Overweight position is when an investor’s Stock Portfolio, holds a greater percentage of a Stock compared to the weighting of the Stock in the Benchmark Index.

A Benchmark Index could be used by investors to monitor their holdings and performance. It applies a disciple to the Investment Strategy. If doing so, an investor could apply different weightings to different Sectors or Stocks. An Overweight position in a Stock or Sector is where an investor does not match the weighting in the Benchmark Index, instead applying a greater weighting to the portfolio. If the reference Benchmark Index weighted a certain Sector at 15% of the total Index, then an Overweight position would be more than a 15% holding in the portfolio for that Sector. When a Stock or Sector’s valuation dynamics are considered to be favourable, an investor could Overweight this in their portfolio, compared to the weighting in the Benchmark Index.

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