Sara Walker, team leader and senior portfolio manager

At seven years, this economic recovery will be the fourth-longest on record. It has also been one of the weakest. U.S. Gross Domestic Product growth has been about 2.2 percent compared to normal levels of about 3.5 percent. Investors wonder if the U.S. economy can survive without Federal Reserve-supplied training wheels. The ride will be a bit wobbly, but we are confident.

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