During the fourth quarter of 2018, Financial Services stocks slightly outpaced the broad market, though the sector was still down significantly, and the Saratoga Financial Services Portfolio was no exception. The portfolio benefited from favorable stock selection within Life & Health Insurance companies; Insurance holdings accounted for four of the top ten performing holdings in the portfolio. The primary source of underperformance were the portfolio’s Regional Bank holdings. Two of the five worst performing holdings were regional banks. A number of the portfolio’s holdings were impacted by the ongoing trade disputes with China, which showed few signs of abating during the quarter.
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