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|Subject: Re: Input from Fools||Date: 8/20/1999 8:32 PM|
|Author: zgriner||Number: 13307 of 77568|
Any thoughts on this allocation would be greatly appreciated.
1) Why don't you make all the investment decisions and just make sure your parents get all the income they need? I do this for my mother. She signs the papers, I do the investing, and she gets the money.
2) You didn't say how much income your parents need. A portfolio of stocks (e.g. FF) yielding 3% would provide $6k/year, with growth built in. The Fidelity High Income Fund's latest yield is 10.33%, yielding an income of 3k/year. Aside from yield, have you looked at it's total return? Here it is:
I assume you were going to leave the other portfolios alone.
Look at my post #13041 for an alternative way to provide income. Also, read "How to Retire Rich" by James P. O'Shaughnessy, and "The Dividend Investor" by Harvey Knowles & Damon Petty for using stocks to produce income.
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