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Subject:  Re: 401K - $$ allocation Date:  12/17/1999  10:24 PM
Author:  jeffy3 Number:  16527 of 76388

"What are typical/good percentage amounts to invest 401K dollars (ie: 10% foreign, small caps, etc). I have decided to put 10% in FBSCX (ASAF Founders Intl), 15% JOGBX (jANUS oVERSEAS GR), 25% JSCBX (Janus small cap gr.), 10% MARBX (Marisco Cap. Gr.), 40% JCGBX (Janus Cap. gr.). Any opinions would be appreciated!"

>>>The answer to your question largely depends on your investment horizon and risk tolerance. IMHO, if you have an investment horizon of at least seven years: Index. For Foolish advice on Indexing see:

http://www.fool.com/School/13Steps/StepFour.htm

IMHO Vanguard, if available to you, is best. www.vanguard.com
Look into VFINX and/or VTSMX as your core holdings. For potential higher returns look into Vanguard's Growth Index Fund (VIGRX), and QQQ (non-Vanguard), which tracks the Nasdaq 100. See:

http://www.nasdaq.com/indexshares/nasdaq100.stm

And see the following post for some other interesting index investments:

http://www.nasdaq.com/indexshares/index_shares_over.stm

The above link is particularly useful if Vanguard is not available to you. Look into SPY to track the S&P 500. There are interesting tech (XLK) and other sector Spiders (SPDR's).

You might want to drop by the Index Fund message board for even better indexing discussions:

http://boards.fool.com/messages.asp?id=1030034000925000

Just do your homework, all you have to do is click on the above links and read.

Oh, yeah, check this for 401K info:

http://www.fool.com/money/401k/401k.htm


Good luck.

jeffy3
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