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Subject:  Re: Help! My Social Security is in Lucent Date:  7/27/2001  1:55 PM
Author:  chrisb76 Number:  46598 of 756934

What I hate most of all is the ridiculous straw men these people set up. Sure, if I were 60 and had most of my money in Lucent I'd be in trouble, but how many people in their right mind will be invested in 100% stock at 60? And most people at least try some sort of diversification, not put everything in only one stock.

They take a bad scenario, a stock going down, and then they show how bad you'd be off if you ignored every single piece of advice out there on stock picking.
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