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Subject:  Re: FIRE Benchmarks Date:  9/24/2003  2:25 AM
Author:  warrl Number:  890 of 5088

Brewer,

It comes down to hope for the best, plan for the worst. Or in this case, plan for a sort of middle ground.

Whether you want to accept that low predicted returns for the next few years is true or not, or instead believe that that is taken into account with the SWR studies, it can simply come down to it not being safe to plan on the best case scenario of what is safe based on high past returns.


I agree - how about if we do