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Subject:  Re: Army Guy needs Stock Advice Date:  8/17/2005  10:41 AM
Author:  joelxwil Number:  47271 of 78168

First, thank you for what you are doing for our country.

Second, there are no stocks for the long run. Or, more correctly, there are but it is very difficult to predict. Hence you need to monitor your investments carefully. Many of the large cap stocks like MSFT, MRK, PFE, C, etc. either have problems or are not growing. But the small caps, which are growing, are also somewhat volatile.

If you look at the holdings of a fund like FBRVX, which is a small cap fund th