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Subject:  Re: Asset Allocation Date:  4/7/2006  4:21 PM
Author:  jrr7 Number:  50988 of 75809

But many people are risk-averse enough that all they want to do is minimize the chance of falling short, and I think suggesting active trading and/or market-timing for them is a mistake if they only need a rate of return that the market historically has been able to provide.

Ziggy,

I'd like to agree with you, but how can we be certain that a buy-and-hold strategy going forward will provide a rate of return after inflation comparable to the historic average?
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