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Subject:  Re: Don't worry about boomers killing the market Date:  8/10/2006  9:54 PM
Author:  chantillydude Number:  53083 of 75777

we don't have to worry about the boomers selling all their stock and killing the market. "This is because the "large majority" of boomers have few financial assets to sell, according to the study."


The rest of us intend to slowly sell off our assests and/or live off our dividends and defined benefit plans. These are the same people that have us focused on Social Security while Medicare is the more near-term solvency problem. The retirement of us boomers in Japan, Europe and the US is going to have an impact on the demand, supply and prices of equities for a long time to come as we liquidate and reorganize our portfolios into more conservative income producing vehicles. If only 20 million US boomers selloff a half million dollars worth of equities each over 5 years, that'll amount to a trillion dollars of demand reduction for stocks ....There are about 70 million boomers out there, so that's nowhere near a majority of us, in fact it's about 30 percent. Whoever's going to do the buying is in for an historic buying opportunity.
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