The Motley Fool Discussion Boards

Previous Page

Investing/Strategies / Retirement Investing

URL:  http://boards.fool.com/you-might-want-to-consider-some-diversification-24491620.aspx

Subject:  Re: 403b Investment Strategy Date:  8/21/2006  10:15 AM
Author:  Hawkwin Number:  53259 of 76089

You might want to consider some diversification into small caps and foreign stocks, but do some research first.

That is my main concern with a S&P only investment. In the greater scheme of things, 500 stocks is not very well diversified.

I like targeted investments for small things like a Roth but for my main retirement account, I would tend to want more diversity including more small and mid and some international. Historically speaking, small, mid, and international have all outperformed domestic large cap (and domestic stocks only represent about 40% of the world's stock).
Copyright 1996-2014 trademark and the "Fool" logo is a trademark of The Motley Fool, Inc. Contact Us