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Subject:  Re: Withdrawal rates in retirement Date:  4/3/2008  10:52 AM
Author:  billjam Number:  62119 of 88828

I've read lots of columnists touting the advantages of indexing who recommend putting most of your assets into an S&P 500 fund.

We have a frequent poster also gives the same recommendation.

I'm glad I don't do that. 1st Quarter the S&P 500 lost 9.9% My 70/30 equity/fixed income allocation with both the equities and the fixed income nicely diversified lost 5.5%. Not thrilled about any loss but my chances of recovering by year-end are a heck of a lot better than an S&P index fund. And my performance in up markets usually beats the S&P too.
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