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Subject:  Re: Poll: Retirement AA going forward Date:  12/30/2010  1:55 PM
Author:  intercst Number:  68027 of 75384

I define a "market disaster" as a decline of 50% or more in the S&P500. I've seen two of those since I retired in 1994. If you don't want your overall portfolio to drop by more than 20%, that would seem to indicate you don't want more than 40% in equities.

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