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Subject:  Re: Am I in the right mix for my 401K Date:  4/12/2011  1:07 PM
Author:  drippinfool Number:  68882 of 87985

"I was thinking of maybe changing from Fid Real Estate to Legg Mason Batterymarch U.S. Small Capitalization Equity Portfolio because the YTD return was 9.19%."

Chasing good returns (or running from bad returns) is a sure way to reduce the value of your retirement savings. Past performance (even YTD performance, which is still in the past) is a poor indicator of future performance. I would look for low-cost, broad-based index funds such as the Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund to fill your equities allocation. You do have a desired asset allocation, don't you?

(Disclosure: I own Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund)

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