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|Subject: Re: money market alternatives||Date: 6/25/2011 4:47 PM|
|Author: JLC||Number: 69183 of 75378|
Yeah, like General Motors, General Electric, BP, etc.
Everything has risks. Bonds - default. MMF/CDs - inflation. Crossing the street - hit by car. Sitting on the toilet - ask Elvis.
That's why you spread things out over 15 stocks or so. If one tanks, you haven't lost everything. Right now the OP's biggest threat is money earning 0.01% while inflation takes off (regardless of the government's official number).
Today, McDonalds, J&J, P&G, Southern Co., Consolidated Ed., Exxon.
If you're too afraid, stuff a mattress.
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