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Subject:  Emerging Markets fun in 401(k) and Roth IRA? Date:  7/18/2012  4:20 AM
Author:  Jmsb526 Number:  70863 of 78167

I've been considering whether to add Vanguard's Emerging Markets Stock Index Fund to my 401(k), Roth IRA, and taxable fund accounts. Would adding emerging markets give my accounts a boost, so to speak?

My 401(k) and Roth IRA have the same allocations. The "old allocation" was recommended to me by a financial planner a few years ago. The "current allocation" is what I have changed them to on my own, since I thought it made no sense for a 30-year-old to have short-term treasuries in retirement accounts.


Old Allocation for 401(k) a