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Subject:  Re: Emerging Markets fun in 401(k) and Roth IRA? Date:  7/18/2012  4:15 PM
Author:  WPatch Number:  70869 of 88538

I agree with the others that your real estate alloation is currently too high. According to morninginstar the small value fund is 15% reit and the value fund 5%. so your total reit concentration is 30% in your potfolio.  Ralph Block, the expert on the Reit board, thinks 30% is right, but most financial authorities approved by those who follow Bogle recommend 10 to 20 %. 

Instead of shifting the entire 10% to Emerging Markets, I would put 5 to that and 5 to the vanguard international small market index fund.

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