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Subject:  Re: Investing $5000 advice Date:  9/17/2012  6:16 PM
Author:  pauleckler Number:  26196 of 27651

You should be 100% in equities. Most people begin with an S&P 500 Index mutual fund such as Vanguard's 500 Index Fund (ticker VFINX). Some prefer total market funds such as Vanguard's VTI.

From there you can make other choices as you gain experience.
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