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Subject:  Re: Asset Allocation Date:  2/16/2014  6:00 AM
Author:  TMFHockeypop Number:  74272 of 76102

Look. Asset allocation is bunk. You need to be in those assets that are moving up and out of those that are moving down. If you cannot tell when as asset is moving up or down, then give it up.

The idea that you should be in a little bit of everything is just really stupid.


I'm trying to figure out if this is "tongue in cheek." Since every transaction has a buyer AND seller are you saying 50% of the market is stupid? If so, isn't that an excellent reason for a broad asset allocation, and even index funds? Even if you're wrong, that may only be wrong for a set period of time, and be right long-term. In the mean time you have to pay the transaction costs of timing your moves.

Bob
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