Any thoughts on this allocation would be greatly appreciated.1) Why don't you make all the investment decisions and just make sure your parents get all the income they need? I do this for my mother. She signs the papers, I do the investing, and she gets the money.2) You didn't say how much income your parents need. A portfolio of stocks (e.g. FF) yielding 3% would provide $6k/year, with growth built in. The Fidelity High Income Fund's latest yield is 10.33%, yielding an income of 3k/year. Aside from yield, have you looked at it's total return? Here it is: Average Annual Total Returns as of 7/31/1999 No Load 1 Year 3.44% 3 Year 11.79% 5 Year 12.57% Life 15.38%I assume you were going to leave the other portfolios alone.Look at my post #13041 for an alternative way to provide income. Also, read "How to Retire Rich" by James P. O'Shaughnessy, and "The Dividend Investor" by Harvey Knowles & Damon Petty for using stocks to produce income.Zev
Average Annual Total Returns as of 7/31/1999 No Load 1 Year 3.44% 3 Year 11.79% 5 Year 12.57% Life 15.38%
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