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Author: Lubbockdave | Date: 6/7/05 4:12 PM | Number: 46375
WOW, you are the 1st to catch it!

it should read 33%, 30%, 17%, and 20%...

I don't see anything wrong with your allocations as long as you realize how risky it could be. In the past, in a bad bear market, a portfolio like that has lost as much as 75% of its value, and then taken over 20 years to recover to where it was. And, there is no way of telling when this might happen again.

If you added only 20% bonds, you could cut your maximum risk way down without substantially reducing your potential gains.

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