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Subject: How do I ensure diversity in mutual funds Date: 1/4/2000 7:44 PM
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I would appreciate if someone could suggest a blend of mutual funds. I have been investing in strictly a fund based on the S&P 500. Due to some good fortune I am now able to put substantially more into the market and am worried about not being diversified enough. I am 29 years old and will not touch the money entil I retire (hopefully).

Specifically I would like to know what the proper balance would be considering areas like:

1. Large, Mid, Small and Micro-caps
2. US vs. Foreign investments
3. Higher risk (e.g. tech funds) vs. more moderate risk funds
4. Growth vs. Value
5. Various Indices (e.g. Total Market, SP 500, NASDAQ)

Some funds I am considering (in addition to keeping my S&P 500) include:

Putnam New Opps
Vanguard Growth Index
Vanguard US Growth
EuroPacific Growth
T Rowe Price Science and Technology

I know this is a LONG winded question but I think a lot of fools like me could benefit from a little insight.

Jason
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