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Author: Watty56 Big gold star, 5000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 76112  
Subject: Re: Loaded Funds, IRA Date: 2/20/2011 4:31 PM
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...Last note: Because I work for hedge funds (that is my area of expertise, on the technical side), I am forbidden from investing in individual securities or ETFs. For legal reasons, I am only allowed to invest in mutual funds for which I do not have any control over the decision making process. This avoids the issue of me personally trading a security that my fund may have privileged information on (and thus have it on their internal restricted list).

So all I am really looking for is funds since I can't pick stocks or ETFs (unless I get out of the industry, which could happen one day, but not anytime soon)
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The first thing to do is to get your money away from ML. It could sit in a money market account for six months while you dedide what to do and you would still be ahead.

If you are limited by the restrictions then something like a targeted retirment 2040 (or whatever date makes sense) is a good vanilla choice even though it has some drawbacks.

The math does not quite work out, but 1% of your money each year for 33 years is something like a third of you money. 2% is two thirds of your money. Run!!!!

Greg
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