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Author: jammasterlee One star, 50 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 6743  
Subject: Saving up for house Date: 4/13/2006 10:55 PM
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My goal is to use my Roth IRA to buy a house, hopefully within 5 years.

I haven't purchased anything yet (besides index funds) because I am waiting for a transfer into scottrade.

I'm looking at the following stocks:
CAKE
VLCM
URBN
ZIPR
ANF
PSUN
Basically, I'm trying to follow Peter Lynch's advice by investing in what I know. And the only thing I know is retail. I like companies with strong brands and strong balance sheets more than anything else. I don't quite understand the whole surfer movement (VLCM and PSUN) but I'm willing to take Tom's word for it. And I like the idea of ZIPR.

Any thoughts on this selection and how I should arrange my portfolio? I'm going to keep about 1/4 to 1/3 in something big, like an index fund or in BRK.A

Thanks for any feedback!
Jamz
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