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Author: foolazis Big red star, 1000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 25235  
Subject: Re: Looking For Feedback Date: 12/10/2005 11:26 AM
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There are a couple of funds I recognize:

PIMCO Total Return Fund (VTTRX or VTRAX, depending on share class) is an excellent five-star bond fund. I have this one available in my 401(k), though I'm young enough now not to have a position in bonds.

Vanguard Explorer (VEXPX)is a decent four-star mid-cap growth fund which underperformed a few years ago, but has done well in its category the last 3 years. (0.57% expense ratio). I have a position in this fund in my own 401(k).

Dodge and Cox International Fund (DODFX) is a top-rated international value fund. It is in the top 1% of funds for its category for the 3 year returns. It has a low expense ration for an international fund (0.77%). Dodge and Cox is an excellent family of low expense funds with a strong value-oriented investment style. I have a poition in their stock fund (DODGX) and have been extremely happy with them. This would make an excellent fund for the foreign stock component of your asset allocation.

I see you have access to a couple of Fidelity's good, low cost index funds. These would make a good core portion of your portfolio, though I'm not personally familiar with Fidelity's funds.

Just my feedback on the funds I know about.

foolazis

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