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Subject: Re: retire early - short term investments? Date: 12/23/2001 5:53 PM
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They have govt bonds, funds that track Lehman Brothers U.S. Aggregate bond index , sp 500, wilshire 4500, and Morgan Stanley Capital International EAFE index.

I would use the S&P 500 and Wilshire 4500 in the ratio of 70%-30%. This would give you exposure to the entire U.S. stock market, roughly in proportion to market capitalization. You could rebalance once a year to accomodate the situation of large caps performing differently from mid caps and small caps. As you get closer to the time when you have to start withdrawing money (say, five years) I would add bonds to the mix.
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