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Subject: Re: Increase international allocation in IRA? Date: 1/5/2005 3:46 PM
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What do you think? I guess 15 percent is not a huge exposure, but I'm interested to hear what others think about all this.

It's hard to know what to think, because you did not mention if this is your only investment/retirement account. I never look at my investment allocations on a "per account" basis, but on a total portfolio basis. On a total portfolio basis, my international exposure is 21.5%, or 25% of my total equity positions. (I also am guessing that international equities might do better than domestic over the next few years.)

You might want to consider reading William Bernstein's "The Four Pillars of Investing" for explanations and suggestions of different portfolio allocations.

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