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Subject:  Re: Stock vs. Bonds (& Peter Lynch) Date:  9/15/1998  3:39 PM
Author:  JABoa Number:  5438 of 97881

I think he's right and dividends don't affect the conclusion. If you go to and pull the Dow chart for "all data" or some such, you will see the Dow was at 1000 in Jan. 73, went to 600 towards the end of 74, and didn't get back to 1000 until 77 where it proceeded to stagnate.

I was in TIAA-CREF at the time and followed their management's recommendation to allocate my contributions evenly. For a few years I kicked myself for not being 100% in TIAA (the bond fund). Now it's worked out to 25% TIAA, 75% CREF (the stock fund). In retrospect I'm glad I did nothing, because the rules are you can transfer from CREF to TIAA but not the other way.
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