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Subject:  Re: Estimating future needs Date:  8/8/2003  5:47 PM
Author:  FoolMeOnce Number:  232 of 5260

SloanT writes:

Any investment, improperly managed, can turn into a nightmare.

I agree entirely. All I did was state an opinion that a strategy which relies on a high allocation to only large cap stocks and accompanied by only U.S. bonds does not provide much diversification and will likely lead to a level of volatility which will be unsettling and detrimental to the average investors attempting to live solely off there investments. I don't think I said large cap stocks or U.S. bonds are bad did I? After all, I own them both. I am not alone in my opinions regarding their proper management however. Gillette Edmunds, Author of "How to Retire Early and Live Well" advise putting no more than one-third of your retirement in U.S. stocks" He doesn't think stocks are bad either, but he does believe in diversification into several noncorrelated asset classes.


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