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Subject:  Re: Hello all! (index question) Date:  2/2/2011  4:09 PM
Author:  MTBer Number:  68373 of 102429

Thank you for your thoughts, Bob.

If I was just with Vanguard I would maybe consider 70% total stock market index and 30% foreign. But, since I have my 403(b) to contend with (do not want to use their foreign options), I have to separate out small, mid, and large. The way you describe how you made your choices makes sense. I too was looking at small cap value. Could you please explain what you mean by your statement, "one can never be sure there will be a SCV premium during my investing life span"?

My thinking was, all indexes:

large - 30%
mid - 20%
small - 20%
foreign - 20%
Vanguard's small cap value index 10%

I'd love to hear from more people. Thank you.
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