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Greetings, Paco, and welcome. You wrote:

<<I'm sure this has been discussed a million times already, but the wife and I have just transfered 2 existing IRA's from previous jobs into a brokerage account so that I can manage them and beat the 6 - 10% return we were getting. We are both 37, and would like to retire at 55.

Which strategy suits us best? The 3 retirement ports on the fool seem to boring and lack the aggressive investing I seek.>>

LOL at the thought. Only one retiree portfolio is intended to be agressive, and that's the Racy. Remember, these are examples of what happens to actual retirees who invest that way. They are not necessarily meant for those investing for retirement. In the former case money is taken from the portfolios. In the latter, money is added. There's a whole world of difference there.

<< Should I use the Rule Maker philosophy and add a small percentage of bonds for safety? Rule Breaker is too aggressive for our retirement.

Also, with $100000, how many stocks (and bonds) do you suggest? >>

The strategy you use is strictly up to you based on your goals, your investment knowledge, your tolerance for withstanding the ups and downs of the market, and a whole host of other factors. In short, it's something you have to decide for yourself. There is no one "best" or "right" answer that fits everyone.

That said, I'll also add that with some 18 years before you retire, you are certainly in a good position to pursue a moderately agressive investment strategy based on your comments. IMHO the Rule Maker fits that category quite nicely as do a few other methods discussed in the mechanical investing area. Poke around Fooldom a bit, and you'll come up with one that fits your goals, willingness to do research, knowledge, and investment temperament.

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