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Hi Cheezy,


What I have been doing is investing in a 'balanced fund'. This is a fund that is both stocks and bonds. In particular Hussman's Total Return Fund (HSTRX), It is mostly Treas., and TIPS, with currently 2% foreign currencies, 2% PM's(precious metals), and 4% utilities. These vary as his thinking changes. To get around the problems Jack mentioned, Hussman uses hedging (puts and calls) on the interest rates to defend against rates going the wrong direction. He is a wizard at this and I'm not, so I have him do it for me. A very conservative fund, BTW.

His wonderful weekly letter and a prospectus for this fund can be found at

rk (long HSTRX)
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