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I agree. A recent issue of Louis Rukeyser's investment letter had an interview with Sir John Templeton, who is advising putting 75% of a portfolio in bonds. Since Templeton has been big on stocks for decades, this is a big change.
For years the stock market has boomed. In 1999 for the first time foreign markets did better than the US. In recent months also, the small cap funds did better than the large cap.
The choice of Vanguard is a good one. Rather than the S&P though I would for a 61 year old about to retire favor something like 35% bonds, 25% S&P, 25% small cap stocks, the rest cash, being sure there
is enough cash that along with the interest on the bonds will provide a couple years of living expenses.
I'm a little older than you guys, plan to retire in about 2 years, and the above is about what my present portfolio looks like. Good Luck! Chris
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