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I am generally not in favor of fixed asset allocation. You need to be in the strongest and best funds, and right now the mid and small caps are leading, along with emerging markets and Japan.

Look at the charts to see that.

Also, don't think that something like an S&P index fund is particularly safe. Over the last 5 years a money market fund like VMFXX has outperformed VFINX, even with distributions reinvested, and the drawdown has been over 40%.

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