I'm new to MF and kind of a beginner investor although I've had a 401k. Just wondering if it's appropriate to list my stocks and funds (and allocation) and get someone's opinion on them. I'm 65. Thanx
Rather than just list your positions and allocations, you might want to include your thoughts on your goals and why and how you make your buy/sell decisions. For sure, every investor's situation is unique, and their means, skills, time frames, and risk tolerance will be different. But if you can explain what you're doing to someone else, you can explain it to yourself, and that is often a very valuable thing to do, because too often all of us get caught up in the details of an ongoing project, and we fail to step back for an overall look. Also, if you're new to posting in these forum, be aware that the readability of columns of data can be improved by using the 'TABLE DATA' function.
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Thanks for your reply and thanks for the April Fools article. Looks very intuitive wish I saw that sooner but I joined in June. I will copy my post in the beginner investors section but I just thought I'd throw it out there. Maybe you'll have some input I'm 65 between conservative and moderate. Don't have 401K anymore. My portfolio started at 55/45 but I'd like to rebalance to 40/60. Was surprised to see only 50% bonds/cash in the allocation tool when I chose "cautious" and "10 years" Anyway, hoping to stick it out for 10 yrs. Several picks are from Motley Fool.Also what would be considered cash-would that be bonds? Savings? Under the mattress? Because I'm hearing of the worst crash in history. I would like to stay the course but want to be correctly diversified. I also have a small conservative Roth IRA.Thank youP.S. maybe I post this in another section but how does someone continue to follow recommended stocks every Thursday when we already have 20, 30 or 40 from TMF? I guess that's where the expert trading knowledge comes in.My portfolio. Several are from MTF. Kind of got crazy with the wide range of pics- not sure if it's too many. I know 25 is ideal. (I guess 25 meaning stocks only, correct?) VanguardVTVVNQVEAVCITVOOVBBNDVIGVWOBNDXVGIT NuveenNUMGNULGNUSCNULVNUMVNUDMNUEMSHYSHOPCRWDSTFXAPPNUPSTNVDAPUBMMUBAMZNSWKSPANWQRVOMGMAVNWWMTTDDFVRRTWLOTSLASPOTACNWDAYZNGAADBEMTCHNFLXSIRIHDSBUXDORMMMMTEAMPHGABNBODFLITMDONDES
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