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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
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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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Hi, 5591kraM, and welcome to The Motley Fool!

Those of us who are TMF or CMF Fools cannot offer you individual or specific investment advice, but that doesn't stop your fellow Fools from weighing in. Generally, most Fools do not list specific allocations (it is considered personal and confidential information), but you could list your positions and percentages of your 401k or your portfolio.

For your 401k plan, there is a Public Community discussion board specifically for discussing these retirement investing plans:

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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 you

P.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?)

Vanguard
VTV
VNQ
VEA
VCIT
VOO
VB
BND
VIG
VWO
BNDX
VGIT
Nuveen
NUMG
NULG
NUSC
NULV
NUMV
NUDM
NUEM

SHY
SHOP
CRWD
STFX
APPN
UPST
NVDA
PUBM
MUB
AMZN
SWKS
PANW
QRVO
MGM
AVNW
WMT
TDD
FVRR
TWLO
TSLA
SPOT
ACN
WDAY
ZNGA
ADBE
MTCH
NFLX
SIRI
HD
SBUX
DORM
MMM
TEAM
PHG
ABNB
ODFL
ITM
DON
DES
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