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Old 02-05-2008, 01:21 PM   #1
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Allocated portfolio vs. Dow - I'm puzzled.

I've been working my way through the Bernstein book. All makes great sense, until I look at how Vanguard 2020 tracks against the Dow. I'm surprised at how closely it tracks. If the 2020 fund represents diversification, I'd expect it wouldn't be this close.
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Old 02-05-2008, 02:16 PM   #2
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Target 2020 is 70% stock, and mostly large-cap just like the Dow, so I'd expect it to follow pretty closely.

International has been strongly correlated to US markets recently.

I like how they tossed 2% emerging market into the fund. I wonder how they determine these allocations.
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