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Old 05-31-2008, 03:39 AM   #41
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i too realized along time ago i suck at buying individual stocks like alot of people who tell the truth about their losers too. . im not as smart as everyone else who manages to pick just the right stocks in just the right industry in just the right sector at just the right time in just the right market sentiment for that issue. . and even if i got all the above correct i still wouldnt know what their competors are doing. oh yeah then there is that missed earnings report that would send me falling 20% in a day.

no thanks i loooooove funds. no individual company risk for me anymore, market risk is enough thank you

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Old 05-31-2008, 09:53 AM   #42
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mathjak107, I agree with you. Have perhaps hung out too long reading the Bogleheads forum. But I still do cling to a good slice of actively managed funds like Vanguard PrimeCap, D&C stock and international, Harbor International. Index funds include Vanguard MidCap, TSM, and recently Small Cap Value. Also I have been known to buy large helpings of individual TIPS when real rates are highish.

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