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Old 02-22-2005, 03:12 AM   #41
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What other presidents should partiicipate in ER discussion? We have Bill C and Jimmy C so far. Should we add George Bush, SR? He is retired.
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Re: Diversification Overrated?
Old 02-22-2005, 04:36 AM   #42
 
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If diversification is overrated, is concentration a better strategy in current market conditions? If so, what is an acceptable concentrated portfolio for the short-term (3 years or less)? What are sectors, country funds, alternative investments, commodities, etc to hold now? In what proportation should each of these be allocated?


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If diversification is overrated, is concentration a better strategy in current market conditions? If so, what is an acceptable concentrated portfolio for the short-term (3 years or less)? What are sectors, country funds, alternative investments, commodities, etc to hold now? In what proportation should each of these be allocated?


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If diversification is overrated, is concentration a better strategy in current market conditions? If so, what is an acceptable concentrated portfolio for the short-term (3 years or less)? What are sectors, country funds, alternative investments, commodities, etc to hold now? In what proportation should each of these be allocated?Spanky
To ask these questions is a strong hint that you should stay broadly diversified.

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