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Old 02-18-2008, 09:20 PM   #21
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Scott Burns recently posted a summary of his Couch Potato portfolios here:
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His 9 and 10 asset class portfolios have done nicely and appear to have less volatility and better returns than the fewer asset class portfolios.

I gall at an asset class that is not strongly correlated but does not have very good long-term results on its own. I prefer good long-term results among uncorrelated asset classes. The trick, of course, is to find them.

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Old 02-19-2008, 08:01 PM   #22
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I do not have an asset allocation that will provide a cash flow from interest and dividends as yet since I am still earning income at almost age 74, but in a year or so I will have to start taking cash from my investments. I am still trying to decide how to best accomplish this. I would like to hold a minimum bond position, not the 50-60% generally recommended. I would like to take my cash from equities in the portfolio and not depend on interest from bonds. Therfore, a portfolio that does not have a drawdown over 10% in one year, does that infrequently, recovers in the shortest period of time is what my goal is.
Questcap, are you currently retired and taking income from your portfolio?
Can you share your 9 asset class allocation.

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Old 02-19-2008, 08:16 PM   #23
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oldman, some things to read that are related to your post: - Drawdowns: Losing money is no fun (Table 1)

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