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Old 05-13-2006, 07:21 AM   #1
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if you were putting an all etf diversified mix together for a 60/40 proportion what would you use?........having followed a newsletter very successfully for 20 years im thinking of starting to put together an all etf diversified mix to start tracking that can hold a candle to my actively managed mix in performance but at a lower cost....i havent been able to hit a combo that can do it as far back as i could back test on my own so im looking for ideas......i would love to eventually cut my .89 average expense level down to 1/2 without sacraficing performance..since im 100% at fidelity i dont want to move to vanguard so id rather use etf's.....

heres my last 10 years
96 13.8
97 17.2
98 3.3
99 30.7
2000 -2.1
2001 -2.7
2002 -14
2003 33
2004 14.4
2005 11.1
2006 ytd 6% after yesterday

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Old 05-13-2006, 07:34 AM   #2
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i do want to hold about 6-7 % in commodities to...i have that covered already with uso,gld and pcrdx

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Old 05-16-2006, 09:35 PM   #3
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One can complicate things as much as wanted but a great starting ETF portfolio would be:
VTI+EFA+VWO for equities and AGG+TIP+GIM(foreign closed end unhedged bond fund) for bonds.
One can then consider adding the small cap/value twist.
You already own some commodities which I would add too. Cheers!
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