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Re: Need Suggestions on Investment strategy
Old 01-06-2004, 08:37 AM   #21
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Re: Need Suggestions on Investment strategy

what I was trying to find out is what others have done in the same situation and what made them take that route.
I see what you're saying. Here's what I am doing:

27% - Vanguard Total Stock Mkt Index Fund
8% - Vanguard International Growth Fund
5% - Vanguard REIT Fund
5% - Cash (currently at ING earning 2%)
10% - Vanguard Short Term Corporate Fund
35% - 25-27 Year TIPS (I'm waiting for 2.5%)
10% - 6-10 Year TIPS

I chose these investments because:
- Investment costs are very low.
- Inflation should be covered pretty well via TIPS and stocks.
- I think international stocks may do relatively well as other countries develop economically and their citizens have more disposable income.
- REITs seem to have a weak correlation to stocks and I hope they'll dampen volatility and provide a decent return.
- I'm convinced that Short Term Bonds will beat cash most of the time, so I plan to use that for liquidity.

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