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Old 01-22-2006, 12:19 PM   #21
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OK, I'll add strained carrots to the two other options.
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Re: Pick your top Vanguard fund for the year
Old 01-22-2006, 12:20 PM   #22
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Hey, I made that as a side dish just the other day. Pureed carrots with brown sugar and butter.
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Mmmm, that and beer!!! We have to stop meeting like this.
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Back to the initial Q~ Vanguard Total International Index (VGTSX) because it has the perfect mix of Euro, Pac and EM all in one neat package (62,26,12) and the .31 ER is dirt cheap for international equity funds IMHO. I have studied various international funds and no other one has met my requirements for this sector.

One flaw is that VGTSK still does not offer Admiral shares, but I'm hoping that this issue will change soon and bring the ER down to the .20 range.
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Old 01-23-2006, 08:56 AM   #26
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Emerging markets - risky bet, given the recent rise in its price, but looking at valuations, it still seems very attractive.

I'm also putting my money where my mouth is - I plan on investing about $10,000 in the fund this year (starting a new position in it in March or so). Of course that is a small chunk of a larger (soon to be) diversified portfolio.

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Old 01-23-2006, 08:10 PM   #27
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Originally Posted by Spanky
I think it's Dan Weiner.

My picks: Emerging Market, Health Care
Why is Dan's Weiner always being inserted into the messages here?
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Old 01-23-2006, 08:16 PM   #28
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Anyway, I am about to purchase my third kayak- a light touring.* Good link for all you paddlers* http://www.paddling.net/

I'm increasing my emerging market allocation to 10%
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Back to the initial Q~ Vanguard Total International Index (VGTSX) because it has the perfect mix of Euro, Pac and EM all in one neat package (62,26,12) and the .31 ER is dirt cheap for international equity funds IMHO.
If "best fund" means the fund with the highest return then it is impossible for* VGTSX to be the best fund unless the three component funds all have the exact same return in which case there would be a four way tie*

However I already have a big chunk (for me) of that fund and agree with the sentiment*

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I'll be contrarian just for the fun of it: VTI.

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Hi wildcat

Healthcare Fund.


You've got a problem here...too many people signing up for the same fund. You might have to come up with a lot of prunes in a very short amount of time. (Playing straight man) I wonder if Vanguard has a prune fund?

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Bum - I gotcha covered

So we have:

Wildcat - Intl Value
RE@40 - Captial Opportunity & Strategic Equity
REWahoo - Prime MM
Spanky - Emerging Mkt & Health Care
() TH - Windsor 2
Apoc Sometime - Energy (wha? no metals?)
Yakers - Asset Allocation
Kate - Emerging Mkt & Prime MM
Gahbeshaw - Capital Opportunity & Global Equity
Mb - Emerging Mkt
UM2 - Target 2015 (a man of his word)
Arrete - Health Care & Windsor 2
Mickeyd - Total Intl Index
Wizard - Energy
Justin - Emerging Mkt
Bpp - Total Market Index
Bum - Health Care

Everyone that picked 2 will get a 50% weight on each when calculating your total return for the year. Yes, we are getting technical
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Old 01-24-2006, 08:41 AM   #33
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Well... I don't think anyone has picked VGPMX so I will...

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Old 01-24-2006, 08:42 AM   #34
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Here's a contest where I sincerely hope to finish in last place. If I do, I can probably afford to buy my own prunes!

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Prune fund?

What a great idea!

I can see it as part of a commodities fund (Vplum ?).

Why not, there are OJ futures; why not plum/prunes?
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I'm sorry folks, but as a resident in a major plum growing area, I must inform you that these are now referred to as dried plums, not as prunes. Huge rebranding effort going on around here. You had best look around to see if any prospective plum farmers are in the area before uttering the word 'prune'.

Have a mighty find plum tree in my own backyard in fact. They grow like weeds around here. Usually by mid june we're good and sick of eating them.
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I'm not going to root against myself, so I'll pick (drum roll please)

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VUG. (large growth)

Not that I would choose it for a new portfolio, but just for fun for this contest.
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Wildcat - Intl Value = up 11.09%
RE@40 - Captial Opportunity & Strategic Equity = up 9.90% & up 9.12%
REWahoo - Prime MM = :P
Spanky - Emerging Mkt & Health Care = up 11.17% & up 3.10%
() TH - Windsor 2 = up 3.57%
Apoc Sometime - Energy (wha? no metals?) up 11.43%
Yakers - Asset Allocation up 4.15%
Kate - Emerging Mkt & Prime MM up 11.17% & :P
Gahbeshaw - Capital Opportunity & Global Equity = up 9.90% & up 8.56%
Mb - Emerging Mkt = up 11.17%
UM2 - Target 2015 (a man of his word) = up 2.44%
Arrete - Health Care & Windsor 2 = up 3.10% & up 3.57%
Mickeyd - Total Intl Index = up 9.46%
Wizard - Energy = up 11.43%
Justin - Emerging Mkt = up 11.17%
Bpp - Total Market Index = up 5.37%
Bum - Health Care = up 3.10%

Results as of March 31, 2006

Leader = Apoc sometime aka Greg & Wizard
Laggard = UM2 but something tells me he isn't changing a thing

To be continued...
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