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Old 07-12-2012, 02:22 PM   #21
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Originally Posted by redtail

They did not give me any recommendations, but I didn't ask either. I remember in one of the books either Berstein or Bogel, that the fund companies will try to push some hot funds, which are not necessarly the best. That's why I wanted to ask you guys.
Since you were asking for specific suggestions, here's a stab at it - of course, the final choice is yours and you should check it out further... I'm no expert!

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Old 07-13-2012, 07:32 AM   #22
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Originally Posted by MasterBlaster View Post
here's the list of all of Fidelity's index funds:

Fidelity Investments

You (the OP) didn't specify how you wanted to divide assets between large and small caps. foreign and domestic equity, and foreign and domestic bonds.

Perhaps a Burns-eske couch potato-like allocation (ie 3-part Margarita or 4-square) for your money. Take a look at the website below. Burns uses Vanguard funds but you can easily find a Fidelity equivalent using the fidelity link above. The couch potato models are (arguably) as good as anything.

AssetBuilder Inc. - Registered Investment Advisor- Couch Potato Cook Book
I wanted to thank everyone for their input, this will give me a good start picking out my index funds. Thanks.

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Old 07-13-2012, 10:30 AM   #23
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Originally Posted by redtail View Post
I wanted to thank everyone for their input, this will give me a good start picking out my index funds. Thanks.
Are you going to DCA in or lump sum it? I ask because I have similar requirements but ALL my investments are currently in MM. I have been convince by this lot here that I have to do something and am also trying to choose between Fidelity and Vanguard. I have no money in either at the moment so it would be a transfer to cash then into some investments. I am just a little concerned about the volitility in the market at this time.


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