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Old 11-03-2005, 01:58 AM
KaneKungFu123 KaneKungFu123 is offline
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Default Portfollio Recomendation for Aggressive Investor

Symbol Name Allocation Amount
AGG LEHMAN AGG BOND FUND ISHARES 4.0%
DVY ISHARES DJ SELECT DIV INDEX FD 4.0%
EFA EUR0-ASIA INDX (MSCI-ISHARES) 15.5%
IWD RUSSELL 1000 VALUE (ISHARES) 42.0%
IWF RUSSELL 1000 GROWTH (ISHARES) 26.0%
IWM RUSSELL 2000 INDEX (ISHARES) 6.0%
TIP LEH US TREAS INF FD (ISHARES) 2.5%
Total 100%

Any thoughts or opinions? I think I need to have more international investments, and dont like dumpiong 42% into one fund....
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Old 11-03-2005, 02:15 AM
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Default Re: Portfollio Recomendation for Aggressive Investor

You should have at least 25-30% in foreign markets. It doesn't look like you own any REIT's, I would make that aboutat least 5% of my portfolio as well.
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Old 11-03-2005, 04:56 AM
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Default Re: Portfollio Recomendation for Aggressive Investor

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You should have at least 25-30% in foreign markets. It doesn't look like you own any REIT's, I would make that aboutat least 5% of my portfolio as well.

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Is this easy to do through an online broker like Scottrade? I myself am 100% invested in US markets. I do have real estate investments to counterbalance them, however.
-James
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Old 11-03-2005, 09:14 AM
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Default Re: Portfollio Recomendation for Aggressive Investor

Yes there is an Ishrae ETF for about every country you might want to invest in. Visit Ishares.com for a complete list.
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Old 11-03-2005, 09:22 AM
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Default Re: Portfollio Recomendation for Aggressive Investor

Check out MDY (S&P mid-cap) and RDY (equal weighting S&P 500) - as alternatives to your Russell iShares.
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Old 11-04-2005, 03:10 AM
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Rather than on a per country basis, you should just get a couple broad index funds, like an emerging markets or developing markets fund.
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Old 11-04-2005, 07:09 PM
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Default Re: Portfollio Recomendation for Aggressive Investor

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Rather than on a per country basis, you should just get a couple broad index funds, like an emerging markets or developing markets fund.

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TREMX is a good start [img]/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]
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Old 11-05-2005, 12:46 AM
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you do your aggressive investing in poker. with that money invest conservatively. buy individual stocks you know something about.
soon you will have your own mutual fund without expenses and someone churning the stocks for political reasons to attract more investors using your money for advertising.
buy some realestate. and invest in a business you control and are willing to do some work and one thats enjoyable to you.
thats the way to make it.
good luck.
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Old 11-05-2005, 01:11 AM
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Default Re: Portfollio Recomendation for Aggressive Investor

Ray,

Being a TAG in poker and investing is far more lucrative than being weak tight or worse, in both cases.
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Old 11-05-2005, 01:29 AM
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you do your aggressive investing in poker. with that money invest conservatively. buy individual stocks you know something about.
soon you will have your own mutual fund without expenses and someone churning the stocks for political reasons to attract more investors using your money for advertising.
buy some realestate. and invest in a business you control and are willing to do some work and one thats enjoyable to you.
thats the way to make it.
good luck.

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This advice is too generic. The idea is to get very good at something and stick with it. Those who do well are those who wholeheartedly enjoy what they're doing.
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