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Re: AA for 5 year investment?

Why not buy now? What's missing? Not enough down? Insufficient cash flow? There are many risks to consider and hedge for the mid range period you specify. Usually, near term property purchases assume sufficient down, and preserving that necessary down payment is essential. If you're short, you're t...
by greg219
Thu May 02, 2013 11:29 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: AA for 5 year investment?
Replies: 8
Views: 1144

Re: AA for 5 year investment?

Thanks for your input. This seems overly defensive from my POV. The 5 year CDs I can find don't even beat inflation (they're like 1.60 % APY tops). What do you think of a bond fund with average maturities of one year? Also, maybe you know of an earlier thread where this has been discussed? This cert...
by greg219
Wed May 01, 2013 10:43 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: AA for 5 year investment?
Replies: 8
Views: 1144

AA for 5 year investment?

Hi all, I'm sure this topic has been discussed previously, but I can't find much on it (except for a short topic ). I'm planning to buy my own house/apt five years from now. To be able to put up a decent down payment, I will set aside $75k right away, and for every month for the coming five years, I...
by greg219
Wed May 01, 2013 2:30 am
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: AA for 5 year investment?
Replies: 8
Views: 1144

Re: Roll out initial investments over how long time?

Thanks for all of your replies; appreciate you taking your time. I realize now that the following wiki article largely answers my questions -- so sorry for having missed that previously: http://www.bogleheads.org/wiki/Dollar_cost_averaging I don't think there is a correct answer here, rolling out is...
by greg219
Fri Apr 26, 2013 12:29 am
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Roll out initial investments over how long time?
Replies: 20
Views: 954

Roll out initial investments over how long time?

Hi all, I've recently learned a lot about personal investing and saving for retirement, but I haven't yet started investing. Currently, I have all my money in savings accounts, but after recent learnings, I've now come up with a reasonable asset allocation that I want to follow (something like 70/30...
by greg219
Thu Apr 25, 2013 1:29 am
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Roll out initial investments over how long time?
Replies: 20
Views: 954

Re: Foreign young professional seeking advice

Thanks again for all of your responses. I guess I've been trying to figure out what the "optimal" strategy is but I'm starting to realize there's probably not such a thing which is general for everyone. It all depends on personal preferences, plus there are so many unknown factors playing ...
by greg219
Mon May 28, 2012 9:23 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Foreign young professional seeking advice
Replies: 12
Views: 741

Re: Foreign young professional seeking advice

Thanks for the responses -- I really appreciate you taking your time trying to figure this out together with me. I think you may have received few responses since you are asking hard questions. Good -- that means I don't feel confused for nothing. :-) (But yes, I'd like to see even more responses, o...
by greg219
Sun May 27, 2012 2:58 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Foreign young professional seeking advice
Replies: 12
Views: 741

Foreign young professional seeking advice

Hi everyone, I found out about the Bogleheads quite recently and I must say I am very impressed with the quality of the wiki and the forum. It is a very valuable resource for anyone going into personal finance and investing. First my situation and then I'll get to the questions: - 25 y/o w/ a steady...
by greg219
Sat May 26, 2012 4:17 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Foreign young professional seeking advice
Replies: 12
Views: 741

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