livesoft wrote:I don't think your investment asset allocation should really change. However, you might want to double the amount that you are investing annually from your income.
asc8u wrote:Or am I just being silly? Thanks for your input.
asc8u wrote:I'm pessimistic about growth of the US economy because of uncontrolled government spending and unsustainable debt.
nisiprius wrote:Those "retirement calculators" are copping out. The problem is that by asking you to make a prediction, they reinforce the idea that you can make predictions, that you are supposed to make predictions, and that investing is about making predictions.
asc8u wrote:How should I structure my portfolio to compensate for these concerns? Is increasing my holding of total market index bonds really going to help in this kind of situation? Invest more in international funds- (specifically emerging markets because I don't see Europe being in any better financial situation)? Or should I be looking to investment real estate or commodities?
Or am I just being silly? Thanks for your input.
Jack wrote:asc8u wrote:I'm pessimistic about growth of the US economy because of uncontrolled government spending and unsustainable debt.
You may be pessimistic because you have been misinformed. The deficit is currently decreasing at the fastest rate in history. The interest burden of the debt is the lowest since WWII.
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