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by Altron
Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Heading for a top?
Replies: 103
Views: 8106

Re: Heading for a top?

Just to piggyback on Homer’s post with an anecdote. My Dad is 70 and uses an investment manager (sigh) so when the market tanked in 2009 I was worried about him making a rash decision. It just so happens he had adjusted his allocation from 70/30 stocks/bonds to 20/80 back in 2007 as he was prepping ...
by Altron
Fri Aug 19, 2016 4:43 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Borrowing money to invest. Good idea?
Replies: 68
Views: 5727

Re: Borrowing money to invest. Good idea?

Do you actually need to take this risk, or will disciplined investing on a cash basis be sufficient to accomplish your goals? You should ask this before making any investment decision. Also, I think it's important to point out that anyone who invests and holds a mortgage is invoking a form of this ...
by Altron
Fri Aug 19, 2016 4:25 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Ultra aggressive index portfolio for a 30 yo with high risk tolerance?
Replies: 47
Views: 5294

Re: Ultra aggressive index portfolio for a 30 yo with high risk tolerance?

I think it's important to tie your portfolio to a specific life goal. If you are 30 and already have considerable savings and future earnings potential, you may not need to hold an "aggressive" portfolio. The added risk isn't worth it. However, if you know that you want to retire at 50 and start a c...