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100% VTSAX (Vanguard Total Stock Mkt Idx Adm)??

Post by pretykev » Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:47 pm

Lets be honest, how many of you are 100% VTSAX in your portfolio?
I know I am :sharebeer
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Post by The529guy » Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:49 pm

No :sharebeer

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Post by bligh » Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:53 pm

The 100% stock threads have returned.

The dark clouds gather at the horizon.

Time to go all cash. *



* Kidding, just hoping to cancel out the jinx of this 100% stock thread.
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Post by bikechuck » Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:54 pm

What in heaven's name is VTSAX?

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Post by PFInterest » Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:56 pm

bikechuck wrote:
Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:54 pm
What in heaven's name is VTSAX?
Google

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Post by bligh » Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:58 pm

PFInterest wrote:
Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:56 pm
bikechuck wrote:
Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:54 pm
What in heaven's name is VTSAX?
Google
I just searched the internet via bing and VTSAX is most definitely NOT google. It is a mutual fund at Vanguard!

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Post by mortfree » Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:59 pm

In my Vanguard account. Yes 100% VTI.

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Post by facepalm » Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:59 pm

bligh wrote:
Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:53 pm
The 100% stock threads have returned.

The dark clouds gather at the horizon.

Time to go all cash. *



* Kidding, just hoping to cancel out the jinx of this 100% stock thread post.
I was thinking gold. :D Or perhaps tulips.

VTSAX (Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Admiral Shares) is so yesterday. All the cool kids are in VSMPX (Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund Institutional Plus Shares).
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Post by pilot_error » Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:00 pm

PFInterest wrote:
Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:56 pm
bikechuck wrote:
Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:54 pm
What in heaven's name is VTSAX?
Google
Wrong. That is goog, that it is bikechuck is pointing out the benefit to the whole forum when we use common names.

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Post by pretykev » Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:07 pm

facepalm wrote:
Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:59 pm
bligh wrote:
Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:53 pm
The 100% stock threads have returned.

The dark clouds gather at the horizon.

Time to go all cash. *



* Kidding, just hoping to cancel out the jinx of this 100% stock thread post.
I was thinking gold. :D Or perhaps tulips.

VTSAX (Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Admiral Shares) is so yesterday. All the cool kids are in VSMPX (Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund Institutional Plus Shares).
Huh.. All the cool kids you say with a $100 million just laying around..😏
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Post by Johm221122 » Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:12 pm

I don't believe in 1oo% of any asset class,diversification is too easy and over my investment time line U.S. large capital stocks may under perform

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Post by bligh » Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:13 pm

pretykev wrote:
Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:07 pm
facepalm wrote:
Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:59 pm
bligh wrote:
Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:53 pm
The 100% stock threads have returned.

The dark clouds gather at the horizon.

Time to go all cash. *



* Kidding, just hoping to cancel out the jinx of this 100% stock thread post.
I was thinking gold. :D Or perhaps tulips.

VTSAX (Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Admiral Shares) is so yesterday. All the cool kids are in VSMPX (Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund Institutional Plus Shares).
Huh.. All the cool kids you say with a $100 million just laying around..😏
You haven't arrived until you got some VSMPX. $100 million is the new "2 comma club".

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Post by thangngo » Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:16 pm

pretykev wrote:
Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:47 pm
Lets be honest, how many of you are 100% VTSAX in your portfolio?
I know I am :sharebeer
Bless your heart.

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Post by UpperNwGuy » Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:30 pm

pretykev wrote:
Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:47 pm
Lets be honest, how many of you are 100% VTSAX in your portfolio?
I know I am :sharebeer
I think you should open up a dialogue with CULater who recently posted that those who had won the game should reduce their equity allocations in the face of high market valuations.

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Post by Retired1809 » Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:37 pm

If your portfolio is 100% stocks and you're over 50 years old, I suggest you watch this PBS Frontline special from 2013:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3htnbwFgoM

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Post by badbreath » Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:43 pm

HikerNC »

If your portfolio is 100% stocks and you're over 50 years old, I suggest you watch this PBS Frontline special from 2013:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3htnbwFgoM
I agree if its my DD at 26 go for it, if its me 56 no need some bonds
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Post by dwickenh » Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:44 pm

Another mine is better(bigger) than yours thread..... jeez
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pretykev wrote:
Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:47 pm
Lets be honest, how many of you are 100% VTSAX in your portfolio?
I know I am :sharebeer
I swear I read some where, "The only free lunch is diversification." :sharebeer
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Post by pretykev » Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:57 pm

HikerNC wrote:
Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:37 pm
If your portfolio is 100% stocks and you're over 50 years old, I suggest you watch this PBS Frontline special from 2013:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3htnbwFgoM
I'm 36. I will have a guarantee retirement for serving 20yrs in the military in 2 yrs. :)
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Post by pretykev » Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:58 pm

pretykev wrote:
Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:57 pm
HikerNC wrote:
Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:37 pm
If your portfolio is 100% stocks and you're over 50 years old, I suggest you watch this PBS Frontline special from 2013:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3htnbwFgoM
I'm 36. I will have a guaranteed retirement for serving 20yrs in the military in 2 yrs. :)
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Post by Retired1809 » Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:19 pm

Kev,
You've now provided additional relevant information. A guaranteed lifetime income that is presumably adjusted for inflation is a valuable asset to say the least. I have no idea what the value of your VTSAX portfolio is but knowing that you'll have a guaranteed stream of income is information that you did not provide in your original post. If you think about your stream of guaranteed income as an annuity, what would you estimate the value of the annuity to be? As long as the value of your VTSAX isn't more than twice the imputed value of your annuity, I would say you're okay. Vanguard would probably suggest that you add a new position in their Total international Stock fund to further diversify and I wouldn't argue with that.

And most of all, thank you for your service.

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Johm221122 wrote:
Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:12 pm
I don't believe in 1oo% of any asset class,diversification is too easy and over my investment time line U.S. large capital stocks may under perform
I don't do "Don't put all of your eggs in one basket".

I put all my eggs in one basket, and watch that basket like a hawk. Worked out well so far.

Hence why real estate is a more lucrative asset class in my book.
I'm not looking to get rich quick (crypto), I'm not looking to get rich slow (index funds).. I'm looking to get rich, for sure (real estate).

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Post by aj76er » Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:35 pm

Only holding U.S. Stocks (VTSAX) + U.S. Fixed income (in your case, a pension) is a Bogle-approved portfolio. If you stay the course, you will be fine. Most would recommend a dollop of International Stocks (VTIAX), but it is not strictly necessary.
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Post by aj76er » Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:38 pm

You'll like what jcollins has to say on this topic :)

http://jlcollinsnh.com/2014/06/10/stock ... llocation/

And thank you for your service!
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Post by Munir » Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:44 pm

PFInterest wrote:
Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:56 pm
bikechuck wrote:
Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:54 pm
What in heaven's name is VTSAX?
Google
Common courtesy on this forum recommends the use of the full name of a fund at the start of a thread. Rude responses are not recommended.

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Re: 100% VTSAX (Vanguard Total Stock Mkt Idx Adm)??

Post by pretykev » Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:48 pm

HikerNC wrote:
Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:19 pm
Kev,
You've now provided additional relevant information. A guaranteed lifetime income that is presumably adjusted for inflation is a valuable asset to say the least. I have no idea what the value of your VTSAX portfolio is but knowing that you'll have a guaranteed stream of income is information that you did not provide in your original post. If you think about your stream of guaranteed income as an annuity, what would you estimate the value of the annuity to be? As long as the value of your VTSAX isn't more than twice the imputed value of your annuity, I would say you're okay. Vanguard would probably suggest that you add a new position in their Total internkational Stock fund to further diversify and I wouldn't argue with that.

And most of all, thank you for your service.
I'm looking at $4600 a month in retirement pay that's roughly about Annually $55200.. I now have 68k in VTSAX and 27k in my Roth Vanguard2040 fund. I went through a divorce that put a 70k dent in my investments about 7 yrs ago. Your are welcome.
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Post by pretykev » Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:51 pm

aj76er wrote:
Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:38 pm
You'll like what jcollins has to say on this topic :)

http://jlcollinsnh.com/2014/06/10/stock ... llocation/

And thank you for your service!
Thanks it was a good read.
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Post by bogglehead125 » Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:54 pm

I can understand 100% equities but why not include international?

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Post by RRAAYY3 » Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:00 pm

In this day and age I have no idea why you wouldn’t want Total Int’l as well

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Post by pretykev » Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:24 pm

bogglehead125 wrote:
Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:54 pm
I can understand 100% equities but why not include international?
I've been thinking about doing an 80/ 20 mix with international.
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Post by drk » Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:34 am

pretykev wrote:
Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:57 pm
HikerNC wrote:
Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:37 pm
If your portfolio is 100% stocks and you're over 50 years old, I suggest you watch this PBS Frontline special from 2013:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3htnbwFgoM
I'm 36. I will have a guarantee retirement for serving 20yrs in the military in 2 yrs. :)
Assuming you mean the U.S. military, that's all the more reason to diversify internationally.

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Post by Lancelot » Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:33 am

HikerNC wrote:
Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:37 pm
If your portfolio is 100% stocks and you're over 50 years old, I suggest you watch this PBS Frontline special from 2013:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3htnbwFgoM
I've watched that video several times. Interesting.

On the otther hand, Mark Cuban quips "Diversification is for idiots."

Entrepreneur Mark Cuban sits down with the Journal's Alan Murray and weighs in on the fluctuating market. Cuban is investing in volatility. He believes "buy and hold is a crock of $%#!" and diversification is for idiots.

Get it from the horses mouth here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5Pp1HEKSPM
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Post by Lancelot » Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:39 am

bligh wrote:
Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:53 pm
The 100% stock threads have returned.

The dark clouds gather at the horizon.

Time to go all cash. *
* Kidding, just hoping to cancel out the jinx of this 100% stock thread.
Around 1999- 2000, I remember reading articles suggesting even 80 something grandmothers were 100% in equity index funds. While the 20 to 40 cohorts would have done well, I think the 80+ group not so.

But it's probably different this time :D
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Post by TwstdSista » Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:12 am

My funds are at Fidelity, so nope!

But I'm also not 100% FSTVX....

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Post by stemikger » Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:01 am

Nothing wrong with that if you can stomach it. When I retire I plan to move my 401K all in the Vanguard Balanced Index Fund. I like the one fund option.
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Post by stemikger » Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:02 am

bligh wrote:
Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:58 pm
PFInterest wrote:
Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:56 pm
bikechuck wrote:
Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:54 pm
What in heaven's name is VTSAX?
Google
I just searched the internet via bing and VTSAX is most definitely NOT google. It is a mutual fund at Vanguard!
LOL!! :P
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Post by Grt2bOutdoors » Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:09 am

pretykev wrote:
Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:57 pm
HikerNC wrote:
Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:37 pm
If your portfolio is 100% stocks and you're over 50 years old, I suggest you watch this PBS Frontline special from 2013:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3htnbwFgoM
I'm 36. I will have a guarantee retirement for serving 20yrs in the military in 2 yrs. :)
Then you are not 100% allocated to equities. Recommend you read a book on asset allocation or some of Jack Bogle’s statements on valuing ones Social Security or pension as a bond portfolio.
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Post by Grt2bOutdoors » Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:11 am

Lancelot wrote:
Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:33 am
HikerNC wrote:
Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:37 pm
If your portfolio is 100% stocks and you're over 50 years old, I suggest you watch this PBS Frontline special from 2013:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3htnbwFgoM
I've watched that video several times. Interesting.

On the otther hand, Mark Cuban quips "Diversification is for idiots."

Entrepreneur Mark Cuban sits down with the Journal's Alan Murray and weighs in on the fluctuating market. Cuban is investing in volatility. He believes "buy and hold is a crock of $%#!" and diversification is for idiots.

Get it from the horses mouth here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5Pp1HEKSPM
Instead of mouth insert another body part in its place. :twisted:
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Post by harvestbook » Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:34 am

Mark Cuban's entire life history is built on diversification. It's not like he's still 100 percent Yahoo.
I'm not smart enough to know, and I can't afford to guess.

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Post by MotoTrojan » Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:58 am

pretykev wrote:
Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:48 pm

I'm looking at $4600 a month in retirement pay that's roughly about Annually $55200.. I now have 68k in VTSAX and 27k in my Roth Vanguard2040 fund. I went through a divorce that put a 70k dent in my investments about 7 yrs ago. Your are welcome.
You do realize that the Vanguard Target 2040 fund contains Total International, Total US Bond, and Total Int Bond too, right? Pension aside, you are not 100% VTSAX.

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Post by pretykev » Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:17 am

MotoTrojan wrote:
Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:58 am
pretykev wrote:
Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:48 pm

I'm looking at $4600 a month in retirement pay that's roughly about Annually $55200.. I now have 68k in VTSAX and 27k in my Roth Vanguard2040 fund. I went through a divorce that put a 70k dent in my investments about 7 yrs ago. Your are welcome.
You do realize that the Vanguard Target 2040 fund contains Total International, Total US Bond, and Total Int Bond too, right? Pension aside, you are not 100% VTSAX.
I was referencing my brokerage taxed account is 100 VTSAX.
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Post by RRAAYY3 » Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:19 am

stemikger wrote:
Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:01 am
Nothing wrong with that if you can stomach it. When I retire I plan to move my 401K all in the Vanguard Balanced Index Fund. I like the one fund option.
My plan as well ... after 20 years of accumulation from total Us / Int’l

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Post by ruralavalon » Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:29 am

pretykev wrote:
Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:47 pm
Lets be honest, how many of you are 100% VTSAX in your portfolio?
I know I am :sharebeer
No, absolutely not.

Our portfolio, covering all accounts, is:
27% Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund Admiral Shares (VTSAX);
12% Vanguard Small-cap Value Index Fund Admiral Shares (VSIAX);
13% Vanguard Total International Stock Index Fund Admiral Shares (VTIAX); and
48% Vanguard Intermediate-term Bond Index Fund Admiral Shares (VBILX).


I have no pension, that makes a difference.
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Post by Grt2bOutdoors » Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:30 am

ruralavalon wrote:
Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:29 am
pretykev wrote:
Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:47 pm
Lets be honest, how many of you are 100% VTSAX in your portfolio?
I know I am :sharebeer
No, absolutely not.

Our portfolio, is:
27% Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund Admiral Shares (VTSAX);
12% Vanguard Small-cap Value Index Fund Admiral Shares (VSIAX);
13% Vanguard Total International Stock Index Fund Admiral Shares (VTIAX); and
48% Vanguard Intermediate-term Bond Index Fund Admiral Shares (VBILX).
That is a significant tilt of small cap value. How has it been working out for you?
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Post by asif408 » Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:32 am

I'm actually the opposite, I own almost nothing (less than 15%) in the US stock market. I do own every other investable stock market in the world, though.

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Post by ruralavalon » Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:56 am

Grt2bOutdoors wrote:
Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:30 am
ruralavalon wrote:
Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:29 am
pretykev wrote:
Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:47 pm
Lets be honest, how many of you are 100% VTSAX in your portfolio?
I know I am :sharebeer
No, absolutely not.

Our portfolio, is:
27% Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund Admiral Shares (VTSAX);
12% Vanguard Small-cap Value Index Fund Admiral Shares (VSIAX);
13% Vanguard Total International Stock Index Fund Admiral Shares (VTIAX); and
48% Vanguard Intermediate-term Bond Index Fund Admiral Shares (VBILX).
That is a significant tilt of small cap value. How has it been working out for you?
Over the period I have had the small-cap value fund, it's performance has been very similar to the total stock market index fund.
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Re: 100% VTSAX (Vanguard Total Stock Mkt Idx Adm)??

Post by bloom2708 » Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:11 am

At least be 100% stocks with Total US + Total International.

Diversify people! :wink:
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Re: 100% VTSAX (Vanguard Total Stock Mkt Idx Adm)??

Post by Grt2bOutdoors » Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:39 pm

ruralavalon wrote:
Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:56 am
Grt2bOutdoors wrote:
Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:30 am
ruralavalon wrote:
Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:29 am
pretykev wrote:
Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:47 pm
Lets be honest, how many of you are 100% VTSAX in your portfolio?
I know I am :sharebeer
No, absolutely not.

Our portfolio, is:
27% Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund Admiral Shares (VTSAX);
12% Vanguard Small-cap Value Index Fund Admiral Shares (VSIAX);
13% Vanguard Total International Stock Index Fund Admiral Shares (VTIAX); and
48% Vanguard Intermediate-term Bond Index Fund Admiral Shares (VBILX).
That is a significant tilt of small cap value. How has it been working out for you?
Over the period I have had the small-cap value fund, it's performance has been very similar to the total stock market index fund.
Thanks for sharing. I hold mainly a total market portfolio with a side slice of individual equities (not very Bogleheadish, I know).
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Re: 100% VTSAX (Vanguard Total Stock Mkt Idx Adm)??

Post by Grt2bOutdoors » Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:40 pm

bloom2708 wrote:
Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:11 am
At least be 100% stocks with Total US + Total International.

Diversify people! :wink:
At least? Are you suggesting the use of margin to juice it?
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Re: 100% VTSAX (Vanguard Total Stock Mkt Idx Adm)??

Post by stocknoob4111 » Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:41 pm

Is this a joke? So all the members here frown upon others timing the market yet secretly they themselves time the market? :mrgreen: :sharebeer

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