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This graphic below might give a better idea of what I'm going for. The dotted line allocation in the upper right might be a less extreme and more palatable attempt at an “all-weather” portfolio. Roth IRA (lower left) is geared for maximum returns growing tax free; 90% S&P 500 index, 10% Intermediate bond index. Taxable account (lower right) is the smallest of the group. Mostly having fun with stocks (occasional bragging rights) and slowly building a dividend-based...
I'm 38 years old. FYI in my Roth IRA my allocation are 90% S&P and 10% intermediate bonds (Since it's growing tax free I can just set it and forget it till 2040). I will check out the Materials ETF. I'm wary of gold and precious metals as a whole (transaction fees and risk of theft makes it a hassle) but I'm open minded. Thanks everyone for the feedback and insights.
Hi, I'm trying to replicate as close as possible an “all weather portfolio” in my Vanguard rollover account (allocation graphic below). One question I had, how do you emulate exposure to gold and commodities? The minimum amount for Vanguard Materials Index Fund (VMIAX) is $100k… it'll be a while before I get there. Also second question. I'm trying to consolidate all accounts under one login to the extent possible. I'm considering shutting down my Ameritrade brokerage...
Any thoughts if VW can recover from “Dieselgate”? Financial fallout aside it looks to be an fairly isolated issue (Executive and engineering teams juking the software to cheat emissions testing) not a systemic mismanagement issue. The stock is starting to look like a bargain… almost.
Granted cheating on emissions regulations is a huge no-no, I wonder how likely $18 billion in fines would be. GM with their ignition switch scandal is responsible for at least 121 deaths and by comparison got only a slap on the wrist.
Not a good day for VOW shareholders: Volkswagen Plunges 17% After U.S. Emissions Cheat Scandal http://bloom.bg/1Fp1M5B
Was at Club Monoco (Houston Galleria) location over the long weekend. Their current location is a new one and the mens section is really tucked away in the back (3/4 of the store is devoted to women clothing). Was able to find a dark navy Barbour Ashby waxed jacket in the sales rack marked down alot with an additional 40% off. It came out to around $80 with all the discounts. Pretty cool find and for whatever reason not too many men go to this particular location, due to...
@gettoasty, he made it sound like he would be actively managing the portfolio when we sat down and chatted. He didn't give me the exact percentages but listed a bunch of stocks (AAPL, GOOG, NFLX, PFE, etc…) and some mutual funds that he felt would do well for the remainder of 2015 and 2016 that he wanted to roll out with. I tried to shift the conversation over to index funds and ETFs and he said I could perfectly do that on my own either within his suggested plan or...
Thanks for the gut-check. I've already opened a vanguard account last week and just need to mail off the custodian/transfer letter. I'll probably do 80% in an S&P index and play around a bit with the rest.
Hey everyone, I recently had a job change (now working at a major oilfield services company) and need to figure out what to do with my previous 401k plan (A pretty good balance after 8 years). I met with the financial advisor that manages my previous employer's plan and he recommended rolling my 401k and another IRA plan into a self directed IRA plan with a bunch of hand-picked stocks. Fees would total 1.3% of the balance each year and any trades within the plan would be...
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