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post #16 of 24
I think OP's language is a bit confusing. You either get capital preservation or opportunity for upside, you don't get both. To me, capital preservation implies nothing riskier than short-term bond funds. Maybe you can include a small allocation to "conservative" bank loan funds (SAMBX comes to mind) for a bit more yield that floats with interest rates. Note I put conservative in quotes since the paper is issued by non-investment grade entities, but they're safer than junk bonds since there's collateral (assuming the PM is doing his job) to cover defaults.

I suppose there's nothing wrong with real estate, commodities, or oil, but I don't see any of them consistent with a goal of "capital preservation", and especially not if they represent the bulk of your investment.
post #17 of 24
TIPS maybe.
post #18 of 24
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Originally Posted by boo View Post
I suppose there's nothing wrong with real estate, commodities, or oil, but I don't see any of them consistent with a goal of "capital preservation"

+1

thread brings the lulz. Invest in oil for capital preservation What about that penny stock I received an email about at 3am last night?
post #19 of 24
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+1

thread brings the lulz. Invest in oil for capital preservation What about that penny stock I received an email about at 3am last night?

OooOOoooh please forward, kthx

I find that stock tips on the internet are usually about as useful as weight lifting advice from the same source
post #20 of 24
market neutral funds, merger arbitrage / event driven with correlations of under .5
post #21 of 24
Based on some of these recs I hope people aren't day trading their own or other people's money.
post #22 of 24
I would spend it on ammunition for various small arms.

I am not joking.
post #23 of 24
Hi,
The possibilities of defaults and inflation long term bonds don't look attractive. I enjoy some of the suggestions, mentioned by the Weiss Group. They have a free newsletter that I read.
post #24 of 24
Invest in utilities, or a utility fund. They move half as fast as the overall market and they generally have great dividend yields.
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