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Old 04-30-12, 01:00 PM
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Foo Investment Advice

I need some both real and Foo investment advice.

I now qualify for my company's 401(k) plan. I have quite a few different funds to chose from. Any advice on what funds to invest in? Part of me thinks investing in one of the target retirement funds would do fine.
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Old 04-30-12, 01:02 PM
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I like FHIIX. I've had it for decades. It has a pretty solid 8% (or thereabouts) return, through good markets and bad.
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Remember, investment advice is worth exactly what you pay for it generally.
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Old 04-30-12, 01:09 PM
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One word: Emus.

But srsly - how old are you? If you're young and don't intend to touch the money for a while (and believe we won't have total economic collapse), divy it up between a mix of stock funds (large cap, small cap, international), then go ride your bike. Or tend your emus.
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Old 04-30-12, 01:30 PM
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Old 04-30-12, 02:15 PM
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Based on what I've read in here and a few other forums...I'd invest in medical supplies.
Couch keeps getting bit by a dog.
Jsharr has a hole in his ear.
Someone sawed their foot with a chainsaw.

Bandaids might be a good investment.
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Old 05-01-12, 02:34 AM
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Hire a CFP.
And a CPA firm.
And a tax-attourney.

All worth their weight in gold.
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Old 05-01-12, 04:30 AM
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Invest in Barnes & Noble, two days ago. They just jumped 60%.
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With Tom's disclaimer above:

My 401(k) is split 75% in a Retirement Target Date fund, 25% in an International Stock fund.
My Roth IRA is now split between 3 funds (Vanguard), 1 conservative bond fund, one large-cap blend Growth fund, and the Windsor II stock fund. The Bond fund has been good at buffering some of the market 'issues' over the last 3-4 years. While my returns haven't been huge from that fund, it's been a fairly steady return without much in the way of losses even in the roughest of months.

// extra disclaimer: I decided on most of these choices myself with little to no outside advice based on my own feelings on risk/reward and the historical trends for these funds. I was lucky that the 401k was introduced at the office about the time the market bottomed out so I had a few years of very nice returns since, but hold no illusions that will continue. I try only to review the accounts a few times a year to make sure auto-drafts and the such are where I want them.
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GOLLLLLLDDDDD!!!


But seriously, investing is a complex mix of balancing return with the kind of risk you're comfortable with. When it comes to money, I'm generally risk adverse.
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Originally Posted by waynesworld View Post
Invest in Barnes & Noble, two days ago. They just jumped 60%.
Past performance is not a guarantee of future returns, but wink wink nudge nudge.
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I know someone with a plant up in Rochester.... looking for investors....
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