Feb 8

Right now we each have 50 bucks a month put in to the Growth fund of america and the Capital World Growth and Income Fund…. wise allocation? or should we be doing something else

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  • Ja Ma Said on February 8th, 2010 at 1:34 pm:

    if you are 30 you have a 35 year investment horizon and that would mean only one thing – stocks. hold diversified mutual funds, don’t rrade, and don’t even look to see what the market is doing right now.

  • Beau.Gus Said on February 8th, 2010 at 2:06 pm:

    If you don’t need the cash until you retire, the smartest place to put it is the most aggressive stock mutual fund American offer, or you might want to split it between an aggressive domestic stock fund and a “developing markets” stock fund. You can reasonably expect to earn an average long-term annual return of 7-10% if you do that (and reinvest all dividends & distributions), so when you reach age 70 you’ll have between $533,829 and $1,405,122.

    The Income fund is probably not aggressive enough for your time horizon, if you think about it…it is designed to generate current income (so it’s geared more towards folks who have already retired), so has to be somewhat conservative in its investment options….the income fund has a long-term return of only 2.93%, which would give you $146,815

  • muncie birder Said on February 8th, 2010 at 2:10 pm:

    That seems a very logical allocation. They each are sound funds. They each have good track records. Keep up the investment plan that you have established. I disagree with one of your responders. The Income Fund has a better 10 year record than the Growth Fund. We never know what the future might hold. By having a balanced investment plan, which yours is, you are allowing for more possible future outcomes than by just investing is aggressive mutual funds. Remember as you reach 50 begin to allocate to a more conservative allocation. You do not want to be caught as many over 50s were during the last year and a half and have to work until you are 80 like they will.

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