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  • Best Domestic Dividend ETFs In 2012? Vanguard [View article]
    Duh, yes ETFs... I was thinking Vanguard Dividend Funds... I would consider it a domestic fund as long as the foreign is 5% or less. Certainly not a pure play, but pretty close.
    Mar 25 10:14 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Best Domestic Dividend ETFs In 2012? Vanguard [View article]
    Why not include VDIGX, which was up 6.5% through yesterday?
    Mar 24 03:54 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Build My Portfolio: Helping This Baby Boomer Doctor Reach His Retirement Goals [View article]
    We prefer funds over individual bonds for diversification and professional management. We usually hold bond funds in a tax-deferred account (but not a Roth), which leads to an actively-managed fund. With the number of bond issues available (actually more than the number of stocks), it is worth the cost to have professional management which focuses/specializes in a sector.
    Sep 9 06:46 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Build My Portfolio: Helping This Baby Boomer Doctor Reach His Retirement Goals [View article]
    Thanks, you're right on point about getting back to basics.
    Sep 9 06:35 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Build My Portfolio: Helping This Baby Boomer Doctor Reach His Retirement Goals [View article]
    Thanks, one size does not fit all...
    Sep 9 06:34 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Build My Portfolio: Helping This Baby Boomer Doctor Reach His Retirement Goals [View article]
    Considered and dismissed; perhaps he/she can tell us why it doesn't make sense for pension funds and endowments to follow this strategy? If it works for institutions, it works for individuals. The only main difference is time horizon, which may be perpetual for the former.
    Sep 9 06:32 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Build My Portfolio: Helping This Baby Boomer Doctor Reach His Retirement Goals [View article]
    Thanks.

    BND has mortgage-backed securities.

    We typically hold the total return (core) bond position in a tax-deferred account, which is usually an actively-managed fund. This way we have an active/tactical manager for the core position, while maintaining a strategic allocation in the other bond sectors.
    Sep 9 06:26 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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