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It's now been nearly 2 months the bulls in the AAII Investor Sentiment Survey have remained...

It's now been nearly 2 months the bulls in the AAII Investor Sentiment Survey have remained below average. For the week ended Oct. 10, the bullish camp shrank 3.3 points to 30.6%. Bears acquired players from both the bull and neutral teams, growing 5.6 points to 38.8%.
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  • Tack
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    Music to my ears. Let's keep that "wall of worry" alive and well.
    11 Oct 2012, 08:11 AM Reply Like
  • 2MuchDebt
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    Tack: I'm not trying to be smart when I say this but if you're really bullish on equities then why isn't your portfolio more heavily skewed toward equities?
    11 Oct 2012, 08:20 AM Reply Like
  • Tack
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    2much:

     

    I am presently, as of this moment, in my major investment account:

     

    Common equity: 53%
    Preferred equity: 22%
    Debt: 25%

     

    I, also, have about 10% cash.

     

    In additional IRA accounts, comprising an additional 20% of my net investment exposure, I am about 75% in common equities.

     

    I'd say, that for a 63-year-old, that's a reasonable, even relatively aggressive, portfolio spread.

     

    Finding upside and overall-return opportunity isn't only about choosing common equities. There are also opportunities in other assets classes, and I seek to maintain above-average yields across the board.
    11 Oct 2012, 09:23 AM Reply Like
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