» Site Navigation
Home Page The Villages Maps The Villages Activities The Villages Clubs The Villages Book Healthcare Rentals Real Estate Section Classified Section The Villages Directory Home Improvement Site Guidelines Advertising Info Register Now Video Tutorials Frequently Asked Questions
» Newsletter Signup
» Premium Tower
» Advertisements
» Trending News
» Tower Sponsors

» Premium Sponsors
» Banner Sponsors
» Advertisements
View Single Post
Old 02-26-2018, 01:21 PM
retiredguy123 retiredguy123 is online now
Soaring Eagle member
Join Date: Feb 2016
Posts: 2,181

I believe in being diversified. One third in stocks, one third in bonds and one third in cash is a conservative mix. I just checked my Vanguard index funds. For the past 10 years, the average annual returns are 8.49 percent for S&P 500 stocks, 3.95 percent for intermediate term bonds, and 0.5 percent for the money market. The problem with trying to time the market is that most people cannot do it accurately, and sometimes they fail with horrible results. Back in the 70's, I thought interest rates were high at 8 percent until they went to 16 percent.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:12 AM.