Balanced Portfolio

Discussion in 'Trading' started by osho67, Jun 12, 2011.

  1. I would like to construct a balanced portfolio for retirement. I could not find many resources on ET so I have started a new thread.

    Please give any information that can be useful. Thanks
  2. rosy2


  3. timbo


    My brother used to say the markets are based on guesses (albeit intelligent). But, in reality, there is nothing intelligent about this. A portfolio can't be balanced to suit your needs. Lots of guess work here.
  4. Everybody who is earning and saving money must be having a portfolio of investments for their retirements , unless they have given money to fund managers and rely on them to give them growth or income or both,

    I have time ,so I want to do it myself. I have to make a start somewhere. I understand there will be some risk but I would like to keep it minimum and if portfolio is diversified I can generate income for my retirement,

    How to do it is the big question.
  5. Some additional references for building a simple diversified portfolio:
    This shows how a well diversified portfolio can smooth returns and why that is especially important in retirement:

    It's not really the ultimate portfolio, but they have some good ideas:

    And last but not least a classic example of how simple this can be:
  6. Thanks for the links.

    From another thread I got the name of Vectorvest. Looks interesting ,but I would welcome some comments, Thanks
  7. Fot the time being I am planning to put 25% in ETFs like SPY, IWM, QQQ and DIA. 25% in good solid dividend stock.(research to be done) and 25% in AAA quality bonds ,naturind 3-5 years,

    Comments about improving the outlook much appreciated.