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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Stock Investing Fast-Track by Ken Little

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Portfolio Models

Following are three models of portfolios that illustrate the range of asset allocation possibilities. Although they range from aggressive to conservative, there is not a point where investors switch from one to another. The transition is more like a sliding scale that begins with aggressive and is modified over time as it moves toward conservative. It is important to note that you do not have to start with an aggressive portfolio. I am assuming the aggressive portfolio is for a young investor who is moving through her life and modifying as she ages. Many investors don’t become serious about investing until they are older and more established (and have investment capital). If that fits you and you want to start very aggressively, ...

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