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Money for retirement
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Steve Landis    Posted 10-05-2002 at 17:44:30       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Hey everybody...what mutual funds do you like for these bearish times? Is anyone buying bond funds? I am interested in them, and want to know more. Am 6-10 years from retirement. Would appreciate any information you want to share.

Bear    Posted 10-06-2002 at 20:07:11       [Reply]  [No Email]
My friend,in these troubled times there is only one investment for me and that is physical gold.Go to and begin your study to a free man's thinking.

Cowboy Joe    Posted 10-07-2002 at 06:34:39       [Reply]  [No Email]
Gold has already had its run-up in value. It would be foolish to invest in gold.

Bear    Posted 10-07-2002 at 07:59:32       [Reply]  [No Email]
Bonds have topped out,are in a bubble that is ready to collapse,and anyone investing in them now is going to LOSE.

Cowboy Joe    Posted 10-07-2002 at 13:04:30       [Reply]  [No Email]
Depends what kind of bonds. U.S. Treasury bonds YES. Short-term and Intermediate Bond funds are okay. Gold has already peaked. You'de be buying at the top price, like Tech funds before the Internet bubble burst.

Cowboy Joe    Posted 10-05-2002 at 21:41:22       [Reply]  [No Email]
Steve - I would suggest investing in a low expense intermediate bond fund. For example Vanguard's Total Bond Market Index. Try going to or I would suggest checking out Morningstar's website. Lots of basic info on investing in this tough bear market environment.

Just send me your money    Posted 10-05-2002 at 18:00:33       [Reply]  [No Email]
You can watch my cooking show and relax in the knowledge that your money is in good hands. Don't worry, everything will be just fine. I'll send you a card from the islands and let you know how your investment is doing. Looking forward to your check.

DeadCarp    Posted 10-05-2002 at 17:57:24       [Reply]  [No Email]
I retired early - about 12 years ago. Had enough for everything but inflation. Now we have to run a small shop and not much money left. I've learned a lot of rules, including the cardinal one. BEFORE retiring, (or invading ANYONE else's turf) start adjusting your life so the 2 of you can survive without driving each other nuts! Money's just another part of life but if i DID want to gamble, i'd start by ignoring any company younger than myself. :)

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