This week I wanted to take a look at how people view the markets and where they would put their money. Obviously, most people would diversify their money across multiple asset classes, but for this question, let’s assume you could only put new money into one type of asset. Which one would it be?
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Funny, I picked int'l precisely because it seemed the most diversified of the available selections! After all, int'l stocks refers to both large cap and small cap int'l stocks, eh?
Shadox, what was your anti-herd selection?
I find it alarming that a majority of people voted to invest in international stocks. This smacks a little of a herd mentality and a little more of performance chasing.
You know what they say - when everybody else gets in, it's time to get out.
Use international assets for diversification, not speculation!
I think it's way to early to be investing in real estate, it will likely hit its low next year and that will be the time to buy in. Right now Large Caps Growth is the way to go as people want safer, large companies with good growth prospects. International stocks are also expected to have a good return for next year at least, but they are a part of the global bubble right now which will burst either next year or the year after.
Steve, things are always going through cycles, so I wouldn't think this is a long-term call. I'd say over the next couple years is all.
It was a close call between REITs and Intl. I went with REITs because right now my retirement investments don't have quite enough REITs, and the last time I checked the Vanguard REIT fund the price was down, so I figured now might be a good time to buy low.
I was thinking about international because I just feel that the economy is becoming more globalized so investing in international stocks would be a good thing. Probably not the most rational thought process, but there you go. Besides, it's morning, and mornings aren't my best time :)
Before I answer, what is the intended time-frame of the investment? A short-term "play", or must we think long-term for this deployment of new money?
It's not even a question. This is a "buyer's market" in real estate. It's the time all of us who save our pennies live for. Add to your portfolio of real estate investments. All the Republican's are doing it...