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ToughMother

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20/80 shares or total dollars?
« on: July 03, 2012, 09:57:20 AM »
total merely mustache shadow question:

when folks talk about 80/20 stock/bond ratio, is that in terms of dollars or by # of shares?

so if i have $5000 do this with (like BND-20, VTI-60, VEU-20) do i make that split by dollar amount or share numbers?

on behalf of all noobs a little nervous to ask such basic questions,
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Re: 20/80 shares or total dollars?
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2012, 11:22:32 AM »
total merely mustache shadow question:

when folks talk about 80/20 stock/bond ratio, is that in terms of dollars or by # of shares?

so if i have $5000 do this with (like BND-20, VTI-60, VEU-20) do i make that split by dollar amount or share numbers?

on behalf of all noobs a little nervous to ask such basic questions,

It's a ratio of what your portfolio is in terms of value.

More directly to answer your question: dollar amount.

Feel free to ask any questions, we all started where you are now.  :)
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Re: 20/80 shares or total dollars?
« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2012, 11:36:40 AM »

It's a ratio of what your portfolio is in terms of value.

More directly to answer your question: dollar amount.

Feel free to ask any questions, we all started where you are now.  :)

Thanks so much for the info!!!  Time to get the savings to work...