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Monday, January 16, 2006

Rest of the 2006 investment planning

As I am still pondering how I would plan my investment for the rest of the year, I am keeping a list watch list of my potential buy's - stocks and No-load mutual funds.

I am planning to increase my investments and reduce CD/MM holding. Yes I am mildly bullish for 2006. I do contribute maximum to my 401k, still waiting to fund Roth IRA and other taxable brokerage. Experts says in the long run market timing doesn't really help, but I am not convinced. I strongly feel there will be a short term pull back in prices between the earning season and Fed's meeting end of the month.

On the stock front MO,AET,WLP,GE,PFE,YHOO are front runners - that's for now.
On the Mutual Funds arena, I am not sure how to proceed. I already have Fidelity and Vanguard accounts. I would like to increase exposure to Large Cap's and International. Seems like my options are narrow with my existing Brokerages.