In Reply to: Re: stop it guys/gals, you both are right posted by ????? on October 05, 1999 at 23:06:24:
: then most car loans are only about 4 years, which make it much less predictable what sort of return you can get on your money.
If memory serves, over a four-year period you statistically have about an 85% change of getting a positive rate of return in stocks. i.e. not losing money.
The rule of thumb I use for investing/savings is that anything that's going to be left alone for five years or more goes into stocks. Anything that won't be left alone for at least five years goes into a money market.