Scott G Reply: 184.108.40.206.1 From: Mike . Re: Opinions on John Burley From: Scott G Date: 06 Dec 2000 Time: 11:39:35 I've noticed on a lot of these forums the use of margin calls when discussing managed funds or shares. If you gear yourself to the eyeballs on your margin loan, you get what you deserve (you don't have to gear all the way to your limit, if your portfolio drops by a certain percentage, you are forced to make up the difference in the shortcoming). Similarly, if your portfolio was loaded with tech stocks (or biotech for that matter), you've also got what's coming to you. Please don't use this as an excuse to talk down securities as an investment form. IMHO, you've got to achieve balance, which is a mixture of property and shares/managed funds. If you structure your investment correctly (i.e. a mix of blue chips from different sectors), it will perform well, and diversify your risk. Regards to all, and thanks again for sharing your collective wisdom.