As a recent college grad, how should I invest in my 401(k)?

I just graduated from college and have started my first job. I have already decided how much of my income into my 401(k). Now I need to figure out what percentage of that amount I should allocate between the following funds. DWS Stable Value Trust Franklin High Income Fund PIMCO Total Return Fund DWS Inflation Protected Plus Fund DWS Large Cap Value fund BlackRock Equity Dividend Fund DWS S&P 500 Index Fund Victory Diversified Stock Fund DWS Dreman Small Cap Value Fund Franklin Small Cap Value Fund First American Mid Cap Index Fund First American Small Cap Index Fund Lord Abbett Developing Growth Fund BlackRock International Fund DWS US Bond Index Fund American Funds Growth Fund of America American Funds EruoPacific Growth Fund Seligman Communications and Information Fund Right now I have 20% in the Bond index and 80% in the S&P 500 index, but I think I should diversify? Ideas and suggestions welcome.

Asked By: Steph - 7/17/2010
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Ok judging from the investment choices you listed, your company is on ADP payroll, hence so many Deutsche Bank choices. What company do you work for by the way... More
Answered By: Lee - 7/17/2010
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invest in a Blue-Chip Stock like Proctor&Gamble, SC Jonson Family Company
Answered By: James - 7/17/2010
That's not bad for a starting allocation and at a young age. Eventually, you'll want to add something with international equities (S&P 500 is domestic stocks). "Mutual Funds For Dummies" would be a great read if you're new to mutual funds.
Answered By: Caveat Emptor - 7/17/2010
You have a pretty good asset allocation. I think I would go with the PIMCO total return bond fund instead of the index bond fund. I think intrest rates will go up and the managed (PIMCO) will out perform the index funds... More
Answered By: Paul Nixon - 7/17/2010
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