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Changing with the times to get the right blend of bonds, cash and stocks

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There's nothing sexy about asset allocation. The investment strategy-which means spreading your investment money among stocks, bonds and cash-at first blush sounds, well, boring. Then again, lift the hood on the Value Line Asset Allocation Fund, and you'll find spanky performance and some red-hot tech stocks, too.

The first thing you'll need to understand about the Value Line Asset Allocation Fund is that most of the 200-plus stocks in its portfolio are growth stocks, not value stocks. (A growth stock represents a company that's showing faster than average growth, while a value stock is one where the company's stock is depressed for one reason or another.)

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