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Re: Frontline--The Retirement Gamble

ABE, I think we're agreed here that what Mr. Bogle said - has always been saying - is absolutely true. My point was that what the narrator should have done was what you just did, what I did and what others here have done before I ever posted. Instead, he tried to dramatize the cost of high ERs in wh...
by Billym
Mon Jul 01, 2013 5:18 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Frontline--The Retirement Gamble
Replies: 318
Views: 35123

Re: Frontline--The Retirement Gamble

OGD, I did a spreadsheet as you suggested (albeit an unrealistic one) with a $100,000 beginning portfolio where the return was an annual 7% every year for 30 years. My investor gave up a little over 30% of the return with a 2.00% Fund fee. However, throw in one 2008 and one or two other down market ...
by Billym
Sun Jun 30, 2013 9:41 am
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Frontline--The Retirement Gamble
Replies: 318
Views: 35123

Re: Frontline--The Retirement Gamble

I thought over all it was a good program; however, the narrator made a gross error when he got out his calculator to see if what he thought he heard Mr. Bogle say about fees was correct. He entered $100,000 as a portfolio figure and then subtracted a 2% expense fee annually for I think 30 years leav...
by Billym
Thu Jun 27, 2013 10:50 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Frontline--The Retirement Gamble
Replies: 318
Views: 35123

Re: US Government Securities

I want to thank everyone who has taken the time to respond. It's been a great help.

Billym
by Billym
Fri Feb 01, 2013 8:19 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: US Government Securities
Replies: 14
Views: 1637

Re: US Government Securities

rmelvey,

I hope it isn't never ending. :D Many thanks for help.

Billym
by Billym
Thu Jan 31, 2013 7:42 am
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: US Government Securities
Replies: 14
Views: 1637

Re: US Government Securities

Rmelvey, The instructor is a retired economist. I actually do understand OMOs as BBl wrote. My original question wondered where my purchase money went. I assume it goes to the Federal Reserve along with all the rest of the purchase money from not only the Primary Dealers but any other large entity t...
by Billym
Wed Jan 30, 2013 4:25 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: US Government Securities
Replies: 14
Views: 1637

Re: US Government Securities

BBl, Thanks for your reply. I don't know about OMO's: But I am thinking what he was saying was at least in line with the following: “There is no inherent limit on federal expenses and therefore on federal spending…When the U.S. government decides to spend fiat money, it adds to its banking reserve s...
by Billym
Wed Jan 30, 2013 3:02 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: US Government Securities
Replies: 14
Views: 1637

US Government Securities

I recently took a course on World Economy and Trade. At one point in the lecture, the teacher maintained that US Government Notes, Bonds, Securities, etc., are not used to help fund the federal government but simply a means to create currency and set interest rates. If this is the case - these notes...
by Billym
Wed Jan 30, 2013 2:13 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: US Government Securities
Replies: 14
Views: 1637

I guess I'm the only retired poster to this thread. I reinvest about 17% of my gross income, the majority of that income derived from bond fund interest and dividend distributions, the remainder coming from SS. I also reinvest 100% of the Capital Gains from equity funds. I've always been a saver. Bi...
by Billym
Fri Jan 04, 2008 10:25 am
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: What percent of your annual household income do you save?
Replies: 52
Views: 15915

I don't know if Daryll is now retired or still in the planning stages. But as one who has been retired for seven years permit me to say this: Had he asked, "If I retire with one mil in 2010 and Larry retires with 2 mil the following year, both of us having identical portfolios, why does Larry g...
by Billym
Thu Jun 14, 2007 10:11 am
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Can Safe Withdrawl Amt be "Reset" aftr Good Yrs?
Replies: 70
Views: 24751

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