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Re: FutureAdvisor reducing exposure to US equities

... if you want to churn out books, blog posts and newsletters, you have to have something new and interesting to talk about, ad nauseam . That sounds about right, I mean they are the Future Advisor,right? That's their job, to advise for the future. Now, what about their PAST future advice? Say fro...
by EyeYield
Sat Mar 22, 2014 10:42 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: FutureAdvisor reducing exposure to US equities
Replies: 10
Views: 1113

Re: State Farm or Allstate

Stay the course. That's what I've done with State Farm and no one can compete, because of all the loyalty points I've earned and all the additional policies I've added over the years. 39 years - auto - In three different states. 30 years - home owners - two different states 20 years - earthquake 1 y...
by EyeYield
Sat Mar 22, 2014 9:06 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: State Farm or Allstate
Replies: 26
Views: 1807

Re: Not too late investing strategy

You are 61 with a million dollars, little in way of liabilities and would like to take a "soft" retirement at 62 but will have to fund medical for you and your wife. What would you do? The first thing I would do is try to provide some more information. There's a decent checklist here: htt...
by EyeYield
Fri Mar 21, 2014 10:01 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Not too late investing strategy
Replies: 4
Views: 498

Re: Alert. Scam with callers posing as IRS agents...

I've had calls like this. I take these calls very seriously and do my best to help these people get the money they're looking for. First I plead with them not to have me arrested and that I will do anything I can to prevent it. Then I tell them I lost all my credit cards and banking information in a...
by EyeYield
Thu Mar 20, 2014 9:51 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Alert. Scam with callers posing as IRS agents...
Replies: 29
Views: 1792

Re: Investing in stocks--A surprising Google report ?

What this proves is, that like everyone else, google knows nuthin. :mrgreen:
by EyeYield
Tue Mar 18, 2014 2:03 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Investing in stocks--A surprising Google report ?
Replies: 37
Views: 4090

Re: Get ready for the Dow at 6,000 by 2016: Pro

Come on - predictors of the future....really?? I predict I will have an automobile accident with big foot and the results will be a harry dent.
by EyeYield
Tue Mar 04, 2014 3:12 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Get ready for the Dow at 6,000 by 2016: Pro
Replies: 46
Views: 4498

Re: Favorite forum for active investing?

I active trade about 1-2% of my portfolio, for recreational purposes only, and I quite enjoy it. It's also an exercise in discipline, since I have to continually remind myself that success is mostly luck. My speculative trades from the past year are up 245%, so it's hard not to let it go to my head,...
by EyeYield
Fri Feb 14, 2014 2:21 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Favorite forum for active investing?
Replies: 32
Views: 2853

Re: JOHN BOGLE'S NOMINATION FOR ECONOMIC LAUREATE

The president may be looking for a MYRA Czar. There wouldn't be anyone I would trust more than Mr. B. Politics should be kept out of it.
by EyeYield
Wed Jan 29, 2014 10:04 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: JOHN BOGLE'S NOMINATION FOR PRESIDENTIAL MEDAL OF FREEDOM
Replies: 43
Views: 4428

Re: Not happy with market

It seems like a reasonable time to resurrect this old thread. Is anyone else not happy with their returns lately? Lately? I know what my returns were last year; it's time to get tax info together, and yes I am happy with them. In another twelve months I'll know what my returns were for 2014, so I'l...
by EyeYield
Wed Jan 29, 2014 9:30 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Not happy with market
Replies: 148
Views: 13086

Want to be a Smarter Investor? [Sales pitch]

Come To The Free Power Trading Workshop: Market Timing For Short-Term Income And Long Term Wealth This is the language from a mailer I received today and it irks me to no end, since I know exactly what it is; a scheme to make someone else rich. I subscribed to Money magazine a few months ago, using ...
by EyeYield
Tue Jan 21, 2014 1:20 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Want to be a Smarter Investor? [Sales pitch]
Replies: 4
Views: 623

Re: Dave says $300 a month can grow to $3M

SpringMan wrote:According to Dave, a good front load growth mutual fund will return 12%. :happy

Oh,....a GOOD one. Thanks, I can really use that information.

Actually $300 a month for 40 years to reach 3 mil doesn't sound too wrong, though slightly sensational.
by EyeYield
Sat Dec 07, 2013 1:30 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Dave says $300 a month can grow to $3M
Replies: 76
Views: 8032

Re: who here is tempted to pullback on stocks?

Pull back on individual stocks or stock funds? If you have some individual high fliers, it might be a good time to trim them (to the extent that you don't trigger too much in capital gains) and put the proceeds in an index fund. A couple of possible negatives in taking profits and holding in cash. Y...
by EyeYield
Thu Nov 21, 2013 2:24 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: who here is tempted to pullback on stocks?
Replies: 104
Views: 7871

Re: If want a good laugh watch this video

His favorite word: "IF"
by EyeYield
Wed Nov 13, 2013 2:04 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: If want a good laugh watch this [advisor] video
Replies: 41
Views: 3912

Re: Active stock picking will start beating index funds!

Anyone who cuts back on the telecoms and utilities in their portfolio and stocks up on drinks instead can beat the market very easily.


Or at least pretend to beat the market.
by EyeYield
Wed Nov 13, 2013 12:53 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Active stock pickers can now beat the market [merged]
Replies: 14
Views: 876

Re: Twitter

Lots of trading costs; good for brokers. Over 80 million trades so far of 70 million shares. Guess how many times each share trades today.
by EyeYield
Thu Nov 07, 2013 1:58 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Twitter IPO?
Replies: 60
Views: 2479

Re: Did you wish you were more aggressive when you were youn

I was super aggressive when I was younger. In living life, not investing. While I always invested quarterly in my DRIP's and yearly in my IRA, I'm glad I was ignorant of the true value of planning for retirement. I would be much better off now if I was more aware of the end game, but my life would h...
by EyeYield
Sun Nov 03, 2013 2:36 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Did you wish you were more aggressive when you were younger?
Replies: 47
Views: 3953

Re: 2013 BOGLEHEAD CONTEST -- Two months to go.

We must also thank Boglehead Ralph Arvesen who contributes his time and money to maintain the Contest's wonderful website. I sent him a link to this Conversation today. Best wishes. Taylor Yes thanks to Ralph Arvesen. Should he really have to contribute money as well as time? Shouldn't we at least ...
by EyeYield
Thu Oct 31, 2013 9:32 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: 2013 BOGLEHEAD CONTEST -- Two months to go.
Replies: 13
Views: 705

Re: EE savings bonds

I miss the days of a locked rate, but sometime in 1995 EE bonds went variable. .68% is low, but if interest rates go up over the next twenty years, so will the yields on your bonds. Depending on how old you are, your AA and your retirement strategy, you may find EE's offering a much higher yield and...
by EyeYield
Fri Oct 25, 2013 12:24 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: EE savings bonds
Replies: 14
Views: 839

Re: Boglehead Wisdom on Family Will & Inheritance

With the power of attorney, depending on what kind, your sister may be able to set up a living trust, which could avoid probate. On the other hand, if you anticipate a legal dispute with your sister, then a judge (probate) might be a good idea. Probate can be expensive, depending on the totality of ...
by EyeYield
Wed Oct 16, 2013 3:40 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Boglehead Wisdom on Family Will & Inheritance
Replies: 19
Views: 1966

Re: Music Career - More savvy approaches?

Copernicus, Your son has a lot of talent and is clearly on the right path, he just needs to keep on learning and getting experience. The fact that he's in LA and has an internship with a firm that scores big budget films should give him all the guidance he needs to grow. Like I mentioned, working wi...
by EyeYield
Thu Oct 03, 2013 3:32 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Music Career - More savvy approaches?
Replies: 12
Views: 1045

Re: Music Career - More savvy approaches?

"Working hard to make a career in music" That's a pretty broad statement as there are many careers to be had in the music industry. If I knew what his specific goals were and what skill sets he already possesses, I might be able to offer some advice. If he wants to score films (he lives i...
by EyeYield
Tue Oct 01, 2013 1:50 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Music Career - More savvy approaches?
Replies: 12
Views: 1045

Re: Goldman says best stock opportunities in years

Double down, then short everything, just to cover all the basis bases.
by EyeYield
Wed Sep 25, 2013 8:45 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Goldman says best stock opportunities in years
Replies: 16
Views: 2678

Re: career in music?

I've worked in the music business all my life, in one form or another. The last twenty years I've been a music editor and part time composer in the tv and film industry. Since your niece expresses an interest in film music, allow me to speak to that and quote Hans Zimmer from another forum I'm a mem...
by EyeYield
Tue Sep 24, 2013 10:57 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: career in music?
Replies: 45
Views: 2547

Re: Individual Stocks - Do you own any?

Yes - I'm still looking for the next Apple, especially since I didn't win the Powerball on Wednesday. Got any tips? Well there's always speculation. Twitter is supposed to have an IPO :P I got in on the FB IPO and got out four hours later when I saw it being propped up. A year and a half later it's...
by EyeYield
Fri Sep 20, 2013 1:56 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Individual Stocks - Do you own any?
Replies: 97
Views: 6523

Re: "Stocks are about to plunge, Wells Fargo warns"

She started predicting that last December.
http://www.businessinsider.com/wells-fa ... ll-2012-12
And has reiterated her claims every month this year.
Eventually she'll be right. Yawn, not actionable.
by EyeYield
Fri Sep 20, 2013 1:02 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: "Stocks are about to plunge, Wells Fargo warns"
Replies: 33
Views: 5856

Re: Beware of Financial Advisers Who Won’t Talk About Fees

After collage, I ... Ah an art major I presume... :wink: Good one. :thumbsup :oops: Oh jeez. My reading is worse than my speeling. And people scoff when I tell them I don't irrationally spend because I'm saving up for Alzheimer's. It's hereditary for generations in my family and I'm already showing...
by EyeYield
Thu Sep 19, 2013 8:43 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Beware of Financial Advisers Who Won’t Talk About Fees
Replies: 14
Views: 1626

Re: Beware of Financial Advisers Who Won’t Talk About Fees

pastafarian wrote:
After collage, I ...

Ah an art major I presume... :wink:

EDIT - Embarrassed.
by EyeYield
Thu Sep 19, 2013 1:49 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Beware of Financial Advisers Who Won’t Talk About Fees
Replies: 14
Views: 1626

Re: Beware of Financial Advisers Who Won’t Talk About Fees

Wise advice. It's amazing how some "brokers" keep fees hidden. I grew up with drips and a Smith Barney account, which I funded when I visited home, as it was with my parents broker. I never traded in that account, just told the broker how much I had and asked where I should put it. Looking...
by EyeYield
Thu Sep 19, 2013 1:15 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Beware of Financial Advisers Who Won’t Talk About Fees
Replies: 14
Views: 1626

Re: The Bull's In Charge!

Whether the bull or the bear is in charge, you always have to be wary as to where you step following either of these animals.

Nobody can predict the future.

The stock market is going up tomorrow. :oops:
by EyeYield
Sun Sep 15, 2013 8:55 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: The Bull's In Charge!
Replies: 32
Views: 3094

Re: rebalancing

If you're still working and saving, rebalance with new money. According to Jack Bogle, quoted in the current Money article on Rebalancing, if what you're looking to rebalance into looks risky, skip it. --Jack Bogle has long maintained that the value of rebalancing is overhyped.-- According to the ar...
by EyeYield
Thu Sep 12, 2013 8:53 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: rebalancing
Replies: 8
Views: 1144

Re: Day trading teen actress gets lucky and thinks it's skil

Well YES, but...the type of investing, and her advice and opinions about investing (have you read her website?) are sort of like the investing equivalent of a wardrobe malfunction, or perhaps the recent VH-1 Video Music Awards. :? What's next, "The Twerking Investor"?? Twerk your way to f...
by EyeYield
Wed Aug 28, 2013 10:50 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Day trading teen actress gets lucky and thinks it's skill
Replies: 34
Views: 4090

Re: Day trading teen actress gets lucky and thinks it's skil

I remember this: viewtopic.php?f=10&t=111108
The question is, how's she doing now.
Haven't we all beaten the market; at least at some point?
by EyeYield
Tue Aug 27, 2013 5:08 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Day trading teen actress gets lucky and thinks it's skill
Replies: 34
Views: 4090

Re: Is it 100% certain the market will drop when QE stops?

It doesn't matter, soon all money in all banks will become worthless and the entire world markets will collapse. Everything gone for everyone and this is 100% certain!! But there is help: http://www.completecurrencytrader.com/Promo/seminar.php?contactId=33843&inf_contact_key=801419b80a129c73b174...
by EyeYield
Thu Aug 22, 2013 9:15 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Is it 100% certain the market will drop when QE stops?
Replies: 30
Views: 2217

Re: I soooo want to pile in large here...

Of course the inroads they are making with mining gold from the oceans could double the supply and half the price. Always make an argument against what you think might be right, before you do anything. A friend of mine, who is 63 and collecting SS, hasn't saved very well for his retirement, so I rec...
by EyeYield
Sun Aug 18, 2013 1:50 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: I soooo want to pile in large here...
Replies: 53
Views: 5718

Re: What makes an individual an Expert?

rustymutt wrote:I would ask the question, is an Expert an individual?

It depends on who's payroll they're on.

Not that any of this is actionable.
by EyeYield
Thu Aug 15, 2013 9:04 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: What makes an individual an Expert?
Replies: 46
Views: 2122

Re: What makes an individual an Expert?

Mingus wrote:Sweet, that means I'm getting closer!

Then silk blue 8-)

Expert schmexpert, they're a dime a dozen. It's only when an individual is declared "one of the best in the world" by at least a dozen experts that I'll even consider giving them any prestige.
by EyeYield
Thu Aug 15, 2013 8:18 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: What makes an individual an Expert?
Replies: 46
Views: 2122

Re: RBD (Really Bad Day) today ?

What if, after the next year, I realize that this was a really good day, possibly the best day of the year going forward? If I'm supposed to invest on a really bad day, what do I do on a really good day? If today was the best day, should I sell? I'm confused. :oops: Maybe I can get in early...in a P...
by EyeYield
Thu Aug 15, 2013 7:57 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: RBD (Really Bad Day) today ?
Replies: 69
Views: 6838

Re: Poll: Where Will Interest Rates Be in 5 Years?

Is this a voting machine for a weighing machine?
by EyeYield
Thu Aug 15, 2013 5:36 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Poll: Where Will Interest Rates Be in 5 Years?
Replies: 25
Views: 2089

Re: Warren Buffett: How Should the Average Person Invest

I'm average, but I find it hard to find other people who are average. Most believe they are above average and have the commission bills to prove it.
by EyeYield
Mon Aug 12, 2013 12:38 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Warren Buffett: How Should the Average Person Invest
Replies: 16
Views: 3718

Re: Why reinvest dividends?

Reinvest during accumulation (working years), take in cash during distribution (retirement years).
Just my basic rule of thumb opinion, which can be sliced and diced a thousand different ways depending on your individual circumstances.
by EyeYield
Mon Aug 12, 2013 12:31 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Why reinvest dividends?
Replies: 19
Views: 1718

Re: [Poll] How Much Will Investment Fees Reduce Your End Wea

I once did a rough estimate on how much not paying commissions increased my end wealth and it came out to about $200k, but that wasn't the question, so I didn't vote.
by EyeYield
Wed Jul 31, 2013 8:37 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: [Poll] How Much Will Investment Fees Reduce Your End Wealth?
Replies: 45
Views: 2618

Re: 1987 stlye crash on the way?

Style? What style is that?

That article speaks to nothing about style.

Asking about style can prove to be foolish.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_Ycw0d_Uow
by EyeYield
Mon Jul 29, 2013 6:07 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: 1987 stlye crash on the way?
Replies: 55
Views: 5663

Re: Never time the market, i know...

I trimmed some of my overweights back in March when the market was at an all time high of 14500 and I figured I wait for a pull back before rebalancing into some underweights. Well it pulled back.... to 14659 and I still am holding the cash. How'd that work out for me?? :oops: Mentally I rationalize...
by EyeYield
Sat Jul 20, 2013 1:45 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Never time the market, i know...
Replies: 48
Views: 4999

Re: [Sad news - Pat Larimore]

Taylor,

Please accept my deepest heart felt condolences.
by EyeYield
Wed Jul 17, 2013 6:17 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: [Sad news - Pat Larimore]
Replies: 225
Views: 15422

Re: Retiree poll: What are you doing with your interest/divi

I am reinvesting dividends within my IRA and am taking dividends from my taxable account into a money market/savings account. This is perhaps not suitable for all, but, seems to be the generally recommended consensus from this board. Me too. Bruce +1 +1...though I voted to reinvesting all ..most of...
by EyeYield
Wed Jul 10, 2013 8:35 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Retiree poll: What are you doing with your interest/dividend
Replies: 24
Views: 1651

Re: investment for college grad--- $500

Hey y'all, I told my niece I wanted to help her start an investment account as her college graduation present. Unfortunately, I didn't look at Vanguard to see what the minimum amounts were before opening my big mouth! I was looking for something that would either be total stock market, or else a 20...
by EyeYield
Mon Jul 08, 2013 1:00 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: investment for college grad--- $500
Replies: 6
Views: 854

Re: Buying a car outright smartest financially?

Who are your trying to impress? Many people. Family, friends, not colleagues. I don't like when people act as if we're too good to admit we'd like to impress those close to us. If your friends are impressed with something you can buy and that's your reason for driving a sports car, then maybe you m...
by EyeYield
Sun Jul 07, 2013 10:04 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Buying a car outright smartest financially?
Replies: 149
Views: 9598

Re: Anti-Boglehead book recommendations?

I think it needs to be understood that being a Boglehead does not mean hanging on every word uttered by the honorable Jack Bogle, nor does it mean investing exactly as he recommends. It means recognizing that costs matter, the markets are efficient, and there is value in simplicity and perseverance...
by EyeYield
Fri Jul 05, 2013 12:16 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Anti-Boglehead book recommendations?
Replies: 35
Views: 4128

Re: I need help explaining this company

Hey, cool card. I'm a Cubs fan, so I like it. Yeah, the earnings will depend on more people using their services and that won't happen until people get more disposable income. I just don't get why the big dividend and needing to pay it out of pocket. What are they thinking? They can offer a dividen...
by EyeYield
Thu Jun 27, 2013 3:06 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: I need help explaining this company
Replies: 3
Views: 378
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