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Re: Templeton Growth Fund Shareholder Meetings

I was in NYC for a trade show in December 1987 and attended the Templeton Funds annual meeting at the Vista Hotel in the WTC. I had owned Templeton World fund since I began investing. As I recall, it was in a modest sized ball room and I was able to sit a few rows from the front. Sir John spoke abo...
by Howard Donnelly
Mon Jul 14, 2014 4:49 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Templeton Growth Fund Shareholder Meetings
Replies: 3
Views: 605

Templeton Growth Fund Shareholder Meetings

I recently watched a documentary about John Templeton called, "Contrarian." I thought it was very interesting. Has anyone on the forum actually attended a Templeton Growth Fund Shareholder Meeting while John Templeton was still involved? I'm curious about the general atmosphere at the meet...
by Howard Donnelly
Mon Jul 14, 2014 12:55 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Templeton Growth Fund Shareholder Meetings
Replies: 3
Views: 605

Re: stocks about to plunge

Great article. Thanks, Larry.
by Howard Donnelly
Tue Jul 08, 2014 11:22 am
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: stocks about to plunge
Replies: 39
Views: 7682

Re: Personal Development Books

How about books on personal achievement? Here are three of those that have helped me:
1. Think and Grow Rich, by Napoleon Hill.
2. Maximum Achievement, by Brian Tracy.
3. Self-Made in America, by John McCormack
by Howard Donnelly
Fri Jun 27, 2014 8:23 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Personal Development Books
Replies: 39
Views: 2782

Re: Personal Development Books

Here's my problem with Richard Carlson's "Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff." The full title is, "Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff…and it’s all Small Stuff." Terminal illness, death of a loved one, divorce... how can things like that be included in, "and it's all Small Stuff?" A ...
by Howard Donnelly
Fri Jun 27, 2014 4:47 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Personal Development Books
Replies: 39
Views: 2782

Re: Personal Development Books

Here's my problem with Richard Carlson's "Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff." The full title is, "Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff…and it’s all Small Stuff." Terminal illness, death of a loved one, divorce... how can things like that be included in, "and it's all Small Stuff?"
by Howard Donnelly
Thu Jun 26, 2014 10:44 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Personal Development Books
Replies: 39
Views: 2782

Re: Personal Development Books

Thank you again for the suggestions. I'll read several of the books that have been recommended.
How about books by Brian Tracy, Tony Robbins, Zig Ziglar, etc.? Any comments on those, favorable or unfavorable?
by Howard Donnelly
Wed Jun 25, 2014 10:21 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Personal Development Books
Replies: 39
Views: 2782

Re: Personal Development Books

Thank you for the suggestions.
by Howard Donnelly
Tue Jun 24, 2014 6:25 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Personal Development Books
Replies: 39
Views: 2782

Re: Personal Development Books

VictoriaF wrote:Man's Search for Meaning, by Viktor E. Frankl.

Victoria

Thank you, Victoria.
by Howard Donnelly
Tue Jun 24, 2014 2:00 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Personal Development Books
Replies: 39
Views: 2782

Personal Development Books

Can you recommend any good personal development books? A book, or books, that made you a better person?

Here are three that have helped me:
1. Enough, by Jack Bogle.
2. Worldwide Laws of Life, by John Templeton.
3. The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin.
by Howard Donnelly
Tue Jun 24, 2014 12:54 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Personal Development Books
Replies: 39
Views: 2782

Re: Personal Life subforum?

Can someone present a specific example of a post that would be allowed in this proposed new forum that is not allowed in the existing forums? All of the above is too vague for me to understand what we're actually debating. How about something like: Who is your favorite personal development author/s...
by Howard Donnelly
Tue Jun 17, 2014 7:23 pm
 
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Personal Life subforum?
Replies: 97
Views: 4680

Re: It’s Twilight for Managed Mutual Funds

Great article. Thank you for posting it.
by Howard Donnelly
Tue May 20, 2014 10:26 am
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: It’s Twilight for Managed Mutual Funds
Replies: 23
Views: 2476

Re: Among Heroes and Villains

Terrific article. Thank you, Rick.

Speaking of the movie Boiler Room, have you seen The Wolf of Wall Street? If so, what did you think of it?
by Howard Donnelly
Tue Apr 08, 2014 5:29 pm
 
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Among Heroes and Villains
Replies: 10
Views: 1967

Re: 31 yr old w/ $500k @ EdwardJones

Taylor,

That is an incredible list of wise investing quotes. Thank you for posting it.

Best,
Howard
by Howard Donnelly
Fri Apr 04, 2014 6:35 am
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: 31 yr old w/ $500k @ EdwardJones
Replies: 52
Views: 9303

Re: Foolish In Love And Money

Great article. Thank you, Rick.
by Howard Donnelly
Mon Mar 31, 2014 10:27 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Foolish In Love And Money
Replies: 11
Views: 2306

Re: I'm 18 and very eager to start investing in stocks. Advi

Read The Millionaire in You, by Michael LeBoeuf. It is a great book for young investors.
by Howard Donnelly
Sun Mar 30, 2014 1:39 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: I'm 18 and very eager to start investing in stocks. Advice?
Replies: 42
Views: 2856

Re: Warren Buffett's Investment Advice

Here is another interesting quote from the article: "What immediately caught my eye is Buffett's instruction that his wife back up the truck and invest in the Standard & Poor's 500 stock-index upon his death. That's not a huge surprise, though. Buffett is a longtime fan of Jack Bogle, found...
by Howard Donnelly
Thu Mar 06, 2014 4:03 am
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Warren Buffett's Investment Advice
Replies: 2
Views: 535

Warren Buffett's 5 Key Investing Don'ts

"Don't put your money into bitcoins for the long run." - Warren Buffett

Warren Buffett's 5 Key Investing Don'ts
http://www.cnbc.com/id/101460659
by Howard Donnelly
Mon Mar 03, 2014 8:45 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Warren Buffett's 5 Key Investing Don'ts
Replies: 3
Views: 1607

Warren Buffett's Investment Advice

"In his most recent Berkshire Hathaway shareholder letter, the ever-folksy Warren Buffett sounds more like a personal finance guru than a financial mastermind, focusing on buy-and-hold investing and advocating indexing strategies." Will Warren Buffett's investment advice work for you? http...
by Howard Donnelly
Mon Mar 03, 2014 8:22 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Warren Buffett's Investment Advice
Replies: 2
Views: 535

Re: "Think, Act, and Invest Like Warren Buffett -- A Gem

Great book, Larry.
And Taylor, thank you for posting these quotes.
by Howard Donnelly
Fri Feb 28, 2014 11:17 am
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: "Think, Act, and Invest Like Warren Buffett -- A Gem
Replies: 17
Views: 2303

Re: Nice blurb about Taylor

Thanks, Mel. I was glad to see this.
by Howard Donnelly
Fri Feb 07, 2014 3:46 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Nice blurb about the Bogleheads and Taylor
Replies: 7
Views: 1094

Re: Buffett widens lead in $1 million hedge fund bet

Excellent. Thanks for posting this.
by Howard Donnelly
Wed Feb 05, 2014 9:50 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Buffett widens lead in $1 million hedge fund bet
Replies: 2
Views: 679

Jack Bogle's advice for a rocky market...

New Jack Bogle commentary:

Jack Bogle's advice for a rocky market: Follow Ben Franklin


Jack Bogle's Advice
by Howard Donnelly
Mon Feb 03, 2014 8:21 am
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Jack Bogle's advice for a rocky market...
Replies: 7
Views: 3004

Jack Bogle: Forget EM Drops

Jack Bogle was on CNBC yesterday:

Jack Bogle: Forget EM drops, US companies drive stocks
http://www.cnbc.com/id/101376867
by Howard Donnelly
Fri Jan 31, 2014 11:36 am
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Jack Bogle: Forget EM Drops
Replies: 8
Views: 2299

Re: TAYLOR'S UPCOMING 90th BIRTHDAY

Happy Birthday, Taylor! And thank you, Mel, for letting us know.
by Howard Donnelly
Wed Jan 22, 2014 7:33 pm
 
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Taylor's 90th Birthday
Replies: 272
Views: 22103

Re: Warren Buffett is a Boglehead

I liked the article. Thank you for posting it.
by Howard Donnelly
Mon Dec 30, 2013 11:52 am
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Warren Buffett is a Boglehead
Replies: 48
Views: 3306

Re: john templeton

Here is the trailer for Contrarian:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sWnOXDXppho
by Howard Donnelly
Sat Dec 28, 2013 5:40 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: john templeton
Replies: 7
Views: 1072

Re: Wolf of Wall St - victims still seeking compensation

Here is another relevant article:

‘Wolf of Wall Street’ scion writes scathing op-ed to Scorsese, Hollywood
http://finance.yahoo.com/blogs/the-exch ... 01878.html
by Howard Donnelly
Sat Dec 28, 2013 9:47 am
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Wolf of Wall St - victims still seeking compensation
Replies: 24
Views: 3466

Re: "What Vanguard Founder Would Have Done Differently"

I enjoyed this very much. Thank you, Taylor.
by Howard Donnelly
Mon Dec 23, 2013 3:46 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: "What Vanguard Founder Would Have Done Differently"
Replies: 17
Views: 2188

Re: Good Christmas (gag) gift

Chia Pet.
by Howard Donnelly
Mon Dec 16, 2013 12:35 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Good Christmas (gag) gift
Replies: 18
Views: 1821

Re: Bogle in the Harvard Business Review

Loved it! Thank you for posting this article.
by Howard Donnelly
Fri Dec 13, 2013 2:58 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Bogle in the Harvard Business Review
Replies: 3
Views: 918

Re: "Words from those who know Bogle Best"

Wow! Thank you, Taylor.
by Howard Donnelly
Wed Dec 11, 2013 7:36 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: "Words from those who know Bogle Best"
Replies: 3
Views: 520

Warren Buffett Market-Beating Skills Revealed

Here is an interesting article about Warren Buffett and his investments: "By breaking down Berkshire Hathaway’s portfolio into ownership of publicly traded stocks versus wholly owned private companies, the authors also found the tradable equities performed best. That suggested to them that Buff...
by Howard Donnelly
Sat Dec 07, 2013 7:26 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Warren Buffett Market-Beating Skills Revealed
Replies: 49
Views: 6498

"Why traditional diversification is ‘downright dangerous’"

"The correct allocation ought to depend on individual circumstances. It is definitely not the right kind of thing for everybody. What I had in my 'Random Walk' for the last several editions is a quite different allocation. You should have more equity orientation. Another rule of thumb: Jack Bog...
by Howard Donnelly
Tue Nov 26, 2013 10:01 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: "Why traditional diversification is ‘downright dangerous’"
Replies: 11
Views: 2392

Re: Warren Buffett: Top 3 investment mistakes to avoid

Excellent article. Thank you for posting it.
by Howard Donnelly
Sun Oct 27, 2013 11:02 am
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Warren Buffett: Top 3 investment mistakes to avoid
Replies: 18
Views: 3852

Re: What to Read After the Bogleheads Guide to Investing?

I recommend The Millionaire in You, by Michael LeBoeuf. It's a terrific book.
by Howard Donnelly
Wed Oct 23, 2013 9:53 am
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: What to Read After the Bogleheads Guide to Investing?
Replies: 25
Views: 2510

Re: Suze Orman on NBC Nightly News

As for what qualifies her to give advice, I'm a little confused about that scoffing. She has more qualifications than any professional financial advisor I know and certainly at least as many qualifications as we random internet advice-givers can tout. She did work as a licensed professional in the ...
by Howard Donnelly
Thu Oct 17, 2013 6:48 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Suze Orman on NBC Nightly News [doesn't like bond funds]
Replies: 46
Views: 7244

Re: Suze Orman on NBC Nightly News

Tycoon wrote:Ask yourself the question, what qualifies Suze Orman to give advice on bond funds?

If she wasn't "qualified," why would they have her on NBC Nightly News?
by Howard Donnelly
Mon Oct 14, 2013 8:27 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Suze Orman on NBC Nightly News [doesn't like bond funds]
Replies: 46
Views: 7244

Suze Orman on NBC Nightly News [doesn't like bond funds]

Suze Orman was on NBC Nightly News this evening. She recommends getting out of bond mutual funds:

Suze Orman: Personal finance tips for surviving a debt default
http://www.nbcnews.com/video/nightly-ne ... /#53280546
by Howard Donnelly
Mon Oct 14, 2013 8:07 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Suze Orman on NBC Nightly News [doesn't like bond funds]
Replies: 46
Views: 7244

Re: Bond Market Ruckus

In May, Warren Buffett said, "Bonds are a 'terrible investment' now."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1N3g47P-iRc

Was he wrong? Why should we stay the course with a "terrible investment?"
by Howard Donnelly
Wed Aug 21, 2013 6:18 am
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Bond Market Ruckus
Replies: 66
Views: 4718

Re: Jack Bogle on CNBC

Thank you, Taylor and Phineas. I'll do some reading.
by Howard Donnelly
Tue Aug 20, 2013 5:54 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Jack Bogle on CNBC
Replies: 46
Views: 5031

Re: Jack Bogle on CNBC

Thank you, Phineas. :happy

It just bothers me because I'm losing money.

As I understand it, when you buy stocks, you're investing money; when you buy bonds, you're loaning money. I don't like to loan money and get a negative return.
by Howard Donnelly
Tue Aug 20, 2013 5:07 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Jack Bogle on CNBC
Replies: 46
Views: 5031

Re: Jack Bogle on CNBC

Bogleheads: I seldom look at CNBC. The shouting, arguing, subtle marketing, and bad advice is more than I can stand. However, thanks to Mike, I was pleased to see our mentor correctly described as a "Legendary Investor" by the CNBC moderator. Mr. Bogle made several statements that Boglehe...
by Howard Donnelly
Tue Aug 20, 2013 3:57 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Jack Bogle on CNBC
Replies: 46
Views: 5031

Re: Jack Bogle on CNBC

Thanks for the "heads up."
by Howard Donnelly
Tue Aug 20, 2013 9:21 am
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Jack Bogle on CNBC
Replies: 46
Views: 5031

Re: There Is No Such Thing As Better Beta

One of the contributors to the old Morningstar Diehard forum was a wise old investor with the username, Ozark. This is one of his posts in which he mentions "Beta" : PREDICTING THE PAST If you feel you can improve your portfolio's asset allocation by running the portfolio through various ...
by Howard Donnelly
Thu Aug 15, 2013 2:05 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: There Is No Such Thing As Better Beta
Replies: 102
Views: 5716
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