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by abuss368
Thu Aug 27, 2015 10:00 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: New Vanguard AMT-free National Municipal Bond Fund
Replies: 126
Views: 16466

Re: New Vanguard AMT-free National Municipal Bond Fund

Bogleheads,

Will this new fund be paying dividends monthly?
by abuss368
Thu Aug 27, 2015 9:59 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: international bond fund
Replies: 3
Views: 204

Re: international bond fund

Based on the information you provided, Vanguard has recommended a very good portfolio.
by abuss368
Thu Aug 27, 2015 9:56 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Where are John Bogle and Warren Buffett
Replies: 9
Views: 1100

Re: Where are John Bogle and Warren Buffett

Jack Bogle recently provided an excellent interview.

Is this really a trying time? Compared to the Financial Crisis?
by abuss368
Thu Aug 27, 2015 11:31 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Which tax-exempt bond fund ??
Replies: 30
Views: 2303

Re: Good suggestions

Taylor Larimore wrote:baw703916:

The new fund will be more than $50,000. Good point about using an ETF to avoid the purchase fee.

Thank you (and others).

More suggestions are welcome.

Best wishes
Taylor


With ETF's (I do not own any), are there not additional "fees" in the form of the bid/ask spread?
by abuss368
Thu Aug 27, 2015 11:28 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: What to do in this market environment
Replies: 3
Views: 1047

Re: What to do in this market environment

Hi Rick,

Well said!

Thanks!
by abuss368
Thu Aug 27, 2015 11:22 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Which tax-exempt bond fund ??
Replies: 30
Views: 2303

Re: Which tax-exempt bond fund ??

Bogleheads: I have a friend who intends to invest a large amount of money in Vanguard's Tax-Exempt Intermediate-Term Bond Fund (VWIUX) with an expense ratio of 0.12% and with a duration of 5 years. This week Vanguard introduced a new Tax-Exempt Intermediate-Term Index Fund (VTEAX) with an expense r...
by abuss368
Thu Aug 27, 2015 11:01 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Which tax-exempt bond fund ??
Replies: 30
Views: 2303

Re: Which tax-exempt bond fund ??

Bogleheads,

I was reviewing the new fund on Vanguard's website. However, there is not much, if any, information yet. The yield, duration, and so forth, has not been updated.

I did notice the fund is classified as a long term fund and not an intermediate term fund.

Best.
by abuss368
Thu Aug 27, 2015 10:59 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Ant Control
Replies: 53
Views: 2794

Re: Ant Control

Flame thrower?
by abuss368
Thu Aug 27, 2015 10:59 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Rick Ferri looking to internationalize his portfolio
Replies: 419
Views: 70222

Re: Rick Ferri looking to internationalize his portfolio

timmy wrote:Rick - And folks were calling you a market timer. Such nonsense. Keep up the good work. I always enjoy you, Will B and Larry S. Good stuff!


Hi timmy,

Agreed! I have learned a wealth of investing knowledge from Rick over the years. I appreciate his posts and thoughts.

Best.
by abuss368
Thu Aug 27, 2015 7:01 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks in freefall
Replies: 1924
Views: 339245

Re: U.S. stocks in freefall

We did our regular buying yesterday and will stay the course.
by abuss368
Wed Aug 26, 2015 3:26 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Individual Stocks Does it Ever Make Sense?
Replies: 73
Views: 3451

Re: Individual Stocks Does it Ever Make Sense?

Invest in total market index funds and stay the course.

Best.
by abuss368
Wed Aug 26, 2015 3:25 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Which tax-exempt bond fund ??
Replies: 30
Views: 2303

Re: Which tax-exempt bond fund ??

Hi Taylor,

I thought their would be more responses to your question and the new fund launch.

Best.
by abuss368
Wed Aug 26, 2015 12:14 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Which tax-exempt bond fund ??
Replies: 30
Views: 2303

Re: Which tax-exempt bond fund ??

I am learning about the new fund and also open to suggestions.

Best.
by abuss368
Wed Aug 26, 2015 12:06 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: How to Be a Better Investor Than Donald Trump
Replies: 3
Views: 543

Re: How to Be a Better Investor Than Donald Trump

But the index fund would not have the "Trump" name in the title!
by abuss368
Tue Aug 25, 2015 6:12 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Rick Ferri looking to internationalize his portfolio
Replies: 419
Views: 70222

Re: Rick Ferri looking to internationalize his portfolio

LiveSimple wrote:http://www.amazon.com/Apptitude-Mystic-Crystal-Ball/dp/B00D8QZHWY/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1440479538&sr=8-2&keywords=Fortune+teller


That was good!
by abuss368
Mon Aug 24, 2015 10:32 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Ant Control
Replies: 53
Views: 2794

Re: Ant Control

Try Napalm.
by abuss368
Mon Aug 24, 2015 10:32 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Are international bonds necessary?
Replies: 17
Views: 1392

Re: Are international bonds necessary?

I was curious how the Total International Bond Index Fund would perform over the last month with the market pullback. Appears to be fine and paying dividends.
by abuss368
Sun Aug 23, 2015 8:48 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Investing in Bonds in Taxable Accounts
Replies: 7
Views: 644

Re: Investing in Bonds in Taxable Accounts

TIPS and Treasury bonds are not taxed for both state and local purposes.
by abuss368
Sun Aug 23, 2015 8:46 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: [Jim] Cramer: Worst mistake you can make in a selloff
Replies: 9
Views: 2647

Re: [Jim] Cramer: Worst mistake you can make in a selloff

Worst mistake we can make in a selloff?

Watch "Mad Money"!
by abuss368
Sun Aug 23, 2015 8:24 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: "Golfers Are Better Investors. . . Right?
Replies: 15
Views: 1894

Re: "Golfers Are Better Investors. . . Right?

Hi Taylor,

I have taken up golf over the past year or more and really enjoy it. I will however stay with our Vanguard total market index funds.

Best.
by abuss368
Sun Aug 23, 2015 8:21 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Stage Analysis for Picking Stocks/Mutual Funds
Replies: 3
Views: 293

Re: Stage Analysis for Picking Stocks/Mutual Funds

I've just finished Stan Weinstein's Secrets to Profiting in Bull and Bear Markets and have quite a bit of money to invest. What is the general perception of his "stage analysis"? I know it's not a new theory by any means, but wanted to know if anyone out there has had success/disappointme...
by abuss368
Sun Aug 23, 2015 8:20 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: The Three Fund Portfolio
Replies: 1194
Views: 575389

Re: "Winning the Loser's Game" with The Three Fund (Market) Portfolio

Bogleheads: I recently added The Loser's Game by Charles Ellis to our Investment Gems . Mr. Ellis strongly recommends the market portfolio. These are excerpts: "Successful investing does not depend on "beating the market." "Trying to beat the market is so extraordinarily difficu...
by abuss368
Sun Aug 23, 2015 8:16 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Tips on answering the question - What Should I Do?
Replies: 163
Views: 204192

Re: Tips on answering the question - What Should I Do?

Total Bond Index is an excellent one fund choice for many investors. This fund is low cost and diversified holding thousands of bonds. This fund is also the largest bond fund in the world now.

As a two fund option, Vanguard now recommends Total Bond Index with Total International Bond Index.

Best.
by abuss368
Sun Aug 23, 2015 8:11 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 1042
Views: 171948

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Nicholas Cage "Lord of War" on Netflix. Very good and I recommend it.
by abuss368
Fri Aug 21, 2015 11:54 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Orange is the New Black
Replies: 17
Views: 2520

Re: Orange is the New Black

We are starting season 3.
by abuss368
Fri Aug 21, 2015 11:51 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Intuit to Sell off Quicken
Replies: 26
Views: 2671

Re: Intuit to Sell off Quicken

We stopped using Quicken 7 years ago and do not miss it.
by abuss368
Fri Aug 21, 2015 10:40 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Are international bonds necessary?
Replies: 17
Views: 1392

Re: Are international bonds necessary?

Excellent post!
by abuss368
Fri Aug 21, 2015 10:42 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Applecare+ for new iPhone?
Replies: 17
Views: 1355

Re: Applecare+ for new iPhone?

I have never purchased Apple Care for any of our Apple products.

We purchase the iPhone through the wireless provider over the years. We typically purchase one model behind for a lot less cost. This has worked very well this far.
by abuss368
Thu Aug 20, 2015 11:51 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Got a Question for the Jack Bogle Q&A @ Bogleheads Conference?
Replies: 45
Views: 8940

Re: Got a Question for the Jack Bogle Q&A @ Bogleheads Conference?

Perhaps Mr. Bogle could expand on the dividend advice.
by abuss368
Wed Aug 19, 2015 8:40 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Vanguard Brokerage Roth IRA vs Roth IRA
Replies: 7
Views: 811

Re: Vanguard Brokerage Roth IRA vs Roth IRA

I did notice this and I am unsure as well.
by abuss368
Wed Aug 19, 2015 7:07 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Bogle: retirees should focus on dividends
Replies: 128
Views: 10717

Re: Bogle: retirees should focus on dividends

This would be an excellent question to ask Mr. Bogle at the next Bogleheads conference. Can we include on the list?
by abuss368
Wed Aug 19, 2015 6:45 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Bogle: retirees should focus on dividends
Replies: 128
Views: 10717

Re: Bogle: retirees should focus on dividends

mickeyd wrote:
We have always listened to Mr. Boyle


Who?


Darn spell check!
by abuss368
Wed Aug 19, 2015 6:24 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Bogle: retirees should focus on dividends
Replies: 128
Views: 10717

Re: Bogle: retirees should focus on dividends

I absolutely love it! Thank you Jack as this has been our goal for years. An index fund investment portfolio that provides more income of than we will need. We have always listened to Mr. Bogle and it has worked very well for us. This has been a big reason why I question TIPS. After Vanguard removed...
by abuss368
Wed Aug 19, 2015 9:54 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Should you own foreign stocks?
Replies: 67
Views: 3888

Re: Should you own foreign stocks?

Bogleheads,

This is the exact same argument/point Vanguard has been making in terms of international bonds.
by abuss368
Wed Aug 19, 2015 9:53 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Should you own foreign stocks?
Replies: 67
Views: 3888

Re: Should you own foreign stocks?

Excellent post Rick! We have allocated 40% of equity to international for a while and plan to stay the course.
by abuss368
Tue Aug 18, 2015 12:10 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Fixed Income/Bond Allocation Suggestions
Replies: 25
Views: 2005

Re: Fixed Income/Bond Allocation Suggestions

Vanguard Total Bond Market Index Fund Admiral Shares SEC yield is 2.17%, with an average duration, an indication of interest rate risk, of 5.7 years. Your stable value fund yields 2.8%. Assuming you're in for the long haul, and at 62 I should think you would be, fixed income returns are the yield. ...
by abuss368
Sun Aug 16, 2015 8:13 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI
Replies: 949
Views: 169786

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI

I finally finished "King of Capital"- a story of The Blackstone Group. Good book.
by abuss368
Fri Aug 14, 2015 11:04 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: International funds getting money flows
Replies: 20
Views: 1770

Re: International funds getting money flows

Is this both international stocks and international bonds?
by abuss368
Thu Aug 13, 2015 12:54 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: The Big AAPL and the S&P 500
Replies: 20
Views: 3017

Re: The Big AAPL and the S&P 500

Er, this article was rather disappointing. Very short, very little historical perspective, comparisons with past juggernauts is limited to IBM without any details. The most disappointing part is the complete lack of analysis on the difference between the S&P500 and the Total Market, although th...
by abuss368
Thu Aug 13, 2015 12:40 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: More Individual Municipal Bond Shenanigans [Edward Jones SEC overcharge settlement]
Replies: 27
Views: 1843

Re: More Individual Municipal Bond Shenanigans

Hi Rick,

Indeed! I will stay the course with our very lost cost Vanguard Intermediate Term Tax Exempt Bond Fund.

Thanks!
by abuss368
Thu Aug 13, 2015 12:38 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Why not diversify beyond the Three Fund Portfolio?
Replies: 78
Views: 7839

Re: Why not diversify beyond the Three Fund Portfolio?

Hike: Welcome to the Bogleheads Forum! Why not diversify beyond the Three Fund Portfolio? The Three Fund Portfolio is already VERY diversified with over 17,000 world-wide securities in what many academics believe is the most efficient combination for maximum return with minimum risk. The Three Fund...
by abuss368
Thu Aug 13, 2015 12:36 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Why not diversify beyond the Three Fund Portfolio?
Replies: 78
Views: 7839

Re: Why not diversify beyond the Three Fund Portfolio?

Hike: Welcome to the Bogleheads Forum! Why not diversify beyond the Three Fund Portfolio? The Three Fund Portfolio is already VERY diversified with over 17,000 world-wide securities in what many academics believe is the most efficient combination for maximum return with minimum risk. The Three Fund...
by abuss368
Thu Aug 13, 2015 12:32 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Buy TIPS now or after September FOMC meeting?
Replies: 12
Views: 1198

Re: Buy TIPS now or after September FOMC meeting?

Hi #Cruncher,

Thank you for that excellent and very detailed response.

Best.
by abuss368
Wed Aug 12, 2015 9:28 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Buy TIPS now or after September FOMC meeting?
Replies: 12
Views: 1198

Re: Buy TIPS now or after September FOMC meeting?

The TIPS fund has a high duration of 8+-.
by abuss368
Wed Aug 12, 2015 9:26 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Vanguard Prime Money Market
Replies: 24
Views: 4105

Re: Vanguard Prime Money Market

John151 wrote:The SEC yield on Vanguard's Prime Money Market Fund has risen from 0.01% to 0.02%. I'm trying to decide what to do with the extra income!


Back up the truck and go all in!
by abuss368
Wed Aug 12, 2015 9:24 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: REIT: VNQ vs. O
Replies: 10
Views: 1394

Re: REIT: VNQ vs. O

wije wrote:What if the goal is to get more yield?


Hi wije,

More yield most often means more risk.

There is no free lunch in investing.

Best.

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