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Re: The Gecko cost me a lot of $. How often to switch car in

I've been an Amica customer for many years, still use them for homeowners. When they stopped issuing dividends (at least in CA) I shopped around. 21st Century had better auto rates, including a number of discounts, so I switched. That was over 10 years ago. So far so good, I'd recommend getting a qu...
by gnav
Tue Feb 25, 2014 7:46 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: The Gecko cost me a lot of $. How often to switch car ins?
Replies: 78
Views: 7951

Re: What'up?????

"There are two kinds of investors; those who don't know where the market is headed, and those who don't know that they don't know. Then again, there is a third type of investor, the investment professional, who indeed knows that he or she doesn't know, but whose livelihood depends upon appearin...
by gnav
Wed Feb 19, 2014 7:06 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: What'up?????
Replies: 7
Views: 1133

Re: Age in Bonds - Who Follows a Different Strategy?

Age 55. 1/3 IT Bonds, 1/3 Total US, 1/3 Total International.
Plan to hold this mix until age 100 or so.
by gnav
Sun Jan 26, 2014 10:54 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Age in Bonds - Who Follows a Different Strategy?
Replies: 132
Views: 6974

Re: Article suggests "differentiated" asset locations superi

Here's an article which argues for placing equities in tax-deferred and roth accounts. http://tinyurl.com/krvoysd It's an interesting debate, see the comments. For simplicity's sake, I favor the Bogleheads recommendation for asset location, tax-inefficient in retirement accounts, tax-efficient in ta...
by gnav
Tue Jul 16, 2013 2:50 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Article suggests "differentiated" asset locations superior
Replies: 7
Views: 997

Re: Article suggests "differentiated" asset locations superi

"Differentiated Asset Location" appears to be a fancy term for what firms such as Portfolio Solutions already do, allocate a mix of equities and bonds into both retirement and non-retirement accounts. The potential boost to total return appears to be minimal. Benefits are largely behaviora...
by gnav
Tue Jul 16, 2013 10:46 am
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Article suggests "differentiated" asset locations superior
Replies: 7
Views: 997

Re: 'Unprecedented' $80 Billion Pulled From Bond Funds = ?

The global bond market totals about $100 trillion, roughly twice the size of the stock market. http://www.thecityuk.com/assets/Uploads/Bond-Markets-2012-F1.pdf Daily trading volume for the US bond market alone is +- $800 billion. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bond_market So for June, $80 billion, ass...
by gnav
Wed Jul 03, 2013 2:00 am
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: 'Unprecedented' $80 Billion Pulled From Bond Funds = ?
Replies: 39
Views: 5087

Re: Preservation of wealth

Rick Ferri addressed the bond fund vs ladder issue last year: http://www.rickferri.com/blog/investments/bond-funds-for-the-long-run/ Bogleheads discussion here: http://www.bogleheads.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=103198&p=1497820&hilit Here's Rick's response to a similar question about l...
by gnav
Tue Jul 02, 2013 9:55 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Preservation of wealth
Replies: 29
Views: 2850

Re: Are intermediate term interest rates CERTAIN to rise?

This Vanguard paper is also worth a read. July, 2010 Risk of loss: Should investors shift from bonds because of the prospect of rising rates? http://www.vanguard.com/pdf/icrrol.pdf I pull it out whenever I'm tempted to second-guess my allocation to interm-term bonds. Then I go back to reading Bogleh...
by gnav
Sat Jun 29, 2013 11:20 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Are intermediate term interest rates CERTAIN to rise?
Replies: 30
Views: 1871

Re: Long-Term Returns website down?

I do hope he returns.
Meanwhile, you can access many of his prior posts through web.archive.org
Or google search and click the down arrow to right of the link for a cached copy.

For example: Selecting Investment Strategy (including favorable mention of Bogleheads.org)
http://tinyurl.com/oxl55fq
by gnav
Tue Jun 25, 2013 1:09 am
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Long-Term Returns website down?
Replies: 56
Views: 8473

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