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Re: The hare gets rich while you don't

I must be missing something, looks like he spelled it correctly. "Nomura, as part of an excellent report looking at various aspects of active versus passive investment management, have considered Warren Buffett’s famous bet that an index fund will beat a fund of hedge funds over ten years."
by gnav
Fri Aug 01, 2014 1:17 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: The hare gets rich while you don't
Replies: 3
Views: 1148

The hare gets rich while you don't

This is worth a read.
http://tinyurl.com/njhtngb
Start with the SP500, deleverage, add large fees and presto, you have a fund of hedge funds.
For private equity performance, add leverage instead, and a dash of mid-caps.
by gnav
Fri Aug 01, 2014 12:52 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: The hare gets rich while you don't
Replies: 3
Views: 1148

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: 8012

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: 1141

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: 7045

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: 1009

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: 1009

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: 5103

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: 1878

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: 8674

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