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Re: 20-minute options ... the "crack cocaine" of "investing"

I'd rather spend my money on cocaine than waste it on options with 20 minute expirations. At least then I would know what I'm getting out of the deal. You could probably convince me that its possible to predict where a stock will be in 6 months but in 20 minutes it is completely random. I'm a firm b...
by keanwood
Tue Nov 11, 2014 4:33 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: 20-minute options ... the "crack cocaine" of "investing"
Replies: 5
Views: 1143

Re: Share your Hot-Rod Portfolio

Well my actual portfolio: 25% large cap index 25% mid cap index 25% small cap index 25% international index I use the appropriate vanguard funds for the above choices. --Keanwood P.S. Yes I do know that there is considerable overlap between the large and mid cap fund. I have compared the holdings us...
by keanwood
Sat Sep 20, 2014 4:19 am
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Share your Hot-Rod Portfolio
Replies: 55
Views: 4371

Re: YNAB on sale $15

Could somebody that has used both programs provide a fair comparison of YNAB to Mint? They are pretty different applications. MINT: Its free Web based (you do not download anything) You give it your account info and it automatically grabs your spending data. It will try to SELL YOU services (credit...
by keanwood
Fri Jun 27, 2014 3:04 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: YNAB on sale $15
Replies: 8
Views: 1768

Re: YNAB on sale $15

I saw steam so is this a video game? I just went to steam and see it for $45. did i miss it? Sounds expensive for a budget program. Ya you missed it. And no it is not a video game, it is a budget program. Most likely it will be back on sale for $15 on the 30th. Otherwise you will have to wait till ...
by keanwood
Fri Jun 27, 2014 5:52 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: YNAB on sale $15
Replies: 8
Views: 1768

YNAB on sale $15

I thought I would let everyone know that 'You need a budget' (YNAB) is on sale for $15 on steam now.

The sale will last for another 30 minutes but will probably be back on the 30th. Generally most sales get brought back on the last day of the summer sale.


--Keanwood
by keanwood
Thu Jun 26, 2014 7:37 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: YNAB on sale $15
Replies: 8
Views: 1768

Re: Guaranteed profit from forex trading

FENIK-fx is a subsidiary of Fenik Real Trust Intercontinental Limited, a company registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission of Nigeria.Fenik Fx have a long standing experience of online foreign exchange trading with a good track record.



Well that said all I needed to hear.



--Keanwood
by keanwood
Mon Jun 23, 2014 12:47 am
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Guaranteed profit from forex trading
Replies: 14
Views: 1471

Re: Anyone have experience with Lynda.com?

There tutorials seem to be pretty good. I have a free membership through my school. (WGU) I believe that if you look through their site you can see a list of all the videos they have. http://www.lynda.com/allcourses I have watched there course on HTML and CSS(it was a class assignment to watch them)...
by keanwood
Tue Jun 17, 2014 1:50 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Experience with Lynda.com? [online tech training]
Replies: 7
Views: 1016

Re: Laptop (Win7 Pro) Remote Lock & Wipe

Unfortunately encryption does not help if what you are trying to do is to lock out the current possessor of the laptop, let's say in the event of a remote worker termination for cause. In this situation a sysadmin can change/disable their passwords on the domain(assuming that you are using Windows ...
by keanwood
Mon Jun 02, 2014 2:07 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Laptop (Win7 Pro) Remote Lock & Wipe
Replies: 15
Views: 1405

Re: Laptop (Win7 Pro) Remote Lock & Wipe

Actually don't use true crypt until this dust storm settles.
http://www.bogleheads.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=140088

--Keanwood
by keanwood
Sat May 31, 2014 4:49 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Laptop (Win7 Pro) Remote Lock & Wipe
Replies: 15
Views: 1405

Re: Laptop (Win7 Pro) Remote Lock & Wipe

You could always use True Crypt. It will make sure no one can read the data on the computer without the password. Since you only need this for five computers it would be a practical solution. It is also FREE! It would take probably 10-15 minutes to setup the first time than it would work just like a...
by keanwood
Sat May 31, 2014 4:30 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Laptop (Win7 Pro) Remote Lock & Wipe
Replies: 15
Views: 1405

Re: Vanguard response to issue of average annual returns

Jack Bogle would be incensed if he knew about this. Oh I am sure he has nightmares about how the word average is used. But seriously how much do you think vanguard reps get paid? I would be surprised if 1 in 5000 people knew how to calculate a geometric average. On the other hand I bet 5000 in 5000...
by keanwood
Tue Apr 29, 2014 5:38 am
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Vanguard response to issue of average annual returns
Replies: 32
Views: 4619

Re: Can my computer hear me?

While the chance is super low that your computer is listening to you, if you are worried about it you could always disable the microphone in 'device manager' which you can find in 'control panel'

--keanwood
by keanwood
Thu Apr 24, 2014 5:27 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Can my computer hear me?
Replies: 54
Views: 10010

Re: Mortgage = negative bond, Rent = negative income?

Taxonomy 101 says that all classifications are teleological. Teleology is the study of human intentions. What is the purpose of your classification? Reification is the error of treating the classification as if it attaches to the object rather than to the purpose. For example Elephants, Rhinos, and...
by keanwood
Tue Apr 22, 2014 3:23 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Mortgage = negative bond, Rent = negative income?
Replies: 6
Views: 941

Re: How to avoid ads and not get tracked

I hate ads as much as the next guy but I have never used ad blocking software ( I certainly have the computer know how to block them if I choose to). I feel that blocking ads is the equivalent of theft. No one on this forum would advocate stealing a candy bar from the store but somehow blocking ads ...
by keanwood
Sat Apr 19, 2014 4:39 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How to avoid ads and not get tracked
Replies: 49
Views: 3585

Re: Looking For Monthly Total Return Data

If you End up getting all of this data could you send a copy to me? It would help me with another project I am working on to make a tool for inflation adjusted total return graphs.The data that I have found for individual funds only goes back to 1980 (most funds are not that old anyways). I would lo...
by keanwood
Wed Apr 16, 2014 8:02 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Looking For Monthly Total Return Data
Replies: 11
Views: 1397

Re: Inflation adjusted charts and historical fund data.

Okay so I did some more digging on Yahoo finance and it looks like they provide historical data back until 1980. But I ran into a small problem. For VWELX (wellington) Yahoo shows an adjusted(dividends and splits) close on 9/30/1980 of 1.11 and a adjusted close on 3/31/2014 of 38.59. I checked the g...
by keanwood
Wed Apr 16, 2014 6:20 am
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Inflation adjusted charts and historical fund data.
Replies: 3
Views: 443

Re: Japan Does not Show That Stocks are Dangerous

Also for Japan you have to take Deflation into account. Those 1980 Yen are LESS than 2011 Yen. If this website is accurate http://www.measuringworth.com/japancompare/result.php In 2011, 1.00 ¥ from 1980 is worth: 1.29 ¥ using the Consumer Price Index 1.02 ¥ using the GDP deflator 1.58 ¥ using the av...
by keanwood
Tue Apr 15, 2014 9:50 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Japan Does not Show That Stocks are Dangerous
Replies: 79
Views: 5300

Re: Inflation adjusted charts and historical fund data.

Morningstar lets you choose a couple of dozen currencies and does currency conversion, I wonder why they can't include constant dollars as one such "currency?" It would be trivial for Morningstar to add to their charting tools. I just assume the financial industry does not want the averag...
by keanwood
Tue Apr 15, 2014 9:29 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Inflation adjusted charts and historical fund data.
Replies: 3
Views: 443

Inflation adjusted charts and historical fund data.

I was wondering if anyone knows where I can find inflation adjusted total returns for different mutual funds. I searched the forum and all I found was one chart of the S&P500 and one chart of cash, gold, long term bonds, T bills and stock going back to 1890 or so. If anyone knows where I can fin...
by keanwood
Tue Apr 15, 2014 6:58 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Inflation adjusted charts and historical fund data.
Replies: 3
Views: 443

Re: gold , silver, copper and uranium only

ogd wrote:They are literally like twin brothers. It's just pure luck that one or the other received a few more neutrons and was able to get a nice job for a few millenia as a result.


Neutrons? I was under the impression that it was the Protons that make gold be gold.


--Keanwood
by keanwood
Sun Apr 13, 2014 8:09 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: gold , silver, copper and uranium only
Replies: 46
Views: 3341

Re: Getting Passport without specific travel plans?

Just say you might travel to Canada from time to time. You don't need to be specific. Surely I am not the only one who put down Iraq, Yemen, Syria, Cuba, Russia, Iran and North Korea. one map: $5 air fare : $900 look on passport guys face: Priceless. But in seriousness I think they do process your ...
by keanwood
Sun Apr 13, 2014 1:06 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Getting Passport without specific travel plans?
Replies: 29
Views: 2530

Re: Was Wondering Why Windsor/Wellesley/Wellington?

Well to start off I would say that if Wellesley and Wellington were the only funds you had access to life would be alright. You could do just fine with those two. As to why they have so much invested in them when there are cheaper, more diversified index funds from vanguard and others available; I t...
by keanwood
Wed Apr 09, 2014 7:08 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Was Wondering Why Windsor/Wellesley/Wellington?
Replies: 28
Views: 5363

Re: If trading is a losing game, how do you explain prop fir

One game played in HFT is to monitor small price discrepancies between markets, such as NY stocks and Chicago options. Buy the low price one, sell the high price one and collect the difference. With ultra fast computers, large quantities of stocks, trades hundreds of times a second, and extremely l...
by keanwood
Tue Apr 08, 2014 7:43 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: If trading is a losing game, how do you explain prop firms?
Replies: 38
Views: 3187

Re: Advice for [Religious Investor]

Does the restriction on interest only apply to direct interest? If so than I would just go equities / cash / real estate paid in full. If the restriction prevents you from investing in companies that receive interest( basically all of them) than you can really only do cash / gold / real estate paid ...
by keanwood
Tue Apr 08, 2014 7:25 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Advice [on Shariah compliant investment products]
Replies: 60
Views: 6742

Re: Anyone else very reluctant to buy right now?

I'm contributing $500 a month to my ROTH at the moment, but am frankly very tempted to let it sit in cash until the market corrects itself. Anyone else feeling this way? Right now I am a full time student and I work as a server at a restaurant. I manage to send 20-50 dollars each month to vanguard....
by keanwood
Mon Apr 07, 2014 1:36 am
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Anyone else very reluctant to buy right now?
Replies: 124
Views: 14031

Re: What are voting rights worth?

I have a question for the four people voted '0%' in the poll. If you where going to invest in company X and company X had Share class A and B. A has voting rights and B does not have any voting rights. Both class A and class B are trading at exactly the same price. Why would anyone buy class B share...
by keanwood
Sat Apr 05, 2014 5:36 am
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: What are voting rights worth?
Replies: 9
Views: 962

What are voting rights worth?

I have three questions for you all. First, does anyone know where I can find a list of stocks that have two or more share classes where one is non-voting and one is voting? Second, what sort of premium would you pay to have voting shares as opposed to non-voting shares? Third, if you were an institu...
by keanwood
Thu Apr 03, 2014 8:49 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: What are voting rights worth?
Replies: 9
Views: 962

Re: Project Euler (math related)

cat aa.in | sed -e 's/\([0-9]\)/ \1/g' | awk ' { m=NF; for (j=1;j<NF+1;j++) { a[j]+=$j; } }; END { for (j=1;j<m;j++) { n=m-(j-1);t=a[n]; r=t%10; c=(t-r)/10; a[n]=r; a[n-1]+=c }; for (j=1;j<m+1;j++) { printf a[j] }; } ' | awk ' { print substr($0,1,10) }' My goodness seeing that all on one line made ...
by keanwood
Tue Apr 01, 2014 6:00 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Project Euler (math related)
Replies: 16
Views: 1184

S&P 500 DEAD forever!!!

Say good buy to the S&P 500 and say hello to the S&P 501. The Committee that is in charge of choosing the components of the s&p 500 have said that they will keep both googles Class A shares and the new Class C shares. So The s&p will now have hold 501 companies. http://www.cnbc.com/i...
by keanwood
Fri Mar 28, 2014 5:19 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: S&P 500 DEAD forever!!!
Replies: 13
Views: 2774

Re: good excel app for iPad?

Today is your lucky day. Microsoft just made excel (word,power point) available on the iPad. And so the far the reviews have been very good.

http://www.pcworld.com/article/2111900/microsoft-office-for-ipad-review-finally-true-productivity-on-your-tablet.html

--Keanwood
by keanwood
Fri Mar 28, 2014 2:13 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: good excel app for iPad?
Replies: 28
Views: 2526

Re: Project Euler (math related)

Bungo wrote:...while admittedly not trivial, is also not likely to have an enlightening solution.


This is a fair assessment. The solution might not be enlightening (to some) but the are elegant.

--Keanwood
by keanwood
Wed Mar 26, 2014 5:53 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Project Euler (math related)
Replies: 16
Views: 1184

Re: Project Euler (math related)

Like proving that that no three positive integers a, b, and c can satisfy the equation a^n + b^n = c^n for any integer value of n greater than two? Or hard stuff? All of the questions are looking for a answer as opposed to a proof. The difficulty ranges from easy to nearly impossible. I should have...
by keanwood
Wed Mar 26, 2014 5:18 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Project Euler (math related)
Replies: 16
Views: 1184

Project Euler (math related)

With so many strong math individuals on this forum I thought I would let people know of this website "Project Euler". I searched to see if it had been mentioned before but there was only a passing comment about it that no one took notice of by TheEternalVortex » Tue Jul 21, 2009. I am sure...
by keanwood
Wed Mar 26, 2014 4:49 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Project Euler (math related)
Replies: 16
Views: 1184

Re: Why does a Boglehead move to an adviser at 1.25% AUM?

While I would never pay someone to manage my money (Never say Never) I think for many people, if they find a adviser who is responsible, 1 AUM percent is a small price to pay. While most bogleheads know how easy it is to manage a 3/4 or even 5 fund portfolio we should realize that most people simply...
by keanwood
Wed Mar 26, 2014 4:33 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Why does a Boglehead move to an adviser at 1.25% AUM?
Replies: 63
Views: 4678

Re: Sun, Moon, and Stars Factor Investing!

So the important question is: Just how long do we have to weight for celestially weighted index funds? Surely i'm not the only who looks to the sun god for answers. Next your going to say that my sacrificing of a goat on the full moon doesn't help my portfolio. But in seriousness I agree. There is ...
by keanwood
Wed Mar 26, 2014 12:13 am
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Sun, Moon, and Stars Factor Investing!
Replies: 10
Views: 858

Re: Index weighting variations

One of the nice things about cap weight is that unless a company gets out of the index the manager never has to do anything; that's why ERs can be so low. I think the taxes and trading costs would be a nightmare for some of those indexes that you suggested. Every quarter stocks would change there pl...
by keanwood
Sun Mar 23, 2014 11:53 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Index weighting variations
Replies: 23
Views: 1448

Re: Cloud storage advice?

While I really like onedrive (Microsoft) Google drive should work just fine on Windows 8 or 8.1 When you use windows are u using the metro or desktop interface?

--Keanwood
by keanwood
Sun Mar 23, 2014 12:47 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Cloud storage advice?
Replies: 22
Views: 2364

CA vs AZ drivers license?

Hi all, So I am from California but I just moved to Arizona. I will be in Arizona for two years before returning to California. I know that legally I am obligated to get an Arizona license and register my car here but I am not really concerned with that. I live next to ASU so no one bats an eye if I...
by keanwood
Sun Mar 16, 2014 11:35 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: CA vs AZ drivers license?
Replies: 8
Views: 929

Re: Downloading List of stocks in a fund?

I was just playing around with the data and some interesting things pop out. 1. Every stock in the mid cap fund is in the large cap fund. So if you invest in both you are doubling up on the middle stocks. 2. The missing stocks I mentioned earlier (1165) represent the bottom 2% of US equity by cap we...
by keanwood
Sun Mar 16, 2014 4:53 am
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Downloading List of stocks in a fund?
Replies: 9
Views: 756

Re: Downloading List of stocks in a fund?

You're awesome. That was exactly what I was looking for.

--Keanwood
by keanwood
Sat Mar 15, 2014 3:38 am
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Downloading List of stocks in a fund?
Replies: 9
Views: 756

Downloading List of stocks in a fund?

Hi, Does anyone know how to download a list of every stock held in a Vanguard fund? I was wondering how to do this because I was going to import the list into excel and compare some funds to find the overlap or lack thereof. For instance: Total stock market has 3629 stocks that it invests in. Large ...
by keanwood
Sat Mar 15, 2014 3:10 am
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Downloading List of stocks in a fund?
Replies: 9
Views: 756

Re: best tips for passwords?

How many hackers are trying to defeat lastpass? What makes a symbol "/" harder for a computer to find than an "A"? I am sure there are plenty of people trying to find a weakness in lastpass but I would not worry about this that much. A far as "/" vs "a" goes ...
by keanwood
Tue Mar 11, 2014 12:49 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: best tips for passwords?
Replies: 141
Views: 11500

When to sell leftover stock?

Hi all, I have some individual stocks that I bought before I converted to the Boglehead way. I was wondering when I should sell them. I have owned all of them long enough so that if I sell, it will be a long term gain not a short term gain. The three stocks I own are: Apple 4 shares purchased at 223...
by keanwood
Tue Mar 11, 2014 12:21 am
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: When to sell leftover stock?
Replies: 5
Views: 546

Re: best tips for passwords?

Oh and for the post about using mint.com. I am sure it is safe enough. They should be storing your passwords in an encrypted format so even if they are hacked, the hackers would not get your usernames and passwords. Also I think ( don't quote me on this I am not entirely sure) after the first time m...
by keanwood
Fri Mar 07, 2014 12:09 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: best tips for passwords?
Replies: 141
Views: 11500

Re: best tips for passwords?

Your math only works for 6 random words. But your post said nothing about random and your example was not only not random, it was an English sentence. You are correct. the words do need to be random. I should have used a better example sentence. dogskypersontrayapple. This should be very secure. Yo...
by keanwood
Fri Mar 07, 2014 12:01 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: best tips for passwords?
Replies: 141
Views: 11500

Re: best tips for passwords?

You apparently missed the entire discussion about how the "correcthorsebatterystaple" technique has been attacked. Try re-reading the thread. Can you please be specific with which post you are talking about. I went back through the whole thread; I saw nothing that refuted my claim that a ...
by keanwood
Wed Mar 05, 2014 10:14 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: best tips for passwords?
Replies: 141
Views: 11500

Re: best tips for passwords?

But this comic summarizes everything: http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/password_strength.png This is the best way to make a password! Period! I am going to try to explain the math. Lets assume: 1. There are 26 letters in the standard alphabet. 2. There are 10,000 words in a dictionary. 3. 2+2=4 --------...
by keanwood
Wed Mar 05, 2014 5:38 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: best tips for passwords?
Replies: 141
Views: 11500

Re: Cheap ammo

http://gunbot.net/

This website is great. It scans the web for the lowest prices. Just make sure you take shipping costs into consideration.


--Keanwood


P.S. Check your local city, county laws to make sure you can buy ammo online legally.
by keanwood
Sun Mar 02, 2014 10:17 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Cheap ammo
Replies: 26
Views: 2578

Re: Can a purely deflationary currency last? [bitcoin]

Transaction "malleability?" I thought the whole definition of a "transaction" was supposed to be that it is not "malleable." http://www.forbes.com/sites/andygreenberg/2014/02/13/silk-road-2-0-hacked-using-bitcoin-bug-all-its-funds-stolen/ While no one knows for certain...
by keanwood
Fri Feb 14, 2014 2:32 am
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Can a purely deflationary currency last? [bitcoin]
Replies: 83
Views: 6421

Re: Help my 8 year old invest

If you do let him pick one or two stocks I highly recommend Scottrade. Plus it will be good for him to see that trading costs. $7 to buy; $7 to sell. I remember my mom did the same thing for me when I was younger. I was so excited to buy fedex stock just before the holidays because I thought it woul...
by keanwood
Wed Feb 05, 2014 3:56 am
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Help my 8 year old invest
Replies: 15
Views: 1056
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