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GoogleFinance Stock Quote Error

Having trouble with my spreadsheet on GoogleDrive since morning. Non of my quotes using GoogleFinance are working :confused
Is anyone facing similar issues ?
by n00b_to_investing
Mon Mar 02, 2015 12:54 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: GoogleFinance Stock Quote Error
Replies: 0
Views: 145

[What to do at] Market Top

With DOW and S&P making new highs wondering what are the visitors to this forum doing.
Cash out play money ? Sell individual stock positions and reinvest in index funds ?
by n00b_to_investing
Fri Feb 20, 2015 8:07 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: [What to do at] Market Top
Replies: 57
Views: 5197

Re: Refi vs Extra Payment ?

thanks! Current setup does give us the flexibility. just need to be disciplined about saving. Other thoughts ? On a separate note, until last year we were moving our savings to our taxable account (VTI/VXUS). With us moving the extra savings to payoff mortgage we hope we won't miss out on any other ...
by n00b_to_investing
Thu Feb 19, 2015 8:59 am
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Refi vs Extra Payment ?
Replies: 2
Views: 396

Refi vs Extra Payment ?

Background Emergency funds: $75K (ING Direct High Yield Savings) Tax Filing Status: Married Filing Jointly with 1 dependent child Tax Rate: 39% State of Residence: CA Age: 42 (His), 37 (Her) Size of portfolio: Low 7 figure (mostly 3 fund index) Maxing His & Her 401K Loan Balance: $560,000 (orig...
by n00b_to_investing
Wed Feb 18, 2015 8:00 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Refi vs Extra Payment ?
Replies: 2
Views: 396

Re: Return of the Stockpickers

check the last weeks edition. Their "bullish" stock picks under-performed mkt last year
http://online.barrons.com/articles/perf ... 1421473505
by n00b_to_investing
Mon Jan 19, 2015 6:01 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Return of the Stockpickers
Replies: 8
Views: 736

Re: Bored when market is closed

do what you normally do on weekends :D
by n00b_to_investing
Mon Jan 19, 2015 5:57 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Bored when market is closed
Replies: 28
Views: 2143

EDV in bond allocation

Does Extended Duration Treasury ETF like EDV has a role to play in ones bond allocation ?
Continues to outperform TIPS and HYG ...
by n00b_to_investing
Fri Dec 26, 2014 12:28 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: EDV in bond allocation
Replies: 7
Views: 985

Ultimate Boglehead Year End Checklist

wonder what are those year end boglehead rituals ?
- cost basis for taxes
- rebalance
- TLH
- others ?
by n00b_to_investing
Thu Dec 25, 2014 10:42 am
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Ultimate Boglehead Year End Checklist
Replies: 30
Views: 3148

Re: GMAT prep

Thank you all ! really appreciate the quick response. will keep u all posted on my progress.
wish me luck :D
by n00b_to_investing
Wed Dec 03, 2014 12:25 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: GMAT prep
Replies: 23
Views: 1635

GMAT prep

Hello everyone ... looking for some advice regarding GMAT prep (self-study).
I am planning to take GMAT towards the end of Jan and need help to plan and come up with a study schedule, suggestions on practice test / study material.
Thanks!
by n00b_to_investing
Wed Dec 03, 2014 10:03 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: GMAT prep
Replies: 23
Views: 1635

Re: Apple Stock - Seems great, right?

what made the iPhone a game changer and a "sure thing" in 2007 was the App Store.
by n00b_to_investing
Sun Nov 23, 2014 10:33 am
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Apple Stock - Seems great, right?
Replies: 116
Views: 11550

GDX +20% since Nov 5th lows

numerous chartist were screaming "buy" and it was an active topic on this forum. did any one roll the dice ?
by n00b_to_investing
Tue Nov 18, 2014 9:47 am
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: GDX +20% since Nov 5th lows
Replies: 10
Views: 1474

Re: Stocks as long term investments

Another 3 in making (Coke, McD, IBM) ... would you own their stocks after reading this article ... http://finance.yahoo.com/news/are-coke- ... 55983.html
by n00b_to_investing
Tue Oct 21, 2014 4:56 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Stocks as long term investments
Replies: 57
Views: 5268

How to get rid of fractional shares

I recently switched to "specific id" for cost basis & stopped dividend re-investment for may taxable account. However, there are a few tax lots with fractional shares that I was hoping to sell. Wondering if there is a way to do so
by n00b_to_investing
Mon Sep 29, 2014 4:45 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: How to get rid of fractional shares
Replies: 4
Views: 641

Questions before funding a new 401K

My DW started a new job recently and will be eligible to contribute towards employer 401K plan (with no employer contribution) starting Oct 1st. We plan to max out the $17.5K limit and wonder should we do pre-tax or post-tax contribution. Suggestions ? Background: Each of us have rolled-over IRAs fr...
by n00b_to_investing
Fri Sep 26, 2014 3:36 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Questions before funding a new 401K
Replies: 2
Views: 361

Re: How to go about our messy portfolio?

apologies if its a dumb question but wonder what role does "b. Vanguard Bond & Dividend (VWINX) $97K = 8%" play ? would you move the money eventually back to your index funds
by n00b_to_investing
Thu Sep 25, 2014 10:46 am
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: How to go about our messy portfolio?
Replies: 20
Views: 2474

Re: Can a Commodities Fund be a Long-Term Investment?

How about commodity producers like BHP, Agrium, Energy XLE vs Futures etc ?
by n00b_to_investing
Sun Aug 24, 2014 12:40 am
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Can a Commodities Fund be a Long-Term Investment?
Replies: 45
Views: 3666

Re: Your biggest "Missed Money" event that still kills you?

Bought 200 NFLX @ $7.5 ($1500) in 2004, sold it at $15 ... today NFLX is at $470 and my investment would have been worth ~200K :oops:
by n00b_to_investing
Wed Aug 20, 2014 9:13 am
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Your biggest "Missed Money" event that still kills you?
Replies: 102
Views: 9028

LT Capital Gains

I have a fairly diversified portfolio allocated across VTI/VXUS/BND ETFs (80/20, 30% intl, 20% cash for DCA). Outside this allocation, ~ 15% of my NV is in two internet mega corps (ESPP, RSU) fully vested sitting on low 6 figure LT capital gains. At some point I would like to sell them and re-alloca...
by n00b_to_investing
Mon Jul 07, 2014 1:46 am
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: LT Capital Gains
Replies: 4
Views: 494

Cash vs Wellesley

I have accumulated fair amount of cash ... roughly 20% of my total investment (goal: 80/20, 30% international) from recent RSU, ESPP sale, bonus etc. I plan to DCA the cash over the next 12 months. Wondering if I should leave the cash in money market funds or invest in Wellesley or something else ? ...
by n00b_to_investing
Mon Jun 23, 2014 6:05 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Cash vs Wellesley
Replies: 4
Views: 1364

Re: The Funniest Movie Ever

Totally agree "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World" is the best ever

I can watch these any day over and over again ... brightens my day:

Tommy Boy
Analyze This
Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!
Happy Gilmore

Happy New Year!
by n00b_to_investing
Thu Jan 02, 2014 12:35 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: The Funniest Movie Ever
Replies: 227
Views: 15989

Re: Theoretical best way to sell individual stock shares?

I don't think i would ever do it. please have mercy and in the spirit of keeping it theoretical how about writing a covered call at a strike price you won't regret if get called. You capture the option premium + disinvest at your expected price
by n00b_to_investing
Thu Dec 26, 2013 6:31 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Theoretical best way to sell individual stock shares?
Replies: 12
Views: 773

Re: Which Vanguard Active Fund ?

in process of moving to a 3 fund portfolio. the interest is purely theoretical. I came across this paper at Vanguard https://institutional.vanguard.com/iwe/pdf/FASRBT.pdf
would Primecap ODYSSEY qualify as alternatives ?
by n00b_to_investing
Tue Sep 24, 2013 8:57 am
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: The benefits of active-passive combinations
Replies: 19
Views: 1260

The benefits of active-passive combinations

would you pick as your core holding ?
PRIMECAP VPMCX
PRIMECAP Core VPCCX and
Capital Opportunity VHCOX
by n00b_to_investing
Tue Sep 24, 2013 8:36 am
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: The benefits of active-passive combinations
Replies: 19
Views: 1260

funds waiting to be invested - pl help

I have significant savings parked in VMSXX (Vanguard Tax-Exempt Money Market Fund) as I DCA into a 3-fund portfolio (goal is to be fully invested in 6 months). It seems the fund is not FDIC insured like any other savings account. Curious if there is a better way to manage un-invested funds ... Thoug...
by n00b_to_investing
Thu Sep 12, 2013 12:20 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: funds waiting to be invested - pl help
Replies: 7
Views: 575

RBD (Really Bad Day) today ?

been a month since a similar sell-off. opportunity to move some cash to equity ?
by n00b_to_investing
Thu Aug 15, 2013 1:13 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: RBD (Really Bad Day) today ?
Replies: 69
Views: 7734

FDIC Insurance for Living Trust Accounts

Wondering if the FDIC insurance for Living Trust Savings / Checking accounts is the same as a typical Joint account i.e., $250K per account holder. Also, how about the FINRA/SIPC coverage for Non retirement brokerage accounts ? At the very least one would expect the rules / guidelines to be consiste...
by n00b_to_investing
Wed Jul 17, 2013 5:56 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: FDIC Insurance for Living Trust Accounts
Replies: 12
Views: 527

Re: Tesla Motors Stock

I noticed on Y!Finance the founder Elon Musk put his own $$ and bought Tesla shares @ $92
by n00b_to_investing
Wed Jul 10, 2013 1:07 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Tesla Motors Stock
Replies: 253
Views: 22868

Was today a RBD ?

Given the shallow dips so far this year, would today be a RBD ?
by n00b_to_investing
Fri May 31, 2013 4:23 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Was today a RBD ?
Replies: 35
Views: 2762

Re: *fired my advisor* need help with investments

bump I assume you bumped your post up because you are hoping to get more help. As I said in an earlier post, we can't really help you without the needed information. You have included some information, but it is all over the place. That makes it difficult for people to find what they are looking fo...
by n00b_to_investing
Thu Feb 14, 2013 4:10 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: *fired my advisor* need help with investments
Replies: 27
Views: 3083

Re: *fired my advisor* need help with investments

Apoligies in advance ... *** consolidating & answering additional questions *** Current financial situation: 1. mostly cash + vested stock options from prev employment = ~ $1MM --> need to move it to a diversified portfolio for retirement & college education 2. value of retirement accounts ...
by n00b_to_investing
Tue Feb 12, 2013 1:05 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: *fired my advisor* need help with investments
Replies: 27
Views: 3083

Re: *fired my advisor* need help with investments

It's pretty hazy but it appears you have something like $1.4M in savings, mostly cash except for $0.25M in your previous employers stock. Is that about right? Cash and one stock........ about as undiversified as anyone could imagine. I'm doubting the advisor had anything to do with this. Question, ...
by n00b_to_investing
Tue Feb 12, 2013 12:02 am
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: *fired my advisor* need help with investments
Replies: 27
Views: 3083

Re: *fired my advisor* need help with investments

save-early-often wrote:Just out of curiosity, what lead to the firing of the advisor?


long story but in short they switched firms and the new investment approach was way too complicated
by n00b_to_investing
Mon Feb 11, 2013 9:06 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: *fired my advisor* need help with investments
Replies: 27
Views: 3083

Re: *fired my advisor* need help with investments

Apoligies in advance ... *** consolidating & answering additional questions *** Current financial situation: 1. mostly cash + vested stock options from prev employment = ~ $1MM --> need to move it to a diversified portfolio for retirement & college education 2. value of retirement accounts s...
by n00b_to_investing
Mon Feb 11, 2013 7:51 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: *fired my advisor* need help with investments
Replies: 27
Views: 3083

Re: *fired my advisor* need help with investments

My apologies if i was unclear earlier. A simpler view of my current situation will be: 1. mostly cash + vested stock options from prev employment = ~ $1MM --> need to move it to a diversified portfolio for retirement 2. value of retirement accounts so far = ~ $375K --> mostly sitting in cash. So in ...
by n00b_to_investing
Mon Feb 11, 2013 7:20 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: *fired my advisor* need help with investments
Replies: 27
Views: 3083

Re: *fired my advisor* need help with investments

Thanks everyone for your inputs so far. A few clarifications: 1. I already have 40% equity in the home and with the mortgage, I hoping to take advantage of the low interest rates. In a perfect world, I would try to payoff the loan in the next 7-10 years 2. In regards to the emergency cash, honestly ...
by n00b_to_investing
Mon Feb 11, 2013 6:01 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: *fired my advisor* need help with investments
Replies: 27
Views: 3083

*fired my advisor* need help with investments

I am sorry to say that I was not impressed with my FA [no offense to all the professionals] ... it just didn't work out. I am not as financially saavy and nervous to take positions myself. Therefore looking for some guidance. Here's my situation: Emergency funds: Cash: $100K Debt: Mortgage on primar...
by n00b_to_investing
Mon Feb 11, 2013 1:49 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: *fired my advisor* need help with investments
Replies: 27
Views: 3083

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