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k 1 for income tax computing

I`ve had some various etf`s this year and have not received any k 1`s from the funds. Upon calling one of these up the representative told me that they have until 4/15/15 to send them out. Is this ridiculous ?
by selftalk
Mon Mar 23, 2015 12:26 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: k 1 for income tax computing
Replies: 0
Views: 149

Re: various views of the markets

Nice thinking but I bought some more shares of VTI 2 days ago realizing of course it may go lower. Dollar cost average no matter what is the motto.
by selftalk
Thu Mar 12, 2015 2:24 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: various views of the markets
Replies: 5
Views: 264

Re: Will you buy an Apple Watch?

No! Would I need to buy one every year for the newest models ? I`ll bet there will be assaults performed to acquire them by criminals on some people that wear them. It doesn`t make sense.
by selftalk
Thu Mar 12, 2015 2:20 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Will you buy an Apple Watch?
Replies: 318
Views: 15879

various views of the markets

It is truly amazing that the media in all forms of communication indicates that business is getting better and so will the stock market. Other media indicate that business statistics are phony and getting worse and the truth is being hidden from the public and that the stock market is do to collapse...
by selftalk
Thu Mar 12, 2015 2:08 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: various views of the markets
Replies: 5
Views: 264

Re: building up nest egg in retirement

Thank you all for your replies and suggestions. The only thing I would be concerned about is the age old question of whether she should invest at these lofty levels. No one knows that of course but a new person to this game would definitely be upset watching the money value drop and being retired.
by selftalk
Sun Mar 08, 2015 9:52 am
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: building up nest egg in retirement
Replies: 12
Views: 1128

Re: building up nest egg in retirement

It`s money for herself.
by selftalk
Sun Mar 08, 2015 9:41 am
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: building up nest egg in retirement
Replies: 12
Views: 1128

Re: New DOW Component

The DOW average is manipulated in this way. If the same companies never left the DOW average where would the average be standing today? Not much I`m sure. This is one of the reasons to do index investing.
by selftalk
Sun Mar 08, 2015 9:38 am
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: New DOW Component
Replies: 40
Views: 2637

building up nest egg in retirement

A close friend of mine retired recently and has no IRA or 401k but has a good lifetime pension from where she worked plus of course social security. She asked me what should she do financially in building up her finances. She does have a couple of thousand dollars left over from all expenses each mo...
by selftalk
Sun Mar 08, 2015 8:42 am
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: building up nest egg in retirement
Replies: 12
Views: 1128

Re: Anyone fans of the CNBC show American Greed???

It`s a great show. I`m so surprised that so much of this fraud goes on and at such a large scale. Greed is a terrible thing.
by selftalk
Sun Mar 08, 2015 8:29 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Anyone fans of the CNBC show American Greed???
Replies: 32
Views: 2341

Re: Replacing [Oil] Filters: Time vs. Usage

Have you noticed that when JIFFY LUBE went into business they recommended changing the oil every 3,000 miles. Does that tell you something? What a rip off!
by selftalk
Sun Mar 08, 2015 8:24 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Replacing [Oil] Filters: Time vs. Usage
Replies: 41
Views: 2767

a good movie to see [Assault On Wall Street]

In my opinion I just saw a worthwhile movie on cable titled Assault On Wall Street. It came out in 2008 I think. It was very good and realistic. Let me know what you think of it.
by selftalk
Sun Mar 01, 2015 5:27 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: a good movie to see [Assault On Wall Street]
Replies: 1
Views: 488

rebalancing & purchasing when fear is present

Let`s try to have a number of respondents and writers on this website tell us about what they are rebalancing from and to when the market has these fear episodes. That would be useful for all.
by selftalk
Sun Mar 01, 2015 5:21 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: rebalancing & purchasing when fear is present
Replies: 8
Views: 455

Re: Truths About Stop Losses

In my opinion setting stop losses with the specialist is like playing poker and showing every one else your cards. Set them in your mind and take action if you want to when they are hit.
by selftalk
Sun Mar 01, 2015 5:08 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Truths About Stop Losses
Replies: 14
Views: 1442

Re: Not "Staying the Course"

Unfortunately, livesoft`s comment appears and is correct in my opinion. Knowledge caves in to emotion. From what I`ve seen on this website as soon as there is a correction of even 4% or so you see so many market timing questions and fear setting in. Rebalancing is not mentioned at all during that ti...
by selftalk
Sun Mar 01, 2015 5:01 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Not "Staying the Course"
Replies: 40
Views: 4876

Re: Market Cycle Psychology

I would say optimism. Don`t worry and analyze so much. Just remember to rebalance.
by selftalk
Sun Mar 01, 2015 4:26 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Market Cycle Psychology
Replies: 9
Views: 347

Re: Recommend a movie for a lonely Boglehead on Valentine's

I just saw ASSAULT ON WALL STREET. It really held my attention.
by selftalk
Sun Feb 15, 2015 9:41 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Recommend a movie for a lonely Boglehead on Valentine's day
Replies: 87
Views: 4689

Re: "What My Daughter Learned From the Stock-Market Crash"

Do you think Rick would offer me the same deal? It was a good lesson for his daughter and I hope she will be prepared for the next bear market.
by selftalk
Fri Feb 06, 2015 5:30 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: "What My Daughter Learned From the Stock-Market Crash"
Replies: 13
Views: 3472

Re: Best Small Cap Value Funds

Why is PXSV the best ? I think not as RZV has performed better over the years. I use RZV, SCZ and EWX.
by selftalk
Fri Feb 06, 2015 5:25 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Best Small Cap Value Funds
Replies: 43
Views: 4368

Re: time to replace my router?

Go to Best Buy with your router and modem in hand and speak to YOUR carrier representative there about it. That`s what I did and bought the same one Comcast, my carrier, uses. It works perfectly. Nowadays the router is built into the modem. if you want you can have the carrier representative come to...
by selftalk
Fri Feb 06, 2015 5:02 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: time to replace my router?
Replies: 45
Views: 3451

Re: Dealing with pressure for "social donations" at work

The supervisor ought to ask the Company president or owner to contribute instead of harassing people under him/her. It sure is an awkward position to be in. I was asked to contribute to a co-workers child`s charity and I was very friendly with her and I said I don`t contribute to anything at work. S...
by selftalk
Sun Feb 01, 2015 5:26 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Dealing with pressure for "social donations" at work
Replies: 181
Views: 16902

Re: Need a new vacuum

I purchased a Carpet Pro Heavy Duty for $119.00. I was told by the vacuum cleaner store owner that this was great for pet hair and also the people that do house work for a living purchase these. They are real work horses. The store owner told me that it did just as good a job as the $ 900 one (Miele...
by selftalk
Sun Feb 01, 2015 5:07 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Need a new vacuum
Replies: 22
Views: 1518

Re: Would anyone go 100% bonds if...

Diversify widely and that includes gold and VIPSX.
by selftalk
Sat Jan 31, 2015 8:01 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Would anyone go 100% bonds if...
Replies: 41
Views: 3545

Re: Is This Market Timing?

Have you ever heard of rebalancing to your desired allocation with new money coming in?
by selftalk
Sat Jan 31, 2015 7:59 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Is This Market Timing?
Replies: 7
Views: 371

Re: How to respond when someone asks how much money you make

I would say that you would have to ask my accountant.
by selftalk
Sat Jan 31, 2015 7:55 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: How to respond when someone asks how much money you make?
Replies: 107
Views: 10528

Re: Why do brokerages give commission free-etfs

As I seem to remember the commission free fund companies get 1/4 of 1 % which is probably hidden from the customer. There`s no free lunch again!
by selftalk
Wed Jan 28, 2015 7:46 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Why do brokerages give commission free-etfs
Replies: 19
Views: 1885

Re: Are any US-only investors having 2nd thoughts?

In the long run both have performed about the same. But with rebalancing you most probably will do fine as you sell some of the out performer and buy some of the under performer. Sell high and buy low.
by selftalk
Wed Jan 28, 2015 7:41 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Are any US-only investors having 2nd thoughts?
Replies: 44
Views: 4601

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Cinderella Man
by selftalk
Wed Jan 28, 2015 7:12 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 655
Views: 85689

Re: Focused Larry Portfolio

The Larry portfolio works well. From 1973 to 2014 if your allocation was 75% U.S.corporate bonds and 25% U.S. small cap value your return was approximately 9.74% annually. You must not pay attention to the tracking error which brings up emotion that will cause you to fail at what you want to accompl...
by selftalk
Sun Jan 25, 2015 5:44 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Focused Larry Portfolio
Replies: 33
Views: 3280

Re: Happy Birthday Taylor!

Happy Birthday Taylor and thanks for helping all of us out here to the best of your ability.
by selftalk
Sun Jan 25, 2015 5:02 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: What Experts Say [about various investing topics]
Replies: 51
Views: 3746

Re: Drinking water

To get the chlorine out you need to put your tap water in a vessel with no top for 2 days. If you still see bubbles on the side stir it up for the rest of the chlorine gasses to escape. you do not want to see any bubbles. I personally drink only distilled water that has run through a charcoal filter...
by selftalk
Sun Jan 25, 2015 4:53 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Drinking water
Replies: 46
Views: 3504

seiko divers watch

Does anyone have a Seiko divers watch with the day and date and does it come with a 40 mm bezel or less? If so how long have you had it and how do you like it?
by selftalk
Fri Jan 23, 2015 5:15 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: seiko divers watch
Replies: 8
Views: 640

What is highest paying cash credit card

At this time what is the highest paying percentage cash credit card out there? Right now I have the Citi Double cash card which pays 2% with no annual fee.
by selftalk
Mon Jan 19, 2015 6:52 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What is highest paying cash credit card
Replies: 24
Views: 2699

Re: Suze Orman: $100 into $860k, and cfiresim

Wait just a minute. What if the Indians on Manhattan Island who took instead of $ 25.00 worth of trinkets and took the $ 25.00 in cash and invested it at 5% got after 400 years ? Back testing is a dream!
by selftalk
Mon Jan 19, 2015 6:39 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Suze Orman: $100 into $860k, and cfiresim
Replies: 47
Views: 5262

Re: Bored when market is closed

Go to a nearby casino and lose some money there. At least you`d be spreading your money around.
by selftalk
Mon Jan 19, 2015 6:30 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Bored when market is closed
Replies: 28
Views: 2143

Re: Best watch for around $5,000?

Just try to sell your Rolex and then see what the value is to someone else who recognizes it as used. I`ll think you`ll be surprised.
by selftalk
Mon Jan 19, 2015 6:17 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best watch for around $5,000?
Replies: 935
Views: 185851

Re: Best watch for around $5,000?

You are now a good potential victim of a crime. Victims of crime have fooled the robbers because the knock offs look so good. My advice is to be careful.
by selftalk
Sun Jan 18, 2015 12:04 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best watch for around $5,000?
Replies: 935
Views: 185851

Re: Why I like this forum

I agree with Victoria. Even though I have been in the markets since the 1960`s the comments here stop me to think it through more thoroughly and it has really helped me. The consumer column is just wonderful and really helped me out immeasurably. You can only gain from a multitude of other people`s ...
by selftalk
Sun Jan 18, 2015 11:48 am
 
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Why I like this forum
Replies: 34
Views: 2427

Re: Florida in the summer

I moved to West Palm Beach in 2005, after I retired and then moved back north to Maryland because the summer in Florida was so horribly humid. It was tough even in the evening. It`s a good place in the winter only in my opinion. Luckily for me the home prices were soaring so I made a nice profit in ...
by selftalk
Sun Jan 18, 2015 11:38 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Florida in the summer
Replies: 81
Views: 5635

Re: "Gold to tank in 2014: Goldman Sachs"

All you really need to know is that is it loved or hated in the short term and long term and match that up. You don`t need a crystal ball or anyone`s opinion and in fact that will throw your perspective off a lot. I myself have an allocation in GLD since a year ago as it was hated both long and shor...
by selftalk
Fri Jan 16, 2015 7:13 am
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: "Gold to tank in 2014: Goldman Sachs"
Replies: 112
Views: 10838

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Cinderella Man. It`s my favorite movie.
by selftalk
Sun Jan 11, 2015 9:13 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 655
Views: 85689

Re: Vacuum cleaner recommendation?

The SHARK Rocket is awesome and so powerful and with all the attachments included. It was recommended by a friend as being wonderful as he`s had it for almost 1 year. I got mine at Kohl`s for a terrific price. I`ve had my Oreck for almost 10 years without a problem except for 2 broken belts which ar...
by selftalk
Sun Jan 11, 2015 9:06 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Vacuum cleaner recommendation?
Replies: 71
Views: 11683

Re: The Callan Periodic Table of Investment Returns 2014

I don`t think the Callan chart includes total returns so it may not be as accurate as it could be. Of course I could be wrong about the total returns not being there.
by selftalk
Sun Jan 11, 2015 9:00 am
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: The Callan Periodic Table of Investment Returns 2014
Replies: 26
Views: 3887

Re: 2000-2014 [15 year returns]

Will the next 15 years be as good as the last 15 years? Who knows.
by selftalk
Sat Jan 10, 2015 6:49 am
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: 2000-2014 [15 year returns]
Replies: 26
Views: 4190

Re: The Callan Periodic Table of Investment Returns 2014

That`s looks great. Thanks. It looks so good for my emerging markets and small international asset classes. Come on reversion to the mean !
by selftalk
Sat Jan 10, 2015 6:38 am
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: The Callan Periodic Table of Investment Returns 2014
Replies: 26
Views: 3887

Re: "Vanguard Group execs say deflation a real risk..."

You certainly can`t do anything about that so forget it. The governments of the world are printing money to get to a little maybe 2-3 % inflation which they feel is healthy and maybe it is. Anyway if deflation comes the governments will try to inflate out of it and then most probably gold and commod...
by selftalk
Sat Jan 10, 2015 6:34 am
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: "Vanguard Group execs say deflation a real risk..."
Replies: 61
Views: 6354

Re: International Stock Index Potential

My opinion is that the international asset class is a much better value at this time than the U.S. but it takes time to get back into favor. If you`re short on time forget it. Make up your asset allocation and stick to it.
by selftalk
Sat Jan 10, 2015 6:25 am
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: International Stock Index Potential
Replies: 23
Views: 3229

Re: Sm. cap and Internatl allocation in current enivironment

Keep what you now have. It`s fine and will most probably work out well. You SHOULD NOT KEEP SWITCHING AND DOUBTING YOURSELF. It`s a sure way to under perform everything. Keep your allocation and stop reading and listening to people who "know better."
by selftalk
Sat Jan 10, 2015 6:19 am
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Sm. cap and Internatl allocation in current enivironment
Replies: 8
Views: 1081

Re: Can you make money betting on random coin flips?

Of course but the secret is to know when to quit which is largely impossible.
by selftalk
Sat Jan 10, 2015 6:12 am
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Can you make money betting on random coin flips?
Replies: 296
Views: 17335

Re: What is the international portion of your portfolio and

My international allocation consists of SCZ and EWX and some VWO. They have been good long term asset classes. I put my wife in only VXUS for international.
by selftalk
Sat Jan 10, 2015 6:09 am
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: What is the international portion of your portfolio and why?
Replies: 140
Views: 12254

Re: Psychology vs. Fundamentals of investing

In the short term term emotions guide the market while in the long term fundamentals rule. So that`s good for me as I`m a basic contrarian in investing and I`ll buy when things look bad in general but I don`t sell. I stick only to the historical high returning asset classes and exhibit "benign ...
by selftalk
Sat Jan 10, 2015 6:03 am
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Psychology vs. Fundamentals of investing
Replies: 61
Views: 4590
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