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Re: Toaster Ovens

The Breville works fine. I purchased mine at Bed Bath & Beyond and used their 20% off coupon.
by selftalk
Tue Apr 15, 2014 9:25 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Toaster Ovens
Replies: 15
Views: 984

Re: Another take on the "rebalancing bonus"

I believe that David Swenson , managing the Yale endowment assets, rebalances daily and he`s really well versed.
by selftalk
Tue Apr 15, 2014 9:03 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Another take on the "rebalancing bonus"
Replies: 63
Views: 3550

Re: Stocks: How Bad It Can Get

Calm Man, the correction was roughly from 16,600 down to 16,000 on the DOW but the news media really played it up and people scare easily. I know it was roughly 3% but when the media gets a hold of that watch out. A 30% correction will cause some folks to get religion.
by selftalk
Tue Apr 15, 2014 8:46 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Stocks: How Bad It Can Get
Replies: 72
Views: 5370

Re: Stocks: How Bad It Can Get

Look at this psychological statement. Isn`t it funny how this question arises after the correction which sort of tells me that people are probably not allocated correctly. No one mentions rebalancing during this correction which the academics suggest. Fear is a motivator now and greed flies out of t...
by selftalk
Tue Apr 15, 2014 8:03 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Stocks: How Bad It Can Get
Replies: 72
Views: 5370

Re: gold , silver, copper and uranium only

They are in bottoming out phases currently. Rallies are all part of the game. Study human psychology compared to movement in prices. I personally bought more silver and gold etfs today as uranium and copper are not where I want them to be price wise.. Lets see how I fare within a couple of years. Th...
by selftalk
Tue Apr 15, 2014 4:46 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: gold , silver, copper and uranium only
Replies: 46
Views: 2243

Re: Favorite Investing Book?

The Elements of Investing by Charlie Ellis and Burton Mackiel.
by selftalk
Sun Apr 13, 2014 10:21 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Favorite Investing Book?
Replies: 42
Views: 3275

Re: gold , silver, copper and uranium only

All respondents just follow the prices of these four commodities. They come in etfs and mutual funds. I certainly would not buy them on the futures markets as I personally do not have that kind of experience.
by selftalk
Sun Apr 13, 2014 10:14 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: gold , silver, copper and uranium only
Replies: 46
Views: 2243

Re: Stock markets in free fall?

Tomorrow, 4/14/14,the market, if it opens weak then the bottom is in and you should buy quickly. This is short term mind you. My experience tells me this. The DOW is only down 3 1/2 % but it`s really oversold with lots of pessimism abound.
by selftalk
Sun Apr 13, 2014 5:18 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Stock markets in free fall?
Replies: 92
Views: 6564

Re: gold , silver and copper

I`m not at all surprised at most of these replies and I do understand these posted responses logic but these assets have bottomed and of course some time will tell for others to see this. All the knee jerk logic to investing in these is dead wrong. My experience tells me to accumulate now. I`m sorry...
by selftalk
Sun Apr 13, 2014 5:06 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: gold , silver, copper and uranium only
Replies: 46
Views: 2243

gold , silver, copper and uranium only

Why isn`t anyone mentioning rebalancing into gold, silver, copper and uranium? These are at bottoming prices. Isn`t there a place in the portfolio for them? Non correlating assets.
by selftalk
Fri Apr 11, 2014 9:48 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: gold , silver, copper and uranium only
Replies: 46
Views: 2243

Re: Stock markets in free fall?

This is a great time to rebalance into gold, silver, copper and uranium.
by selftalk
Fri Apr 11, 2014 9:42 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Stock markets in free fall?
Replies: 92
Views: 6564

best vacuum cleaner

What is the best ( trouble free and no bag) canister vacuum cleaner to purchase?
by selftalk
Tue Apr 01, 2014 9:42 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: best vacuum cleaner
Replies: 23
Views: 1650

Re: Death of co-worker

I`m sorry for your loss.Eat, drink and be merry as each day is a new opportunity. Look ahead and exercise common sense.
by selftalk
Mon Mar 31, 2014 7:54 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Death of co-worker
Replies: 94
Views: 9294

Re: Warning: Stocks Will Collapse by 50% in 2014

I wonder if Sean knows Stansbury. He`s giving it away to us peons so we can all be rich. What a nice guy! Why doesn`t he tell us what horse will win at Pimlico or what`s in tomorrows newspaper. Oh, how about the next lottery number.
by selftalk
Mon Mar 31, 2014 7:32 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Warning: Stocks Will Collapse by 50% in 2014
Replies: 21
Views: 2808

Re: American Funds?

American Funds are a good fund family but the expenses to the investor are more than Vanguard`s. They are not index funds which means as time goes on they will earn less and less than the index funds especially Vanguards when you compare apples to apples.
by selftalk
Mon Mar 31, 2014 7:09 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: American Funds?
Replies: 37
Views: 2870

Re: RZV Regression [Guggenheim S&P SmallCap 600 Pure Value]

How can you compare a mid cap blend to a small cap value. Naturally the RZV will out perform the VXF by definition over the long term but will be more volatile of course.
by selftalk
Sun Mar 30, 2014 9:38 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: RZV Regression [Guggenheim S&P SmallCap 600 Pure Value]
Replies: 20
Views: 1275

Re: How much water do you drink every day?

I drink 3 glasses of distilled water daily and do get my minerals from fruit and vegetables.
by selftalk
Thu Mar 27, 2014 9:09 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How much water do you drink every day?
Replies: 70
Views: 2855

Re: RZV Regression [Guggenheim S&P SmallCap 600 Pure Value]

RZV looks like a very good purchase right now to me. It`s oversold with pessimism.
by selftalk
Thu Mar 27, 2014 8:58 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: RZV Regression [Guggenheim S&P SmallCap 600 Pure Value]
Replies: 20
Views: 1275

Re: SCV: has the small or the value kinda fallen out of favo

Neither one has fallen out of favor at all. They`ve both been rising steadily for 5 years.
by selftalk
Thu Mar 27, 2014 8:43 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: SCV: has the small or the value kinda fallen out of favor??
Replies: 28
Views: 2203

Re: Are Vanguard Index Funds pure ??? Not So

Yes, I understand what you are saying. It sure would be advisable for everyone to look at the style boxes and ownership zone of the fund or funds one is interested in owning before purchase. Morningstar is pretty good at that. So it seems we`ve beaten this dead horse enough so to speak. I thank all ...
by selftalk
Thu Mar 27, 2014 5:33 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Are Vanguard Index Funds pure ??? Not So
Replies: 67
Views: 4283

Re: Are Vanguard Index Funds pure ??? Not So

Nisiprius, I got the statistics on EEMS from Morningstar. I did look at the ownership zone chart and have no question on that but next to it is the holdings style chart and that`s when I began thinking about this situation. It lists in total 36 small, 58 mid and 5 large. Using these numbers would yo...
by selftalk
Thu Mar 27, 2014 5:12 am
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Are Vanguard Index Funds pure ??? Not So
Replies: 67
Views: 4283

Re: Are Vanguard Index Funds pure ??? Not So

No one addressed my statement of EEMS at 2:35 today. I wonder why. I feel it`s very important. Can some opinions come in on this?
by selftalk
Wed Mar 26, 2014 7:20 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Are Vanguard Index Funds pure ??? Not So
Replies: 67
Views: 4283

Re: Are Vanguard Index Funds pure ??? Not So

Let`s say that you wanted to buy EEMS which is advertised as an emerging market small cap etf created by I Shares. You research it and find out it contains 5 large cap stocks, 58 mid cap stocks and 36 small cap stocks which it does. Let`s suppose that you were in a bull market where the emerging mar...
by selftalk
Wed Mar 26, 2014 3:35 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Are Vanguard Index Funds pure ??? Not So
Replies: 67
Views: 4283

Re: Are Vanguard Index Funds pure ??? Not So

DSInvestor you are missing the point. The large cap fund was an example only. Look what`s in any index fund as related to it`s market cap and number of stock of a like kind and you`ll see what you get.
by selftalk
Wed Mar 26, 2014 3:13 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Are Vanguard Index Funds pure ??? Not So
Replies: 67
Views: 4283

Re: Are Vanguard Index Funds pure ??? Not So

This has very little to do with the S&P 500. It has to do with the contents of index funds in stock size or capitalization.
by selftalk
Wed Mar 26, 2014 3:09 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Are Vanguard Index Funds pure ??? Not So
Replies: 67
Views: 4283

Re: Are Vanguard Index Funds pure ??? Not So

I`m talking about large cap, mid cap and small cap and the same with international funds and etf`s.
by selftalk
Wed Mar 26, 2014 2:21 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Are Vanguard Index Funds pure ??? Not So
Replies: 67
Views: 4283

Re: Are Vanguard Index Funds pure ??? Not So

When I read in a book that a certain index fund asset class like large cap growth returned 8.14 % over the last 20 years and I would be satisfied owning it, then which index sponsor earned that 8.14%. Was it I shares, Vanguard , Russell , Wilshire or Wisdom Tree? It matters to me because I depend on...
by selftalk
Wed Mar 26, 2014 2:08 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Are Vanguard Index Funds pure ??? Not So
Replies: 67
Views: 4283

Re: Are Vanguard Index Funds pure ??? Not So

Thank you Nisiprius. That`s exactly what I was looking at. You ought to see VIVAX too and probably many other index funds.
by selftalk
Tue Mar 25, 2014 10:01 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Are Vanguard Index Funds pure ??? Not So
Replies: 67
Views: 4283

Re: Are Vanguard Index Funds pure ??? Not So

Well folks it sure was a lively discussion and I`m sure I do not have all the facts to keep this going forward. Thanks for all your inputs.
by selftalk
Tue Mar 25, 2014 7:53 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Are Vanguard Index Funds pure ??? Not So
Replies: 67
Views: 4283

Re: Are Vanguard Index Funds pure ??? Not So

Dear Phineas the VTCLX a supposed large cap fund has 20.7% mid cap, 4.4% mid cap small and .1% small cap all listed as of 2/28/14 on Vanguard`s website. Is this what you want for large cap?
by selftalk
Tue Mar 25, 2014 7:43 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Are Vanguard Index Funds pure ??? Not So
Replies: 67
Views: 4283

Re: Are Vanguard Index Funds pure ??? Not So

I really cannot see how a mid cap small company gets placed in the fund mimicking the S&P 500. And this information was dated end of February 2014 Vanguard`s site. What a sham!
by selftalk
Tue Mar 25, 2014 7:32 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Are Vanguard Index Funds pure ??? Not So
Replies: 67
Views: 4283

Re: Are Vanguard Index Funds pure ??? Not So

We`re buying these funds to allocate our asset classes correctly per modern portfolio theory. Are we being hoodwinked?
by selftalk
Tue Mar 25, 2014 7:00 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Are Vanguard Index Funds pure ??? Not So
Replies: 67
Views: 4283

Are Vanguard Index Funds pure ??? Not So

Today I researched the VFINX fund on Vanguard`s website which is indexed to perform along with the S&P 500 ( all large cap). I learned that this fund has 32.3 % in mid cap large, 18.6 % in midcap and 2.6 % in mid cap small. Is something wrong with this as a large cap index fund? Can this be styl...
by selftalk
Tue Mar 25, 2014 6:35 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Are Vanguard Index Funds pure ??? Not So
Replies: 67
Views: 4283

disect your Vanguard funds and etfs

I don`t know if this is well known but I found out today how to dissect vanguard funds and etfs by styles and percentages. Go to advisors.vanguard.com. Put in your ticker symbol and then click on portfolio. I hope this helps some people.
by selftalk
Mon Mar 24, 2014 7:41 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: disect your Vanguard funds and etfs
Replies: 1
Views: 421

Re: Contents of EWX, DGS and VWO

Do I need to be a subscriber of Morningstar to get this information?
by selftalk
Sat Mar 22, 2014 3:01 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Contents of EWX, DGS and VWO
Replies: 5
Views: 249

Contents of EWX, DGS and VWO

Does anyone know the current percent of growth, the percent of value and the number of stocks in each in EWX, DGS and VWO ?
by selftalk
Sat Mar 22, 2014 2:35 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Contents of EWX, DGS and VWO
Replies: 5
Views: 249

Re: When the "very best" fail, should you be trying

I read this very fast so my response may not be complete. It`s so stupid when you hire the best portfolio managers and their areas of expertise generates unsatisfactory returns as does their respective indices and you let them go only to replace them with the same kind of managers with the same skil...
by selftalk
Fri Mar 21, 2014 7:05 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: When the "very best" fail, should you be trying
Replies: 12
Views: 1530

Re: Charles Ellis "Letter to Grandkids"

Thank you. It was a good article with very good points based on his experience.
by selftalk
Fri Mar 21, 2014 6:45 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Charles Ellis "Letter to Grandkids"
Replies: 9
Views: 2275

contents of EEMS [iShares Emerging Market Small-Cap ETF]

Does anyone know the percent of growth and the percent of value in EEMS (ishares emerging market small cap)? I called Blackrock and the rep. said he did not know but it was all small cap.
by selftalk
Fri Mar 21, 2014 10:02 am
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: contents of EEMS [iShares Emerging Market Small-Cap ETF]
Replies: 5
Views: 536

foreign sales people calling 5 times daily

Is anyone experiencing foreign sales people (maybe Indian accents) calling numerous times daily mentioning home improvements, home insurance, Microsoft to fix the computer, car insurance etc. This is so annoying 5-6 times a day all with the same accent. When you dial their number back it never goes ...
by selftalk
Thu Mar 20, 2014 8:51 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: foreign sales people calling 5 times daily
Replies: 41
Views: 2654

Re: Bit of update on CCF [Collateralized Commodity Futures]

It wasn`t too long ago that all the authors were against using any form of commodities in their suggested allocations. It`s funny that rising prices can change thinking. What do you think John Bogle would say about an allocation to commodities ? Thumbs down!
by selftalk
Thu Mar 20, 2014 8:30 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Bit of update on CCF [Collateralized Commodity Futures]
Replies: 10
Views: 1054

Re: International exposure using multiple ETFs?

I use SCHF ( VDMAX is closed), DLS, VWO and DGS.
by selftalk
Thu Mar 20, 2014 8:21 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: International exposure using multiple ETFs?
Replies: 10
Views: 575

out of order responses [Viewing the forum]

Taylor why are a large number of questions out of order with the dates? It makes it harder to follow on a daily basis.
by selftalk
Thu Mar 20, 2014 7:28 pm
 
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: out of order responses [Viewing the forum]
Replies: 3
Views: 413

Re: taxable account etf`s

Yes FM is a good frontier etf but it just doesn`t get to oversold condition and therefore I won`t buy it until it does. Meanwhile it just keeps rising. I just wonder what the long term returns are for the frontier asset class. Most folks are afraid to own it due to the troubles in the middle east bu...
by selftalk
Thu Mar 20, 2014 7:00 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: taxable account etf`s
Replies: 12
Views: 924

Re: taxable account etf`s

VSS is small and mid cap growth in developed and emerging markets. No purity there. Maybe there is no emerging markets small cap fund or etf with liquidity. I haven`t found one yet.
by selftalk
Wed Mar 19, 2014 9:51 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: taxable account etf`s
Replies: 12
Views: 924

Re: taxable account etf`s

EEMS has no liquidity I`m sorry to say. Just look at the bid and asked prices.
by selftalk
Wed Mar 19, 2014 9:45 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: taxable account etf`s
Replies: 12
Views: 924

taxable account etf`s

I`m looking for an emerging markets small cap value fund and/or ETF for a taxable account. My tax sheltered accounts are filled up. I looked up DGS but with the dividends and capital gains how tax efficient would this fund be. Are there other equities in this type of asset class that are tax efficie...
by selftalk
Wed Mar 19, 2014 10:56 am
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: taxable account etf`s
Replies: 12
Views: 924

Re: Pure emerging market play - anyone ?

Look at EEMS as this is a blend in the small cap arena. growth and value
by selftalk
Mon Mar 17, 2014 9:25 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Pure emerging market play - anyone ?
Replies: 5
Views: 771
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