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Re: Bogle on CNBC 12-16-2014: 100% USA squity

Why not do what Charlie Ellis and Burton Malkiel advocate in their book Elements of Investing and just buy a world fund. That`ll work too if you don`t switch around and hold long term.
by selftalk
Wed Dec 17, 2014 4:59 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Bogle on CNBC 12-16-2014: 100% USA squity
Replies: 35
Views: 3652

Re: Bogle on CNBC 12-16-2014: 100% USA squity

John Bogle said that foreign markets are cheaper in value and more risky than the American markets so he advises against buying foreign specifically. When the news is bad in any market isn`t it perceived more risky and with a lower PE ratio? This is nothing new.
by selftalk
Tue Dec 16, 2014 6:19 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Bogle on CNBC 12-16-2014: 100% USA squity
Replies: 35
Views: 3652

Re: RBD in Emerging Markets Brewing

As they say a good day is when you can get out of bed in the morning and walk.
by selftalk
Tue Dec 16, 2014 2:50 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: RBD in Emerging Markets Brewing
Replies: 37
Views: 3453

Re: RBD in Emerging Markets Brewing

What is RBD?
by selftalk
Tue Dec 16, 2014 2:45 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: RBD in Emerging Markets Brewing
Replies: 37
Views: 3453

Re: Is it speculation to use the Callan Periodic table?

Your idea is most certainly a sound one even if you use 1 year but I think 5 years may be better. Just hold what you buy long term. What I`ve been doing after establishing my asset allocation components is to look at marketwatch.com and go to the lazy portfolios by Paul Farrell and first look at Aar...
by selftalk
Tue Dec 16, 2014 2:33 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Is it speculation to use the Callan Periodic table?
Replies: 26
Views: 1786

Re: Bogle Advises Investing No More Than 20% Outside U.S.

Alan Roth, in his book How A Second Grader Beat Wall Street, advocated owning some international index funds also. In fact he indicated in his monthly newsletter that it may be a good time to rebalance and buy some more of the international asset class.
by selftalk
Mon Dec 08, 2014 3:28 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Bogle Advises Investing No More Than 20% Outside U.S.
Replies: 106
Views: 11513

Re: Bogle Advises Investing No More Than 20% Outside U.S.

In the book Elements Of Investing by 2 giants in the investing arena Burton Malkiel and Charles Ellis they recommend a total world fund period.
by selftalk
Sat Dec 06, 2014 8:50 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Bogle Advises Investing No More Than 20% Outside U.S.
Replies: 106
Views: 11513

Re: 100% Equities: 1 or 2 funds?

Livesoft, let me get this straight. Did you say that an investment of 100% S&P500 investment underperforms an investment in the S&P500 that has any measure of the Total Bond Market in it? If so when did that occur and over what time period and what was the percent in allocation?
by selftalk
Sat Dec 06, 2014 8:17 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: 100% Equities: 1 or 2 funds?
Replies: 26
Views: 1864

Re: Help Me Pick Insurer - Safeco - Erie - AAA

I`ve had ERIE for years and no problems even when I had an accident 7 years ago. They are good people to deal with. Great rates for home and 2 cars.
by selftalk
Fri Dec 05, 2014 10:16 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Help Me Pick Insurer - Safeco - Erie - AAA
Replies: 25
Views: 2138

Re: I need to stop looking at the market everyday!

I do remember reading in a book that a graduating class at Harvard University in the 1930`s was told in a speech at commencement that for any of you that buy trust funds ( now called mutual funds ) don`t look at your statements and just don`t open them up and file the envelops away and take them out...
by selftalk
Thu Dec 04, 2014 8:31 am
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: I need to stop looking at the market everyday!
Replies: 33
Views: 2924

Buffett says buy index funds only & beats hedge fund

Story about the update of Warren Buffett S&P500 vs. the hedge funds bets for 7 years so far. The S&P is way ahead. It`s on marketwatch.com today written by Mitch Tuchman.
by selftalk
Thu Dec 04, 2014 8:24 am
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Buffett says buy index funds only & beats hedge fund
Replies: 0
Views: 332

Re: Why does Buffett like S&P not Total US Market?

He may think like John Bogle about foreign currencies, suprise political happenings and accounting methods and he wanted to make it simple for his wife who probably doesn`t get involved with stock investing. The largest companies are powerhouses yet still perform well in valuation and purchasing pow...
by selftalk
Wed Dec 03, 2014 8:01 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Why does Buffett like S&P not Total US Market?
Replies: 29
Views: 2706

Re: I need to stop looking at the market everyday!

Well, it seems we all have active emotions at least when it comes to our savings and we`ve learned here on this website intellectually that there are temptations by " Mr. Market" every day, week and month to try to get us to do something which we will be sorry for. I say just set up your i...
by selftalk
Wed Dec 03, 2014 7:49 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: I need to stop looking at the market everyday!
Replies: 33
Views: 2924

Re: "Small-Cap Performance Edge on the Wane"

If a bear market develops then I think that the U.S. small caps will perform a lot worse than the large caps simply because they outperformed on the way up. It usually works this way. Most folks probably performance chase the most recent darling.
by selftalk
Wed Dec 03, 2014 7:26 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: "Small-Cap Performance Edge on the Wane"
Replies: 99
Views: 7221

Re: The Whole Ball Game Of Equity Investing As I See It

With the conditions of these markets as they are now I`ve got a feeling something big is going to happen and it won`t be good for investors. Japan is doing QE now in a very big way, Europe is starting with it and the U.S. has done it 3 times so far. In essence to me is that the worlds currencies are...
by selftalk
Mon Dec 01, 2014 6:20 am
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: The Whole Ball Game Of Equity Investing As I See It
Replies: 33
Views: 4480

Re: stay the course

Well anyhow it`s to risky and expensive to trade short term and make all those decisions right. History has shown that holding long term has the best chance for profit. If people and institutions in aggregate buy and sell short term so be it. Uncle Sam will love them. A number of banks have collapse...
by selftalk
Sun Nov 30, 2014 7:06 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: stay the course
Replies: 19
Views: 2476

Re: The Whole Ball Game Of Equity Investing As I See It

The question is how do you de-risk your portfolio today with bonds so darn high? Bogel says to go to 50% or so of top quality corporates along with 50% total bond market index fund. That`s an idea but is it the answer? I don`t know. Stocks are high, bonds are high and cash loses purchasing power and...
by selftalk
Sun Nov 30, 2014 6:28 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: The Whole Ball Game Of Equity Investing As I See It
Replies: 33
Views: 4480

Re: The Whole Ball Game Of Equity Investing As I See It

Pkcrafter, I just wanted to see how only the S&P500 compared to those other allocations from 1982 on the chart.
by selftalk
Sun Nov 30, 2014 6:21 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: The Whole Ball Game Of Equity Investing As I See It
Replies: 33
Views: 4480

Re: stay the course

LadyGeek, maybe you`re right.
by selftalk
Sun Nov 30, 2014 6:11 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: stay the course
Replies: 19
Views: 2476

Re: Next generation of mutual funds

It`s like Quaker OATS. When you have a good thing why mess with it? I`ll tell you. It`s to get more assets under management which translates into higher incomes for the financial industry employees. John Bogle would most probably say it`s a joke only to fool the consumer.
by selftalk
Sun Nov 30, 2014 11:31 am
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Next generation of mutual funds
Replies: 21
Views: 2307

Re: What do you splurge on?

What about time in the gym as that`s my favorite place to be.
by selftalk
Sun Nov 30, 2014 11:25 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What do you splurge on?
Replies: 237
Views: 21172

Re: "Where to Invest in 2015"

It just isn`t easy to buy and hold and then SIT and get rich. Patience is a virtue.
by selftalk
Sun Nov 30, 2014 11:22 am
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: "Where to Invest in 2015"
Replies: 19
Views: 2776

Re: stay the course

Well Buffett said in the short term the "market is a voting machine while in the long term it is a weighing machine." So let these folks gamble away and lose and give our index creators bargains. I think this is good for dollar cost averaging.
by selftalk
Sun Nov 30, 2014 11:18 am
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: stay the course
Replies: 19
Views: 2476

Re: The Whole Ball Game Of Equity Investing As I See It

JoMoney, I wish you would have put the VFIAX and VTSAX 100% each on that chart also. Would you consider doing that?
by selftalk
Sun Nov 30, 2014 10:29 am
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: The Whole Ball Game Of Equity Investing As I See It
Replies: 33
Views: 4480

Re: Thinking of becoming a personal fitness trainer

If you can be a champion at a sport and it`s widely known then people will come to you.
by selftalk
Sun Nov 30, 2014 9:40 am
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Thinking of becoming a personal fitness trainer
Replies: 36
Views: 3816

Re: Reached a minor financial milestone this month

Great news! I honestly try to not look at my index funds and just throw money at them as it comes to me. It gives me more emotional stability that way.
by selftalk
Sun Nov 30, 2014 9:33 am
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Reached a minor financial milestone this month
Replies: 28
Views: 3687

Re: "Where to Invest in 2015"

Leerlar,maybe it`s raining where he lives and he can`t play golf, go fishing, mow the lawn, find anything of interest on tv or has difficulty taking a nap so he reads this stuff but is smart enough to ignore the recommendations from his experiences.
by selftalk
Sun Nov 30, 2014 9:27 am
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: "Where to Invest in 2015"
Replies: 19
Views: 2776

Re: Investing outside of a retirement account

I do it with VTCLX as it`s a tax managed Vanguard fund. It has bested the VFIAX long term.
by selftalk
Sun Nov 30, 2014 9:17 am
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Investing outside of a retirement account
Replies: 8
Views: 1549

Re: International Stock Diversification — A New Look

Here is my 2 cents for what it`s worth. I believe that Warren Buffett has considered all this and recommended the Vanguard S&P 500 Index Fund for his wife in his will and also made that 10 year bet with a hedge fund manager that the S&P fund would beat anything the hedge fund can speculate i...
by selftalk
Sun Nov 30, 2014 8:53 am
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: International Stock Diversification — A New Look
Replies: 57
Views: 7709

Re: Documentaries to recommend?

The Men Who Built America was great and done well.
by selftalk
Sat Nov 29, 2014 3:24 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Documentaries to recommend?
Replies: 87
Views: 7312

Re: stay the course

RunningRad you may want to watch the video as it`s only 2 1/2 minutes long.
by selftalk
Sat Nov 29, 2014 3:22 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: stay the course
Replies: 19
Views: 2476

Re: The Whole Ball Game Of Equity Investing As I See It

JoMoney, the 5 years is just an arbitrary number representing the future.
by selftalk
Sat Nov 29, 2014 3:16 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: The Whole Ball Game Of Equity Investing As I See It
Replies: 33
Views: 4480

Re: "You're invited to...." (nonsense talk and dinner)

You`ll learn that what you now have in funds is all wrong but they can fix that for a small fee. Perhaps you could teach them.
by selftalk
Fri Nov 28, 2014 4:09 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: "You're invited to...." (nonsense talk and dinner)
Replies: 108
Views: 11319

Re: best performer - very similar index funds

You`re right to stick with one. That`s for sure. It`s cheaper to stay home and type all this than go to the stores today.
by selftalk
Fri Nov 28, 2014 3:48 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: best performer - very similar index funds
Replies: 22
Views: 1946

Re: The Whole Ball Game Of Equity Investing As I See It

I wish we had more excitement than this although too much isn`t healthy. Perhaps we should go into politics where the action is for the moment. My portfolio consists of VTCLX in taxable via dollar cost averaging still and the IRA consists of VICSX and VBTLX for income and VTSAX. Not too exciting huh...
by selftalk
Fri Nov 28, 2014 3:42 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: The Whole Ball Game Of Equity Investing As I See It
Replies: 33
Views: 4480

Re: best performer - very similar index funds

Put all 3 funds up against each other on Vanguards website and use the compare button and look at the returns for the 3,5,and 10 year period only. Then chart all 3 funds and you`ll see the difference especially against the vfiax and a little against the vtsax on all data either daily, weekly or mont...
by selftalk
Fri Nov 28, 2014 3:28 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: best performer - very similar index funds
Replies: 22
Views: 1946

Re: The Whole Ball Game Of Equity Investing As I See It

RunningRad, that sounds right to me also.
by selftalk
Fri Nov 28, 2014 10:47 am
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: The Whole Ball Game Of Equity Investing As I See It
Replies: 33
Views: 4480

Re: stay the course

Philip Carret was a cofounder of the Frontier Fund group.
by selftalk
Fri Nov 28, 2014 10:45 am
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: stay the course
Replies: 19
Views: 2476

The Whole Ball Game Of Equity Investing As I See It

After reading and listening to various ways to enhance your wealth by way of stocks I have the following observations and question. Realizing that slicing and dicing works in the long run does that strategy prove far superior in returns and risk to just simply holding the Total Stock Market Index Fu...
by selftalk
Fri Nov 28, 2014 10:26 am
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: The Whole Ball Game Of Equity Investing As I See It
Replies: 33
Views: 4480

Re: stay the course

Thanks LADYGEEK. That`s the one. I`ve read that Philip Carret and Warren Buffet were friends and discussed investments.
by selftalk
Fri Nov 28, 2014 8:29 am
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: stay the course
Replies: 19
Views: 2476

stay the course

Go to utube and type in Philip Carret and find him on the Wall Street show in 1995. This is a great 2 minute video.
by selftalk
Thu Nov 27, 2014 10:33 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: stay the course
Replies: 19
Views: 2476

Re: Opinions Please - REIT's vs. EM

I personally look at the long term chart of the INVESTMENT COMPANY OF AMERICA as it keeps me keep on track to stay the course. You see all the reasons not to invest since 1934, listed on it along with the growth over the years. I do try to separate the daily news from my dollar cost averaging. It`s ...
by selftalk
Thu Nov 27, 2014 10:15 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Opinions Please - REIT's vs. EM
Replies: 21
Views: 1774

Re: Opinions Please - REIT's vs. EM

The long term returns of emerging markets and in particular small cap value like DGS are superior to all the other asset classes according to IFA.com. I think the person that did the research is Mark Hebner and that`s where Paul Merriman get`s some of his information on returns. At this time the eme...
by selftalk
Thu Nov 27, 2014 9:15 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Opinions Please - REIT's vs. EM
Replies: 21
Views: 1774

Re: best performer - very similar index funds

Cyberbob - put the chart on the big size to magnify it for you to see it better. Vtclx did better on daily, weekly and monthly. The point is that vtsax has some small cap in it which has done well this year and vtclx has no small cap. So the small cap is supposed to be an advantage in this bull mark...
by selftalk
Thu Nov 27, 2014 9:01 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: best performer - very similar index funds
Replies: 22
Views: 1946

Re: When do you feel comfortable financially to have kids?

I never did but I think I made a mistake. Remember what Jimmy Rogers said about this very thing and he`s very glad he did at his age finally.
by selftalk
Thu Nov 27, 2014 11:22 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: When do you feel comfortable financially to have kids?
Replies: 59
Views: 4341

Re: best performer - very similar index funds

Thank you Barry. I`ll call Vanguard tomorrow and check that out . If that`s the case then I`ll use VFIAX and VTSAX in equal weighting in the IRA. Thank you all for your responses to my question.
by selftalk
Thu Nov 27, 2014 11:17 am
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: best performer - very similar index funds
Replies: 22
Views: 1946

Re: best performer - very similar index funds

Mr. Larimore, the Vanguard. com website indicates that for the 3,5 and 10 year periods the VTCLX had higher returns than VFIAX and VTSAX in the compare section. Where did you get your information about that? As far as the tax shelter goes, in a tax shelter I`ve read that a tax shelter should not be ...
by selftalk
Wed Nov 26, 2014 6:43 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: best performer - very similar index funds
Replies: 22
Views: 1946

Re: Being woken up by neighbors above me

It`s a law that a certain amount of floor space must be carpeted. Tell the management company to check this out. It doesn`t pay to fight with neighbors.
by selftalk
Wed Nov 26, 2014 5:47 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Being woken up by neighbors above me
Replies: 79
Views: 6306

Re: dryer vent cleaning--your thoughts?

Call up an apartment development resident manager and ask him/her who they use.
by selftalk
Wed Nov 26, 2014 5:45 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: dryer vent cleaning--your thoughts?
Replies: 26
Views: 3723

Re: best performer - very similar index funds

The bigcharts.com website only goes back to 2002 thus 12 years. Use all data monthly.
by selftalk
Wed Nov 26, 2014 5:40 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: best performer - very similar index funds
Replies: 22
Views: 1946
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