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by speedbump101
Sat May 02, 2015 9:23 pm
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Forum is now back ONLINE!
Replies: 45
Views: 3087

Re: Forum Functionality From the Index Page

Peculiar_Investor wrote:Might I suggest you bookmark View unread posts and place it in your bookmarks bar. Saves navigating through the Quick links dropdown menu.


Done, thanks!

SB...
by speedbump101
Sat May 02, 2015 9:15 pm
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Forum is now back ONLINE!
Replies: 45
Views: 3087

Re: Forum Functionality From the Index Page

HueyLD wrote:Click on the Quick links and you will find what you are looking for.


Thank you, old guys, new things, negative correlation! :oops:

SB...
by speedbump101
Sat May 02, 2015 9:09 pm
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Forum is now back ONLINE!
Replies: 45
Views: 3087

Forum Functionality From the Index Page

I've always entered the forum from the Forum Index page and browsed from 'View unread posts.' With the update today 'view unread posts' and other features previously on the index page are missing. Please don't tell me that after almost seven years here I have to change the way I access the forum. SB...
by speedbump101
Tue Mar 31, 2015 5:39 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Bear market warning sign
Replies: 27
Views: 5452

Re: Bear market warning sign

I just invested some (new) money into: - European equities - Fixed interest (UK corporate bonds BBB and above credit rating) Also switched some money into Emerging Markets. This is all to do with our tax year, which ends 5th April 2015. There's a distinguished history of my investments being follow...
by speedbump101
Thu Mar 26, 2015 10:59 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Google voice
Replies: 57
Views: 5721

Re: Google voice

I use Hangouts and GV on my iPhone and it works well. Our son has a OBi202 I believe, and he bought a phone number (one time fee of $50, Canada) from freephoneline.ca. He also has GV installed on the Obi, however being in Canada, he cannot get a local GV number (so he can call out on GV, but can't r...
by speedbump101
Fri Mar 13, 2015 4:03 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Dip? What Dip? Did you catch it?
Replies: 134
Views: 14072

Re: Dip? What Dip? Did you catch it?

livesoft wrote:I don't believe I ever mentioned RBD in this thread. Did I?


Ok, let me get this straight, a dip isn't a RBD, but a RBD is a dip? Do you buy on, either, or both?

Perhaps this is all a Friday a 13th trading strategy, however, seriously, would you consider writing a paper on this.

SB...
by speedbump101
Fri Mar 13, 2015 3:37 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Dip? What Dip? Did you catch it?
Replies: 134
Views: 14072

Re: Dip? What Dip? Did you catch it?

The dip has come and gone. It was incredibly actionable. I've grown to respect many of your posts, but your penchant for timing threads makes me scratch my head. "Incredibly actionable?" If I could scratch my head and laugh at the same time, I would. These little dips don't mean much and ...
by speedbump101
Mon Mar 09, 2015 10:19 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Will you buy an Apple Watch?
Replies: 398
Views: 31362

Re: Will you buy an Apple Watch?

Ask me again when version 2.0 comes out. I never buy the public beta version of anything digital.

SB...
by speedbump101
Fri Feb 13, 2015 9:23 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Costco/AmEx relationship ending. New Costco MasterCard?
Replies: 85
Views: 416825

Re: Costco/AmEx relationship ending. New Costco MasterCard?

I'm in Canada, and the transition was seamless here. Costco announced in Sept., that Amex would not be honoured after Dec. 31st 2014, and there were kiosks in the stores to apply for the new Capital One Costco card. I received the new card within a month... Same limit as the Amex, and my Costco ID ...
by speedbump101
Fri Feb 13, 2015 9:00 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Costco/AmEx relationship ending. New Costco MasterCard?
Replies: 85
Views: 416825

Re: Costco/AmEx relationship ending. New Costco MasterCard?

I'm in Canada, and the transition was seamless here. Costco announced in Sept., that Amex would not be honoured after Dec. 31st 2014, and there were kiosks in the stores to apply for the new Capital One Costco card. I received the new card within a month... Same limit as the Amex, and my Costco ID /...
by speedbump101
Fri Feb 13, 2015 8:07 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best watch for around $5,000?
Replies: 945
Views: 195327

Re: Best watch for around $5,000?

For anyone wanting a watch that keeps perfect time, I recommend this one: http://www.hammacher.com/Product/84166?promo=search My wife gave me one for Christmas some years ago and it's the most accurate watch I've ever owned. Every time I've checked it with WWV it is accurate to the second and runs ...
by speedbump101
Sat Jan 03, 2015 4:56 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: What will be the biggest investment surprises of 2015?
Replies: 82
Views: 8699

Re: What will be the biggest investment surprises of 2015?

lws6772 wrote:Oil will go back up, SURPRISE!



Agree, b/c currently there is no 'logical' narrative why this should happen, which is a good enough reason for me to say that it will. let's say WTI crude $70 +/- $5 :-)

Caveat, I've been wrong before!

SB...
by speedbump101
Wed Dec 31, 2014 8:06 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best albums from 2014?
Replies: 63
Views: 6051

Re: Best albums from 2014?

Royal Wood -The Burning Bright
Damien Rice -My Favorite Faded Fantasy

SB
by speedbump101
Mon Nov 03, 2014 11:11 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: "You're invited to...." (nonsense talk and dinner)
Replies: 108
Views: 12755

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

I've been to a few of these over the years and have never had any problems at all. A few good questions to pitch from the floor are: 1) How exactly are you getting paid for pushing this new fangled fool proof investment. (they love this one) 2) I've heard lately that costs really matter. Where exact...
by speedbump101
Thu Oct 30, 2014 11:47 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: your advisor should act like a good doctor
Replies: 48
Views: 4808

Re: your advisor should act like a good doctor

Science or what? Isn't the author using scientific methodologies? Someone must think so b/c he won the Nobel prize for "Economic Sciences" in 1990 (option pricing). On a topic we all hold dear to our hearts. Is this science or what? "The best way to measure a manager's performance is ...
by speedbump101
Thu Oct 30, 2014 4:49 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: your advisor should act like a good doctor
Replies: 48
Views: 4808

Re: your advisor should act like a good doctor

"A better strategy is to learn from history, so you don't repeat the mistakes past generations made. Scientific investing, at its best, is about engaging the data honestly, with the intention of learning something new, hopefully something discordant with previously held beliefs. Science as it's...
by speedbump101
Tue Oct 28, 2014 3:14 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: your advisor should act like a good doctor
Replies: 48
Views: 4808

Re: your advisor should act like a good doctor

Thought piece hope you find of interest http://www.etf.com/sections/index-investor-corner/23630-your-advisor-should-be-like-a-top-doctor.html Best wishes Larry Thanks for the article. Is there a complete transcript of Statman's comments at NAPFA? I could find only an "Investment News" art...
by speedbump101
Fri May 09, 2014 10:09 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: contrasting articles, one great, one porn
Replies: 10
Views: 1981

Re: contrasting articles, one great, one porn

I frame the question this way. If one has a properly developed and populated investment plan, an IPS, based on Larry's matrix of 'need, ability, and willingness to take risk,' which of these two links is most likely to derail you from this well thought out plan? IMO Faber wins that test hands down, ...
by speedbump101
Mon May 05, 2014 11:41 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: A riddle about "attributing" gains.
Replies: 44
Views: 3828

Re: A riddle about "attributing" gains.

Jack Bogle's quote on this: "John Bogle, writing on the website IndexUniverse.com, writes the following: “An investment of $10,000 in the S&P 500 Index at its 1926 inception with all dividends reinvested would by the end of September 2007 have grown to approximately $33,100,000 (10.4% compo...
by speedbump101
Wed Mar 26, 2014 8:37 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Looking for Good Free Win 7 File Manager
Replies: 7
Views: 701

Re: Looking for Good Free Win 7 File Manager

Total Commander, I've used it for years. The free version requires you to make a number selection when launched, however it is fully functional.

http://www.ghisler.com

SB...
by speedbump101
Thu Mar 20, 2014 10:08 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Do you love your job? What do you do?
Replies: 134
Views: 11497

Re: Do you love your job? What do you do?

Pilot, 41 yrs, 36 with a major airline (domestic and international)... A great job!
Retired, 5 yrs... An amazing job!
Boglehead, 7 yrs... The icing on the cake!

SB...
by speedbump101
Tue Mar 04, 2014 6:22 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Get ready for the Dow at 6,000 by 2016: Pro
Replies: 46
Views: 5736

Re: Get ready for the Dow at 6,000 by 2016: Pro

dkturner wrote:The're doing a 3 for 1 split in two years?


No, I think he's saying 'we're as doomed as doomed can be'... Not sure though! :sharebeer

SB...
by speedbump101
Sat Feb 01, 2014 3:37 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Keurig vs normal coffeemaker?
Replies: 131
Views: 9088

Re: Keurig vs normal coffeemaker?

So who'd you rather? A Keurig cup or a McDonald's cup? Of course if you take the Senior discount into the comparison, McDonald's wins hands down. How old does one have to be to get a cup of senior coffee at McD? Does one have to be older than dirt? :) If you have to ask, you're not old enough. :-) ...
by speedbump101
Thu Jan 02, 2014 2:29 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: "Cheapskate of the Year"
Replies: 87
Views: 10039

Re: "Cheapskate of the Year"

2013 is the year that penny pinching officially died in Canada. Yes it's true, the penny is no longer legal currency in Canada, so hence forth we will practice 'nickel pinching' (5 cents) here. Apparently the copper in the penny is worth more than the currency value of the coin. I'm considered to be...
by speedbump101
Sat Dec 28, 2013 10:15 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: BOGLEHEAD CONTEST -- 2 more trading days.
Replies: 43
Views: 2671

Re: BOGLEHEAD CONTEST -- 2 more trading days.

Rick Ferri wrote:
Boglenaut wrote:Rick Ferri's at 18. Glad I read his projections, but I know Rick won't let it go to his head.


I'll be starting a market-timing hedge fund the first of the year. :)

(just joking)

Rick Ferri


The 'Just Joking Hedge Fund' ... Brilliant, 2 and 20 never looked so good! :sharebeer

SB...
by speedbump101
Sat Dec 21, 2013 2:52 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Fixing the Shiller CAPE Ratio
Replies: 1
Views: 364

Re: Fixing the Shiller CAPE Ratio

Before posting this I tried (unsuccessfully) to confirm that it hadn't been previously posted. Today I found another, earlier thread, addressing the same paper. If you wish to post about this paper please use the other thread.

viewtopic.php?f=10&t=128647

SB...
by speedbump101
Fri Dec 20, 2013 8:19 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Fixing the Shiller CAPE Ratio
Replies: 1
Views: 364

Fixing the Shiller CAPE Ratio

Interesting perspective IMO "For most of history, the Shiller Cyclically-Adjusted Price-Earnings ratio (CAPE) oscillated in a pseudo sine wave around a long-term (130 year) average of 15.30. It spent 55% percent of the time above the average, and 45% of the time below–a reasonable result for a ...
by speedbump101
Thu Nov 28, 2013 2:19 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Bitcoin vs. South Seas Stock
Replies: 8
Views: 635

Re: Bitcoin vs. South Seas Stock

VictoriaF wrote:Can one pay in bitcoins for a cruise in South Seas?

Victoria



Is there an ETF inversly leveraging (3x) bitcoins? A must in everyone's vacation travel portfolio. Portfolio insurance! :o

SB...
by speedbump101
Thu Nov 28, 2013 12:08 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Bill Bernstein: "Take risk off the table"
Replies: 207
Views: 18675

Re: Bill Bernstein: "Take risk off the table"

As Dr. Bernstein and others on the panel of experts at BH2013 said, staying with your plan is more important than getting the plan exactly right. Yes, "staying the course" is not some stupid slogan. It means, stick with your plan. Which is why I am so frustrated with some of the experts n...
by speedbump101
Sun Nov 24, 2013 9:14 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Merton, Milevsky, & Utkus retirement presentations
Replies: 11
Views: 3077

Re: Merton, Milevsky, & Utkus retirement presentations

Thanks Bob. I particularly enjoyed Milevsky and his discussion about the importance of the sequence of returns.

SB...
by speedbump101
Mon Oct 28, 2013 9:57 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: The Decumulation Phase
Replies: 138
Views: 54713

Re: The Decumulation Phase

Jim, As OP here I see you've opened a 4 yr old thread with the last post being 2 1/2 years ago. Regardless, I'd like to reiterate my appreciation of your book, Unveiling the Retirement Myth, which together with the works of Milevsky, Zwecher, and the Lifecycle crowd (Paula Hogan et al) eminently exp...
by speedbump101
Sun Sep 01, 2013 12:50 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How many big moves have you made in your lifetime?
Replies: 76
Views: 5986

Re: How many big moves have you made in your lifetime?

Ten, one in childhood, and nine as an adult.

SB...
by speedbump101
Sat Jun 22, 2013 11:01 am
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Calgary and Canmore Flooding
Replies: 7
Views: 1251

Re: Calgary and Canmore Flooding

Southern Alberta has been hit very hard. Calgary evacuated about 75,000 people (over a million population) The Trans Canada highway was closed between Calgary and Banff (might still be). Farther north in our part of the woods (Edmonton area) there is a flood watch for low lying areas, however to dat...
by speedbump101
Thu Jun 20, 2013 10:29 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Classical vs Behavioral Economics - Market Efficency?
Replies: 9
Views: 522

Re: Classical vs Behavioral Economics - Market Efficency?

Just because many people make irrational financial decisions doesn't mean the overall market behaves irrationally. A few large well-capitalized individuals (or firms) that act rationally can keep the market efficient. EMH is also based on data from capital markets. If we observe irrational behavior...
by speedbump101
Sun May 05, 2013 12:21 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: LadyGeek -- the next 10K poster!
Replies: 27
Views: 2680

Re: LadyGeek -- the next 10K poster!

The dilemma of a moderator on this forum. Passive investing and active moderating. IMO you excel in both measures.

Congratulations!

SB...
by speedbump101
Sat Mar 30, 2013 9:41 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: is window 8 good ??
Replies: 49
Views: 3474

Re: is window 8 good ??

I don't own a Win 8 computer, however I've have used one sparingly. I found this 25 min Youtube quite helpful.

http://tinyurl.com/cwudk84

SB...
by speedbump101
Fri Mar 29, 2013 6:45 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best/Favorite ipad Apps
Replies: 34
Views: 4189

Re: Best/Favorite ipad Apps

-Zinio
-Press Reader (Newspapers)
-Hootsuite (twitter)
-Flipboard
-Alien Blue (Reddit)
-Urban Spoon
-Open Table
-Evernote
-NPR
-Kindle App
-Chrome (Browser)
-Dropbox

SB...
by speedbump101
Sun Mar 24, 2013 7:51 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Coursera On Line Course
Replies: 53
Views: 5609

Re: Coursera On Line Course

I see. So clicking on the Do Not Click button would be an effort exceeding your retirement allocation of clicks? {Eureka smile} Victoria Actually if you have read Prof. Ariely or watched his very entertaining TED talks you know this is a lemming trap and probably around 70% or more of us pondering ...
by speedbump101
Sun Mar 24, 2013 7:12 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Coursera On Line Course
Replies: 53
Views: 5609

Re: Coursera On Line Course

Great! Have you started reading the papers? (I have not, but I had several excuses.) Victoria P.S. The other thing we discussed is in works. Of course not, I'm retired, and my motto is 'Why do today what can be done tomorrow.' This philosophy along with the fact that I haven't done a non work relat...
by speedbump101
Sun Mar 24, 2013 3:09 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Coursera On Line Course
Replies: 53
Views: 5609

Re: Coursera On Line Course

I'm also taking Ariely's course starting tomorrow, Mar 25th, and no I didn't push the button. :-)

Cheers,
SB...
by speedbump101
Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:39 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Jim Otar Revisited 'Unveiling the Retirement Myth'
Replies: 12
Views: 6806

Jim Otar Revisited 'Unveiling the Retirement Myth'

In 2009 / 2010 there were a couple (or more) longish threads discussing Jim's excellent book 'Unveiling the Retirement Myth' Recently Jim has written a paper discussing stress testing some of the concepts advanced in 'Unveiling.' I thought this article might be of interest here: 'Stress Testing Your...
by speedbump101
Sun Feb 03, 2013 3:23 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Dr.W Pfau: "Efficient Frontier for Retirement Income"
Replies: 87
Views: 7894

Re: Dr.W Pfau: "Efficient Frontier for Retirement Income"

Wade is in the forefront of retirement planning research. As his blog entry suggests there is a lot more to be accomplished in the reality of a post DB pension / low yield world: "I have written about this article before, and I see that the Bogleheads have kindly started a new thread about it w...
by speedbump101
Sat Feb 02, 2013 8:08 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Dr.W Pfau: "Efficient Frontier for Retirement Income"
Replies: 87
Views: 7894

Re: Dr.W Pfau: "Efficient Frontier for Retirement Income"

I did not know that Wade is moving to Philadelphia. It would indeed be great pleasure meeting him at BH12. Victoria "Wade D. Pfau, Ph.D., CFA, will be joining the American College in the spring as a Professor of Retirement Income in their new Ph.D. program on Financial Services and Retirement ...
by speedbump101
Sat Feb 02, 2013 4:56 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Dr.W Pfau: "Efficient Frontier for Retirement Income"
Replies: 87
Views: 7894

Re: Dr.W Pfau: "Efficient Frontier for Retirement Income"

Considering that Wade is moving from Tokyo to Philadelphia this year I hope he can find time to attend Boglehead's 12 this fall.

Cheers,
SB...
by speedbump101
Sat Feb 02, 2013 2:21 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Dr.W Pfau: "Efficient Frontier for Retirement Income"
Replies: 87
Views: 7894

Dr.W Pfau: "Efficient Frontier for Retirement Income"

Well worth the read IMO. "This paper outlines a different way to think about building a retirement income strategy that dramatically moves away from the concepts of safe withdrawal rates and failure rates. The focus is how to best meet two competing financial objectives for retirement: satisfyi...
by speedbump101
Mon Oct 01, 2012 3:35 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Do you use Social Media?
Replies: 45
Views: 2709

Re: Do you use Social Media?

Can someone tell me what this has to do with finance or investing? Everyone I follow on Twitter 'has to do with finance and investing.' I don't think "this" referred to Twitter. The OP asked who used social media, and my response was yes I do (Twitter, FB, and RSS) about 90% for finance a...
by speedbump101
Mon Oct 01, 2012 3:13 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Do you use Social Media?
Replies: 45
Views: 2709

Re: Do you use Social Media?

Can someone tell me what this has to do with finance or investing? Everyone I follow on Twitter 'has to do with finance and investing.' Aggregating what they write, what is written about them, and the hyperlinks provided, can be greatly simplified by the selective use of social networking tools. SB...

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