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Re: Leon Cooperman giving the same advice as Warren

Tigermoose wrote:I buy a lot of the S&P 500 index because it is available in my 401ks. The TSM is not. I'm sure this is the case for a lot of investors.


This is also my issue. I don't think it really matters in the long run. They are pretty identical when it comes to long term returns.
by stemikger
Wed Oct 22, 2014 7:01 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Leon Cooperman giving the same advice as Warren
Replies: 47
Views: 3216

Re: "Vanguard 'Bogleheads' Crazy for 'Saint' Jack Bogle?"

What a great article Taylor. Thanks for sharing!
by stemikger
Wed Oct 22, 2014 6:59 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: "Vanguard 'Bogleheads' Crazy for 'Saint' Jack Bogle?"
Replies: 6
Views: 1037

Re: Is investing in real estate worth it?

I invest in real estate and have been doing so for 7 years. There have been deals on which I've made money and deals on which I've lost money. Overall it has been profitable for me and I think it can be a great way to invest. However, from your post, it does not sound like it is for you. "In p...
by stemikger
Wed Oct 22, 2014 6:49 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Is investing in real estate worth it?
Replies: 28
Views: 2267

Re: Why include International Index in AA?

As others have said it adds diversification. I have been investing for 20 years and never added it and never missed it. The reason why I never added it because I read as much as I could on the subject and asked it many times over the years on these boards and although many here agree on it, the chap...
by stemikger
Tue Oct 21, 2014 7:34 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Why include International Index in AA?
Replies: 39
Views: 2409

Leon Cooperman giving the same advice as Warren

A few months ago I asked Vanguard the following question on Facebook. Warren Buffett is telling the average Jane and Joe to say out of bonds and keep enough in cash to stay secure and put the rest in a low cost index fund that buys America. His particular choice is the Vanguard Index 500. Today on C...
by stemikger
Mon Oct 20, 2014 2:14 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Leon Cooperman giving the same advice as Warren
Replies: 47
Views: 3216

Re: Is it possible to have a favorite movie

kazper wrote:
Drew31 wrote:No Shawshank votes yet?

I've always been fond of Scent of a Woman.


Alright, count me as shawshank. Either that or fight club.i know, opposite ends of the spectrum.


I agree Shawshank was awesome! Fight Club was great too. Another one of my favorites was The Game.
by stemikger
Sat Oct 18, 2014 8:37 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Is it possible to have a favorite movie
Replies: 82
Views: 3089

Re: Is it possible to have a favorite movie

Any movie that was on that Critically Acclaimed Movie That You Did Not Like thread. LOL. Just pick one. :oops: :beer Oh, you were being sarcastic. LOL. For the record, It did give me a chuckle. :D Actually, I was not being sarcastic. Nearly all the movies on that list were movies I liked and in som...
by stemikger
Sat Oct 18, 2014 8:36 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Is it possible to have a favorite movie
Replies: 82
Views: 3089

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI

Empty Mansions: The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune [Bill Dedman, Paul Clark Newell Jr.]

I highly recommend this book. It is both tragic and fascinating.
by stemikger
Sat Oct 18, 2014 8:32 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI
Replies: 126
Views: 8591

Re: Is it possible to have a favorite movie

I am basically a reader, but my imagination is limited, and I therefore enjoy well-done movie adaptations that add an extra feeling of reality to the imagined world of the book. I therefore have a special fondness for filmmakers who seem to have experienced the book the same way I did, and managed ...
by stemikger
Sat Oct 18, 2014 10:25 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Is it possible to have a favorite movie
Replies: 82
Views: 3089

Re: Is it possible to have a favorite movie

Is the question whether it's possible to have the all-time favorite film? Or to tell what the film is? Victoria Feel free to go in the other direction if you like. My answer to the question in the title of the thread, i.e., "Is it possible to have a favorite movie," is as follows: It is p...
by stemikger
Sat Oct 18, 2014 10:22 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Is it possible to have a favorite movie
Replies: 82
Views: 3089

Re: Relatively new here. What did you do in 2008/09

I did it all wrong and changed my AA so many times, I lost track of what I did last. My emotions got the best of me as they often do (I'm Italian, it's in my blood) but the way I look at it is I learned a valuable lesson. I have flipped flop since then but thanks to this fourm I usually post my stui...
by stemikger
Sat Oct 18, 2014 1:37 am
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Relatively new here. What did you do in 2008/09
Replies: 106
Views: 6802

Re: Why not 100% Stocks?

As you get older, it would be pretty hard to stick with a 100% stock portfolio. As an average Joe who wants nothing more than to save for retirement and be able to have a decent life after I quit working, I don't need that level of stress at that age. I will not be extremely conservative because I t...
by stemikger
Sat Oct 18, 2014 1:13 am
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Why not 100% Stocks?
Replies: 274
Views: 20423

Re: Is it possible to have a favorite movie

gkaplan wrote:Any movie that was on that Critically Acclaimed Movie That You Did Not Like thread.


LOL. Just pick one. :oops: :beer

Oh, you were being sarcastic. LOL. For the record, It did give me a chuckle. :D
by stemikger
Sat Oct 18, 2014 1:05 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Is it possible to have a favorite movie
Replies: 82
Views: 3089

Re: Is it possible to have a favorite movie

Is the question whether it's possible to have the all-time favorite film? Or to tell what the film is? Victoria Sorry about this, your the second person to address why I didn't answer my own post. Feel free to go in the other direction if you like. However, I'm still finding it pretty interesting a...
by stemikger
Sat Oct 18, 2014 1:02 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Is it possible to have a favorite movie
Replies: 82
Views: 3089

Re: Is it possible to have a favorite movie

I have many favorites but one that particularly comes to mind is "Big" - Tom Hanks and Elizabeth Perkins. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0094737/ Maybe it was the age when I watched it that I liked it. Still my favorite. You definitely are on to something. I think if you watch that special m...
by stemikger
Sat Oct 18, 2014 12:59 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Is it possible to have a favorite movie
Replies: 82
Views: 3089

Re: Is it possible to have a favorite movie

"Vision Quest". Most have never heard of it, most people I've watched it with (including my wife) think it is a terrible 80's movie, but I grew up wrestling and we watched it at least once a week for years and I share a ton of traits with the main character. LOL. I remember Vision Quest. ...
by stemikger
Sat Oct 18, 2014 12:54 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Is it possible to have a favorite movie
Replies: 82
Views: 3089

Re: Are Vanguard's target-retirement funds too aggressive?

Silence Dogood wrote:I feel like we've beaten this topic to death already.


Maybe so, but to the OP it's new.
by stemikger
Fri Oct 17, 2014 5:10 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Are Vanguard's target-retirement funds too aggressive?
Replies: 24
Views: 1711

Re: Be careful if you get this email

Thanks for the heads up!
by stemikger
Fri Oct 17, 2014 9:41 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Be careful if you get this email [scam, infected with virus]
Replies: 12
Views: 1947

Re: Electric Razors

I was never able to use an Electric Razor with success. My beard is very heavy and they never got me close enough. However, the best one I used when I gave them a try was the Panasonic Wet Dry. I now use the old fashioned double edge razors from the 50s or earlier and it is the closest shave with th...
by stemikger
Fri Oct 17, 2014 9:40 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Electric Razors
Replies: 26
Views: 1861

Re: Is it possible to have a favorite movie

Toons wrote:Yes it is,I have seen countless movies over the decades and Das Boot still ranks as my favorite. :happy

http://www.netflix.com/search/das%20boot


Thanks for the link Toons.
by stemikger
Fri Oct 17, 2014 9:36 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Is it possible to have a favorite movie
Replies: 82
Views: 3089

Re: Is it possible to have a favorite movie

MarkS wrote:The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)


I have never seen this classic but I was just talking to my Cousin and this movie came up. Definitely one I will be watching soon. Thanks for weighing in.
by stemikger
Fri Oct 17, 2014 9:35 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Is it possible to have a favorite movie
Replies: 82
Views: 3089

Re: BOGLEHEAD CONTEST -- S&P at record high.

ofcmetz wrote:
The Wizard wrote:With recent stock market volatility, this "contest" is proving once again that "Nobody Knows Nuthin" when it comes to the markets.
Regardless, I hope I win...



Hey, I picked 1729 and we are headed that way. :D


Take it back. LOL.
by stemikger
Fri Oct 17, 2014 7:50 am
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: BOGLEHEAD CONTEST -- S&P at record high.
Replies: 26
Views: 3902

Re: BOGLEHEAD CONTEST -- S&P at record high.

With recent stock market volatility, this "contest" is proving once again that "Nobody Knows Nuthin" when it comes to the markets. Regardless, I hope I win... Amen! The best investing advice Jack ever received. Mine has been to Stay the Course which for the most part I managed t...
by stemikger
Fri Oct 17, 2014 7:49 am
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: BOGLEHEAD CONTEST -- S&P at record high.
Replies: 26
Views: 3902

Re: "The best response to market volatility"

Howard Donnelly wrote:Here's a relevant interview with Jack Bogle that was done today:

"Recent selloff ‘nothing,’ stay the course: Jack Bogle"
http://www.cnbc.com/id/102094959?trknav ... :topnews:5


+1 Thanks for the link.
by stemikger
Fri Oct 17, 2014 6:37 am
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: "The best response to market volatility"
Replies: 27
Views: 3335

Is it possible to have a favorite movie

I was discussing this with friends last weekend and I was really hard pressed to come up with one but after some thought I did. If I had to pick one it would be: An Officer and a Gentleman with Richard Gere and Debra Winger (1982). Would love to hear if anyone else has that one special movie they ca...
by stemikger
Fri Oct 17, 2014 2:26 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Is it possible to have a favorite movie
Replies: 82
Views: 3089

Re: How did you get from $1M to $10M

When I hit $1 mil I will probably cut back on the job and enjoy time with my kid. I have no desire for $10mil. I assume most people agree to this. +1 Not sure it can be done just by index investing. At one million or a little more, I'll have something most people with that kind of money will never ...
by stemikger
Thu Oct 16, 2014 5:34 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: How did you get from $1M to $10M
Replies: 46
Views: 4017

Re: Invested Windfall and Now Market Is Down

You don't monitor the changing value of your home from one month to the next, right? Why is that? It's because you can't sell your home with the click of a mouse. Well put! I always say if people knew their property value was down, would they freak out and suddenly put it on the market? How are inv...
by stemikger
Wed Oct 15, 2014 1:38 am
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Invested Windfall and Now Market Is Down
Replies: 34
Views: 4907

Re: Invested Windfall and Now Market Is Down

It may not feel good, because you feel like you bought high, but studies have shown that over time lump sum investing beats dollar-cost-averaging. Would it have been better to buy lower? Sure, but in the long run you will come out ahead. Let's look at what Charlie Munger says about losing account va...
by stemikger
Thu Oct 09, 2014 5:44 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Invested Windfall and Now Market Is Down
Replies: 34
Views: 4907

Re: Headed for a 300+ point loss today?

Munger and Buffett believe that the passage of time is the friend of the investor or business person and impatience his or her enemy. When asked once about whether he was worried about a big drop in the value of Berkshire Munger said in a very direct way: “Zero. This is the third time Warren and I h...
by stemikger
Thu Oct 09, 2014 5:39 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Headed for a 300+ point loss today?
Replies: 430
Views: 28403

Re: Stock/Bond Allocation in VG Target 2050

I'm currently 27 and have recently rolled an ex-employer's 401k plan into a Vanguard Target Retirement 2050 fund. This fund currently only allocates 10% for bonds and 90% stocks. I'm relatively new to these forums and read the recommendation that you should have "roughly your age in bonds"...
by stemikger
Thu Oct 09, 2014 9:35 am
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Stock/Bond Allocation in VG Target 2050
Replies: 8
Views: 559

Re: A good day to be in heavy in Bonds --- 10-7-2014....

I moved all of our money to bonds last week. I just can't stay the course. Not sure if you are serious, but if you are this is a bad plan. Don't try to time the market pick an AA you are comfortable with and Stay the course. Buffett, Bogle and Munger don't even care or look at what the market is do...
by stemikger
Wed Oct 08, 2014 5:34 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: A good day to be in heavy in Bonds --- 10-7-2014....
Replies: 28
Views: 3390

Re: Critically Acclaimed Movies you did not like

MoonOrb wrote:I'd probably be more fascinated by people revealing which movies are commonly considered absolute garbage but are nevertheless beloved.

I'll go first: Billy Madison.


Not a bad idea, but you might have better luck starting a new thread. Either way, I'll go.

Family Man (with Nicholas Cage).
by stemikger
Wed Oct 08, 2014 5:31 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Critically Acclaimed Movies you did not like
Replies: 150
Views: 8025

Re: Things that you will not spend money on and most people

Cable TV and cell phone plans.

I haven't had a cable bill since 2008. The only thing I pay for is Netflix and Amazon Prime which comes up to $16 a month. I have my ROKU and it's better than cable.

I do have a cell phone but only pay $20 every 60 days. It's a prepaid phone and that is all I need.
by stemikger
Wed Oct 08, 2014 5:30 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Things that you will not spend money on and most people do?
Replies: 78
Views: 4004

Re: A good day to be in heavy in Bonds --- 10-7-2014....

It's not just about how much you can make, but how much you don't lose! :beer Don't care what it does today or tomorrow. I'm concerned where it will be 10 or 15 years from now. I'm an investor not a Trader and even a Boglehead knows you need the risk of equities to outpace inflation. Bonds are a di...
by stemikger
Wed Oct 08, 2014 4:02 am
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: A good day to be in heavy in Bonds --- 10-7-2014....
Replies: 28
Views: 3390

Re: Exercise Posts

Posted by Ray-James am 28 now and I was gifted a bull worker by my eldest uncle who is in late 50's now. It was gift, when I was in first of college. These things last quite long. Last I knew, it is still in my younger cousins house in good condition; after 25-30 years and 5th user. It was little b...
by stemikger
Wed Oct 08, 2014 3:45 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Exercise Posts
Replies: 22
Views: 2432

Re: Exercise Posts

I am 28 now and I was gifted a bull worker by my eldest uncle who is in late 50's now. It was gift, when I was in first of college. These things last quite long. Last I knew, it is still in my younger cousins house in good condition; after 25-30 years and 5th user. It was little boring to use all b...
by stemikger
Wed Oct 08, 2014 3:43 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Exercise Posts
Replies: 22
Views: 2432

Re: Critically Acclaimed Movies you did not like

I hated Groundhog's Day. Apparently it's considered an existential classic. Going down the list of the AFI Top 100 movies: Citizen Kane Raging Bull Lawrence of Arabia 2001: A Space Odyssey Chinatown (can't say I honestly saw the whole thing, I was so bored after 10 minutes I turned it off) The Malt...
by stemikger
Wed Oct 08, 2014 3:37 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Critically Acclaimed Movies you did not like
Replies: 150
Views: 8025

Re: Critically Acclaimed Movies you did not like

The Shawshank Redemption One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest No, you've got to be kidding?! +1 Can't be. Two of my favorites of all time! Was the thread title "Critically Acclaimed Movies I did not like" or "Critically Acclaimed Movies you did not like" ? I guess both. No reason why...
by stemikger
Tue Oct 07, 2014 11:12 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Critically Acclaimed Movies you did not like
Replies: 150
Views: 8025

Re: Exercise Posts

P.S. My brother-in-law almost lost his life 9 years ago and he was like you. In never did any exercise but always had the dream of doing the Iron Man Marathon. As of today he has done 5 Iron Men Marathons. It's never to late to improve your body. It's very kind that way. Ironman triathlon? Yes. Tha...
by stemikger
Tue Oct 07, 2014 2:19 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Exercise Posts
Replies: 22
Views: 2432

Re: Critically Acclaimed Movies you did not like

island wrote:
Ninegrams wrote:The Shawshank Redemption
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest


No, you've got to be kidding?!


+1

Can't be. Two of my favorites of all time!
by stemikger
Tue Oct 07, 2014 2:10 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Critically Acclaimed Movies you did not like
Replies: 150
Views: 8025

Re: Exercise Posts

I'm the opposite of the OP in that I've pretty much always been quite sedentary and not in good shape. Now that I'm nearing 40 and feeling way older I want to try and get in better shape. So, which of these items would be best for a person starting from scratch with no exercise experience that only...
by stemikger
Mon Oct 06, 2014 5:53 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Exercise Posts
Replies: 22
Views: 2432

Re: What evidence would prove the Boglehead mentality wrong?

I would direct them to Dave Ramsey's ELPs. He is always promoting how his 4 types of equity funds can average 12% per year. They are all managed funds. Other than that, why bother when the S&P is around 10 or 11% for its historical average.
by stemikger
Mon Oct 06, 2014 10:51 am
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: What evidence would prove the Boglehead mentality wrong?
Replies: 212
Views: 15488

Re: Best book on Finance I ever read, Ben Graham's Intellige

Stemikger, The Intelligent Investor is not too technical for you. It is the "mass market" version of the Graham and Dodd textbook "Security Analysis". The second book might be more technical and have more math than you want to try. You would have no trouble with the first. It is...
by stemikger
Sun Oct 05, 2014 8:37 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Best book on Finance I ever read, Ben Graham's Intelligent I
Replies: 27
Views: 2615

Re: Critically Acclaimed Movies you did not like

coalcracker wrote:I don't know if they are critically acclaimed, but I don't like the Monty Python movies for the most part. Most people I know seem to love them, but I think the humor is kind of stupid, I mean, british :twisted:


I agree. Most British Humor is an acquired taste especially Month Python.
by stemikger
Sun Oct 05, 2014 8:33 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Critically Acclaimed Movies you did not like
Replies: 150
Views: 8025

Re: Exercise Posts

Why not buy another. However, you are right it's pretty pricey for what it is. I have seen several knock offs for around $40. If this is in fact what you were describing. That's it. As I recall, it was pretty effective, but I have all the exercise equipment I need. So I think I'd I'd rather have a ...
by stemikger
Sun Oct 05, 2014 8:32 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Exercise Posts
Replies: 22
Views: 2432

Re: Exercise Posts

Thanks stemikger, Since you suggested the Bullworker, I have done some research and found there is one for women called the Steelbow, by the same company. It is the same price as the bullworker and comes with two DVD's (Amazon) Thinking seriously about ordering it, as all the reviews and articles t...
by stemikger
Sun Oct 05, 2014 8:32 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Exercise Posts
Replies: 22
Views: 2432

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Just saw Gone Girl today. It was a little slow moving in the beginning, but once it took off it was a nice ride and excellent movie. Posted by Denovo This was excellent, I definitely think the Lead Actress in this movie is a shoe-in for a Best Actress nomination(Rosamund Pike) I totally agree! She w...
by stemikger
Sun Oct 05, 2014 5:26 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 131
Views: 6655

Re: Exercise Posts

Haven't heard about the Bullworker for many, many years. In the late 60's I had an Exer-Genie, it must have been great because it was used by astronauts and football players. I didn't end up being one of either. I had an Exer-Genie as well. As I recall, it had an outer casing and an inner shaft one...
by stemikger
Sat Oct 04, 2014 7:34 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Exercise Posts
Replies: 22
Views: 2432

Critically Acclaimed Movies you did not like

This was inspired by another thread on what movies you recently saw and recommend.

My question to you all is what critically acclaimed and/or Oscar nominated movies did you not like. I'll go first.

The English Patient
American Hustle and
Dallas Buyers Club
by stemikger
Sat Oct 04, 2014 7:29 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Critically Acclaimed Movies you did not like
Replies: 150
Views: 8025
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