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by yukon50
Tue Aug 25, 2015 11:39 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks in freefall
Replies: 1935
Views: 356770

Re: U.S. stocks in freefall

I went 100% cash several weeks ago as I have friends who work the financial markets in Hong Kong who had warned me about the China signs. I thought the worse that happens is I hop out and hop back in if it turned out to be noise about nothing. Well, I haven't bought back in yet. Turns out these fin...
by yukon50
Mon Aug 24, 2015 11:16 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: C'mon international rise!
Replies: 51
Views: 5679

Re: C'mon international rise!

Plus international has underperformed for a while now, and is trailing the US by a large amount this year so far. What's your definition of a "while"? International outperformed in 2012, 2009 and every year 2002-2007. http://www.lazardnet.com/lam/us/pdfs/Investment_Facts/Annual_Returns_of...
by yukon50
Mon Aug 24, 2015 10:02 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: How are you being GREEDY when others are fearful?
Replies: 84
Views: 9730

Re: How are you being greedy when others are fearful?

“Be Fearful When Others Are Greedy and Greedy When Others Are Fearful” - Warren Buffett What specific strategies are you considering or implementing in this fear cycle ? All responses are appreciated, ie. buying EM, PME, rebalancing with bands according to IPS, market timing, stay the course, etc. ...
by yukon50
Mon Aug 24, 2015 9:21 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Stacked up some more silver bullion today
Replies: 88
Views: 11934

Re: Stacked up some more silver bullion today

billjohnson wrote:
WHL wrote:20 oz @ $29 / oz. Anyone else buy on this dip?

I'm waiting for the dip to $15/oz...


Now's your time to buy...
by yukon50
Wed Aug 19, 2015 1:08 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Gameplan for Investing 1m+
Replies: 35
Views: 4303

Re: Gameplan for Investing 1m+

you can watch the CNBC halftime report and get a gameplan for the second half of the trading day...

(jk)
by yukon50
Thu Aug 13, 2015 11:16 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Why do certain employers make you wait a year to contribute to 401k?
Replies: 34
Views: 2974

Re: Why do certain employers make you wait a year to contribute to 401k?

They do it to confirm that you are likely to stay in the job. It is probation of a sort. Exactly. Think about it from the employer's perspective, they don't want to keep maintaining 401k accounts for years for employees who left within the first year. Also, it is a cost issue if they offer matching...
by yukon50
Wed Aug 12, 2015 8:29 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Is VWO the best fund for EM?
Replies: 20
Views: 1841

Re: Is VWO the best fund for EM?

TwoByFour wrote:
kenyan wrote:Guy who stands to make money by selling you something recommends that you buy that thing, while purportedly offering you reasonable, unbiased advice. Make your own conclusions.


They all do that, even Vanguard.



how does vanguard do that?
by yukon50
Wed Aug 12, 2015 2:02 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: What is going on out there?
Replies: 43
Views: 6346

Re: What is going on out there?

The market took a dive last Thursday and recovered some of its Friday lost in the final 2 hours on Friday. We then had a great rally today. However, the futures are taking a beating right now. How manipulative can things get? Personally, I think equity future trading is a scam and market manipulati...
by yukon50
Tue Aug 11, 2015 2:57 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Buy House in 4 Months or Wait 16 Months?
Replies: 14
Views: 1378

Re: Buy House in 4 Months or Wait 16 Months?

Speaking from experience, because I fell to the pressures of buying a house too early instead of finding a more suitable rental and waiting for a year, it's extremely stressful to be "house rich and cash poor". I can't even begin to quantify the stress levels I had for the first few years...
by yukon50
Mon Aug 10, 2015 9:45 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Portfolio Advice Needed
Replies: 15
Views: 914

Re: Portfolio Advice Needed

how did accumulate mid 6 fig portfolio by age 32?
by yukon50
Sun Aug 09, 2015 2:40 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: So do the uber wealthy invest money the same way we do?
Replies: 95
Views: 9645

Re: So do the uber wealthy invest money the same way we do?

Probably not, because most billionaires don't know any more about investing than your average Jane/Joe. They just pay people to handle it. But who knows, some might. This is absolutely not true, as most billionaries come from the finance industry. And the remaining learn how to invest, maybe not in...
by yukon50
Sun Aug 09, 2015 2:34 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: So do the uber wealthy invest money the same way we do?
Replies: 95
Views: 9645

Re: So do the uber wealthy invest money the same way we do?

My boss is worth 2-3 Billion $. About 70% of that is in his company (privately owned), and the rest is in US Treasuries. So I guess you could call that a 70/30 portfolio. The 70 is highly concentrated, but it's also under total control. How do you get to work for a billionaire? What kind of work? L...
by yukon50
Sun Aug 09, 2015 1:50 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: $200k to invest in a taxable account
Replies: 18
Views: 2466

Re: $200k to invest in a taxable account

how do you make 225k at age 27?
by yukon50
Sun Aug 09, 2015 1:38 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: First Request for Advice, 25 y/o Military Officer
Replies: 23
Views: 1854

Re: First Request for Advice, 25 y/o Military Officer

What is your housing allowance? Is that in addition to the 60k?
by yukon50
Sun Aug 09, 2015 1:29 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Seeking Investment advice ($190k in cash)
Replies: 26
Views: 1610

Re: Seeking Investment advice ($190k in cash)

How did you accumulate these properties? Why Do you no longer want to keep them?
by yukon50
Sun Aug 09, 2015 1:24 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Giving Financial Advisor Benefit of Doubt or Pull the Plug
Replies: 26
Views: 2755

Re: Giving Financial Advisor Benefit of Doubt or Pull the Plug

I also thinking "doing well" doesn't not tell us anything.

So many people in this country if they see their account making money, they think things are great.
by yukon50
Wed Aug 05, 2015 1:33 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Hindenberg Omen
Replies: 35
Views: 4397

Re: Hindenberg Omen

I"m getting nervous about the Economic Forcast. The founder of the Hindenberg Omen, Jim Miekka, has cashed out his portfolio. He expects a 20% downturn in October. Bernake today has confirmed a poor Recovery in spite of all th Stimulus that has not worked. Am I foolish for considering getting ...
by yukon50
Fri Jul 17, 2015 2:42 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: What 2008/09 has done to me
Replies: 158
Views: 19241

Re: What 2008/09 has done to me

It's definitely made me more frugal. Last week, I received a job offer and then it was revoked. TWICE. FOR THE SAME JOB! Meanwhile, that employer wasted 5 days of my life. How would they like it if I wasted 5 days of their life? Easy for those managers, they just look at spreadsheets all day, no big...
by yukon50
Fri Apr 24, 2015 2:50 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: A Great List of Useless Financial Porn Phrases
Replies: 30
Views: 4536

Re: A Great List of Useless Financial Porn Phrases

On the CNBC Halftime Report:

"Today is the Fed announcement...how should we play this? How should we trade it?"
"What is your gameplan for the 2nd half of the trading day? How are you going to play it?"
by yukon50
Tue Mar 31, 2015 12:28 am
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Seattle Chapter?
Replies: 109
Views: 16239

Re: Seattle Chapter?

I agree on the good parking
by yukon50
Tue Mar 10, 2015 2:10 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: 31 Year Old Seeking Financial Guidance
Replies: 46
Views: 5042

Re: 31 Year Old Seeking Financial Guidance

Frugal Disciple wrote:I am also 31 with a similar income and a 6-month-old and I could not even begin to imagine paying as much for housing as you are.


Lots of people in HCOL areas like this. The average income can not afford the average house price. What are they supposed to do?
by yukon50
Mon Mar 02, 2015 5:05 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Nasdaq Record High....
Replies: 25
Views: 2361

Re: Nasdaq Record High....

anyone have any victories from back then? besides lessons learned
by yukon50
Mon Feb 09, 2015 5:24 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: buy gold in euro terms
Replies: 27
Views: 1503

buy gold in euro terms

today on CNBC they were saying "buy gold in Euro terms"

how do you do this? i thought gold is gold...?
by yukon50
Sat Jan 24, 2015 5:04 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: How Many Credit Cards do you have?
Replies: 100
Views: 728416

Re: How Many Credit Cards do you have?

I have 6: Chase Freedom: 5% on rotating categories. THis is my favorite card. A local credit union visa: 1% on everything, great for emergencies Discover IT: with 5% rotating categories and a great cashback shopping mall Amex Blue Cash Everyday: great for groceries and gas, plus various amex offers ...
by yukon50
Mon Jan 12, 2015 4:53 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: How Many Credit Cards do you have?
Replies: 100
Views: 728416

Re: How Many Credit Cards do you have?

c.Alvin wrote:I do not like the games many of the cash back programs play - 5% on gas this month - 3% on groceries the next month. I have a life.


It is a piece of cake to keep track of. Just switch it up every 3 months, pretty easy.
by yukon50
Wed Jan 07, 2015 3:06 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Stacked up some more silver bullion today
Replies: 88
Views: 11934

Re: Stacked up some more silver bullion today

No worries, WHL. Just joking.

At least you came back, unlike LBill...
by yukon50
Fri Jan 02, 2015 3:11 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Stacked up some more silver bullion today
Replies: 88
Views: 11934

Re: Stacked up some more silver bullion today

billjohnson wrote:
billjohnson wrote:
WHL wrote:20 oz @ $29 / oz. Anyone else buy on this dip?

I'm waiting for the dip to $15/oz...

All of these metal threads have gone the way of the dodo. Anyway, still waiting for my $15/oz entry point...


Where's WHL? Buying more?

Where's billjohnson? Buying a whole bunch?
by yukon50
Thu Dec 18, 2014 6:26 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Sell or repair car decision
Replies: 23
Views: 3179

Re: Sell or repair car decision

If it was a head gasket, any novice trained mechanic could diagnois quickly. Compression test, leaking fluid etc.. If you have a leaking gasket you will be losing fluids, have you had to replace fluids like oil or coolant a lot? Car would probably be running hot (mine did). Smell coolant in cab of ...
by yukon50
Wed Dec 17, 2014 3:21 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Bogle on CNBC 12-16-2014: 100% USA squity
Replies: 35
Views: 4006

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

dansmail26 wrote:With this current market am I better off holding off, maybe putting it into money market or cd's for a while?


For a while...until??
by yukon50
Sun Dec 14, 2014 3:17 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Starting out at 35 with index funds and misc
Replies: 17
Views: 1802

Re: Starting out at 35 with index funds and misc

you said you can control your income and that you are more flexible than the avg person your age. can you elaborate?
by yukon50
Sun Dec 14, 2014 2:48 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Investing more when the market is down.
Replies: 22
Views: 2445

Re: Investing more when the market is down.

I think this is a premature discussion. Weren't we at market highs on Thursday? The market falls 300 points on Friday and we are talking about a down market. We are down maybe 2% from the market high. So far, this is just a blip on the radar. If the market did go down substantially, investing more ...
by yukon50
Thu Nov 13, 2014 2:19 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: How can I convince my wife to accept investing??
Replies: 54
Views: 5750

Re: How can I convince my wife to accept investing??

Pensions, free healthcare, ridiculous unemployment /disability benefits, etc etc. Most people simply don't have a need for long term savings. They don't have any money to invest after all the taxes. The problem with giving advice to someone out of the US we don't know the situation over there. Hall...
by yukon50
Thu Nov 13, 2014 2:05 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: 25yo Military New Investor
Replies: 34
Views: 3858

Re: 25yo Military New Investor

what kind of money do you make now? what kind of money would someone like you be making right now if they have already worked 18-19 years?
by yukon50
Thu Nov 13, 2014 1:56 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: 34 year old new to investing - help please
Replies: 75
Views: 11499

Re: 34 year old new to investing - help please

how did you accumulate so much at a young age on your salary?
by yukon50
Tue Nov 04, 2014 3:33 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: iBonds at zero % fixed
Replies: 84
Views: 10719

Re: iBonds at zero % fixed

EmergDoc wrote:Bonds used to beat inflation handily, even after tax. Remember when TIPS and I Bonds paid 4% real and a 10 year nominal treasury paid 8%? I hope we get back there within the next decade.


I don't. I never even got to participate. Seems like a dream.
by yukon50
Sat Nov 01, 2014 12:25 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Washington State Annuity?
Replies: 2
Views: 569

Re: Washington State Annuity?

sounds pretty interesting
by yukon50
Wed Oct 22, 2014 1:22 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: How to think about expected returns--continuing discussion
Replies: 105
Views: 9924

Re: How to think about expected returns--continuing discussi

I don't really care about expected returns. At least not directly. What I want to know is: How much money I will have in 10 years? Suppose I want to put some money away to purchase a SPIA in 10 years. It could be a substantial amount of money, say $100K or $500K. To keep from having to many zeros, ...
by yukon50
Wed Oct 15, 2014 1:48 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: AA: 50/50 Domestic and International Stock IPS
Replies: 18
Views: 1965

Re: AA: 50/50 Domestic and International Stock IPS

What did you expect when you opted for international stocks? Didn't you expect there to be times like these: source http://s22.postimg.org/b80twm9ep/Captura_de_pantalla_2014_10_13_a_la_s_6_51_37_P.png That's 14 years of international stocks underperforming the S&P 500. $28,000 at the end instea...
by yukon50
Tue Oct 14, 2014 1:55 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Roth to Roth rollover rules
Replies: 4
Views: 562

Re: Roth to Roth rollover rules

Do 401k rollover count against the once-per-year rule?
by yukon50
Thu Oct 02, 2014 4:05 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Bogleheads, help me be less afraid of international stocks
Replies: 53
Views: 4719

Re: Bogleheads, help me be less afraid of international stoc

...there is less excitement about international funds. I haven't picked up on that here. My impression has been there's two or three of us who stand with a position that owning international isn't necessary, it seems to me the bulk of the posts are people raving that international is at a bargain a...
by yukon50
Thu Oct 02, 2014 2:35 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Treasury Direct Security Certificate
Replies: 11
Views: 936

Re: Treasury Direct Security Certificate

This is 2nd day now that I've had this message. I've tried Chrome and Firefox. Are you trying to log in while connected to the internet through a VPN? I believe this can result in a "re-direct" issue where TD thinks you're trying to gain access through a spoofed IP address or something. I ...
by yukon50
Thu Oct 02, 2014 2:20 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Treasury Direct Security Certificate
Replies: 11
Views: 936

Treasury Direct Security Certificate

Having problems today with Treasury Direct. I went to the website and clicked log in, then clicked yes on "does your account start with a letter." This prompted a screen that says something like this: The sites's security certificate is not trusted. And that Chrome can't rely on for identi...
by yukon50
Mon Sep 29, 2014 3:36 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Chase Ultimate Rewards Program
Replies: 27
Views: 14506

Re: Chase Ultimate Rewards Program

Transferred 80,000 UR points to United and bought a r/t economy ticket to Southeast Asia from Chicago for 80k miles + $75 in taxes. If I would have paid cash this flight would have costed well over $2,500. Saved quite a bit of money. Somebody would have had to pay me $2500 to get me to fly from chi...
by yukon50
Wed Sep 24, 2014 1:43 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What to do with an older car?
Replies: 22
Views: 1628

Re: What to do with an older car?

interesting. why remove plates?
by yukon50
Tue Sep 23, 2014 4:33 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Advice for student buying cheap used car
Replies: 54
Views: 4356

Re: Advice for student buying cheap used car

how about ford taurus or malibu?
by yukon50
Thu Sep 18, 2014 6:41 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Holding Cash because Tried to time Market
Replies: 78
Views: 7166

Re: Holding Cash because Tried to time Market

Another record. Well, today, 09/18/2014 we had another record in the market and we still have a lot of investors waiting for a window of opportunity to put their cash to work by entering the market. Soon or later market timers will have the opportunity to GET in, but not today, maybe tomorrow, mayb...
by yukon50
Thu Sep 18, 2014 4:55 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Holding Cash because Tried to time Market
Replies: 78
Views: 7166

Re: Holding Cash because Tried to time Market

Another record. Well, today, 09/18/2014 we had another record in the market and we still have a lot of investors waiting for a window of opportunity to put their cash to work by entering the market. Soon or later market timers will have the opportunity to GET in, but not today, maybe tomorrow, mayb...
by yukon50
Thu Sep 18, 2014 4:17 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: How to go about our messy portfolio?
Replies: 20
Views: 2562

Re: How to go about our messy portfolio?

how long have you had the cash sitting in cash?
by yukon50
Thu Sep 18, 2014 3:05 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Holding Cash because Tried to time Market
Replies: 78
Views: 7166

Re: Holding Cash because Tried to time Market

...In 2008, I pulled my 401(k) out of the stock market, after listening to some gloom and doom forecasts... When exactly in 2008 did you do this? February 2009. I thought that I was going to lose my job because of the downturn and also half my assets in a divorce. I couldn't risk losing more assets...
by yukon50
Thu Sep 18, 2014 2:57 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Holding Cash because Tried to time Market
Replies: 78
Views: 7166

Re: Holding Cash because Tried to time Market

what's your current stock/bond split? what's your proposed eventual stock/bond split?

your money was frozen during divorce, at what point did it become unfrozen?

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