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by Barry Barnitz
Sun Feb 19, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: HAPPY 10TH BIRTHDAY BOGLEHEADS FORUM
Replies: 49
Views: 1644

Re: HAPPY 10TH BIRTHDAY BOGLEHEADS FORUM

Hi:

Mel's post on our blog, perhaps reaching a different audience ----> Bogleheads forum 10th anniversary | Financial Page

regards,
by Barry Barnitz
Fri Feb 17, 2017 2:02 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Master Thread for UAE Bogleheads
Replies: 1
Views: 971

Re: Master Thread for UAE Bogleheads

Hi: News article on UAE Bogleheads: How to join the Boglehead movement | The National Sebastien Aguilar believes anyone can learn to manage their investments, and it is his group’s mission to teach as many people as it can. "We believe everyone can take control of their finances and learn to fe...
by Barry Barnitz
Fri Feb 10, 2017 4:09 pm
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: [Bogleheads Sites Are Ad-Free]
Replies: 45
Views: 2754

[Bogleheads Sites Are Ad-Free]

HI: Taylor Larimore points out that one of the most important aspects of our sites is that they are non-commercial and ad-free . He suggests that we emphasize that not only are the sites hosted by bogleheads.org. ad-free, but that the non-hosted affiliate sites are also ad-free. The sites hosted by ...
by Barry Barnitz
Wed Feb 08, 2017 2:50 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Amazon Smile: John C Bogle Center
Replies: 15
Views: 1647

Re: Amazon Smile: John C Bogle Center

Which provides the larger donation to the Bogle Center: Amazon Smile or the Amazon link in the "Support This Site" box on the bogleheads.org homepage? These are two separate entities: The Amazon smile program being discussed sends donations to the Bogle Center: Questions and answers | The...
by Barry Barnitz
Sat Feb 04, 2017 5:05 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Master Thread for RTP, North Carolina Bogleheads Chapter
Replies: 34
Views: 9166

Re: Master Thread for RTP, North Carolina Bogleheads Chapter

Hi RTP local chapter members (and all interested readers): We have published Steve's local chapter meeting summaries on the site's affiliate blog, Financial Page. These posts are organized under the RTP North Carolina Local Chapter tag for precise grouping. This will allow you to quickly access the ...
by Barry Barnitz
Thu Feb 02, 2017 2:56 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: BloomBar U.S. Aggregate Bond Index changing rules
Replies: 10
Views: 1039

Re: BloomBar U.S. Aggregate Bond Index changing rules

Hi:

Here is a Bloomberg site: Bloomberg Barclays Indices - Bloomberg The links to bond indexes will provide you with the current monikers.

regards,
by Barry Barnitz
Wed Feb 01, 2017 4:37 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Interview with Mel Lindauer, President of The John C. Bogle Center
Replies: 7
Views: 1269

Re: Interview with Mel Lindauer, President of The John C. Bogle Center

jes58 wrote:What is the address for donations ?


Here is the address:

    The John C. Bogle Center for Financial Literacy

    6977 Navajo Road, Suite 147

    San Diego CA 92119

regards,
by Barry Barnitz
Wed Feb 01, 2017 4:20 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Interview with Mel Lindauer, President of The John C. Bogle Center
Replies: 7
Views: 1269

Interview with Mel Lindauer, President of The John C. Bogle Center

Hi: Mel Lindauer, President of The John C. Bogle Center for Financial Literacy was kind enough to answer some questions posed by yours truly. We have posted this Q&A on the bogleheads.org. affiliate blog, Financial Page. Here is the link: Interview with Mel Lindauer, President of The John C. Bog...
by Barry Barnitz
Wed Feb 01, 2017 12:20 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: BloomBar U.S. Aggregate Bond Index changing rules
Replies: 10
Views: 1039

BloomBar U.S. Aggregate Bond Index changing rules

Hi: In the news, the Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Aggregate Bond Index is changing its rules. Link --> In nod to index funds, 'Agg' bond benchmark changing rules | Reuters , Trevor Hunnicutt, 01/31/2017 One of the most widely tracked market indexes is raising its admission standards, potentially offering...
by Barry Barnitz
Sat Jan 28, 2017 2:02 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: A time to EVALUATE your jitters
Replies: 193
Views: 83884

Re: A time to EVALUATE your jitters

HI:

Just to note. We have transcribed the original Nisiprius posting on the site's affiliate blog, Financial Page | A Bogleheads® blog.

A time to EVALUATE your jitters | Financial Page.

regards,
by Barry Barnitz
Fri Jan 27, 2017 4:56 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Vanguard Target Retirment 2010 to merge
Replies: 1
Views: 575

Vanguard Target Retirment 2010 to merge

Hi: The Vanguard Target Retirement 2010 Fund will be merged into the Vanguard Target Retirement Income Fund in July 2017. Prospectus supplement: EDGAR ONLINE - VANGUARD CHESTER FUNDS (VFFVX) - 497 - 1/27/2017 Reorganization of Vanguard Target Retirement 2010 Fund into Vanguard Target Retirement Inco...
by Barry Barnitz
Tue Jan 24, 2017 12:57 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: South Florida Local Chapter
Replies: 205
Views: 30847

Re: South Florida Local Chapter

Hi: Here is the blog posting of LazyNihilist's summary of the January 22, 2017 South Florida Local Chapter Meeting. We made a few small modifications to the text to fit it for the blog medium and to make the post clearer for a potential general public viewer. Thank you very much for the contribution...
by Barry Barnitz
Mon Jan 23, 2017 8:15 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: South Florida Local Chapter
Replies: 205
Views: 30847

Re: South Florida Local Chapter

Hi: I was wondering if you would like to fashion a guest author blog entry from your forum post for our site's blog. I fashioned a first cut edit as a beginning template for transference. The bolded items are headers, and the numbers indicate a subheader. For reference, we added Upcoming events | Fi...
by Barry Barnitz
Mon Jan 23, 2017 4:13 am
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: New feature: Upcoming events| Financial Page
Replies: 2
Views: 544

New feature: Upcoming events| Financial Page

Hi: We have added a new "Upcoming events" feature to the bogleheads.org. blog, Financial Page, by incorporating a google calendar into a blog page. For easy access we have placed the page on the blog header ---> Financial Page | A Bogleheads® blog . Here is a direct link to "Upcoming ...
by Barry Barnitz
Sat Jan 21, 2017 3:22 pm
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: scheduled down time morning of January 22
Replies: 13
Views: 1063

Re: scheduled down time morning of January 22

Hi:

I have posted the message on the forum's Financial Page blog, which is independent of the server. This will allow the message to remain visible and accessible during whatever outage ensues:

Announcement: Bogleheads.org down time Sunday, January 22 | Financial Page
by Barry Barnitz
Wed Jan 18, 2017 1:14 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: An index isn't an index isn't an index...
Replies: 23
Views: 2508

Re: An index isn't an index isn't an index...

Some distinguishing features of CRSP indexes, according to Vanguard---> A closer look at CRSP Unlike other domestic providers, CRSP doesn’t use a fixed number of names to construct an index. Instead, it ranks every stock by market capitalization and then forms its indexes based on specific percentag...
by Barry Barnitz
Thu Jan 12, 2017 2:09 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: I'm weary of unitized funds...is it irrational?
Replies: 21
Views: 1352

Re: I'm weary of unitized funds...is it irrational?

Here are some reading materials via google search: DB vs. DC: How unitized accounting can make a difference - Pensions & Investments from Fidelity glossary: Unitized Shares: When a stock fund is unitized, a participant’s balance in the fund is expressed in “unitized shares” or “units” instead of...
by Barry Barnitz
Wed Jan 11, 2017 2:55 am
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Sad News About a Respected Forum Member
Replies: 100
Views: 13672

Re: Sad News About a Respected Forum Member

A tribute: On the very eve of his death, [Mozart] had the score of the Requiem brought to his bed, and himself (it was two o'clock in the afternoon) sang the alto part; Schack, the family friend, sang the soprano line, as he had always previously done, Hofer, Mozart's brother-in-law, took the tenor,...
by Barry Barnitz
Sun Jan 01, 2017 9:49 pm
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Bogleheads is back!
Replies: 21
Views: 3893

Re: Bogleheads is back!

There was a technical error involved the database server, the message I saw indicated that disk space was full (more here ), so the forum software wasn't functioning. The web server software was still responding to requests, so any tool that checked if the website was up or down would have conclude...
by Barry Barnitz
Fri Dec 30, 2016 1:25 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Brokers Make You Broker - an interactive chart complements of Rick Van Ness
Replies: 9
Views: 1421

Re: Brokers Make You Broker - an interactive chart complements of Rick Van Ness

Does Rick Van Ness "post" on the board? If so, what is his "handle"? Speaking of Rick Van Ness, does ANYONE know if there is a list or a way to search for all Boglehead Authors' " handles " or " usernames" so I or anyone else can search for their comments and...
by Barry Barnitz
Wed Dec 21, 2016 3:03 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Managing my mother's portfolio
Replies: 15
Views: 1772

Re: Managing my mother's portfolio

Here is the link to this firm's mutual fund and etf page: Mutual Fund | Janney | ETF . Try and find the account holdings. Note that the mutual fund list consists of load-funds. Your Financial Advisor can help you research and select top-quality mutual funds, based on Janney's proprietary research an...
by Barry Barnitz
Wed Dec 21, 2016 1:17 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Financial Page: major revision to the Simba backtesting spreadsheet
Replies: 8
Views: 769

Re: Financial Page: major revision to the Simba backtesting spreadsheet

Hi: Note that I can use the help of contributors (this is one of the key goals of the project). From May to September my work week expands to 75 to 80 hours a week :!: , and during this time my limited available bogleheads.org time is split between wiki administration, blog administration, and occas...
by Barry Barnitz
Wed Nov 16, 2016 1:52 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: "Jack Bogle and the Presidential Medal of Freedom"
Replies: 24
Views: 3101

Re: "Jack Bogle and the Presidential Medal of Freedom"

triceratop wrote:Update: didn't happen.

Instead: Movie stars, artists, and tech tycoons...


Link--->President Obama Names Recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom | whitehouse.gov

regards.
by Barry Barnitz
Sat Nov 05, 2016 3:17 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Vanguard's Website - Bad, or just me?
Replies: 48
Views: 5972

Re: Vanguard's Website - Bad, or just me?

Hi; Vanguard is returning to Philadelphia, with a scheduled 2017 opening of a new "Innovation Center". See news release, Vanguard returns to Philadelphia, starting with a staff of 20 ,Erin Arvedlund, Philly.com, November 2, 2016. After a hiatus of more than 15 years, Vanguard, the $3.8 tri...
by Barry Barnitz
Sun Oct 30, 2016 5:32 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Impact of fleeing index investors on Index Mutual Funds: studies?
Replies: 32
Views: 2735

Re: Impact of fleeing index investors on Index Mutual Funds: studies?

HI: Recent article from etf.com. ----> Dave Nadig's Deep Dive On New ETF Liquidity Rules There are two groups that have an immediate problem. The first is ETFs that invest in less liquid securities. Funds that invest primarily in high-yield debt or bank loans may be able to argue that they can unloa...
by Barry Barnitz
Fri Oct 28, 2016 10:56 pm
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: [Where can I find this site's administration and ownership info?]
Replies: 17
Views: 2171

Re: Wiki Home Page [The wiki as this site's home page]

pondering wrote:Is there a good up to date link that describes the site, its ownership and the administration?


The information is piecemeal:

The team : This link appears at the bottom of the phpbb forum page

Forum policies: from the header

Wiki administrators from wiki special pages- Users

regards,
by Barry Barnitz
Fri Oct 28, 2016 12:18 pm
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Wiki Home Page [The wiki as this site's home page]
Replies: 29
Views: 2104

Re: Wiki Home Page

Hi:

Our Canadian confreres arrived at the following solution for the Financial Wisdom Forum:

Financial Wisdom Forum – Where investors meet for financial education and empowerment.

regards,
by Barry Barnitz
Sun Oct 23, 2016 8:55 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Life Strategy 60% - could they move away from Index Funds
Replies: 16
Views: 2291

Re: Life Strategy 60% - could they move away from Index Funds

For all: Different tax regimes are a complicated and confusing situation. Here is a cut and paste from our UK wiki article: Taxes Some of the tax management strategies mentioned in The Bogleheads Guide to Investing and other US literature have no relevance to UK investors. UK funds do not pass capit...
by Barry Barnitz
Sun Oct 23, 2016 4:20 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Life Strategy 60% - could they move away from Index Funds
Replies: 16
Views: 2291

Re: Life Strategy 60% - could they move away from Index Funds

Hi andrewmc36: You might find the following wiki page to be of some help in your situation: UK investing - Bogleheads . The raison d'etre for having income and accumulating versions of the portfolios revolves around tax issues. We have posters on this forum who reside in the UK and Europe who are fa...
by Barry Barnitz
Sat Oct 22, 2016 3:58 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Life Strategy 60% - could they move away from Index Funds
Replies: 16
Views: 2291

Re: Life Strategy 60% - could they move away from Index Funds

Hi: We need clarification of which fund which is being discussed. Is it the LifeStrategy® 60% Equity Fund - Income (GBP) (or perhaps the accumulation version of the fund LifeStrategy® 60% Equity Fund - Accumulation (GBP)? Link to LifeStrategy funds---> Vanguard Asset Management, Limited - ETFs and i...
by Barry Barnitz
Sat Oct 22, 2016 3:41 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: VTRIX (Vanguard International Value) history?
Replies: 13
Views: 1697

Re: VTRIX (Vanguard International Value) history?

Hi: The Vanguard Variable Annuity offers an international stock subaccount that mirrors the Vanguard International Growth Fund. Both subaccount and fund are managed by Schroder Investment Management North America Inc. and Baillie Gifford Overseas Ltd. The portfolio managers of both funds are Simon W...
by Barry Barnitz
Fri Oct 21, 2016 4:42 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: How the Internet Destroyed Actively Managed Funds
Replies: 24
Views: 2716

Re: Michael Kitces, "How the Internet Destroyed Actively Managed Mutual Funds"

Michael Kitces, "How the Internet Destroyed Actively Managed Mutual Funds" Nah, the internet may have helped a bit, but it was the Bogleheads. :sharebeer :mrgreen: Paul Hi Paul: A nice jest. Actual data points to this site's favorite villains. Link---> Vanguard Sways Financial Advisers to...
by Barry Barnitz
Sat Oct 08, 2016 5:36 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: BlackRock Cuts Prices on ETFs
Replies: 62
Views: 5479

Re: BlackRock Cuts Prices on ETFs

HI: Keep in mind that an exchange-traded fund has negligible internal trading costs due to the manner in which the fund transacts the portfolio through baskets of securities. Inflows and outflows are handled by in-kind transactions. Institutional investors tendering a creation basket (inflows into t...
by Barry Barnitz
Fri Oct 07, 2016 3:52 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Hurricane Matthew
Replies: 61
Views: 5969

Re: Hurricane Matthew

Hi: The first storm assessment video of Haiti, from the U.S. Coast Guard: DVIDS - Video - A Coast Guard Air Station Miami HC-144 Ocean Sentry Airplane Crew Conducts the First Post-Storm Damage Assessment Flights Over Haiti following Hurricane Matthew on October 5, 2016. A Coast Guard Air Station Mia...
by Barry Barnitz
Sat Sep 17, 2016 5:29 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: What questions should I ask before I surrender this annuity?
Replies: 13
Views: 1424

Re: What questions should I ask before I surrender this annuity?

Hi: Note that this a non-qualified annuity so the tax consequences are not as dire as indicated in the above post. As a non-qualified annuity, you are taxed only on the appreciation of account value. Withdrawals are taxed on an income first/principal last basis. In this instance, the 2,156.80 dollar...
by Barry Barnitz
Wed Aug 31, 2016 12:22 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: "How the Vanguard Effect Adds Up to $1 Trillion"
Replies: 12
Views: 1058

Re: "How the Vanguard Effect Adds Up to $1 Trillion"

Hi: The Investment Company Institute publishes an annual Factbook. Here are chapters from the 2016 Factbook with some relevant data: 2016 Investment Company Fact Book- Characteristics of Mutual Fund Owners 2016 Investment Company Fact Book-Mutual Fund Expenses and Fees 2016 Investment Company Fact B...
by Barry Barnitz
Fri Aug 26, 2016 1:52 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: SBBI Historical Bond Returns: are they inadequate?
Replies: 36
Views: 2124

Re: SBBI Historical Bond Returns: are they inadequate?

Hi:
Please note that interest rates in the 1940's were subject to price controls and interest rate pegging. See --->

Interest Rate Controls: The United States in the 1940s on JSTOR
Before the Accord: US Monetary - Fiscal Policy 1945 -1951

regards,
by Barry Barnitz
Fri Aug 26, 2016 1:17 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Schwab now offering low cost Target Date funds
Replies: 28
Views: 3866

Schwab now offering low cost Target Date funds

Hi: Charles Schwab is introducing new low cost indexed target date funds. See news---> Schwab Launches Target Date Mutual Funds Constructed With Schwab ETFs™ and Priced at New Industry Low | Business Wire Charles Schwab Investment Management (CSIM), a leader in both target date funds (TDFs) and exch...
by Barry Barnitz
Sun Aug 21, 2016 5:49 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Vanguard seeks SEC relief for US active ETFs:
Replies: 12
Views: 1365

Vanguard seeks SEC relief for US active ETFs:

Hi: Vanguard has filed with the SEC for exemptive relief to create active ETFs for US investors. The filing can be accessed here . Vanguard is quoted in Vanguard Seeks to Launch Active ETFs | ETF Trends “Applicants propose that the Funds be permitted to issue ETF Shares if so authorized by their res...
by Barry Barnitz
Fri Aug 05, 2016 5:24 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Global value funds?
Replies: 21
Views: 2383

Re: Thoughts on this Global value fund?

Hi: As of August 5, 2016 Meb Faber has the current top downloaded paper on the SSRN Financial Economics Network. Faber, Meb, The Trinity Portfolio: A Long-Term Investing Framework Engineered for Simplicity, Safety, and Outperformance (July 2, 2016). CQR, Issue 9, June 2016. Available at SSRN: http:/...
by Barry Barnitz
Tue Jul 12, 2016 3:24 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Does Vanguard have an archive of fund annual reports?
Replies: 5
Views: 515

Re: Does Vanguard have an archive of fund annual reports?

Hi Tamales: Be careful when entering codes. The correct code for annual reports is N-CSR. Here is the result ----> EDGAR Search Results . This provides annual and semi-annual reports from 2003-2015. The N-30D search provides the following ----> EDGAR Search Results This provides annual and semi-annu...
by Barry Barnitz
Wed Jul 06, 2016 6:11 am
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: The Declaration of Independence
Replies: 44
Views: 3926

Re: The Declaration of Independence

... and don't forget John Locke, from the 1689 The Two Treatises of Civil Government The 1764 edition is famous for being the edition which was widely read in the American colonies on the eve of the Revolution. The state of nature has a law of nature to govern it, which obliges every one: and reason...
by Barry Barnitz
Sat Jun 11, 2016 1:42 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Vanguard: "How America Saves" 2016 report
Replies: 3
Views: 1835

Vanguard: "How America Saves" 2016 report

Hi: Vanguard Institutional has published its 2016 report on the firm's universe of corporate retirement plans. Here is the link--> Vanguard - Get the latest on DC plan trends from How America Saves 2016 A summary of some of the findings in the report is included in Vanguard Breaks Good News, Bad New...
by Barry Barnitz
Mon May 30, 2016 5:05 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: CIT target date funds enjoy steady growth
Replies: 1
Views: 390

CIT target date funds enjoy steady growth

HI: CIT target-date funds enjoying steady growth - Pensions & Investments , Robert Steyer | May 30, 2016. Lower fees, greater flexibility in investment management and less complexity in plan management are bolstering the growth of collective investment trust-based target-date funds, industry obs...
by Barry Barnitz
Wed May 18, 2016 1:23 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Move USAA Managed Funds to Vanguard
Replies: 11
Views: 881

Re: Move USAA Managed Funds to Vanguard

Hi: Vanguard's brokerage FundAccess shows USAA funds that have No Transfer Fee status ---> Vanguard - FundAccess funds by asset class ---> Vanguard - Learn more about NTF funds . Funds available with no transaction fees (NTFs) are subject to the greater of the FundAccess® program minimum investment ...
by Barry Barnitz
Fri May 13, 2016 1:41 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Bogleheads® Wiki 2016 annual report
Replies: 21
Views: 2332

Bogleheads® Wiki 2016 annual report

May 13, 2016 marks the eighth anniversary of the founding of the Bogleheads Wiki. As is customary, we issue an annual report to the forum readership on this date, giving everyone a glimpse at the statistical measures of wiki page creation, editing, and readership. Wiki readership declined over the p...
by Barry Barnitz
Thu May 12, 2016 4:52 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: A new factor model that includes an anomaly factor
Replies: 21
Views: 3094

Re: A new factor model that includes an anomaly factor

Hi:

For those interested in reading the study, it is available for download from google scholar citations: Mispricing Factors :Google Scholar Citations.

For additional background, here is Robert F. Stambaugh's wiki page--->Robert F. Stambaugh - Bogleheads.

regards,
by Barry Barnitz
Tue May 10, 2016 10:24 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Collective Trusts Good In 401(K)?
Replies: 10
Views: 1452

Re: Collective Trusts Good In 401(K)?

Hi:

Here is our wiki page on Collective Investment Trusts----> Collective Investment Trusts- Bogleheads.

Note that Vanguard, Blackrock, SSGA, and Schwab are major players in this market.

regards,

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