Search found 424 matches

by Howard Donnelly
Wed Jan 18, 2017 5:51 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: "The Undoing Project," by Michael Lewis
Replies: 8
Views: 1665

Re: "The Undoing Project," by Michael Lewis

There is a terrific chapter about behavioral economics in The Bogleheads' Guide to Investing, Second Edition. See Chapter 19, page 223. Kahneman and Tversky's work is discussed.
by Howard Donnelly
Wed Jan 18, 2017 2:26 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: "The Undoing Project," by Michael Lewis
Replies: 8
Views: 1665

"The Undoing Project," by Michael Lewis

I just finished reading "The Undoing Project," by Michael Lewis. It's very interesting. "How a Nobel Prize–winning theory of the mind altered our perception of reality. Forty years ago, Israeli psychologists Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky wrote a series of breathtakingly original st...
by Howard Donnelly
Fri Dec 30, 2016 12:43 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: "2016 A Record Year For ETF Closures"
Replies: 11
Views: 1235

Re: "2016 A Record Year For ETF Closures"

Thank you, Taylor. Very interesting.
by Howard Donnelly
Fri Dec 09, 2016 4:48 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Vanguard Health Care Fund
Replies: 16
Views: 1900

Re: Vanguard Health Care Fund

Thanks to all of you for your thoughts and comments. This has helped me think the issue through.
by Howard Donnelly
Wed Dec 07, 2016 10:52 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Vanguard Health Care Fund
Replies: 16
Views: 1900

Vanguard Health Care Fund

Why do you suppose the Vanguard Health Care Fund is down over 10% right now, when the DJIA and S&P 500 are at all-time highs?
by Howard Donnelly
Tue Nov 29, 2016 11:44 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Warren Buffett Books
Replies: 22
Views: 1980

Re: Warren Buffett Books

I've read them all. My favorite is Buffett: The Making of an American Capitalist, by Roger Lowenstein. It has very interesting insights into his personality and lifestyle.
by Howard Donnelly
Fri Sep 09, 2016 10:41 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: ["Wells Fargo Fined for Years of Harm to Customers"]
Replies: 129
Views: 9200

Re: ["Wells Fargo Fined for Years of Harm to Customers"]

Here is an interesting follow-up article: "It's time to sell Wells Fargo stock, analyst Dick Bove says" http://www.cnbc.com/2016/09/09/its-time-to-sell-wells-fargo-stock-analyst-dick-bove-says.html "What they did was the most unacceptable thing that a bank can do to its customers,&quo...
by Howard Donnelly
Thu Sep 08, 2016 4:40 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: ["Wells Fargo Fined for Years of Harm to Customers"]
Replies: 129
Views: 9200

Re: Wells Fargo - Sent Unsolicited Credit Cards

Here is more information:

"5,300 Wells Fargo employees fired over 2 million phony accounts"
http://money.cnn.com/2016/09/08/investi ... index.html
by Howard Donnelly
Mon Aug 29, 2016 10:32 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: The Rise and Fall of AccuShares
Replies: 6
Views: 896

Re: The Rise and Fall of AccuShares

Great example. Thank you, Taylor.
by Howard Donnelly
Mon Aug 22, 2016 7:21 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Getting started with Investing
Replies: 3
Views: 333

Re: Getting started with Investing

My best suggestion: Get yourself a copy of The Millionaire in You, by Michael LeBoeuf. That book will give you a great game plan for investing and personal finance.
by Howard Donnelly
Tue Jul 26, 2016 8:18 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Planning for the "new normal": how?
Replies: 49
Views: 5554

Re: Planning for the "new normal": how?

One thing that I struggle with when figuring out how much I'll need for retirement is the uncertainty about what the circumstances will be like when I retire. A rule like "25x annual expenses" is unlikely to cut it when I can't even know what those expenses will be, because I don't know w...
by Howard Donnelly
Thu Jul 21, 2016 4:04 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Traits of Happiest Retirees
Replies: 82
Views: 12717

Re: Traits of Happiest Retirees

Many years ago there was a song whose lyrics concluded that happiness is different things to different people. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yeHXahnBAqY No question about that. My take is that for people living in affluent nations, happiness is built on a foundation of 4 pillars regardless of whe...
by Howard Donnelly
Sun May 08, 2016 8:27 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MR. BOGLE! May 8, 2016
Replies: 52
Views: 4152

Re: HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MR. BOGLE! May 8, 2016

Happy Birthday, Mr. Bogle! You are one of the very finest.
by Howard Donnelly
Sun May 08, 2016 5:03 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: What advice (about anything) would you give your 30-35 year old self?
Replies: 29
Views: 3783

Re: What advice (about anything) would you give your 30-35 year old self?

(Circa 1980) - Start buying, and keep buying, as much Berkshire Hathaway stock as you can afford - and hang on to it!
by Howard Donnelly
Tue May 03, 2016 9:52 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: I cannot stop buying... [Investing/Personal Finance Books]
Replies: 54
Views: 8189

Re: I cannot stop buying... [Investing/Personal Finance Books]

My favorite book on the subject: The Millionaire in You, by Michael LeBoeuf.
by Howard Donnelly
Tue May 03, 2016 8:33 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Suggestions on getting my daughter started with investing
Replies: 16
Views: 1710

Re: Suggestions on getting my daughter started with investing

No suggestions on mutual funds or ETFs, but I do suggest that you get her a copy of The Millionaire In You, by Michael LeBoeuf. It's a great book.
by Howard Donnelly
Sat Apr 30, 2016 10:08 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Reading Recommendations
Replies: 5
Views: 607

Re: Reading Recommendations

The Millionaire in You, by Michael LeBoeuf. Great book.
by Howard Donnelly
Mon Apr 11, 2016 8:06 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: ‪"Lessons From the Great Minds of Investing‬"
Replies: 26
Views: 4416

Re: ‪"Lessons From the Great Minds of Investing‬"

I found this very interesting. Thank you for posting it.
by Howard Donnelly
Sun Apr 03, 2016 9:11 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Tony Robbins Joins Advisory Firm
Replies: 27
Views: 3709

"Tony Robbins: I Am Not Your Guru"

Has anyone seen, or heard reviews of, the new Tony Robbins documentary? From Indiewire: On July 15, Netflix will release the premiere of "Tony Robbins: I Am Not Your Guru." The feature documentary is the 12th film from Joe Berlinger ("Brother's Keeper") and is about the acclaimed...
by Howard Donnelly
Sat Apr 02, 2016 9:37 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Things I'm Pretty Sure About
Replies: 22
Views: 4494

Re: Things I'm Pretty Sure About

Excellent article. Thank you for posting it.
by Howard Donnelly
Thu Feb 18, 2016 12:09 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: 20th Anniversary of Jack Bogle's heart transplant
Replies: 15
Views: 1935

Re: 20th Anniversary of Jack Bogle's heart transplant

Thank you, Taylor. What an incredible story! Jack Bogle is a fine man, and a wonderful role model.

By the way, so are you. :happy
by Howard Donnelly
Mon Feb 01, 2016 6:30 am
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: One year of knowing Taylor Larimore
Replies: 15
Views: 3148

Re: One year of knowing Taylor Larimore

Great post! Thank you.
by Howard Donnelly
Tue Jan 26, 2016 11:34 am
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Happy Birthday Taylor!
Replies: 87
Views: 5485

Re: Happy Birthday Taylor!

Happy Birthday, Taylor. Thank you for all of your help and guidance. :happy
by Howard Donnelly
Fri Jan 08, 2016 5:49 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: worst first four opening days in HISTORY for S&P 500
Replies: 125
Views: 15199

Re: worst first four opening days in HISTORY for S&P 500

That article is really excellent. Thank you, Larry.
by Howard Donnelly
Tue Dec 08, 2015 10:59 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: New Tony Robbins Book on Financial Freedom
Replies: 92
Views: 29768

Re: New Tony Robbins Book on Financial Freedom

Here's an interesting article by Andrew Hallam:

"How Tony Robbins Could Become A Great Investment Guru"
https://assetbuilder.com/knowledge-cent ... ment-guru-
by Howard Donnelly
Tue Oct 27, 2015 8:14 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Noisy Article
Replies: 20
Views: 1812

Re: Noisy Article

Ignore it.
by Howard Donnelly
Fri Oct 23, 2015 6:48 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Jim Simons and Renaissance Technologies
Replies: 52
Views: 4818

Re: Jim Simons and Renaissance Technologies

. http://www.finalternatives.com/node/31906 "The company’s Institutional Futures Fund will be shuttered by the end of the month, according a letter seen by Reuters. It is down 1.75% so far this year through September, and has booked average annualized net returns of 2.86% since inception in 20...
by Howard Donnelly
Sat Oct 17, 2015 9:40 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: hedge funds dropping like flies
Replies: 59
Views: 7745

Re: hedge funds dropping like flies

Here's a related article with some recent thoughts from Warren Buffett:

"Warren Buffett: Why hedge funds fail"
http://www.marketwatch.com/story/warren ... 2015-10-16
by Howard Donnelly
Mon Oct 05, 2015 6:43 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Jim Simons and Renaissance Technologies
Replies: 52
Views: 4818

Re: Jim Simons and Renaissance Technologies

Thank you all for sharing your thoughts and comments. Two follow-up questions please: 1. Does anyone know if Jim Simons knows Jack Bogle and/or Warren Buffett personally? If so, I wonder how they get along. (Their investing approaches are so different.) 2. What, if anything , can we learn from Jim S...
by Howard Donnelly
Mon Oct 05, 2015 9:38 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Jim Simons and Renaissance Technologies
Replies: 52
Views: 4818

Jim Simons and Renaissance Technologies

Is anyone familiar with Jim Simons and Renaissance Technologies? If so, what are your thoughts about him and his investing success? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Harris_Simons This is a very interesting interview. The man is brilliant. "Jim Simons A rare interview with the mathematician w...
by Howard Donnelly
Sun Sep 27, 2015 8:45 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Which single book would you recommend for an investing novice?
Replies: 35
Views: 3652

Re: Which single book would you recommend for an investing novice?

The Millionaire in You, by Michael LeBoeuf. This is the one.
by Howard Donnelly
Thu Sep 24, 2015 6:49 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Talk me out of 4500 purchase [Camera]
Replies: 133
Views: 9262

Re: Talk me out of 4500 purchase

Here at Bogleheads, what you say in the past will come back to haunt you later. :D Unless things have changed dramatically since April 2015, spending half your net worth on a camera lens is pretty crazy. To keep it short and to the point, I have $6600 to my name right now. My overhead is only $500....
by Howard Donnelly
Mon Sep 21, 2015 12:28 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Dave Ramsey Calls Out "Bogle-ites"
Replies: 61
Views: 7643

Re: Dave Ramsey Calls Out "Bogle-ites"

Boglenaut wrote:The part about paying "only" $57,000 load made my head explode.

LOL! Me too!
by Howard Donnelly
Tue Sep 15, 2015 8:44 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: There's only one person who knows where the market is going
Replies: 15
Views: 2628

Re: There's only one person who knows where the market is going

Here's the one person he meant about who really knows: Another lesson I learned was that, even though I might have a strong opinion on where the economy or the market is likely headed, I’m best served by ignoring that opinion. I have also learned this important lesson. No matter how much we would l...
by Howard Donnelly
Tue Sep 15, 2015 7:46 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: There's only one person who knows where the market is going
Replies: 15
Views: 2628

Re: There's only one person who knows where the market is going

Thank you, Larry. Excellent article. One question please. I'm confused by the title. In the article you wrote, "The reason why investors should ignore all market and economic forecasts is simple. The peer-reviewed academic literature has concluded that there are no good economic and market fore...
by Howard Donnelly
Fri Aug 28, 2015 2:54 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Jack Bogle: How to handle the market's wild ride
Replies: 16
Views: 2040

"Jack Bogle: How to handle the market's wild ride"

Here's the latest from Jack Bogle:

"Jack Bogle: How to handle the market's wild ride"
http://www.cnbc.com/2015/08/28/jack-bog ... -ride.html
by Howard Donnelly
Thu Aug 27, 2015 7:39 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Where are John Bogle and Warren Buffett
Replies: 18
Views: 3176

Re: Where are John Bogle and Warren Buffett

From August 24th:

"Jack Bogle: Best move's now to ride volatility"
http://www.cnbc.com/2015/08/24/jack-bog ... ility.html
by Howard Donnelly
Tue Aug 25, 2015 6:20 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: "The Fight For Low Fees: John Bogle, Tony Robbins Team Up"
Replies: 14
Views: 2020

"The Fight For Low Fees: John Bogle, Tony Robbins Team Up"

401kSpecialist, Inaugural issue:

"The Fight For Low Fees: John Bogle, Tony Robbins Team Up In Our Inaugural Issue"
http://401kspecialistmag.com/the-fight- ... 1416972222
by Howard Donnelly
Tue Aug 25, 2015 10:52 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: How are you being GREEDY when others are fearful?
Replies: 85
Views: 13702

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

stemikger,

Good to have you back. :happy

Best,
Howard
by Howard Donnelly
Fri Jul 31, 2015 10:37 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Holding forecasters accountable
Replies: 10
Views: 1272

Re: Holding forecasters accountable

Excellent article. Thank you, Larry.
by Howard Donnelly
Mon Jul 27, 2015 6:50 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Younger guy, could use some advice
Replies: 5
Views: 929

Re: Younger guy, could use some advice

Get your hands on a copy of The Millionaire in You, by Michael LeBoeuf. Outstanding book. It will answer most of your questions and help you put together a solid financial game plan.
by Howard Donnelly
Mon Jul 27, 2015 6:45 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Book Recommendation for New Investor
Replies: 24
Views: 2918

Re: Book Recommendation for New Investor

The Millionaire in You, by Michael LeBoeuf is also a great book.
by Howard Donnelly
Sun Jul 12, 2015 10:04 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: 21 year old making first investment
Replies: 10
Views: 709

Re: 21 year old making first investment

My best suggestion: Get your hands on a copy of The Millionaire in You, by Michael LeBoeuf. That book would answer so many questions for you, and give you an excellent investing "game plan."
by Howard Donnelly
Wed Jul 01, 2015 3:10 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: "The Education of a Value Investor"
Replies: 35
Views: 6575

Re: "The Education of a Value Investor"

Here is a recent article about Guy Spier and his lunch with Warren Buffett:

"Lessons from lunch with Warren Buffett"
http://www.businessinsider.com/lessons- ... ett-2015-6

Go to advanced search