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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: 2541

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: 3766

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: 12979

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: 27510

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: 1493

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: 3723

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: 6495

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: 3723

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: 3723

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: 3115

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: 122
Views: 6713

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: 5989

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: 2447

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: 2447

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: 1886

"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: 2935

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: 1782

"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: 12621

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: 1172

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: 826

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: 10
Views: 685

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: 520

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: 5926

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
by Howard Donnelly
Mon Jun 29, 2015 8:05 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: The secret sauce for investment success -- dumb luck
Replies: 7
Views: 1571

Re: The secret sauce for investment success -- dumb luck

So, is studying and following the "Boglehead" investment philosophy to investment success the result of dumb luck?
by Howard Donnelly
Tue May 26, 2015 8:12 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Young Investor Looking For Advice
Replies: 16
Views: 1316

Re: Young Investor Looking For Advice

WhiteDice,

If you can get your hands on a copy of The Millionaire in You, by Michael LeBoeuf, it will answer most of your questions and be a great help to you.

Best wishes for your success,
Howard
by Howard Donnelly
Wed May 13, 2015 3:58 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Share the life lessons that you learned in your 30's.
Replies: 27
Views: 3071

Re: Share the life lessons that you learned in your 30's.

Never drink more than three Long Island Iced Teas at a time.
by Howard Donnelly
Thu Apr 23, 2015 6:01 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: What is a Boglehead?
Replies: 55
Views: 3935

Re: What is a Boglehead?

Jack Bogle Disciple.
by Howard Donnelly
Tue Apr 14, 2015 7:52 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Massive student debt @ 6.8%
Replies: 62
Views: 7074

Re: Massive student debt @ 6.8%

I removed two areas of discussion which were not focused on helping the OP. Continuity is lost. First, a challenge on the use of "girl" when referencing a government service program (gender discrimination). Second, a member's opinion of financing a college education was challenged by anot...
by Howard Donnelly
Sat Mar 28, 2015 4:59 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: If you had 1 [investing] book to recommend...
Replies: 51
Views: 6228

Re: If you had 1 book to recommend...

ShiftF5 wrote:"The Millionaire in You" by Michael LeBoeuf, Ph.D.

My #1 All Time Favorite.

+1
by Howard Donnelly
Fri Mar 20, 2015 10:57 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: An inspiring message for Bogleheads
Replies: 56
Views: 4993

Re: An inspiring message for Bogleheads

Outstanding! Thank you for posting. You made my day! :happy
by Howard Donnelly
Fri Mar 20, 2015 9:26 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: An inspiring message for Bogleheads
Replies: 56
Views: 4993

Re: An inspiring message for Bogleheads

H.L. Mencken described a cynic as someone who smells flowers and looks for a coffin . In the grand scheme of things, whether the numbers in Peter's account add up or not is irrelevant. What is important is that a young man has learned the value of saving, investing and the power of compound interes...
by Howard Donnelly
Thu Mar 19, 2015 11:48 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Phil Town: "Rule #1 Investing"
Replies: 11
Views: 1515

Re: Phil Town: "Rule #1 Investing"

Thank you for the responses. Taylor, I found yours especially helpful. The "Bad Money Advice" article is great.
by Howard Donnelly
Thu Mar 19, 2015 11:00 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Phil Town: "Rule #1 Investing"
Replies: 11
Views: 1515

Phil Town: "Rule #1 Investing"

Is anyone familiar with Phil Town and his "Rule #1" investing approach? If so, thoughts or comments?
http://www.ruleoneinvesting.com/
by Howard Donnelly
Sun Mar 15, 2015 9:19 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: If I Knew Then What I Know Now
Replies: 61
Views: 14192

Re: If I Knew Then What I Know Now

GoldenFinch wrote:Bravo!

A+++ :happy

+1
by Howard Donnelly
Fri Mar 13, 2015 8:53 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: The financier and the secretary. A true story.
Replies: 39
Views: 7111

Re: The financier and the secretary. A true story.

Thank you, Taylor. Great article.
by Howard Donnelly
Wed Mar 11, 2015 5:57 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: "The Millionaire in You," by Michael LeBoeuf
Replies: 5
Views: 2684

Re: The Millionaire in You

I wanted to "bump" this thread for the newer Bogleheads. If you're trying to understand the "how-to's" of successful investing, this is a great book.
by Howard Donnelly
Sun Mar 08, 2015 4:51 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Vanguard TSM Fund Question
Replies: 4
Views: 438

Re: Vanguard TSM Fund Question

Thank you! :happy
by Howard Donnelly
Sun Mar 08, 2015 4:37 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Vanguard TSM Fund Question
Replies: 4
Views: 438

Vanguard TSM Fund Question

Does Vanguard's Total Stock Market fund include the NASDAQ stocks? Thank you.
by Howard Donnelly
Sat Mar 07, 2015 5:49 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Tom Stanley-Millionaire Next Door Author Killed in Auto Acci
Replies: 76
Views: 13627

Re: Tom Stanley-Millionaire Next Door Author Killed in Auto

Here is a very nice tribute paid to Tom Stanley in todays "New York Times:" http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/07/your-money/paying-tribute-to-thomas-stanley-and-his-millionaire-next-door.html?_r=1 Thank you for posting the article. It's very interesting that Stanley and Danko stopped speakin...
by Howard Donnelly
Fri Feb 27, 2015 9:55 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: "Release Your Brakes!"
Replies: 1
Views: 756

"Release Your Brakes!"

Recently a friend recommended that I read "Release Your Brakes!", by Jim Newman. It's an older self-help book. Has anyone read it? If so, was it helpful?
by Howard Donnelly
Sun Feb 22, 2015 8:58 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Ray Dalio's All-Weather Portfolio
Replies: 37
Views: 16242

Re: Ray Dalio's All-Weather Portfolio

. Here are some additional portfolio comparisons. Few observations: - Dalio's 'all weather' portfolio has better simulated returns than the Permanent Portfolio - If you use small value for the stock allocation in Dalio's portfolio it produces fairly impressive 'simulated' returns (P3 in table below...
by Howard Donnelly
Tue Feb 17, 2015 5:49 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: "Jack Bogle's success principles to live by"
Replies: 2
Views: 820

"Jack Bogle's success principles to live by"

Hot off the press:

"Jack Bogle's success principles to live by"
http://www.cnbc.com/id/102425576
by Howard Donnelly
Tue Feb 17, 2015 4:46 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Book for beginning Investor
Replies: 10
Views: 1002

Re: Book for beginning Investor

Another vote for The Millionaire in You, by Michael LeBoeuf. Terrific book.
by Howard Donnelly
Thu Feb 05, 2015 5:30 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: How to respond when someone asks how much money you make?
Replies: 107
Views: 12180

Re: How to respond when someone asks how much money you make

That's a bold, nosy question. How about just telling them it's none of their business?
by Howard Donnelly
Thu Feb 05, 2015 5:24 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Birthday idea for fiancée (investment)?
Replies: 15
Views: 1756

Re: Birthday idea for fiancée (investment)?

Do you and your fiancee admire Warren Buffett? If so, how about one of the Berkshire Hathaway B shares (BRK.B)? The current share price is around $147.
by Howard Donnelly
Sat Jan 24, 2015 10:10 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Why Jack Ma of Alibaba loves "Forrest Gump"
Replies: 1
Views: 662

Why Jack Ma of Alibaba loves "Forrest Gump"

"Chinese retail giant's founder and chairman is big fan of the movie and uses it as inspiration..." Why Jack Ma of Alibaba loves "Forrest Gump" http://www.cbsnews.com/videos/why-jack-ma-of-alibaba-loves-forrest-gump/ Any fans of "Forrest Gump" here on the forum? What le...

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