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by John1960
Thu Sep 14, 2017 12:52 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: James Altucher's get-rich-quick pitch
Replies: 17
Views: 3686

Re: James Altucher's get-rich-quick pitch

Having sold covered calls in the past, I can say that the approach Altucher takes is a loser when used with real money. Another popular option service Schaffer has lost money most years according to reviewers. Then there are Najarian brothers on TV with an interesting approach. You can keep it simpl...
by John1960
Wed Aug 30, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: James Altucher's get-rich-quick pitch
Replies: 17
Views: 3686

Re: James Altucher's get-rich-quick pitch

What he is not telling is that selling options is highly risky. You can easily do 100 good trades and then lose all you made one one trade.
by John1960
Fri Aug 18, 2017 4:46 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Lost $7000 today in ONE DAY!
Replies: 183
Views: 16224

Re: Lost $7000 today in ONE DAY!

Hold more cash and also hold non correlated assets.
by John1960
Sat Aug 12, 2017 3:59 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: A time to EVALUATE your jitters
Replies: 211
Views: 133502

Re: A time to EVALUATE your jitters

This is an excellent post. Risk tolerance is a very interesting issue. In the long bull markets, investors think they have high risk tolerance. I remember bear markets. In bear markets all of a sudden people's risk tolerance quickly changes.
by John1960
Sat Aug 12, 2017 3:49 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Any thoughts on The Aurora Report?
Replies: 7
Views: 2500

Re: Any thoughts on The Aurora Report?

The Arora Report is neither a traditional market timing service nor a traditional buy and hold service. They have different services. One of the Arora investment newsletters makes investments in different time frames ranging from very long term to very short term. The concept is to have a core of lo...
by John1960
Sun Aug 06, 2017 8:52 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Got a Question for the Experts Panel at the Bogleheads Conference?
Replies: 37
Views: 9940

Re: Got a Question for the Experts Panel at the Bogleheads Conference?

For all panelists, do they consider all asset classes very expensive e at this time? If yes, how to invest?
by John1960
Fri Jul 28, 2017 10:32 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Anybody with substantial gains in FANG stocks ?
Replies: 22
Views: 2073

Re: Anybody with substantial gains in FANG stocks ?

I bought Amazon at $41.Still holding. In no rush to sell.
by John1960
Sun Jul 23, 2017 11:58 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: The Quest for Perfection
Replies: 120
Views: 7166

Re: The Quest for Perfection

First you need to define perfection then implement.

Need to define your max risk and then max return for your chosen risk level
by John1960
Sat Jul 22, 2017 2:15 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Can anyone convince me I need international stock in my portfolio?
Replies: 162
Views: 8980

Re: Can anyone convince me I need international stock in my portfolio?

GDP growth rates are much higher in emerging markets.

On valuation, stocks are heaped in Europe and Japan.
by John1960
Thu Jul 20, 2017 10:45 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Risk, Return, and Rebalancing
Replies: 104
Views: 4205

Re: Risk, Return, and Rebalancing

Not thinking of timing. It seems maintaining the barbell approach over long time has less risk and about same reward as keeping money in sp 500 fund
by John1960
Thu Jul 20, 2017 10:35 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Risk, Return, and Rebalancing
Replies: 104
Views: 4205

Re: Risk, Return, and Rebalancing

I wonder if in the current market a barbell approach makes more sense. Put lots of money in money market and a small amount I aggressive growth.
by John1960
Wed Jul 19, 2017 8:35 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Risk, Return, and Rebalancing
Replies: 104
Views: 4205

Re: Risk, Return, and Rebalancing

Setting aside the theory, I lost half oy my money three times with buy and hold. I am 70% in vanguard sp 500 fund. What does everyone think of the risk in this market? Make has gone up. I am thinking of rebalance ngth by moving half to cash.