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by Kaktus
Sat Aug 12, 2017 4:20 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Q&A WITH JACK BOGLE - Got a Question for Jack?
Replies: 53
Views: 12981

Re: Q&A WITH JACK BOGLE - Got a Question for Jack?

Dear Mel, It would be very interesting if Jack could share some thoughts on the prospect of Vanguard starting subsidiaries overseas with the same business model within the coming years. Here in Europe the financial markets do really need more efficient competition as Vanguard managed to establish in...
by Kaktus
Thu May 04, 2017 4:13 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Retirement income for 50+ years?
Replies: 167
Views: 16481

Re: Retirement income for 50+ years?

Great achievement. I have two points on this increadibly nice to have issue. 1, short point: 11 million is a huge amount of capital, but I would not aim to withdraw 300k in say the first 5 years. I think that is too much, especially if no debt, before there has been a first nice substantial increase...
by Kaktus
Sat Nov 19, 2016 1:56 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: 5 reasons the rich are better investors than average Joe
Replies: 31
Views: 7833

Re: 5 reasons the rich are better investors than average Joe


So? Versus the rich tend to engage financial advisers with horrendous management fees. They lose money under all circumstances. Which is worse? It is half dozen versus six.


I would guess the opposite. But have never seen any stats. It would be interesting to see a reference for that?
by Kaktus
Mon Aug 15, 2016 6:32 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Is Warren Buffet Right About The S&P 500?
Replies: 34
Views: 6985

Re: Is Warren Buffet Right About The S&P 500?

"Do you think Warren Buffet may be about right about investors just picking an index fund that tracks the S&P 500 ?" I wonder about this also. I always thought Buffet mention a 500 fund because it is uncertain that there will always be total index stock funds available in the long run ...
by Kaktus
Fri Jul 29, 2016 7:20 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: 5 reasons the rich are better investors than average Joe
Replies: 31
Views: 7833

Re: 5 reasons the rich are better investors than average Joe

Why these objections? Its a generalization sure but still. There are some data in the article, for example that according to a survey small investers more tended to panic and sell at the bad time.
Cheers
by Kaktus
Fri Jul 29, 2016 6:33 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: It's too hot
Replies: 49
Views: 4874

Re: It's too hot

Do you have a tub for the dog? I mean something shallow at least to cool the legs.

Also, we bought at IKEA a "sail" to get shade. It is a white cloth that you tie between the house and a pole. It can perhaps give shade for your south windows.
by Kaktus
Sun Apr 10, 2016 2:25 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Rebalancing to control risk doesn't make sense to me
Replies: 175
Views: 13193

Re: Rebalancing to control risk doesn't make sense to me

All seem agree here on the expected long term advantage of stocks and the short term advantag of bonds. To my mind the differing views are about perspective - where you are and where you want to go - and about the graduation of risk. For example, if you are retired and a heavy downturn in the stockm...