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by jay22
Tue Sep 27, 2016 11:16 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Bogleheads for Diet/Nutrition?
Replies: 66
Views: 4497

Re: Bogleheads for Diet/Nutrition?

Pollan's advice is absolutely perfect. Each vegetarian food (in sane quantity) 70-75% of the time and you'll be fine.
by jay22
Mon Sep 19, 2016 2:03 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: What's Your Credit Card Rewards Strategy?
Replies: 898
Views: 101956

Re: What's Your Credit Card Rewards Strategy?

Planning to fly to Maui in November (from Sacramento). Is there a card I can churn to get free (or almost free) flights? Thanks.
by jay22
Sun Sep 18, 2016 4:32 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: 2016 Honda Odyssey - which model?
Replies: 37
Views: 2666

Re: 2016 Honda Odyssey - which model?

Thanks everyone, you've given us a lot to think about. We're leaning towards EX-L, but will do some research.
by jay22
Sat Sep 17, 2016 8:35 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: 2016 Honda Odyssey - which model?
Replies: 37
Views: 2666

2016 Honda Odyssey - which model?

We're planning to buy Honda Odyssey some time year - I know it is a popular choice with BHs here. I wanted to ask the owners here how did they decide on the model. There are 6 models for Odyssey ranging from 30k to 45k. Is the navigation package really worth the extra $2500? The rear entertainment s...
by jay22
Tue Sep 13, 2016 12:03 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: ["Wells Fargo Fined for Years of Harm to Customers"]
Replies: 129
Views: 8680

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

Apparently, Carrie Tolstedt, who oversaw this unit at Wells Fargo was paid $125 million in July.

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/nationa ... -1.2789040

Absolutely incredible.
by jay22
Mon Sep 12, 2016 8:54 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: "Factor investing"
Replies: 221
Views: 17304

Re: "Factor investing"

lack_ey, from your graph, maybe it can inferred that the value premium only shows (substantially) with small caps, then? That is pretty common knowledge. The reason I was comparing value index with S&P500 index was because I wanted to see whether we see a value premium with large caps, too. The ...
by jay22
Mon Sep 12, 2016 7:49 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: "Factor investing"
Replies: 221
Views: 17304

Re: "Factor investing"

OK, so this is more to do with DFA funds vs Vanguard funds, then?

With all due respect, not everyone has access to DFA funds, nor has any intention of paying their advisors to get access to those funds.
by jay22
Mon Sep 12, 2016 7:37 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: "Factor investing"
Replies: 221
Views: 17304

Re: "Factor investing"

Value if one of the factors, right? Here's the thing, the value index has actually underperformed S&P500 in the last 25 or so years. http://quotes.morningstar.com/chart/fund/chart.action?t=VIVAX&region=usa&culture=en-US&dataParams=%7B%22zoomKey%22%3A10%2C%22version%22%3A%22US%22%2C%2...
by jay22
Mon Sep 12, 2016 7:37 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: "Factor investing"
Replies: 221
Views: 17304

Re: "Factor investing"

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by jay22
Sun Sep 11, 2016 11:24 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: "Factor investing"
Replies: 221
Views: 17304

Re: "Factor investing"

investorguy As I explain in my new book, and have explained here many times, TSM does own about 10% small stocks and about 30% value stocks. Those holdings provide + exposure to the size and value factors. But what you are missing is that the large and growth stocks in TSM provide an exactly offset...
by jay22
Fri Sep 09, 2016 3:07 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: "Factor investing"
Replies: 221
Views: 17304

Re: "Factor investing"

I would add that if you don't invest in factors other than market beta than you have all your eggs in that one risk basket , a basket which has the risk of performing very poorly for a very long time. Personally I would rather have a portfolio that is diversified across different sources of risk/re...
by jay22
Fri Sep 09, 2016 11:50 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: ["Wells Fargo Fined for Years of Harm to Customers"]
Replies: 129
Views: 8680

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

What a sickening story. In 2011, I decided I do not want to associate my money with any of the too big to fail banks. I closed my Citi and BoA accounts, moved my money to a credit union (and later on to Ally). Their practices and procedures are truly appalling. I was disgusted when my mortgage was s...
by jay22
Fri Aug 19, 2016 10:32 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Growth, Value or Both?
Replies: 19
Views: 1462

Re: Growth, Value or Both?

Do we have data that far back for mid-cap value? If so, please show it. Please check the chart from Fidelity in the attached link [covering only from 1990 to 2015, good enough for government work] . Comparing the results of value and growth stock market indexes Good luck with your investments. Than...
by jay22
Thu Aug 18, 2016 7:42 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Growth, Value or Both?
Replies: 19
Views: 1462

Re: Growth, Value or Both?

here's another look at it using FF Research indexes which have more exposure to the factors. Data is from 92-5/16, so one month different than Taylor TSM 9.2 FF LG 9.2 FF LV 9.6 (and we now that the value premium larger in small than in large) FF SV 14.1 FF SG 6.2 Best wishes Larry Larry, what wher...
by jay22
Tue Aug 16, 2016 9:31 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Recommend stocks for long term?
Replies: 22
Views: 1792

Re: Recommend stocks for long term?

Why waste a bonus? It's not money someone gave you for doing nothing (not that that would justify flushing money down the toilet). You worked hard and earned it, right? So put it to good use, invest it in the entire economy. Exactly what my wife said when I told her about my plan last evening. :D
by jay22
Tue Aug 16, 2016 9:30 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Recommend stocks for long term?
Replies: 22
Views: 1792

Re: Recommend stocks for long term?

livesoft wrote:Rather than pick a stock for the long-term, I think you should use the money to do market timing between two ETFs such as VCSH and VNQ or BND and VBR. :twisted:

Livesoft, I wish I was a sophisticated investor like you. ;)
I do not have the acumen to identify RBDs to buy or sell.
by jay22
Tue Aug 16, 2016 9:29 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Recommend stocks for long term?
Replies: 22
Views: 1792

Re: Recommend stocks for long term?

I recently got a bonus and want to use that to buy a few stocks with a long term horizon and see how it goes. Not really a BH move, I know, but this would be around 1% of my portfolio. I was thinking of splitting it between amazon and facebook, but I'd be interested in hearing your views. Thanks. I...
by jay22
Tue Aug 16, 2016 2:49 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Recommend stocks for long term?
Replies: 22
Views: 1792

Re: Recommend stocks for long term?

Some caveats: 1) I no longer buy individual stocks, but I used to watch them a lot. If you're going to practice evaluating companies, include these in the evaluation so you can see how they compare. 2) Don't buy based on the recommendation of some random guy on the Internet. Research how to evaluat...
by jay22
Tue Aug 16, 2016 2:27 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Recommend stocks for long term?
Replies: 22
Views: 1792

Re: Recommend stocks for long term?

unclescrooge wrote:Depends on how long is long term.
For a hundred years, I'd choose a consumer staples company.
For five years, I might go with Amazon or Google.

Any particular consumer staples company you have in mind?
by jay22
Tue Aug 16, 2016 1:45 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: What's Your Credit Card Rewards Strategy?
Replies: 898
Views: 101956

Re: What's Your Credit Card Rewards Strategy?

Isn't the Sapphire Reserve only for business customers?
by jay22
Tue Aug 16, 2016 1:03 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Recommend stocks for long term?
Replies: 22
Views: 1792

Recommend stocks for long term?

I recently got a bonus and want to use that to buy a few stocks with a long term horizon and see how it goes. Not really a BH move, I know, but this would be around 1% of my portfolio. I was thinking of splitting it between amazon and facebook, but I'd be interested in hearing your views. Thanks.
by jay22
Thu Aug 11, 2016 11:44 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Bogle & Buffett on International Investing
Replies: 107
Views: 10185

Re: Bogle & Buffett on International Investing

A few thoughts: 1. What Bogle and Buffett state is fine for an average investor - most investors cannot go wrong if they just follow their advice and stay the course. 2. Most posters on this website have an above average investing acumen, and they should make their own decision when it comes to inte...
by jay22
Tue Aug 09, 2016 3:33 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Small & Mid Cap Funds
Replies: 6
Views: 864

Re: Small & Mid Cap Funds

As has been said many times, there are things you can control in investing (manager risk, cost, taxes, turnover) and things you can't (everything else). These funds accomplish what you need. S&P has been doing indexes for longer than anybody except maybe Dow Jones. When you start worrying about...
by jay22
Tue Aug 09, 2016 12:44 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Small & Mid Cap Funds
Replies: 6
Views: 864

Re: Small & Mid Cap Funds

Bumping this up to see if other BHs have any opinion on this.
by jay22
Mon Aug 08, 2016 9:35 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Small & Mid Cap Funds
Replies: 6
Views: 864

Re: Small & Mid Cap Funds

Thank you, lack_ey. I searched the forum, and you're right; some folks here specifically look for these two indices, so I am guessing they should be good enough.
by jay22
Mon Aug 08, 2016 8:57 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Small & Mid Cap Funds
Replies: 6
Views: 864

Small & Mid Cap Funds

Recently, my 401K plan admin added the following 2 funds: 1. Columbia Small Cap Index Fund Class R5 Shares (CXXRX) ER: 0.20 2. Columbia Mid Cap Index Fund Class R5 Shares (CPXRX) ER: 0.26 I just read the summary prospectus for these funds. They track the S&P SmallCap 600 and S&P MidCap 400 I...
by jay22
Fri Jul 29, 2016 10:53 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: are the markets overvalued? Are Grantham/Hussman etal correct?
Replies: 222
Views: 15036

Re: are the markets overvalued? Are Grantham/Hussman etal correct?

NMJack That statement is simply inccorrect that nobody knows nothing about the markets. Now we don't know which direction the market will head. But we do know that high valuations predict low future returns and vice versa. That certainly isn't nothing. Best wishes Larry Larry, you are right that hi...
by jay22
Wed Jul 27, 2016 4:13 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: VPMAX worth it? [Vanguard PRIMECAP]
Replies: 15
Views: 1971

Re: VPMAX worth it? [Vanguard PRIMECAP]

If you sell it, can you sell one share to me?
by jay22
Wed Jul 27, 2016 2:45 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: are the markets overvalued? Are Grantham/Hussman etal correct?
Replies: 222
Views: 15036

Re: are the markets overvalued? Are Grantham/Hussman etal correct?

Nobody knows nothing when it comes to the markets.
by jay22
Sat Jul 23, 2016 9:02 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Tires for Honda Civic
Replies: 39
Views: 2668

Re: Tires for Honda Civic

Costco is running a $70 off 4 tires special on Bridgestone tires. Does anyone here has any experience with those? Do you have a specific Bridgestone tire model in mind? Ecopia EP422 PLUS, Turanza Serenity Plus, or Potenza RE97AS. I haven't had those specific tires on my car, so I would suggest star...
by jay22
Sat Jul 23, 2016 7:25 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Tires for Honda Civic
Replies: 39
Views: 2668

Re: Tires for Honda Civic

Mudpuppy wrote:
jay22 wrote:Costco is running a $70 off 4 tires special on Bridgestone tires. Does anyone here has any experience with those?

Do you have a specific Bridgestone tire model in mind?

Ecopia EP422 PLUS, Turanza Serenity Plus, or Potenza RE97AS.
by jay22
Fri Jul 22, 2016 11:09 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Tires for Honda Civic
Replies: 39
Views: 2668

Re: Tires for Honda Civic

Costco is running a $70 off 4 tires special on Bridgestone tires. Does anyone here has any experience with those?
by jay22
Wed Jul 20, 2016 12:47 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Tires for Honda Civic
Replies: 39
Views: 2668

Re: Tires for Honda Civic

Anyway, Jay- Telling us you have a Civic only gives us the most basic info (tire size and load range) To give you recommendations on tires we really need to know how you drive and what is important to you: Do you have a max budget range? Do you care more about tire life or performance ? Do you care...
by jay22
Tue Jul 19, 2016 4:50 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Tires for Honda Civic
Replies: 39
Views: 2668

Re: Tires for Honda Civic

Thanks everyone. I looked on DTD's website. When I place the order online on their website, do they send the tires to my home, or directly to their installation center?
by jay22
Tue Jul 19, 2016 1:52 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Tires for Honda Civic
Replies: 39
Views: 2668

Re: Tires for Honda Civic

Rodc, you're right, it is quite easy to overthink this. :)

I should probably just head to Costco and get it done there, can't go wrong with the choices they'll have. I am sure they'll offer a fair price, too.
by jay22
Tue Jul 19, 2016 11:58 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Tires for Honda Civic
Replies: 39
Views: 2668

Re: Tires for Honda Civic

Thanks, radiowave. I did take a look there; so many options! How did you know which one to go with?
by jay22
Tue Jul 19, 2016 11:44 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Tires for Honda Civic
Replies: 39
Views: 2668

Tires for Honda Civic

I need to get the tires on my 2012 Honda Civic EX replaced. Does anyone here have any recommendations on which brand/model I should look for? Thanks.
by jay22
Sat Jul 16, 2016 10:59 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Raising a reader
Replies: 53
Views: 3593

Re: Raising a reader

I want to thank you all for the amazing comments. I am taking my son to the library shortly to explore the books there. Cannot wait to read to him and watching him grow. :happy
by jay22
Fri Jul 15, 2016 2:48 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Avoid mid and small caps?
Replies: 19
Views: 2833

Re: Avoid mid and small caps?

There's nothing wrong with holding the S&P, but I don't understand how that's less volatile than the total market. Ok strategy, wrong reasoning. You can look at more data if you want but for starters: http://i.imgur.com/tOsCyRd.png https://www.portfoliovisualizer.com/asset-correlations?s=y&...
by jay22
Fri Jul 15, 2016 2:44 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Raising a reader
Replies: 53
Views: 3593

Re: Raising a reader

Thanks for your responses! Both my wife and I are avid readers; we read almost daily for 20-30 mins before bed, and more on weekends. So, I am sure he will see us reading when he grows up more. I do plan to read to my son! In fact, I cannot wait for it. At what age do you recommend I start doing that?
by jay22
Fri Jul 15, 2016 2:11 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Raising a reader
Replies: 53
Views: 3593

Raising a reader

Our son is going to be 8 months old soon, and both my wife and I want to ensure that he gets into a habit of reading from an early age. What strategies have worked for parents here for that? Any ideas you guys can share? Thanks!
by jay22
Fri Jul 15, 2016 1:28 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Avoid mid and small caps?
Replies: 19
Views: 2833

Avoid mid and small caps?

So a friend of mine invests in S&P500 index, and not in the TSM index. He says he wants to avoid the mid caps, and small caps as much as he can since he does not like the volatility. He does the same thing with internationals too; invests in a few large cap index funds. Curious to see what BH th...
by jay22
Wed Jul 13, 2016 2:12 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: What do you recommend for your emergency fund?
Replies: 25
Views: 2598

Re: What do you recommend for your emergency fund?

I use Ally bank for my emergency fund. Never had a problem with transfers (both in and out); works flawlessly.
by jay22
Tue Jul 12, 2016 9:58 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: gearing [using Leverage]
Replies: 32
Views: 2163

Re: gearing [using Leverage]

Warren Buffett once said (not an exact quote): Leverage entice people to do crazy things. If you are smart, you do need to use leverage; if you're dumb, you have no business considering it. I have to chuckle at this quote. One of the keys of Berkshire Hathaway's success is the leverage it uses. It'...
by jay22
Mon Jul 11, 2016 12:03 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: What's your asset allocation and why?
Replies: 103
Views: 6297

Re: What's your asset allocation and why?

I am 90/10 stocks/bonds. My stocks allocation is 70/30 US/International. I plan to take it to 75/25 by not buying any more international funds.
by jay22
Sun Jul 10, 2016 5:01 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Long term bond funds
Replies: 26
Views: 2548

Re: Long term bond funds

The advice I've seen is to buy bonds, or bond funds, according to your holding period. It is recommended that the duration of a fund should be shorter than the time you can keep the bond. For example, if you plan to use the money to buy a house in 8 years, you can invest in a bond that matures in 8...
by jay22
Sun Jul 10, 2016 10:53 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: gearing [using Leverage]
Replies: 32
Views: 2163

Re: gearing [using Leverage]

Warren Buffett once said (not an exact quote): Leverage entice people to do crazy things. If you are smart, you do need to use leverage; if you're dumb, you have no business considering it.
by jay22
Sun Jul 10, 2016 9:45 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Long term bond funds
Replies: 26
Views: 2548

Re: Long term bond funds

The advice I've seen is to buy bonds, or bond funds, according to your holding period. It is recommended that the duration of a fund should be shorter than the time you can keep the bond. For example, if you plan to use the money to buy a house in 8 years, you can invest in a bond that matures in 8...
by jay22
Sat Jul 09, 2016 8:10 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Long term bond funds
Replies: 26
Views: 2548

Re: Long term bond funds

About 10%. I'm concerned about lots of things, probably #1 on my list would be high US stock prices. I've got more than 2x as much in US stocks than in long term bonds. I was concerned about possible rising rates 3 years ago, too and look what's happened since. That's not to say that at 3.5% yield ...
by jay22
Sat Jul 09, 2016 7:03 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: What are you up YTD? [Year To Date]
Replies: 1086
Views: 184633

Re: What are you up YTD? [Year To Date]

80% stocks - up 7% 20% alternative investments - up about 80% Clearly I need more alternative investments in my portfolio. What you have you been buying besides Brexit futures? :) Haha, no futures. I've bee investing in litigation - funding commercial cases for a piece of the recovery. Totally unco...

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