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by jginseattle
Fri Aug 11, 2017 6:29 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 2855
Views: 840330

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Two good, but challenging movies. Detroit. Kathryn Bigelow is a very talented and justifiably celebrated director. But here her approach allows for little in the way of nuance or ambiguity. Protracted scenes of torture make this tough to watch. http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/08/07/detroit-an...
by jginseattle
Thu Jul 20, 2017 6:49 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI
Replies: 2521
Views: 796579

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI

The Late Shift , by Michael Connelly. Recommended. Last Shift is on my "Books to Read" list. I've read all the Michael Connelly books, both the Harry Bosch series and the Lincoln Lawyer series. Last Shift is a stand-alone novel that, without having read it, I hope leads to a new series. T...
by jginseattle
Tue Jul 18, 2017 8:21 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI
Replies: 2521
Views: 796579

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI

I'm about 1/4 the way through Since We Fell by Dennis Lehane. So far, so good. didn't realize he had a new one out. Be interested in your reaction after finishing. I like Lehane - his early books are basically "airplane" books but he really refined his skills along the way. This started o...
by jginseattle
Tue Jul 18, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI
Replies: 2521
Views: 796579

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI

The Late Shift, by Michael Connelly. Recommended.
by jginseattle
Wed Jul 12, 2017 7:36 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: New Quincy Jones ETF
Replies: 3
Views: 497

New Quincy Jones ETF

I know the financial industry can be shameless, so I shouldn't be surprised that they are using celebrities for the name recognition factor.

Here's an article about the new Quincy Jones Streaming Music, Media & Entertainment ETF. Mr. Jones simply lends his name to this product.

http://www.seattletimes.com/business/qu ... ng-matter/
by jginseattle
Tue Jul 11, 2017 7:04 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Online Trading Academy
Replies: 26
Views: 1571

Re: Online Trading Academy

It's "something-for-nothing" speculating. Their infomercial radio show is full of scare tactics and misinformation.
by jginseattle
Fri Jul 07, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 2855
Views: 840330

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Their Finest In the days after Dunkirk London is bombed relentlessly and the spirit of the British people is at a low ebb. The film division of the Ministry of Information endeavors to encourage and inspire the public with some rousing and patriotic films. A young female screen writer, who is new t...
by jginseattle
Wed Jul 05, 2017 6:06 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Anybody else get phone calls from Fidelity?
Replies: 40
Views: 5556

Re: Anybody else get phone calls from Fidelity?

This is an old thread, but I've recently received two messages from Fidelity. They want to know if I'm "happy" with the performance of my investments. You know where this is leading.

I don't answer the phone.
by jginseattle
Wed Jul 05, 2017 5:48 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI
Replies: 2521
Views: 796579

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI

I'm about 1/4 the way through Since We Fell by Dennis Lehane. So far, so good.
by jginseattle
Wed Jul 05, 2017 5:32 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Larry Swedroe: Value v. Growth Investor Characteristics
Replies: 25
Views: 1817

Re: Larry Swedroe: Value v. Growth Investor Characteristics

Perhaps investors who work for value companies should tilt to growth.
by jginseattle
Sat Jul 01, 2017 7:47 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Does Vanguard gain anything from us investing more internationally?
Replies: 28
Views: 2458

Re: Does Vanguard gain anything from us investing more internationally?

^ The myriad risks of International investing are already reflected in the price.
by jginseattle
Sat Jul 01, 2017 4:49 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 2855
Views: 840330

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Baby Driver. A near-perfect blend of action, suspense, humor, sentimentality and music. Lots of fun.

http://www.seattletimes.com/entertainme ... iting-for/

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/27/movi ... lgort.html
by jginseattle
Tue Jun 27, 2017 5:56 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Your Favorite Vanguard Fund
Replies: 56
Views: 6738

Re: Your Favorite Vanguard Fund

Total International Stock Index fund. I can invest in many far off places from the comfort of my home.
by jginseattle
Sun Jun 25, 2017 6:39 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: International Stocks - New thoughts
Replies: 83
Views: 6223

Re: International Stocks - New thoughts

Shortly before he left the forum, Larry Swedroe was recommending a 50/50 domestic/International equity mix.
by jginseattle
Sat Jun 17, 2017 7:11 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Which is better? [Adjust AA yearly or every 6 months]
Replies: 13
Views: 1354

Re: Which is better?

Studies show that longer rebalancing periods have improved returns. What do you mean by "longer"? Last time I studied this (Mr Google is your friend), the research boys were saying that second-to-second rebalancing was better than minute-to-minute which was better than hour-to-hour and so...
by jginseattle
Sat Jun 17, 2017 6:49 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Your Favorite Portfolio Tilts
Replies: 86
Views: 6849

Re: Your Favorite Portfolio Tilts

Small.
Value.
I'm also at 50% international equities, but I don't know if that qualifies as a tilt.
by jginseattle
Sat Jun 03, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Why do people make 10 year return predictions?
Replies: 23
Views: 1940

Re: Why do people make 10 year return predictions?

Because it's impossible to make short-term return predictions.
by jginseattle
Sun May 28, 2017 5:39 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Which is better? [Adjust AA yearly or every 6 months]
Replies: 13
Views: 1354

Re: Which is better?

It's best to have rebalancing targets built into your investment plan.

Studies show that longer rebalancing periods have improved returns.
by jginseattle
Wed May 24, 2017 6:22 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Proactive Strategy
Replies: 6
Views: 456

Re: Proactive Strategy

No matter what the market does, focus on saving and making your regular contributions.
by jginseattle
Sun May 21, 2017 6:15 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 2855
Views: 840330

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer. Everything comes together beautifully in this comedy starring Richard Gere. Highly recommended.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/13/movi ... -gere.html

http://www.seattletimes.com/entertainme ... hen-falls/
by jginseattle
Wed May 03, 2017 6:46 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 2855
Views: 840330

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Personal Shopper. All the elements are in place for a spooky ghost story: Twin psychics, one of whom is deceased. A creepy unoccupied house. A grisly murder.

Kristen Stewart is very good.

http://www.newyorker.com/goings-on-abou ... al-shopper
by jginseattle
Tue Apr 25, 2017 8:56 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 2855
Views: 840330

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Their Finest. A very likable film about a British movie company making a morale-booster during World War II.

http://www.seattletimes.com/nation-worl ... e-in-wwii/

Logan. I liked it but it may be too violent and bleak for some viewers.
by jginseattle
Thu Apr 20, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Larry Swedroe says "Goodbye."
Replies: 336
Views: 39923

Re: Larry Swedroe says "Goodby."

I have learned a great deal from Mr. Swedroe. Anybody serious about investing in the financial markets would be well served by picking up one of his many books.

Thanks Larry.
by jginseattle
Thu Apr 20, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: TV show recommendations?
Replies: 517
Views: 203076

Re: TV show recommendations?

Season 3 of the very entertaining Fargo started last night.

http://www.seattletimes.com/entertainme ... -of-fargo/
by jginseattle
Wed Mar 01, 2017 8:14 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI
Replies: 2521
Views: 796579

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI

The Confidence Game, by Maria Konnikova. A fine book about the psychology of the con.

https://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/15/book ... .html?_r=0
by jginseattle
Sat Feb 25, 2017 5:18 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 2855
Views: 840330

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Get Out. Inspired satire. The movie is both scary and funny. Highly recommended.

http://www.newyorker.com/goings-on-abou ... es/get-out
by jginseattle
Mon Feb 13, 2017 7:16 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 2855
Views: 840330

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Toni Erdmann. An unconventional comedy from Germany.

https://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/22/movi ... .html?_r=0

La La Land. I wasn't sure if I was going to like this, but I enjoyed it immensely. Emma Stone is terrific.

I agree with Anthony Lane's advice: See it on the biggest screen you can find.

http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2016/ ... -the-stars
by jginseattle
Tue Feb 07, 2017 7:26 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Are junk bonds really as risky as a total market index fund?
Replies: 17
Views: 1958

Re: Are junk bonds really as risky as a total market index fund?

Doesn't this mean that junk bonds do have considerably less volatility than the total equity market? Yes. The riskiest of high yield bond funds is safer than the safest of stock funds. Isn't it ironic that most people who avoid high yield bonds because of risk also own stock funds? https://www.bogl...
by jginseattle
Tue Feb 07, 2017 7:22 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: How Did You Become A Boglehead? What Led You Here?
Replies: 168
Views: 16412

Re: How Did You Become A Boglehead? What Led You Here?

I received an inheritance and wanted to mange it responsibly. I took the time to educate myself about finance. But it was a circuitous route to the Bogleheads.
by jginseattle
Tue Jan 10, 2017 7:20 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 2855
Views: 840330

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

The Best Movies of 2016 The Witch. Midnight Special. Everybody Wants Some. The Confirmation. A Bigger Splash. Weiner. DePalma. The Infiltrator. Hell or High Water. Don't Breathe. The Handmaiden. Hacksaw Ridge. Arrival. Gimme Danger. Rules Don't Apply. Sully. Manchester by the Sea. Hidden Figures. I...
by jginseattle
Mon Dec 12, 2016 8:04 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 2855
Views: 840330

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

A very strong cast and some positive reviews may lead you to believe that Nocturnal Animals is worth seeing. You would be mistaken.
by jginseattle
Sun Dec 04, 2016 6:03 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 2855
Views: 840330

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Manchester by the Sea. It's the story of a devastated and self-destructive man. But there are moments of warmth and humor along the way.

The cast is superb. It's a great movie.

http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2016/ ... -find-them

http://www.seattletimes.com/entertainme ... sty-grief/
by jginseattle
Sat Nov 12, 2016 6:29 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 2855
Views: 840330

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Gimme Danger. A great new documentary about the rock band The Stooges.

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/28/movie ... .html?_r=0
by jginseattle
Wed Nov 09, 2016 10:15 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 2855
Views: 840330

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Hacksaw Ridge. Although it's at times over the top, this true war story is quite good. Vince Vaughn is excellent as a tough drill sergeant. The movie contains scenes of extreme violence.

http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2016/ ... ksaw-ridge
by jginseattle
Tue Oct 11, 2016 9:21 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 2855
Views: 840330

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Don't Breathe.Three young robbers break into the house of a blind war veteran in this very well made horror thriller. Not for everybody.

http://www.newyorker.com/goings-on-abou ... nt-breathe
by jginseattle
Fri Sep 30, 2016 6:42 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 2855
Views: 840330

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

The Magnificent Seven (2016). It's watchable.

Here's a review...

http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2016/ ... n-and-goat
by jginseattle
Sun Sep 04, 2016 3:35 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI
Replies: 2521
Views: 796579

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI

Confessions of a Vintage Guitar Dealer: The Memoirs of Norman Harris, by Norman Harris and David Yorkin. The writing is very plain, but there are a lot of great stories in this entertaining book.
by jginseattle
Fri Aug 19, 2016 7:25 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI
Replies: 2521
Views: 796579

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI

The Drop, by Dennis Lehane. In 2014 it was made into a movie starring Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace and James Gandolfini.
by jginseattle
Tue Aug 16, 2016 7:04 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Why did VBR move to various tracking indices
Replies: 18
Views: 1968

Re: Why did VBR move to various tracking indices

My guess is that it's probably a cost of licensing issue. And my understanding is that the CRSP index is fine.
by jginseattle
Mon Aug 15, 2016 6:51 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 2855
Views: 840330

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Hell or High Water. A very well-acted contemporary western thriller.

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/12/movie ... .html?_r=0
by jginseattle
Sun Jul 31, 2016 3:50 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI
Replies: 2521
Views: 796579

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI

Just finished Elmore Leonard's Riding the Rap. One of his best.
by jginseattle
Sun Jul 24, 2016 4:32 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: High Yield Junk Bonds
Replies: 51
Views: 5374

Re: High Yield Junk Bonds

Here is a recent column by Jason Zweig about the money being poured into junk and emerging market bonds.

http://blogs.wsj.com/moneybeat/2016/07/ ... asy-thing/
by jginseattle
Fri Jul 22, 2016 6:55 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 2855
Views: 840330

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

The Infiltrator, starring Bryan Cranston. One of the best movies of the year.

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/13/movie ... .html?_r=0

Ghostbusters. The women are very funny together, but, by the end, I felt pummeled by the relentless special effects.
by jginseattle
Sat Jul 16, 2016 4:37 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI
Replies: 2521
Views: 796579

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI

The Water is Wide: A Memoir, by Pat Conroy. I'm enjoying it immensely.
by jginseattle
Sun Jul 10, 2016 4:48 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Best bond strategy going forward?
Replies: 23
Views: 2755

Re: Best bond strategy going forward?

A bond ladder of high quality securities would mitigate reinvestment risk.