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by jginseattle
Mon Feb 08, 2016 8:50 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 1433
Views: 273567

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Hail, Caesar! There are some funny moments in this silly Coen brothers comedy.
by jginseattle
Fri Jan 29, 2016 7:59 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: What is your favorite Financial Quote or Metaphor??
Replies: 179
Views: 9360

Re: What is your favorite Financial Quote or Metaphor??

ZumZabo wrote:“You are not truly diversified until you own something you are really uncomfortable with”
– Peter Bernstein


Here is another version...


In investing, what is comfortable is rarely profitable.

- Robert Arnott
by jginseattle
Fri Jan 29, 2016 7:50 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Just not interested any more [in investing]
Replies: 42
Views: 7145

Re: Just not interested any more [in investing]

Super relaxed is good. Just don't get complacent. :happy
by jginseattle
Tue Jan 26, 2016 8:17 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: What is your favorite Financial Quote or Metaphor??
Replies: 179
Views: 9360

Re: What is your favorite Financial Quote or Metaphor??

The bottom line is that, looked at prospectively, much of risk is subjective, hidden and unquantifiable.

- Howard Marks
by jginseattle
Mon Jan 25, 2016 8:40 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: What is your favorite Financial Quote or Metaphor??
Replies: 179
Views: 9360

Re: What is your favorite Financial Quote or Metaphor??

I recently came across this one. It's so grim that it's funny.

For all financial market participants, survival is the only objective that matters.

-Andrew Lo
by jginseattle
Sun Jan 17, 2016 7:52 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Mount Rushmore of Investing
Replies: 31
Views: 3588

Re: Mount Rushmore of Investing

In addition to Graham and Keynes, etc., I would add Irving Fisher.
by jginseattle
Fri Jan 15, 2016 8:42 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: I'm Calling an Emerging Markets Bottom
Replies: 127
Views: 12350

Re: I'm Calling an Emerging Markets Bottom

I use large rebalancing bands when it comes to Emerging Markets.
by jginseattle
Wed Jan 13, 2016 7:12 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: worst first four opening days in HISTORY for S&P 500
Replies: 125
Views: 12939

Re: worst first four opening days in HISTORY for S&P 500

letsgobobby wrote:what are GMO points?


Get Me Out!
by jginseattle
Wed Jan 13, 2016 7:08 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 1433
Views: 273567

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

The Revenant. It's striking. But it's not particularly good.

http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2016/ ... ilder-west
by jginseattle
Tue Jan 05, 2016 7:41 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 1433
Views: 273567

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Here are my 2015 movie recommendations. (And I certainly haven't seen everything).

Amy.
What We Do In The Shadows.
Ex Machina.
Mad Max: Fury Road.
Inside Out.
Sicario.
The Big Short.
Bridge of Spies.
Spotlight.

I also liked...

Star Wars.
Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation.
Spectre.
It Follows.

by jginseattle
Mon Dec 28, 2015 8:07 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 1433
Views: 273567

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

The Hateful Eight. Underwhelming. There are a few good bits, but it's definitely sub par Tarantino.
by jginseattle
Wed Dec 23, 2015 9:06 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 1433
Views: 273567

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

The Big Short . Highly entertaining. I haven't read the book, but I would be surprised if it has the comic tone of the movie. Two good reviews... http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2015/12/14/hard-bargains http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/11/movies/review-in-the-big-short-economic-collapse-for-fun-and...
by jginseattle
Sat Dec 12, 2015 5:43 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI
Replies: 1345
Views: 276518

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI

I just finished The Crossing by Michael Connelly. Detective Harry Bosch has retired from the LAPD, but his half-brother, defense attorney Mickey Haller, needs his help. The murder rap against his client seems ironclad, but Mickey is sure it's a setup. Though it goes against all his instincts, Bosch...
by jginseattle
Sat Dec 12, 2015 5:38 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Check-In on Emerging Market Sentiment
Replies: 57
Views: 4743

Re: Check-In on Emerging Market Sentiment

Fairly priced. The market perceives EM to be risky at this time.

I own an EM fund.
by jginseattle
Fri Dec 11, 2015 9:19 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Total Markets, Coffeehouse or Values and Treasuries?
Replies: 20
Views: 1652

Re: Total Markets, Coffeehouse or Values and Treasuries?

Sharpe and Sortino ratios are not going to help you out here. :) Why not both portfolios simultaneously? Or a legit mix: Total US Stock Market Index Small-cap Value Index Total International Stock Market Index FTSE all-world ex-US small cap index some bond funds Lots of posters use a portfolio like...
by jginseattle
Fri Dec 04, 2015 8:08 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 1433
Views: 273567

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Legend. Tom Hardy gives a brilliant dual performance as the Kray brothers in this violent gangster film. Good period detail.

Creed. Familiar and satisfying. Directed by Ryan Coogler who made the excellent Fruitvale Station. Very well done.
by jginseattle
Tue Dec 01, 2015 9:06 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: TV show recommendations?
Replies: 427
Views: 169987

Re: TV show recommendations?

Bustoff wrote:We think Homeland gets better every season.

Would like to start watching Fargo but "On Demand" doesn't have the first few episodes.


Check On Demand again about the availability of Fargo. I believe that just last night I saw that Episode one of the new season is now available.
by jginseattle
Mon Nov 30, 2015 5:23 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: TV show recommendations?
Replies: 427
Views: 169987

Re: TV show recommendations?

Documentary Now! A very funny show that parodies well known documentaries. Starring Bill Hader and Fred Armisen.
by jginseattle
Fri Nov 20, 2015 6:55 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: How Do You Ignore the Noise?
Replies: 51
Views: 4173

Re: How Do You Ignore the Noise?

I embrace "the noise," because I seem to need a lot of stimulation.

I don't act on noise, though.
by jginseattle
Mon Nov 16, 2015 10:35 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 1433
Views: 273567

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Spotligh t. A group of investigative reporters for the Boston Globe look into the Catholic Church's systematic cover-up of the crimes of pedophile priests. One of the best movies of the year. Engrossing and suspenseful. Liev Schreiber and Stanley Tucci stand out among the excellent cast. http://www...
by jginseattle
Mon Nov 02, 2015 7:42 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: TV show recommendations?
Replies: 427
Views: 169987

Re: TV show recommendations?

Fargo. Season 2. Episode 4 airs tonight.

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/12/arts/ ... television
by jginseattle
Thu Oct 29, 2015 9:35 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Concerned about European stocks
Replies: 14
Views: 2398

Re: Concerned about European stocks

"In investing, what is comfortable is rarely profitable." - Robert Arnott.
by jginseattle
Thu Oct 29, 2015 8:44 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Why Swensen's lazy portfolio over others?
Replies: 25
Views: 2734

Re: Why Swensen's lazy portfolio over others?

The Unconventional Success Portfolio 30% Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund 20% Vanguard REIT Index Fund 15% Vanguard Developed Markets Index Fund 5% Vanguard Emerging Markets Index Fund 15% Vanguard Intermediate Treasury Bond Fund 15% Vanguard Inflation-Protected Securities Fund (TIPS) What dif...
by jginseattle
Fri Oct 23, 2015 8:43 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Guilty pleasures?
Replies: 123
Views: 11998

Re: Guilty pleasures?

Dining out. Movies. Good beer.
by jginseattle
Tue Oct 20, 2015 6:30 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Why do people drink light beer ?
Replies: 84
Views: 5543

Re: Why do people drink light beer ?

Good question. It's rather wet and pointless.
by jginseattle
Mon Oct 19, 2015 7:57 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Vanguard REIT index fund?
Replies: 33
Views: 6254

Re: Vanguard REIT index fund?

I've never owned a REIT fund. My REIT holdings are limited to exposure through the Total Stock and Small Value Index funds. REITs don't look very appealing to me at this time.
by jginseattle
Mon Oct 19, 2015 7:28 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI
Replies: 1345
Views: 276518

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI

Personal. A Jack Reacher novel by Lee Child. Very entertaining.
by jginseattle
Mon Oct 19, 2015 7:02 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: William Bernstein: Minimize Your Risk in Bonds
Replies: 16
Views: 3587

William Bernstein: Minimize Your Risk in Bonds

Here's the link to his recent WSJ article. To summarize: Take your risk in stocks.

http://www.wsj.com/articles/the-case-fo ... 1445220146
by jginseattle
Fri Oct 16, 2015 8:22 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Good source for frozen lobster tails in Seattle?
Replies: 6
Views: 690

Re: Good source for frozen lobster tails in Seattle?

I recommend Wild Salmon Seafood Market at Fisherman's Terminal in Seattle. But I've never bought any lobster from them.

http://wildsalmonseafood.com/
by jginseattle
Sun Oct 04, 2015 9:13 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: The Investors Manifesto
Replies: 46
Views: 6949

Re: The Investors Manifesto

You may want to check out Bill's Rational Expectations: Asset Allocation for Investing Adults. It's up-to-date and among his best.
by jginseattle
Mon Sep 28, 2015 7:09 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI
Replies: 1345
Views: 276518

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI

The Smartest Guys in the Room: The Amazing Rise and Scandalous Fall of Enron, by Bethany McLean and Peter Elkind. I was just fascinated by this story of corporate greed told with great clarity and driving momentum.
by jginseattle
Mon Sep 28, 2015 6:30 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 1433
Views: 273567

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Sicario is a brilliant, brutal drug-war thriller from director Denis Villeneuve (Prisoners, Enemy). Excellent cinematography by Roger Deakins.
by jginseattle
Sat Sep 19, 2015 5:02 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 1433
Views: 273567

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Black Mass. The portrait of a monster. The entire cast is excellent, but this is a very grim true crime story.

Everest. Great climbing scenes highlight this true adventure story.
by jginseattle
Thu Sep 17, 2015 9:56 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: If You Have Savings In Your 20s, You’re Doing Something Wrong [article]
Replies: 148
Views: 12707

Re: If You Have Savings In Your 20s, You’re Doing Something Wrong [article]

I had zero savings when I was in my twenties. I was playing in a rock band.
by jginseattle
Sat Sep 05, 2015 7:35 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI
Replies: 1345
Views: 276518

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI

jginseattle wrote:I'm halfway through Goldeneye, Where Bond Was Born: Ian Fleming's Jamaica. Well researched and highly entertaining.


I forgot to mention that the author is Matthew Parker.
by jginseattle
Fri Sep 04, 2015 8:01 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI
Replies: 1345
Views: 276518

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI

I'm halfway through Goldeneye, Where Bond Was Born: Ian Fleming's Jamaica. Well researched and highly entertaining.
by jginseattle
Thu Sep 03, 2015 8:03 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Bill Gross: cash is your best investment right now
Replies: 63
Views: 8790

Re: Bill Gross: cash is your best investment right now

Part of Gross's strategy in the Janus Global Unconstrained Bond fund is to use options to "sell volatility across a range of asset classes, including fixed income, equities, and currencies. It is our view that prices of many investment instruments presume a greater level of volatility in underl...
by jginseattle
Fri Aug 28, 2015 7:29 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: If stocks dropped 30% next Monday, would you rebalance?
Replies: 103
Views: 6735

Re: If stocks dropped 30% next Monday, would you rebalance?

Yes, I would rebalance. That is, if I could get anybody on the phone.
by jginseattle
Thu Aug 27, 2015 6:59 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: How do you diversify?
Replies: 24
Views: 2855

Re: How do you diversify?

I've assembled a global stock portfolio and balance it with "safe" bonds. This is the equity-centric approach. I believe I would be better diversified by investing across more risk factors and strategy styles.
by jginseattle
Tue Aug 25, 2015 7:21 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Book Recs for Historical Bears
Replies: 11
Views: 658

Re: Book Recs for Historical Bears

The Great Crash 1929, by John Kenneth Galbraith.
by jginseattle
Mon Aug 24, 2015 6:13 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: The Bogleheads' Silent Majority
Replies: 248
Views: 32159

Re: The Bogleheads' Silent Majority

I will just ride this thing out, as I have in the past. But I do like to see how asset classes behave at different times. It can be instructive.
by jginseattle
Mon Aug 24, 2015 5:46 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: 100% equities - my reasoning
Replies: 105
Views: 9764

Re: 100% equities - my reasoning

I stopped reading the OP's post after the first sentence. Somebody who is "still learning" has no business allocating 100% to stocks.

On the other hand, you would get a fast education. And perhaps lose a big percentage of a small amount of money.
by jginseattle
Thu Aug 20, 2015 8:04 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 1433
Views: 273567

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

The Gift. A clever, twisty little thriller.

This review contains spoilers...

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/07/movie ... .html?_r=0
by jginseattle
Tue Aug 18, 2015 7:06 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: The Risk Quandary
Replies: 29
Views: 2639

Re: The Risk Quandary

Much of risk is subjective, hidden and unquantifiable.

Howard Marks
by jginseattle
Sat Aug 15, 2015 8:09 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: favorite bogleheads posts?
Replies: 83
Views: 13422

Re: favorite bogleheads posts?

I enjoyed the exchange where a behavioral finance "expert" chastised a chauvinistic male poster only to find out that she was lecturing a woman.
by jginseattle
Thu Aug 06, 2015 10:21 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Buying a Rolex Watch
Replies: 74
Views: 7024

Re: Buying a Rolex Watch

The lovely toy so fiercely sought
Hath lost its charm by being caught.
by jginseattle
Tue Aug 04, 2015 6:06 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Aloha Shirt: Yes or No
Replies: 80
Views: 7486

Re: Aloha Shirt: Yes or No

ralph124cf wrote:I just bought one at Tori Richards from a post above.

My shirts from Hilo Hattie's that I bought in the 90s are falling apart, and I was having no luck finding good quality subdued ones locally.

Ralph


Those are good looking shirts. Enjoy!

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