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by jginseattle
Sun Jun 25, 2017 6:39 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: International Stocks - New thoughts
Replies: 58
Views: 2406

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: 1205

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: 84
Views: 5582

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: 1752

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: 1205

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: 414

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: 2715
Views: 763371

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/movies/norman-review-richard-gere.html http://www.seattletimes.com/entertainment/movies/review-in-norman...
by jginseattle
Wed May 03, 2017 6:46 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 2715
Views: 763371

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: 2715
Views: 763371

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: 37668

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: 498
Views: 198005

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: 2364
Views: 718404

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: 2715
Views: 763371

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: 2715
Views: 763371

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Toni Erdmann . An unconventional comedy from Germany. https://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/22/movies/toni-erdmann-review.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 y...
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: 1844

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: 15602

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: 2715
Views: 763371

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: 2715
Views: 763371

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: 2715
Views: 763371

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/2016/11/28/manchester-by-the-sea-and-fantastic-beasts-and-where-to-find-them http://www...
by jginseattle
Sat Nov 12, 2016 6:29 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 2715
Views: 763371

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: 2715
Views: 763371

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: 2715
Views: 763371

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: 2715
Views: 763371

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: 2364
Views: 718404

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: 2364
Views: 718404

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: 1929

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: 2715
Views: 763371

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: 2364
Views: 718404

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: 5217

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: 2715
Views: 763371

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: 2364
Views: 718404

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: 2706

Re: Best bond strategy going forward?

A bond ladder of high quality securities would mitigate reinvestment risk.
by jginseattle
Sat Jul 09, 2016 4:49 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI
Replies: 2364
Views: 718404

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI

Just finished two by Elmore Leonard:

52 Pickup. Not bad, but not one of his best. It was made into a not very good movie.

Raylan. Very entertaining. Darkly humorous.
by jginseattle
Wed Jun 29, 2016 5:48 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Switching to Fidelity's new Total International Index (includes small cap!)
Replies: 73
Views: 12300

Re: Switching to Fidelity's new Total International Index (includes small cap!)

Thanks for the info. I'm also interested in Fidelity's new Large Cap Value Index fund.
by jginseattle
Sat Jun 11, 2016 4:37 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 2715
Views: 763371

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Blow Out. (1981). Brian De Palma's superlative political thriller. Expertly crafted, it works on many levels.

Currently available for free in HD on On Demand.

Here's a very good review...

https://www.criterion.com/current/posts ... -gadgeteer
by jginseattle
Wed Jun 08, 2016 9:14 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 2715
Views: 763371

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

The Lobster. A deliberately grim satire. For the more adventurous of moviegoers.

http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2016/ ... -civil-war

Weiner. This documentary about Anthony Weiner's train wreck mayoral campaign is, believe it or not, very entertaining.
by jginseattle
Sun May 29, 2016 5:52 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Vanguard Core Bond Fund
Replies: 16
Views: 2754

Re: Vanguard Core Bond Fund

I would also take a look at Vanguard's Short Term Bond Index.
by jginseattle
Sat May 28, 2016 4:55 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Classic Bernstein 8 — Is Credit Risk Ever Worth Taking?
Replies: 20
Views: 2893

Re: Classic Bernstein 8 — Is Credit Risk Ever Worth Taking?

I think credit risk is, for the most part, an inefficient way to invest. I would limit it to short-dated, high quality securities.
by jginseattle
Fri May 27, 2016 7:35 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI
Replies: 2364
Views: 718404

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI

Dough , by Mort Zachter. A breezy, funny/sad memoir. The author discovers that his parsimonious uncles, who ran the family bakery, were worth millions. Mr. Zachter struggles with his bitterness over the situation. His parents, who knew about this great wealth, and worked at the bakery for nothing ,...
by jginseattle
Fri May 27, 2016 7:15 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: [Book: Living off Your Money, by M. McClung (Prime Harvesting)]
Replies: 370
Views: 49816

Re: New Book: Living off Your Money (Michael McClung)

Thanks for the recommendation. I put in a request for purchase at the local library.
by jginseattle
Fri May 20, 2016 6:52 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 2715
Views: 763371

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

A Bigger Splash. One of the year's best.

http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2016/ ... k-and-roll

The Nice Guys. A mess of a movie. However, Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling are quite entertaining.
by jginseattle
Mon May 16, 2016 7:31 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 2715
Views: 763371

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Money Monster. It works as a smooth, fast and funny thriller, not as an indictment of the financial industry.

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/13/movie ... oster.html
by jginseattle
Fri May 13, 2016 5:04 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 2715
Views: 763371

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

CoAndy wrote:Saw two this past week..."Jungle Book" and "Captain America: Civil War". The kids and I give two thumbs up to both.


I enjoyed both of those, too.
by jginseattle
Fri May 13, 2016 4:57 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: What's your EM tilt and why?
Replies: 43
Views: 3368

Re: What's your EM tilt and why?

I have 10% of equities in EM. In order to reach this target I had to add a dedicated EM fund. I did this about two years ago. And I wouldn't be opposed to increasing EM exposure, but not too much more.

Reason: EM is cheaper on a relative basis, and expected returns seem more favorable.

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