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by kayanco
Wed Jan 02, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Is there a Nassim Taleb portfolio?
Replies: 38
Views: 4336

Re: Is there a Nassim Taleb portfolio?

TAIL Cambria Tail Risk ETF The Cambria Tail Risk ETF seeks to mitigate significant downside market risk. The Fund intends to invest in a portfolio of "out of the money" put options purchased on the U.S. stock market. TAIL strategy offers the potential advantage of buying more puts when volatility i...
by kayanco
Tue Jan 01, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: i-bond: is it sensible to buy max in one go
Replies: 4
Views: 718

i-bond: is it sensible to buy max in one go

Hi, For buying i-bonds, is it okay or sensible to simply buy the maximum limit of $10K in a single transaction, let's say on Jan 1 or 2. Or is there a better or more recommended way to buy the max limit? Same for Roth IRA: Can you just put in $6K one Jan 1 and be done with it? Or is there another BH...
by kayanco
Tue Dec 25, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Is there a Nassim Taleb portfolio?
Replies: 38
Views: 4336

Re: Is there a Nassim Taleb portfolio?

hotpancakes wrote:
Tue Dec 25, 2018 7:32 am
I took a typical Boglehead portfolio and added about 5% gold as an insurance policy if the world collapses.
How did you add the Gold? Using an ETF or physical?

Thanks.
by kayanco
Tue Dec 25, 2018 6:54 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Is there a Nassim Taleb portfolio?
Replies: 38
Views: 4336

Re: Is there a Nassim Taleb portfolio?

TAIL Cambria Tail Risk ETF The Cambria Tail Risk ETF seeks to mitigate significant downside market risk. The Fund intends to invest in a portfolio of "out of the money" put options purchased on the U.S. stock market. TAIL strategy offers the potential advantage of buying more puts when volatility i...
by kayanco
Mon Dec 24, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Is there a Nassim Taleb portfolio?
Replies: 38
Views: 4336

Is there a Nassim Taleb portfolio?

A question for folks knowledgeable with the works for Nassim Taleb: Is there a portfolio consistent with his views/recommendations on investing? Something that can be constructed and held at the likes of Fidelity or Vanguard, and mostly in a buy-and-hold manner (akin to a lazy portfolio). I know he ...
by kayanco
Tue Dec 18, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Is there modern "Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds"?
Replies: 5
Views: 572

Re: Is there modern "Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds"?

One book that came highly recommend was "Devil Take the Hindmost" (even though it doesn't cover dot com and 2008), but there is no audible version of it. I found this book absolutely fascinating. This is a MUST read in my opinion, even if you have to use good old paper to do so... The bottomline is...
by kayanco
Tue Dec 18, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Bernstein watchers - where do you go to see his current writing or current allocation preferences ?
Replies: 35
Views: 4974

Re: Bernstein watchers - where do you go to see his current writing or current allocation preferences ?

Bill Bernstein wrote:
Thu Jun 28, 2018 8:05 am
I'm currently finishing up a modern version of Mackay's "Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds."
Bill

Dr. Bernstein,

Is it possible to share any update on this forthcoming book please?
Maybe an ETA on when we can expect it in stores?

Thank you.
by kayanco
Tue Dec 18, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: "Madness of Crowds" vs "Wisdom of Crowds"
Replies: 32
Views: 1835

Re: "Madness of Crowds" vs "Wisdom of Crowds"

OP, It is very simple. It comes down one word: diversity 1) "Madness of Crowds" is when you only listen to people that agree with you. 2) "Wisdom of Crowds" is when you listen to folks that disagree with you. In fact, if someone makes you mad, it is probably good for you. It probably hits you at a ...
by kayanco
Tue Dec 18, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Is there modern "Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds"?
Replies: 5
Views: 572

Is there modern "Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds"?

Hi, Is there a more recent version of the book "Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds", that includes the dot com and 2008 as well. I'm looking for audiobook format. One book that came highly recommend was "Devil Take the Hindmost" (even though it doesn't cover dot com and 2008),...
by kayanco
Tue Dec 18, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: "Madness of Crowds" vs "Wisdom of Crowds"
Replies: 32
Views: 1835

Re: "Madness of Crowds" vs "Wisdom of Crowds"

rgarling wrote:
Tue Dec 18, 2018 11:25 am
The wisdom of crowds has to do with aggregation of individual experiences. Crowds can have no experience regarding the future; therefore, no wisdom.
Hi, can you please explain this in more detail. I found your post interesting, and would like to hear in detail what you meant.

Thanks.
by kayanco
Tue Dec 18, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: "Madness of Crowds" vs "Wisdom of Crowds"
Replies: 32
Views: 1835

Re: "Madness of Crowds" vs "Wisdom of Crowds"

OP, It is very simple. It comes down one word: diversity 1) "Madness of Crowds" is when you only listen to people that agree with you. 2) "Wisdom of Crowds" is when you listen to folks that disagree with you. In fact, if someone makes you mad, it is probably good for you. It probably hits you at a ...
by kayanco
Tue Dec 18, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: "Madness of Crowds" vs "Wisdom of Crowds"
Replies: 32
Views: 1835

Re: "Madness of Crowds" vs "Wisdom of Crowds"

How do we decide if the market price of a stock is being driven by the madness of crowds, or the wisdom of crowds? Which one are we accepting when we say that the market price is correct? Followup question: Why is the "madness" answer or the "wisdom" answer deemed correct? Broken Man 1999 Yea, I wa...
by kayanco
Mon Dec 17, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: "Madness of Crowds" vs "Wisdom of Crowds"
Replies: 32
Views: 1835

"Madness of Crowds" vs "Wisdom of Crowds"

Hi, I recently came across the following two books: Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds (Charles MacKay). The Wisdom of Crowds (James Surowiecki). I am interested to hear thoughts/comments from members who've read both books. Is there a way to integrate both ideas? I've come ac...
by kayanco
Mon Dec 17, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Dr. Bill Bernstein Books
Replies: 45
Views: 5623

Re: Dr. Bill Bernstein Books

But I haven't had any original finance ideas lately. My current history project is a modern redo of Mackay's Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds, the first third of which will cover, as did Mackay, financial bubbles. I think there's some new ground there, but nothin...
by kayanco
Wed Dec 12, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Is there value in these books?
Replies: 22
Views: 1499

Re: Is there value in these books?

I would recommend that you also read " The Worldly Philosophers " by Robert Heilbroner *first*. Which puts the history of economic thought in its context (and definitely comes from a more "Liberal" view of the world). I'd advise OP to do the exact opposite, to read things in their proper order: old...
by kayanco
Wed Dec 12, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Startpage VASTLY different from Google
Replies: 7
Views: 1243

Startpage VASTLY different from Google

Hi, I came across a highly recommended search engine called Startpage , which is supposed to give Google results without the tracking. This was really it's main or unique feature, because there are many engines that are supposed to be tracking-free but give inferior results compared to Google. So St...
by kayanco
Wed Dec 12, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Is there value in these books?
Replies: 22
Views: 1499

Is there value in these books?

Hi, Can anyone familiar with the following works, comment on if it's worthwhile to read them: 1. Ludwig von Mises 2. F.A. Hayek 3. Adam Smith 4. Milton Friedman 5. Murray Rothbard Please note, I'm not asking to discuss the content of the books. Just whether people think they are relevant or valuable...
by kayanco
Sun Dec 09, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Help with Windows Firewall and VPN
Replies: 4
Views: 536

Re: Help with Windows Firewall and VPN

Wow-lots of processes. They are really apps/programs disguised as svchost.exe This will turn into a rabbit hole but if you have time here's some reading about svchost.exe processes https://www.thewindowsclub.com/svchost-windows-svchost-viewer-details-multiple-svchost-services The link below is a to...
by kayanco
Sat Dec 08, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Help with Windows Firewall and VPN
Replies: 4
Views: 536

Re: Help with Windows Firewall and VPN

Wow-lots of processes. They are really apps/programs disguised as svchost.exe This will turn into a rabbit hole but if you have time here's some reading about svchost.exe processes https://www.thewindowsclub.com/svchost-windows-svchost-viewer-details-multiple-svchost-services The link below is a to...
by kayanco
Sat Dec 08, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Help with Windows Firewall and VPN
Replies: 4
Views: 536

Help with Windows Firewall and VPN

Hi, Can someone please help me with Windows Firewall? I was looking for a basic firewall program for outbound blocking. The only feature I needed was a notification for any new outbound connection so I could choose to allow or block. The free "Windows Firewall Control" (by binisoft) did what I neede...
by kayanco
Fri Nov 30, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How to use Windows Firewall to block?
Replies: 4
Views: 391

Re: How to use Windows Firewall to block?

Have you tried it as shown here. https://www.howtogeek.com/227093/how-to-block-an-application-from-accessing-the-internet-with-windows-firewall/ Thank you, problem solved! :sharebeer I was doing it right but running into the Windows quirk mentioned in that article. Widows by default does this, whic...
by kayanco
Fri Nov 30, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How to use Windows Firewall to block?
Replies: 4
Views: 391

Re: How to use Windows Firewall to block?

Have you tried it as shown here. https://www.howtogeek.com/227093/how-to-block-an-application-from-accessing-the-internet-with-windows-firewall/ Thank you, problem solved! :sharebeer I was doing it right but running into the Windows quirk mentioned in that article. Widows by default does this, whic...
by kayanco
Fri Nov 30, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How to use Windows Firewall to block?
Replies: 4
Views: 391

How to use Windows Firewall to block?

Hi, Can someone help me figure out how to use Windows 10 Firewall to block internet access of some programs? I have some portable apps and would like to understand how to block them from the internet. Here's what I tried but did not work: 1. Went to "Outbound Rules" in Windows Firewall. 2. Created n...
by kayanco
Fri Nov 23, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How to record webcam?
Replies: 6
Views: 794

Re: How to record webcam?

whodidntante wrote:
Fri Nov 23, 2018 1:32 am
Obs Studio is fine and worth the learning curve.
Looks like VirtualDUB can also record webcam in AVI. But the filesize is too big.

Is OBS better option than VirtualDUB for webcam capture?
by kayanco
Thu Nov 22, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How to record webcam?
Replies: 6
Views: 794

How to record webcam?

HI, Can someone recommend a free software that can record video from webcam on a Windows computer? Ideally a portable version (i.e. unzip and run without install) I have tried ScreenToGif to record from webcam but it requires the program to be in foreground. If it is minimized or you open another wi...
by kayanco
Thu Nov 22, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Any users of "Open Broadcaster Software" or HandBrake?
Replies: 3
Views: 650

Re: Any users of "Open Broadcaster Software" or HandBrake?

obs has presets. also see what the bitrate is set at, youtube for example i think is 15mb, or 15000. finally if you are using h.264 you can set it to superfast or whatever its called. keep fideling until you get the size you want without sacrificng the quality you are expecting. handbrake is an enc...
by kayanco
Thu Nov 22, 2018 12:04 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Any users of "Open Broadcaster Software" or HandBrake?
Replies: 3
Views: 650

Any users of "Open Broadcaster Software" or HandBrake?

Hi, I have a question for anyone familiar with Open Broadcaster Software ( OBS ): What settings should I select for "Recording" (not Steaming) to keep the file size at minimum? I don't care about video quality, just that the video size be as small as possible. If you can be detailed (exact setting n...
by kayanco
Sat Nov 17, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Recommend Chrome ad-blocker
Replies: 66
Views: 4516

Re: Recommend Chrome ad-blocker

I found another addon:
DuckDuckGo Privacy Essentials

Any users of it here? I'm interested to know if it ads any benefit on top of uBlock Origin? or how it compares to Privacy Badger?
by kayanco
Fri Nov 16, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Recommend Chrome ad-blocker
Replies: 66
Views: 4516

Re: Recommend Chrome ad-blocker

I always block 3rd party scripts & frames and anything google/Facebook/Amazon ad related which you don't see in that picture as bogleheads.org isn't throwing any of them at my browser. I was looking at your configuration, and you are not blocking 3rd party scripts and frames for the site where you ...
by kayanco
Wed Nov 14, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Recommend Chrome ad-blocker
Replies: 66
Views: 4516

Re: Recommend Chrome ad-blocker

Here's my filter list. Note at the bottom I add the custom NoCoin list that way I do not need a separate crypto blocking extension. I'll need to remove the 2 AWS simple filters as they are no longer working and decide if I want to try something different. https://i.imgur.com/MzGAXef.jpg?1 The big k...
by kayanco
Wed Nov 14, 2018 8:05 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Recommend Chrome ad-blocker
Replies: 66
Views: 4516

Re: Recommend Chrome ad-blocker

brad.clarkston wrote:
Tue Nov 13, 2018 6:54 pm
If you enable uBlockO's advanced settings and add custom filters then you won't need Badger/fingerprinting/bitcoin filters as it can do all of those.
Thanks. Do you happen to have a web link handy with a guide to set this up?
by kayanco
Tue Nov 13, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Recommend Chrome ad-blocker
Replies: 66
Views: 4516

Re: Recommend Chrome ad-blocker

When it comes to privacy extensions in addition to uBlock Origin (or Nano Adblocker which is a fork), I hear conflicting opinion where additional extensions like Privacy Badger are needed or not. One opinion is that they are all redundant. Any insight on this? Is there a way to test whether Privacy...
by kayanco
Tue Nov 13, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Recommend Chrome ad-blocker
Replies: 66
Views: 4516

Re: Recommend Chrome ad-blocker

In Chrome I use the Nano Adblocker, which is essentially a new version of uBlock Origin, but with additional features. It works nicely with Nano Defender, which provides an anti-adblocking mechanism to bypass the annoying warnings you see when you visit a page which detects your adblocker. Plus, if...
by kayanco
Tue Nov 13, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Recommend Chrome ad-blocker
Replies: 66
Views: 4516

Re: Recommend Chrome ad-blocker

bhsince87 wrote:
Tue Nov 13, 2018 12:18 pm

But with chrome on my Samsung galaxy phone, I have very poor results. This frustrates me to no end!
Chrome Mobile version does not have extension support, so you can't install something like uBlock Origin. Firefox on mobile does have extenion/addon support, so you can install uBlock.
by kayanco
Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Recommend Chrome ad-blocker
Replies: 66
Views: 4516

Re: Recommend Chrome ad-blocker

Ghostery by itself isn't a proper ad-blocker and it's a sell out to boot they sell blocking data back to the advertisers. Adblock, Adblock Pus, & Ublock (not Origins it's different) will let through ads if they are paid for it. That's pretty common knowledge if you look for it. Learn how to use UBl...
by kayanco
Sun Nov 11, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Recommend Chrome ad-blocker
Replies: 66
Views: 4516

Re: Recommend Chrome ad-blocker

Ghostery by itself isn't a proper ad-blocker and it's a sell out to boot they sell blocking data back to the advertisers. Adblock, Adblock Pus, & Ublock (not Origins it's different) will let through ads if they are paid for it. That's pretty common knowledge if you look for it. Learn how to use UBl...
by kayanco
Sun Nov 11, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Recommend Chrome ad-blocker
Replies: 66
Views: 4516

Re: Recommend Chrome ad-blocker

Ghostery and be done. If you want to get sexy add ad blocker's VPN. Do you not see the adds I highlighted in my 1st post screenshot? I tried Ghostery but I still see them. Hmmm, weird. I run apple and microsoft products with vpn, ghostery & adblock without problems. Just checked it on my mac/safari...
by kayanco
Sun Nov 11, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Recommend Chrome ad-blocker
Replies: 66
Views: 4516

Re: Recommend Chrome ad-blocker

Does Privacy Possum do the same thing? I hadn't heard of that before today, but it looks like he just forked PB, so you could expect similar (maybe better, maybe worse) behavior. I see so many of these privacy related add-ons (not Ad blockers), that it's hard to choose. For ad-blockers I see an imm...
by kayanco
Sun Nov 11, 2018 12:18 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Recommend Chrome ad-blocker
Replies: 66
Views: 4516

Re: Recommend Chrome ad-blocker

Can you please share where in PB you made that setting? Sure. In your browser, click on the Badger icon. From there, you can set a block/no-cookies/allow policy for each domain. On CNET, I believe you can safely set all of those domains to the left-most/red/block setting. I do this a lot because Pr...
by kayanco
Sat Nov 10, 2018 11:54 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Recommend Chrome ad-blocker
Replies: 66
Views: 4516

Re: Recommend Chrome ad-blocker

I use Privacy Badger and do not see any of the ad spots you noted on those articles. It looks like I asked PB to block all third-party origins on CNET.com. I use Adblock and Privacy Badger. Default settings showed those ads in OP. I went to Privacy Badger and told it to block all the CNET-related d...
by kayanco
Sat Nov 10, 2018 11:26 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Recommend Chrome ad-blocker
Replies: 66
Views: 4516

Re: Recommend Chrome ad-blocker

I use Privacy Badger and do not see any of the ad spots you noted on those articles. It looks like I asked PB to block all third-party origins on CNET.com. Hi, Can you please share where in PB you made that setting? Also, it has as setting called "Check if third-party domains comply with EFF's Do N...
by kayanco
Sat Nov 10, 2018 11:22 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Recommend Chrome ad-blocker
Replies: 66
Views: 4516

Re: Recommend Chrome ad-blocker

five2one wrote:
Sat Nov 10, 2018 10:23 pm
Ghostery and be done.

If you want to get sexy add ad blocker's VPN.
Do you not see the adds I highlighted in my 1st post screenshot?
I tried Ghostery but I still see them.
by kayanco
Sat Nov 10, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Recommend Chrome ad-blocker
Replies: 66
Views: 4516

Re: Recommend Chrome ad-blocker

Ditched Adblock Plus for uBlock Origin. Highly recemmend uBlock Origin Ublock let ads come thru sometimes. I noticed it a lot on YouTube at the beginning video after I switched from ad lock. So idk which one is better they have advantages and disadvantages. About the same on both. I probably gonna ...
by kayanco
Fri Nov 09, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Recommend Chrome ad-blocker
Replies: 66
Views: 4516

Recommend Chrome ad-blocker

Hi, I was searching for an Ad-blocker for Chrome and found uBlock Origin to be highly recommended. I installed it (with all filters enabled) along with Privacy Badger . But CNET doesn't get all ads removed, still has some large ones remaining. I've highlighted in red boxes: https://www.cnet.com/news...
by kayanco
Tue Oct 23, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Six Pillars of Self-Esteem: Nathaniel Branden
Replies: 16
Views: 2708

Re: Six Pillars of Self-Esteem: Nathaniel Branden

arcticpineapplecorp. wrote:
Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:32 pm
to keep this actionable I'll help you increase your self esteem using just 4 words:

internalize sucesses
externalize failures

now don't you feel better?
Lol, this reminds me of Martin seligman's explanatory styles and Learned Happiness. Positive psychology lol :)
by kayanco
Tue Oct 23, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Six Pillars of Self-Esteem: Nathaniel Branden
Replies: 16
Views: 2708

Re: Six Pillars of Self-Esteem: Nathaniel Branden

My personal opinion (for what it is worth): If self-esteem is a concern, and you can afford it, you would do better to seek professional therapy than expect to get it from a self-help book. Self-esteem is such an important factor in carving out a happy life. And it is a complex issue for which I do...
by kayanco
Mon Oct 22, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Six Pillars of Self-Esteem: Nathaniel Branden
Replies: 16
Views: 2708

Re: Six Pillars of Self-Esteem: Nathaniel Branden

It was a bit helpful at the time, although something didn't feel right in my gut and gnawed at me; it was a bit TOO self-centered. I read part of the book so wanted to write a comment around what you said, "bit TOO self-centered". Can you tell me some comparable books that you didn't find self-cent...
by kayanco
Mon Oct 22, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Six Pillars of Self-Esteem: Nathaniel Branden
Replies: 16
Views: 2708

Re: Six Pillars of Self-Esteem: Nathaniel Branden

If you have the time, and you're looking for a non-conventional, individualism-focused approach to personal psychology, I think it's worth a read. If you're not looking for that, there are plenty of other books out there. Hi, I read some of the book so I've back to this thread. I'd like to ask if y...
by kayanco
Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: What was max drop in 2000 and 2008?
Replies: 15
Views: 3105

Re: What was max drop in 2000 and 2008?

MotoTrojan wrote:
Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:56 pm
Tamales wrote:
Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:39 pm
3/24/00 to 10/9/02: -49.1%
10/9/07 to 3/9/09: -56.8%

(S&P500 from the highest all-time-high before the decline to the lowest low before recovery)
Don't forget those dividends :).
I'm sorry I didn't follow, can you please explain? Thanks.
by kayanco
Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: What was max drop in 2000 and 2008?
Replies: 15
Views: 3105

Re: What was max drop in 2000 and 2008?

Tamales wrote:
Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:39 pm
3/24/00 to 10/9/02: -49.1%
10/9/07 to 3/9/09: -56.8%

(S&P500 from the highest all-time-high before the decline to the lowest low before recovery)
Thanks. I assume VTSAX would match what you listed? What about VTIAX please?