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by peppers
Fri Feb 05, 2016 7:54 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 1431
Views: 272971

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Finished Madoff last night. I thought the second half was much better. In one remarkable scene, the movie recounts how Madoff thought it was "game over" during a 2006 investigation when the SEC insisted Madoff provide them with his DTC account number... which he did. For a made for TV fil...
by peppers
Tue Feb 02, 2016 8:15 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Wellesley vs Indexing
Replies: 10
Views: 1875

Re: Wellesley vs Indexing

Has Wellesley met or exceeded expectations? (Rhetorical question)

If so, then as my old mentor liked to say ..."it ain't broke?...leave it alone"...
by peppers
Tue Feb 02, 2016 8:07 pm
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Ban Symbols [Ticker symbols in topic title]
Replies: 16
Views: 984

Re: Ban Symbols

IAIBTL
by peppers
Sat Jan 30, 2016 11:57 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How to stop junk mail for a deceased person
Replies: 39
Views: 2399

Re: How to stop junk mail for a deceased person

My father passed 21 years ago. A few times a month something will come in addressed to him.
by peppers
Sat Jan 30, 2016 11:01 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 1431
Views: 272971

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

I went on a binge this week. The Revenant - I had high expectations for this film but came away disappointed. Some of the scenes were not credible in my eyes. The Hateful Eight - If you are a Tarantino fan you will probably enjoy this film. Yep, lots of blood and gore. The Big Short - "Two mort...
by peppers
Sat Jan 23, 2016 2:20 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: What was the 2000 crash like in real time?
Replies: 65
Views: 5378

Re: What was the 2000 crash like in real time?

I would say it was like having dry skin and having sandpaper rubbed over it...again...and again...and again....
by peppers
Fri Jan 08, 2016 6:36 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Bearish signal
Replies: 12
Views: 1738

Re: Bearish signal

We have the VIX

Now, we have the VTI Valuethinker Timing Indicator :wink:
by peppers
Thu Dec 31, 2015 7:12 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: 2015 BOGLEHEAD CONTEST LEADERS
Replies: 53
Views: 4086

Re: 2015 BOGLEHEAD CONTEST LEADERS

Congratulations Lady Victoria

Welcome to the club
by peppers
Tue Dec 29, 2015 3:32 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: [Does vanguard have a fund that tracks NASDAQ?]
Replies: 20
Views: 1171

Re: I* screwed up..question... Does vanguard have a fund that tracks NASDAQ?

The question was asked on the Vanguard forum at Morningstar
by peppers
Tue Dec 29, 2015 3:10 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: What are you up YTD? [Year To Date]
Replies: 753
Views: 110942

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

Barring any financial Armageddon, we are currently up 1.35%

Cue Nisiprius signature line here
by peppers
Mon Dec 28, 2015 2:57 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Pay down mortgage or stuff retirement accounts?
Replies: 24
Views: 2435

Re: Pay down mortgage or stuff retirement accounts?

The Illinois state income tax for individuals for 2015 3.75 percent

http://www.revenue.state.il.us/TaxRates/Income.htm
by peppers
Sat Dec 26, 2015 1:26 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Tracking Net Worth, insightful and motivating
Replies: 45
Views: 4078

Re: Tracking Net Worth, insightful and motivating

Respectfully,

2000 thru 2002 was like hearing fingernails being dragged across a chalkboard over and over and over again....
by peppers
Thu Dec 24, 2015 8:35 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Next year is the year for stock picking....
Replies: 26
Views: 2655

Re: Next year is the year for stock picking....

Jerry55 wrote:


I also bet against the Bears as well here.


The Bears are currently 5 and 9. This strategy has worked well this season. :)
by peppers
Tue Dec 22, 2015 8:38 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: S & P 500 "fair value" (as of 1-15-16 )
Replies: 160
Views: 13305

Re: S & P 500 "fair value" (as of 12-18-15 )

I'd rather not be a full time statistician, The good news you are likely better off not being a full time statistician! :) That said, at its heart I think my complaint is that a little knowledge is a dangerous thing, especially when one knows only a little and thinks they know a lot. Since I scored...
by peppers
Tue Dec 22, 2015 7:52 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Are you Financially Literate?
Replies: 33
Views: 2849

Re: Are you Financially Literate?

Back in the day, I don't remember seeing "refused" as a choice on Sister Mary Holywater's math tests. :)
by peppers
Wed Dec 02, 2015 6:29 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: To calculate CAGR, how long is "a year?"
Replies: 21
Views: 1999

Re: To calculate CAGR, how long is "a year?"

Nisi, you have too much time on your hands. Get a job or at least a dog. :D Somebody, somewhere, is making money on the difference between a 365.25-day year and a 365-day year. And leveraging it up at 300:1 leverage to make it amount to something. I'm sure of it. If nobody is, I should be able to o...
by peppers
Wed Nov 25, 2015 12:13 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: The Monte Carlo question
Replies: 44
Views: 5103

Re: The Monte Carlo question

..."Rod, life is uncertain, get over it"...

Should put that one on the gem list. :)
by peppers
Sun Nov 22, 2015 11:58 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Slicing, Dicing, Tilting, Factoring, etc-ing -- my take
Replies: 100
Views: 8055

Re: Slicing, Dicing, Tilting, Factoring, etc-ing -- my take

It's interesting to read some of the social science research that shows that when people are convinced of something, showing them contrary evidence makes them more convinced that they are right, not less. In these threads I quite honestly think we often see evidence of this on both sides. About evi...
by peppers
Sun Nov 15, 2015 5:36 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: With Fed Reserve threatening a rate hike, should I wait until January to buy vaguard's bond funds?
Replies: 30
Views: 3717

Re: With Fed Reserve threatening a rate hike, should I wait until January to buy vaguard's bond funds?

Postby peppers » Sat Mar 07, 2015 11:52 am If rates rise in the spring I will be getting the vegetable garden ready. If rates rise in the summer I will be maintaining the vegetable garden. If rates rise in the fall I will be harvesting from the vegetable garden. Its all according to the vegetable pl...
by peppers
Sun Nov 01, 2015 8:28 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Halloween Candy
Replies: 45
Views: 3490

Re: Halloween Candy

The rain stopped by us in the late afternoon and it was cloudy and windy. The streets were quiet and deserted. And then, they rushed forth, like the barbarian hordes descending upon Rome. Cries of "...over there, they got Hershey bars and Reese's peanut butter cups." I was stuffing their b...
by peppers
Sun Oct 18, 2015 6:53 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: White Coat Investor critiques a David Ramsey rant on Bogle
Replies: 24
Views: 6323

Re: White Coat Investor critiques a David Ramsey rant on Bogle

Anyone can beat the S&P 1) Place a copy of the S&P on a wall 2) Select the striking implement of your choice - claw hammer, broom, fly swatter, 2x4 board, etc. 3) Proceed to wail away at the S&P with reckless abandon 4) After a sufficient time has passed, throw down your striker, raise y...
by peppers
Sun Oct 04, 2015 3:54 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: IBT interview with Dr. Bill Bernstein
Replies: 80
Views: 6856

Re: IBT interview with Dr. Bill Bernstein

That's what's happening to me, too. Surprisingly, travel so far cost me much less than I budgeted, but the local expenses are higher. For example, I am taking an improvisation comedy class at $225 for five sessions. I like it so much that I have signed for Level 2 class. Then there is Level 3. And ...
by peppers
Sat Oct 03, 2015 6:55 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: IBT interview with Dr. Bill Bernstein
Replies: 80
Views: 6856

Re: IBT interview with Dr. Bill Bernstein

Dr. Bernstein

Thanks for the CRR study link, interesting reading.
by peppers
Mon Sep 28, 2015 6:48 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Why not take their advice?
Replies: 59
Views: 4464

Re: Why not take their advice?

Pencil me in for a five funder.
by peppers
Mon Sep 28, 2015 6:34 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: The Sky Is Falling, What do I do?
Replies: 69
Views: 7187

Re: The Sky Is Falling, What do I do?

"The sun will come out tomorrow....bet your bottom dollar that tomorrow.....there'll be sun...."
by peppers
Sun Sep 13, 2015 3:10 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: McDonald's has good coffee: McDonalds has Senior Coffee
Replies: 92
Views: 9018

Re: MacDonald's has good coffee: MacDonalds has Senior Coffee

Half off and a free refill.....what's not to like.
by peppers
Tue Sep 08, 2015 1:28 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Poor man's auto navigation system?
Replies: 86
Views: 5556

Re: Poor man's auto navigation system?

I use the Window Interactive Ferreting Engineer as my navigator.
by peppers
Sat Sep 05, 2015 11:06 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks in freefall
Replies: 2670
Views: 530012

Re: U.S. stocks in freefall

Regarding interest rates, in the words of SNL Roseanne Roseannadanna......"never mind."
by peppers
Thu Sep 03, 2015 7:58 pm
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: growing plans [Server Upgrade Postponed]
Replies: 22
Views: 2982

Re: growing plans [Server Upgrade SATURDAY 7:30 AM Eastern]

Thank you for the heads up.

And, a sincere thank you for all the time and effort you and all the other unsung heroes contribute to the site.
by peppers
Sun Aug 23, 2015 3:08 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Gardening 2015
Replies: 11
Views: 1308

Re: Gardening 2015

As I write this, DW is making stuffed peppers. She is using some ground beef and rice for the stuffing. She cut up some rosemary, basil, and oregano from the herb plants and diced up a small zucchini to round out the stuffing. I made a side salad of cucumbers, melrose peppers, cherry tomatoes and ka...
by peppers
Sat Aug 22, 2015 6:15 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks in freefall
Replies: 2670
Views: 530012

Re: U.S. stocks in freefall

Sorry, what are you all seeing? I'm not sure I see it... http://s18.postimg.org/5j4382kt5/Captura_de_pantalla_2015_08_21_a_las_9_42_41_AM.png This reminds me of the pattern left on the sidewalk after we lit up some small circular dark fireworks. If I remember correctly, I believed they were called ...
by peppers
Sat Aug 15, 2015 3:20 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Is this time different?
Replies: 42
Views: 4340

Re: Is this time different?

Anecdotal story Back in 2005 a coworker bought a house and stated "I am going to do some upgrades and remodeling. When I am done it will be worth at least $1m dollars." Passage of time He retired last year and I happened to run into him and asked how things were going. "Well, we decid...
by peppers
Tue Aug 11, 2015 7:30 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Anyone not own a Smartphone
Replies: 76
Views: 4524

Re: Anyone not own a Smartphone

No smartphone, just a company provided flip phone. And when I retire they can have it back, no strings attached. :)

P.S. Did Rhett really say "I don't give a hoot".
by peppers
Fri Jul 31, 2015 6:26 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: bogleheadism == Vanguard?
Replies: 66
Views: 5925

Re: bogleheadism == Vanguard?

Boglehead vs Vanguard-smackdown

Lovin' it.........
by peppers
Thu Jul 30, 2015 7:48 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Can I be a Boglehead and a UAW?? [Under Accumulator of Wealth]
Replies: 27
Views: 2803

Re: Can I be a Boglehead and a UAW??

cheese_breath wrote:I thought you were asking if a Boglehead could join the United Auto Workers.



Me too. :wink:
by peppers
Mon Jul 20, 2015 8:16 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: livesoft surpasses 40,000 posts!
Replies: 74
Views: 5989

Re: livesoft surpasses 40,000 posts!

I wonder if he will make the 2 comma's post club. :wink:
by peppers
Mon Jul 13, 2015 10:06 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Gardening 2015 pt 2
Replies: 48
Views: 5733

Re: Gardening 2015 pt 2

by peppers
Mon Jul 13, 2015 7:25 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Gardening 2015 pt 2
Replies: 48
Views: 5733

Re: Gardening 2015 pt 2

Garden report: I will gladly sacrifice a couple of peppers which are adjacent rather than harm the asparagus. Ed If you do, you realize this means war. :wink: We have just started taking some bell peppers this week. The jalapenos are taking their sweet time though. We also have some san marzano tom...
by peppers
Sun Jul 12, 2015 7:31 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 1431
Views: 272971

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Mortdecai...with Johnny Depp and Gwyneth Paltrow. Well.......at least it was a free rental from the public library. I will be kind and stop there.
by peppers
Sun Jul 12, 2015 2:12 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: The next Lehman - this week? [Greek default]
Replies: 237
Views: 27155

Re: The next Lehman - this week? [Greek default]

While perusing the web on this warm and sunny July afternoon, I came across this short article over at BlackRock. Submitted for your viewing pleasure.

http://www.blackrockblog.com/2015/07/06 ... l-markets/
by peppers
Sun Jun 28, 2015 3:17 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Squirrel nemesis
Replies: 60
Views: 6197

Re: Squirrel nemesis

My issue is with one particular squirrel that insists on digging holes around the base of my basil plants. peppers - In March, when Bogleheads were wringing their hands over what they were going to do with the looming Fed "interest rate increase," you cooly and calmly told us how you woul...
by peppers
Sat Jun 27, 2015 11:37 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Squirrel nemesis
Replies: 60
Views: 6197

Re: Squirrel nemesis

I have implemented Plan A and currently Plan B is in progress. The highly trained guard dog is now outside and patrolling the premise....a 9 lb chihuahua.
Check that, the dog is lying down in the grass and soaking up the sun. Hmmmm...........

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