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by Keenobserver
Tue Jun 23, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: How does purchase volume of an ETF affect its value if at all?
Replies: 6
Views: 509

Re: How does purchase volume of an ETF affect its value if at all?

OP here. Reason I bring this up is because that ETF Im interested in is expanding to new countries and there is a lot potential for increased volume/ adoption. I was told that increased volume later will be benefitial for early adopters, independent of the gains from the market itself. I didnt know ...
by Keenobserver
Sun Jun 21, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: How does purchase volume of an ETF affect its value if at all?
Replies: 6
Views: 509

How does purchase volume of an ETF affect its value if at all?

Does the purchase volume of an ETF by itself increase the value of the ETF as with stocks? For example, if an ETF that tracks sp 500 sees a lot of purchase activity whilst sp 500 itself is stagnant, will that increase the value of the ETF anyway?
by Keenobserver
Mon Jun 08, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: FOMO Help - $1M to invest after avoiding all of the downturn
Replies: 58
Views: 6005

Re: FOMO Help - $1M to invest after avoiding all of the downturn

I wonder what the OP decided to do and how happy he /she is today.
by Keenobserver
Mon Jun 08, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: When to sell low? Buffett sells entire airline stake
Replies: 81
Views: 11612

Re: When to sell low? Buffett sells entire airline stake

This is just proof that no one knows nothing. Not sure why people are trying to justify an obvious mistake by Buffet as though he is some kind of an infalliable cult leader. He has gone back and forth on the Airlines industry and panic sold at a huge loss. It was a mistake and he has recently been m...
by Keenobserver
Mon Jun 08, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: New ETF HLAL
Replies: 20
Views: 1698

Re: New ETF HLAL

Another update..Saudi Aramco invested $ 25 Million with them..they are beginning to attract big players
by Keenobserver
Mon Jun 08, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks continue to soar!
Replies: 6382
Views: 539388

Re: U.S. stocks continue to soar!

up 42% from Covid accumulation at close today
by Keenobserver
Sat Jun 06, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What fun car should I get in the $150k - $200k range?
Replies: 446
Views: 24336

Re: What fun car should I get in the $150k - $200k range?

Audi R8 any takers? You share an engine with lambo. Sounds great too
by Keenobserver
Sat Jun 06, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: New ETF HLAL
Replies: 20
Views: 1698

Re: New ETF HLAL

Update. I invested with them. They have an app which makes everything easy to follow. I invested quite bit during recent down turn. Their performnce thus far is pretty close to sp 500 which is what they claim to do. So far, relatively happy with them.
by Keenobserver
Sat Jun 06, 2020 8:19 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Struggling on Purchasing the Right Car
Replies: 54
Views: 3984

Re: Struggling on Purchasing the Right Car

i never use car nav. Google map
by Keenobserver
Sat Jun 06, 2020 8:19 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Struggling on Purchasing the Right Car
Replies: 54
Views: 3984

Re: Struggling on Purchasing the Right Car

i never use car nav. Google map
by Keenobserver
Fri Jun 05, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks continue to soar!
Replies: 6382
Views: 539388

Re: U.S. stocks continue to soar!

I been loading on AaL jet blue and groupon..seems like it was a good move
by Keenobserver
Thu Jun 04, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks continue to soar!
Replies: 6382
Views: 539388

Re: U.S. stocks continue to soar!

OMG American Airlines Flying..why didnt I.buy more?
by Keenobserver
Tue Jun 02, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: is a shorter commute worth the extra cost?
Replies: 30
Views: 1735

Re: is a shorter commute worth the extra cost?

I moved walking distance from work. Makes a world of difference to my daily quality of life. No more rushing in traffic and looking for parking. If you can bike, even betyer for your health. Its the daily things that really affect our quality of life. Make sure you are not paying over market value f...
by Keenobserver
Thu May 28, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: What are you up YTD? [Year To Date]
Replies: 3074
Views: 536130

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

Up about 10 percent%
by Keenobserver
Wed May 27, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Avoiding keeping-up-with-the-joneses w.r.t. private schools
Replies: 320
Views: 17853

Re: Avoiding keeping-up-with-the-joneses w.r.t. private schools

I think paying 20 to 40k for elementary school is criminal. I mean 40k for a 5 year old kid really? Better be feeding him golden biscuits. Good public school all day for me. I always thiught of pvt schools as over priced and status symbols. Public schools plus a pvt tutor and you are good to go. $4...
by Keenobserver
Wed May 27, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Avoiding keeping-up-with-the-joneses w.r.t. private schools
Replies: 320
Views: 17853

Re: Avoiding keeping-up-with-the-joneses w.r.t. private schools

I think paying 20 to 40k for elementary school is criminal. I mean 40k for a 5 year old kid really? Better be feeding him golden biscuits. Good public school all day for me. I always thiught of pvt schools as over priced and status symbols. Public schools plus a pvt tutor and you are good to go.
by Keenobserver
Tue May 26, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Examples of why NOT to hold individual stocks
Replies: 93
Views: 7723

Re: Examples of why NOT to hold individual stocks

Simple. Individual stocks are high risk high reward. As long as you are ok with that basic element, buy away. Many stocks have gone up 2 to 5x since March, many have also collapsed. I bought Luckin coffe after the drop, and then dumped it at $ 3. Lost some $ but nothing substantial. Friend was up 40...
by Keenobserver
Tue May 26, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Examples of why NOT to hold individual stocks
Replies: 93
Views: 7723

Re: Examples of why NOT to hold individual stocks

Simple. Individual stocks are high risk high reward. As long as you are ok with that basic element, buy away. Many stocks have gone up 2 to 5x since March, many have also collapsed. I bought Luckin coffe after the drop, and then dumped it at $ 3. Lost some $ but nothing substantial. Friend was up 40...
by Keenobserver
Sun Apr 26, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: I need financial/general advice
Replies: 47
Views: 2980

Re: I need financial/general advice

If the job makes you miserable, then quit. No need to stay in your situation. Plz DO NOT go into day trading. Put the inheritence money in an index fund and let it grow. Meantime, find a j9b or career you like. There is no reason for you to stay in your current job as you hate it. You barely have an...
by Keenobserver
Sun Apr 26, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Payoff house and quit good-paying job?
Replies: 112
Views: 8188

Re: Payoff house and quit good-paying job?

If you have large enough basket then why not. Not sure how much $$ you are sitting on.
by Keenobserver
Sat Apr 25, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: [Anyone found] amazing shopping deals now?
Replies: 30
Views: 3977

Re: Amazing shopping deals now

Dozens of discounts if you are a healthcare worker or first responder.
by Keenobserver
Thu Apr 23, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: "Making money" by actively trading... but not beating the market
Replies: 76
Views: 3683

Re: "Making money" by actively trading... but not beating the market

It is not my job to dissuade people from their beliefs. Sounds like a pretty selfish approach. To intentially hold info/ not advise someone when you know that your advise can potentially save them from a lot of stress and pain. Yes sometimes, as a messenger and well wisher you might have to face so...
by Keenobserver
Thu Apr 23, 2020 8:10 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: So bottom is probably behind us....right?
Replies: 709
Views: 63756

Re: So bottom is probably behind us....right?

We bottomed out in March 23ish..Feds looking at another stimulus..peak panic was mid march with infinite unkowns and panic everywhere.. we are past that and the bottom I m afraid...the effects are more understood..even another wave wont cause the same kind of panic as the first... people are smarter...
by Keenobserver
Thu Apr 23, 2020 8:01 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Best Covid19 resistant job
Replies: 154
Views: 9749

Re: Best Covid19 resistant job

Not really a job but a business setting.. Grocery store/ Deli..esstential...know some people in the biz..busier than ever..people will buy essentials..sometimes over buy..milk, eggs, bread, snacks, soap, fruits over counter meds etc..gov will.not shut them down.. also NYPD NY fire fighter, PAramedic...
by Keenobserver
Thu Apr 23, 2020 7:54 am
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Your views on used car parts Industry
Replies: 31
Views: 1298

Re: Your views on used car parts Industry

Looks like a NO so far based on the reponses above for auto parts venture... what do you guys think about tulips? Just kidding.. I bought more airline stocks instead.
by Keenobserver
Wed Apr 22, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Your views on used car parts Industry
Replies: 31
Views: 1298

Re: Your views on used car parts Industry

I don't pick stocks but I do know a little about the auto parts business. USED auto parts are the absolute bottom of the market. You're talking junkyard. Before people go there they go to their independent NEW parts store, or buy parts on the web. Seems to me it's a bet on a really deep depression....
by Keenobserver
Wed Apr 22, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Your views on used car parts Industry
Replies: 31
Views: 1298

Re: Your views on used car parts Industry

I don’t understand why people are coming to Bogleheads for individual stock picking advice. It’s not even that I’m opposed to stock picking, it’s more that this is a terrible place to ask it. Would you ask your Uber driver or grocery checkout clerk about stock picking? Then why would you ask on Bog...
by Keenobserver
Wed Apr 22, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Your views on used car parts Industry
Replies: 31
Views: 1298

Your views on used car parts Industry

I am currently looking at Advanced auto parts, GNTX , LKQ as I think they might be a good buy with sales of new cars projected to decline. Yes I know this is counter to indexing but have set aside some powder for individual stocks because I cant help myself. I invested in American Airlines, Jet Blue...
by Keenobserver
Tue Apr 21, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: How to negotiate severance if laid off?
Replies: 75
Views: 6210

Re: How to negotiate severance if laid off?

you refer to Financial samurai website he has posts about negotiating a severance pkg. Also he has a e book.
by Keenobserver
Tue Apr 21, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: The Fed may have fundamentally altered the nature of risk in the stock market
Replies: 51
Views: 6220

Re: The Fed may have fundamentally altered the nature of risk in the stock market

New administrations around the globe may approach stock market differently. No gurantee the governments will act the same way.
by Keenobserver
Mon Apr 20, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: No longer desiring promotion - change career?
Replies: 43
Views: 2898

Re: No longer desiring promotion - change career?

Hi Everyone, I am in my late 30s and have lost any ambition I once had to "be successful" and continue to progress in my career. I have been in my role at my company for several years now, and have not applied for a promotion (to be a middle manager) as the job just does not stimulate me and the co...
by Keenobserver
Mon Apr 20, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: How to put $100K into the market now?
Replies: 34
Views: 3717

Re: How to put $100K into the market now?

Glockenspiel wrote:
Mon Apr 20, 2020 8:55 am
I'd probably put $30-$40k in today and then watch the market for the next few weeks and on down days, put another $10-$20k in each time until you reach your $100k.
I Would do something simiar
by Keenobserver
Fri Apr 17, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks continue to soar!
Replies: 6382
Views: 539388

Re: U.S. stocks continue to soar!

But I think a lot of the job losses are temporary. There is a huge difference between being laid off because the government has temporarily shut down your industry and losing a job due to a general recession/depression, where a new job might be years in the future. The shutdown will be temporarily,...
by Keenobserver
Fri Apr 17, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Are Index Funds bad investment during these situations ?
Replies: 31
Views: 2521

Re: Are Index Funds bad investment during these situations ?

This is basically an idexing forum so most people will stick with indexing for good reason. There are people who actually know the market more than most, some even make their living on it, and they will tell that they index themselves. I am no expert, and never will be, so I stick to indexes. You ca...
by Keenobserver
Thu Apr 16, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Well, I am market timing due to coronavirus... Wish me luck.
Replies: 1220
Views: 107186

Re: Well, I am market timing due to coronavirus... Wish me luck.

If OP actually did ad described, i would say he did ok. I would take that. The results could be OK (depending on what he does with the rest of the money), but I think it illustrates that he has no plan and no insights and keeps making moves based on his mood. Yeah a lot of qork.and stress. He qas l...
by Keenobserver
Thu Apr 16, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Well, I am market timing due to coronavirus... Wish me luck.
Replies: 1220
Views: 107186

Re: Well, I am market timing due to coronavirus... Wish me luck.

I have nothing against the OP, just a short summary (I could be wrong, not gonna re-read the full thread carefully): Early February: OP goes from 75/25 to 50/50; Sets a timer to get back in the market by the end of March; Days later he says that his end of March come back date is 3/20 (it's hard to...
by Keenobserver
Thu Apr 16, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: North American Oil - Should I buy?
Replies: 31
Views: 1954

Re: North American Oil - Should I buy?

Like everyone said, maybe only play money in individual stocks. I bought some XOM, myself and wont lose sleep.if it crashes. Most of my $ in indexes.
by Keenobserver
Thu Apr 16, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: The zillion dollar question: when will the market bottom out?
Replies: 104
Views: 8158

Re: The zillion dollar question: when will the market bottom out?

Whatever you do, do not stand on the sidelines for too long..this week.looks.like a low week, would be a good week to get your feet wet and grt back in. I would NOT do a lump sum at this time, given these are not normal times, and lump sum really does feel counter intuitive given the volatility. Go...
by Keenobserver
Thu Apr 16, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: The zillion dollar question: when will the market bottom out?
Replies: 104
Views: 8158

Re: The zillion dollar question: when will the market bottom out?

Whatever you do, do not stand on the sidelines for too long..this week.looks.like a low week, would be a good week to get your feet wet and grt back in. I would NOT do a lump sum at this time, given these are not normal times, and lump sum really does feel counter intuitive given the volatility. Go...
by Keenobserver
Thu Apr 16, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: The zillion dollar question: when will the market bottom out?
Replies: 104
Views: 8158

Re: The zillion dollar question: when will the market bottom out?

Whatever you do, do not stand on the sidelines for too long..this week.looks.like a low week, would be a good week to get your feet wet and grt back in. I would NOT do a lump sum at this time, given these are not normal times, and lump sum really does feel counter intuitive given the volatility. Go...
by Keenobserver
Thu Apr 16, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: The zillion dollar question: when will the market bottom out?
Replies: 104
Views: 8158

Re: The zillion dollar question: when will the market bottom out?

Whatever you do, do not stand on the sidelines for too long..this week.looks.like a low week, would be a good week to get your feet wet and grt back in. I would NOT do a lump sum at this time, given these are not normal times, and lump sum really does feel counter intuitive given the volatility. Go ...
by Keenobserver
Tue Apr 14, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks continue to soar!
Replies: 6382
Views: 539388

Re: U.S. stocks continue to soar!

oneleaf wrote:
Tue Apr 14, 2020 11:52 am
Bear market rally or bull market, I hit my rebalance bands hard. I bought a ton of stocks in March and selling nearly just as much today. It's pretty crazy.
Selling? Qhy not stay for the fun to come?
by Keenobserver
Tue Apr 14, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Flying in September, think it will be safe?
Replies: 73
Views: 4308

Re: Flying in September, think it will be safe?

I feel Airline travel will make a come back sooner than a lot of us think due to it being a basic necessity for millions across the globe. Cruise ships on the other hand are a different story. It's a basic necessity, until it's not. Some people won't be able to afford to travel. Some people will be...
by Keenobserver
Tue Apr 14, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Flying in September, think it will be safe?
Replies: 73
Views: 4308

Re: Flying in September, think it will be safe?

I feel Airline travel will make a come back sooner than a lot of us think due to it being a basic necessity for millions across the globe. Cruise ships on the other hand are a different story.
by Keenobserver
Tue Apr 14, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks continue to soar!
Replies: 6382
Views: 539388

Re: U.S. stocks continue to soar!

If the market was rational, we all could.have timed the market and the whole booglehead philosphy would not exist. We are all hear, because we acknowledge that market is irrational , and therefore unpredictable. So when the market moves in an unpredictable/ irratuonal fashion, it should not.be news...
by Keenobserver
Tue Apr 14, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks continue to soar!
Replies: 6382
Views: 539388

Re: U.S. stocks continue to soar!

If the market was rational, we all could.have timed the market and the whole booglehead philosphy would not exist. We are all hear, because we acknowledge that market is irrational , and therefore unpredictable. So when the market moves in an unpredictable/ irratuonal fashion, it should not.be news ...
by Keenobserver
Mon Apr 13, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: What's behind huge layoffs at unicorns?
Replies: 81
Views: 7785

Re: What's behind huge layoffs at unicorns?

In the 1990s when it came to dotcom bubble companies, the buzzword was the "internet" Now in the 2010s/2020, the newbuzz word is "technology" company. Airbnb, Instacart, Lyft and Uber are "Technology" companies. They aren't any more technologically advanced than any other company. They just hire so...
by Keenobserver
Sun Apr 12, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: FOMO Help - $1M to invest after avoiding all of the downturn
Replies: 58
Views: 6005

Re: FOMO Help - $1M to invest after avoiding all of the downturn

@Keenobserver: The periods all over the place were very upsetting. Apologies, my phone makes my diction quite embarassing. I also happen to be embarassingly lazy. So the fault is mine :confused Also, as I was saying, I invested when market tanked, and kept investing. When Market goes up, I am happy...
by Keenobserver
Sun Apr 12, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: What single individual stock would you buy?
Replies: 133
Views: 10256

Re: What single individual stock would you buy?

I'd buy a lottery ticket instead. Greater risk but potentially greater reward. So if I purchased Microsoft, Apple or Amazon its equvilant to buying lottery ticket? Wow this is truly the twilight zone No, the lottery ticket is less expensive so I have less to lose. So no idex funds dropped as indivi...