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by dave_k
Mon Sep 16, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: HEDGEFUNDIE's excellent adventure Part II: The next journey
Replies: 888
Views: 48675

Re: HEDGEFUNDIE's excellent adventure Part II: The next journey

I think I may be one of the remaining few, if not only one(?), to be in the original 60/40 TMF/UPRO allocation. I started Feb 22nd and was up about 50% at one point. The portfolio has taken a bit of a dip the last 10 days though. I'm now up 38% since starting. I'm not sure when/if I'll change the a...
by dave_k
Mon Aug 19, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: How much does your employer 401k plan charge?
Replies: 43
Views: 2541

Re: How much does your employer 401k plan charge?

We have a small company with a handful of staff in our 401K plan. We pay all the administration fees for each staff member - the individual fund fees the staff pay are generally inline with typical Vanguard and Fidelity fees (low). +1 - We used to be in the same position as the OP, but a few years ...
by dave_k
Mon Aug 19, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: "No cost" mortgage refi: will lender pay my fees?
Replies: 7
Views: 497

Re: "No cost" mortgage refi: will lender pay my fees?

Several years ago we refinanced a couple times with truly no cost through a local broker (McGlone). We could have gotten a slightly better rate if we were willing to pay something, but rates were dropping fast and we refinanced 3 times within a couple years (once with a few hundred in fees), which w...
by dave_k
Tue Aug 13, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: HEDGEFUNDIE's excellent adventure Part II: The next journey
Replies: 888
Views: 48675

Re: HEDGEFUNDIE's excellent adventure [risk parity strategy using 3x leveraged ETFs]

Can we get a "show of hands" of those posters who are participating in this excellent adventure? Started with $100K, about 5% of investable assets, up over 40% as of today. Doing 40/60 with quarterly rebalancing so far. Considering moving to or towards 55/45, or going with a monthly windowed volati...
by dave_k
Fri Aug 02, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: HEDGEFUNDIE's excellent adventure [risk parity strategy using 3x leveraged ETFs]
Replies: 3353
Views: 273355

Re: HEDGEFUNDIE's excellent adventure [risk parity strategy using 3x leveraged ETFs]

Anyone else notice that in PV voltatility gives best returns when using 10 days (the minimum in the tool). Its almost as if volatility is more useful for the most recent days. Is there really any value at looking at volatility from a month ago? In this case, exponential weighting may make sense (al...
by dave_k
Thu Jul 25, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: HEDGEFUNDIE's excellent adventure [risk parity strategy using 3x leveraged ETFs]
Replies: 3353
Views: 273355

Re: HEDGEFUNDIE's excellent adventure [risk parity strategy using 3x leveraged ETFs]

Some of the papers suggested using an exponential weighting factor to the look-back period (weights more recent days higher); makes sense intuitively and would be quite easy in excel :twisted: . Looking up the prices for even the last 20 days of three assets each month sounds like a pain though... ...
by dave_k
Thu Jul 25, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: HEDGEFUNDIE's excellent adventure [risk parity strategy using 3x leveraged ETFs]
Replies: 3353
Views: 273355

Re: HEDGEFUNDIE's excellent adventure [risk parity strategy using 3x leveraged ETFs]

Sorry for being such a pain. Where do you find the volume in PV? Or ar you just clicking into one of the sections? I was trying to use the Portfolio Optimization section using Risk Parity as Optimization Goal, but realize I am way off. I'm trying to setup an easy way that I can calculate every mont...
by dave_k
Wed Jul 24, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: HEDGEFUNDIE's excellent adventure [risk parity strategy using 3x leveraged ETFs]
Replies: 3353
Views: 273355

Re: HEDGEFUNDIE's excellent adventure [risk parity strategy using 3x leveraged ETFs]

samsdad wrote:
Wed Jul 24, 2019 11:31 am
That’s what I did. My first rebalance was “premature” but now I’m on the calendar quarter. Plus, the dividends plop out around then too.
+1 - same reason
by dave_k
Fri Jul 19, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Etrade denies promotion on $1 mil new account
Replies: 65
Views: 7519

Re: Etrade denies promotion on $1 mil new account

Very stupid on the part of Etrade. It's not worth the bad customer relations to be that picky about it and refuse to honor something they advertised they are willing to do. And you're right to be cautious about clicking links in unsolicited emails. Fidelity has free trade bonuses for transferring $1...
by dave_k
Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:36 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: HEDGEFUNDIE's excellent adventure [risk parity strategy using 3x leveraged ETFs]
Replies: 3353
Views: 273355

Re: HEDGEFUNDIE's excellent adventure [risk parity strategy using 3x leveraged ETFs]

I just checked Vanguard and they also let you buy it, with a $25,000 minimum. :) What are the chances PSLDX would be allowed in a Vanguard 401k plan? I could request that it be added, but not sure if Vanguard would do it. Apparently Fidelity imposes the $1M minimum, so I couldn't do it in the IRA t...
by dave_k
Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: HEDGEFUNDIE's excellent adventure [risk parity strategy using 3x leveraged ETFs]
Replies: 3353
Views: 273355

Re: HEDGEFUNDIE's excellent adventure [risk parity strategy using 3x leveraged ETFs]

However, I tried at Vanguard and got an error message that we can't buy leveraged products. I spoke with Fidelity (where we have an old IRA) and they said it would be fine. I see M1 Finance mentioned places, but I'd really rather go with a bigger house (especially on the small chance this actually ...
by dave_k
Fri Jul 05, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Would we regret buying a 2nd home?
Replies: 90
Views: 8522

Re: Would we regret buying a 2nd home?

My DW and I would be far more tempted to own a motorhome as a second home. We're thinking about buying one at least for the first few years of retirement. Mobility matters a lot more to us than space; today's motorhomes can be just as luxurious as any fixed structure. We're thinking of buying a tra...
by dave_k
Wed Jul 03, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: HEDGEFUNDIE's excellent adventure [risk parity strategy using 3x leveraged ETFs]
Replies: 3353
Views: 273355

Re: HEDGEFUNDIE's excellent adventure [risk parity strategy using 3x leveraged ETFs]

MotoTrojan wrote:
Wed Jul 03, 2019 4:24 pm
Friendly reminder: Both holdings paid dividends today. Mine were reinvested into TMF which was lightly underweight since my recent rebalance.
They were paid yesterday in my Fidelity account, and I rebalanced along with reinvesting them. Up about 30% so far!
by dave_k
Tue Jul 02, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: What age did you reach 100K networth?
Replies: 328
Views: 77033

Re: What age did you reach 100K networth?

Mid to late 20's, about 20 years ago in the late 90's (not adjusted for inflation).
by dave_k
Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Would we regret buying a 2nd home?
Replies: 90
Views: 8522

Re: Would we regret buying a 2nd home?

It may be different after I retire, but I do not really have the time to do all the upkeep on one home/small farm. I can't imagine having two. lol....+1 I enjoy working at the house, but having 2 to maintain would be frustrating. Esp a 2nd home that is supposed to be a 'vacation' home....having to ...
by dave_k
Mon Jul 01, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Would we regret buying a 2nd home?
Replies: 90
Views: 8522

Re: Would we regret buying a 2nd home?

We're about 20 years younger, and our situation is a bit different, but you may find it helpful. My wife and I bought a beachfront house in FL from her father about 5 years ago. We have to fly there and only get there a couple times a year for a couple weeks each, but we have it rented out through a...
by dave_k
Mon Jul 01, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Do you share your net worth with family members?
Replies: 252
Views: 21238

Re: Do you share your net worth with family members?

Generally not (except with my wife), not specific net worth or salary, but they do know we're doing well. Since we live below our means, they (and our friends) probably don't realize how well, although some of it is obvious from real estate. I know some of them are struggling and I wouldn't want to ...
by dave_k
Wed Jun 26, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: HEDGEFUNDIE's excellent adventure [risk parity strategy using 3x leveraged ETFs]
Replies: 3353
Views: 273355

Re: HEDGEFUNDIE's excellent adventure [risk parity strategy using 3x leveraged ETFs]

I also invest them as they come. No point in leaving it in cash when it can go into the under-performing asset (rebalance boost). But I am also switching to a monthly rebalance (and occasional contribution) based on past months volatility. I sort of followed the recent discussions about rebalancing...
by dave_k
Wed Jun 26, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: HEDGEFUNDIE's excellent adventure [risk parity strategy using 3x leveraged ETFs]
Replies: 3353
Views: 273355

Re: HEDGEFUNDIE's excellent adventure [risk parity strategy using 3x leveraged ETFs]

One thing I didnt notice - and forgive me if it seems trivial - but are those of you following OPs method to the T dripping your dividends as they come (or, auto-invest is on in M1) or are you waiting until quarterly rebalances to re-invest them? I'm using Fidelity, and I reinvested the dividends a...
by dave_k
Mon Jun 24, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Effect of trading fees imposed on all stocks and bonds
Replies: 9
Views: 739

Re: Effect of trading fees imposed on all stocks and bonds

I take it people don't remember the bad old days before fixed commissions were abolished in 1975. Hint: it was very exciting when "discount brokerages" began charging "only" $29.95 for a trade. I was only a few years old, so I don't remember :) That's punishing, especially for small trades, but wha...
by dave_k
Mon Jun 24, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Effect of trading fees imposed on all stocks and bonds
Replies: 9
Views: 739

Re: Effect of trading fees imposed on all stocks and bonds

What are the fees in Europe and what effects do they have (what if they were removed)?
What if it were to happen in the U.S.?
by dave_k
Mon Jun 24, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Effect of trading fees imposed on all stocks and bonds
Replies: 9
Views: 739

Effect of trading fees imposed on all stocks and bonds

Let's say that everyone was required to pay a fee on all stock and bond trades (for example, a 0.5% fee on all stock trades, and a 0.1% fee on all bond trades), and that ETFs and mutual funds holding those assets had the fees imposed or passed through. How do you think that would affect the markets ...
by dave_k
Sat Jun 22, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: How much is your guys’ fees for your 401k?
Replies: 96
Views: 5608

Re: How much is your guys’ fees for your 401k?

Small business owner here, we cover 100% of the fees for our employees (self included) and have admiral shares in our plan so employees pay nothing (Vanguard/Ascensus plan). I think the only fee is if a participant requests a rollover there is like a $50 charge. But that's a one time event and with...
by dave_k
Wed Jun 05, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: For those who earn $500k+ per year. How'd you do that?
Replies: 369
Views: 39399

Re: For those who earn $500k+ per year. How'd you do that?

Congratulations! If you include "RSUs" in your comp like other Tech workers, you will likely be well above the 500k mark. :beer Thanks. :beer I own about 40% of the company, and that doesn't change (unless we do stock buybacks), so while that's worth something and I'd like to get the equity out at ...
by dave_k
Wed Jun 05, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: For those who earn $500k+ per year. How'd you do that?
Replies: 369
Views: 39399

Re: For those who earn $500k+ per year. How'd you do that?

I’m surprised at how MD-heavy this thread became. I knew BH was skewed toward medical and tech, but the sheer lack of business owners piping up is surprising to me. Are there really only two of us? Entrepreneurs, wherefore art thou? I read through the whole thread and I'm also surprised there aren'...
by dave_k
Fri May 24, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Is the housing market starting to collapse?
Replies: 122
Views: 13026

Re: Is the housing market starting to collapse?

If you're using Zillow to estimate the fair market value of your home, you are doing it wrong. Just sayin', Zillow is often off by as much as 20-30% in either direction from the actual value. Given that Zillow is now in the business of flipping houses, I sense a conflict of interest in terms of rep...
by dave_k
Wed May 22, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: HEDGEFUNDIE's excellent adventure [risk parity strategy using 3x leveraged ETFs]
Replies: 3353
Views: 273355

Re: HEDGEFUNDIE's excellent adventure [risk parity strategy using 3x leveraged ETFs]

Is it true that in a brokerage account, I pay taxes on dividends even if they are automatically reinvested, but in a Roth IRA I don't? Yes, and in a traditional IRA or 401k the taxes (all taxes) are deferred until distributions are made, presumably in retirement. For all accounts, it doesn't matter...
by dave_k
Wed May 15, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: HEDGEFUNDIE's excellent adventure [risk parity strategy using 3x leveraged ETFs]
Replies: 3353
Views: 273355

Re: HEDGEFUNDIE's excellent adventure [risk parity strategy using 3x leveraged ETFs]

This sounds like one of those cases of confusing outcomes with strategy. The worst risk in outcomes is the investment going to zero. The biggest threat to actually executing the strategy is the behavioral difficulty of staying the course when your funny money starts getting too real. As I believe h...
by dave_k
Thu May 02, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: 4 Gorgeous Beach Towns Where You Can Comfortably Retire on $40,000 a Year
Replies: 56
Views: 8895

Re: 4 Gorgeous Beach Towns Where You Can Comfortably Retire on $40,000 a Year

I can’t see the benefit of living full time on an ocean. Hurricanes, flooding, salt ruins everything, tourists. Some great views, though. I’d rather live on a large interior lake and not have the problems that come with oceans. Plenty of lakes in most states where $40k would be just fine if the hou...
by dave_k
Mon Apr 29, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Boat insurance
Replies: 11
Views: 869

Re: Boat insurance

We added our boat to our State Farm insurance policy, which includes an umbrella policy.
by dave_k
Sat Apr 20, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: thoughts about mixed use fl rental/vacation home`
Replies: 5
Views: 373

Re: thoughts about mixed use fl rental/vacation home`

My wife and I have a beach house on the gulf in SW FL. We use it about a month per year and rent it the rest of the time through an agency. We don't go in peak season (winter through spring break) since that's when it earns the most (and is crowded). We have a small positive cash flow, even after pa...
by dave_k
Fri Apr 19, 2019 12:14 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: HEDGEFUNDIE's excellent adventure [risk parity strategy using 3x leveraged ETFs]
Replies: 3353
Views: 273355

Re: HEDGEFUNDIE's excellent adventure [risk parity strategy using 3x leveraged ETFs]

All that being said, here is what one would get by shorting SPXS as compared to going long SPXL: https://www.portfoliovisualizer.com/backtest-portfolio?s=y&timePeriod=4&startYear=1985&firstMonth=1&endYear=2019&lastMonth=12&calendarAligned=true&endDate=04%2F18%2F2019&initialAmount=10000&annualOperat...
by dave_k
Sat Apr 13, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: HEDGEFUNDIE's excellent adventure [risk parity strategy using 3x leveraged ETFs]
Replies: 3353
Views: 273355

Re: HEDGEFUNDIE's excellent adventure [risk parity strategy using 3x leveraged ETFs]

I think the reason that it appeals to many Bogleheads (including myself) is that it's a simple two fund stock/bond index portfolio with periodic rebalancing, with long term returns (buy and hold) as the goal. The main difference from a typical Boglehead portfolio is the leverage, which increases th...
by dave_k
Fri Apr 12, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: HEDGEFUNDIE's excellent adventure [risk parity strategy using 3x leveraged ETFs]
Replies: 3353
Views: 273355

Re: HEDGEFUNDIE's excellent adventure [risk parity strategy using 3x leveraged ETFs]

I find it fascination that in the Bogleheads Forum, there are 31 pages of posts about a 3X leverage ETF strategy which is a far cry from what Bogle himself advocated. Granted, it is a very interesting strategy and it backtests very well. The question of course is does backtesting accurately define ...
by dave_k
Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: HEDGEFUNDIE's excellent adventure [risk parity strategy using 3x leveraged ETFs]
Replies: 3353
Views: 273355

Re: HEDGEFUNDIE's excellent adventure [risk parity strategy using 3x leveraged ETFs]

typical.investor wrote:
Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:44 am
JBeck wrote:
Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:43 am
Does Vanguard allow you to purchase leveraged funds in your Roth? I didn't believe so. While scrolling thru this thread I saw M1 Finance mentioned a few times, is that the reason?
Schwab allowed it.
I'm doing it through Fidelity with Roth and traditional IRAs.
by dave_k
Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Should you use a real estate agent when buying a house? What are your experiences?
Replies: 72
Views: 4063

Re: Should you use a real estate agent when buying a house? What are your experiences?

My wife and I did not use an agent when buying our house, but we had already found the specific house we wanted ourselves. We negotiated ourselves, and when they wanted us to raise our bid we refused, and one of the points we made (through their agent) was that there should be room to negotiate the ...
by dave_k
Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Is a work-at-home job have the same expectations as the office job?
Replies: 63
Views: 3683

Re: Is a work-at-home job have the same expectations as the office job?

As someone who employs several people who work from home, I expect them to hit deadlines and be available during the workday for meetings, and be responsive to emails and phone/skype calls - basically the same expectations as someone in the office as far as getting work done and being available. I u...
by dave_k
Mon Apr 08, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: fun car advice
Replies: 140
Views: 9614

Re: fun car advice

OP, any year Corvette Z06... they are basically track cars you can drive on the street. +1 I test drove a lightly used C7 Z06 about a year ago and it was amazing. I would have bought it but I just couldn't justify it for the small amount of driving I do, the crappy roads we have, and the poor weath...
by dave_k
Fri Apr 05, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: "The best and worst U.S. states for retirement"
Replies: 303
Views: 33690

Re: "The best and worst U.S. states for retirement"

...Mass is completely out for me as they forbid, outright restrict, or price out several recreational favorites that I have acquired over the last 26+ years of PCSing and living life. HUH? :confused Please translate. Mass has several arbitrary restrictions on law abiding citizens that you don't see...
by dave_k
Tue Apr 02, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: "The best and worst U.S. states for retirement"
Replies: 303
Views: 33690

Re: "The best and worst U.S. states for retirement"

Nearly every response about the weather in this thread is "Great here, well except for these 4-6 months. but great the rest of the time!" The answer to that is to have two homes in two different states. Year-round great weather. Or you could live in Southern CA. But its actually cheaper to have 2 h...
by dave_k
Sun Mar 31, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: "The best and worst U.S. states for retirement"
Replies: 303
Views: 33690

Re: "The best and worst U.S. states for retirement"

Confirms my plans to retire to FL :D! Not that I take this too seriously. I'm glad I already own the property, and if it wasn't waterfront I probably wouldn't consider it. I'll spend summers in RI, which is way low on the list, but it won't be my primary residence.
by dave_k
Sun Mar 31, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Diversification Can Improve Retirement Outcomes (SWR) [Very Long Post]
Replies: 72
Views: 5775

Re: Diversification Can Improve Retirement Outcomes (SWR) [Very Long Post]

Perfect - I see it includes a lot of follow-up posts with explanations. Thanks!
by dave_k
Sun Mar 31, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Diversification Can Improve Retirement Outcomes (SWR) [Very Long Post]
Replies: 72
Views: 5775

Re: Diversification Can Improve Retirement Outcomes (SWR) [Very Long Post]

Thanks for clarifying. Would you mind posting your allocation as an example (assuming you are following this)? Maybe you have elsewhere (haven't checked - you have a lot of posts :happy), but an example would be helpful here. The allocations in the OP, you mean? Portfolio 1 was 60% large cap U.S. s...
by dave_k
Sun Mar 31, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Diversification Can Improve Retirement Outcomes (SWR) [Very Long Post]
Replies: 72
Views: 5775

Re: Diversification Can Improve Retirement Outcomes (SWR) [Very Long Post]

Thanks for clarifying. Would you mind posting your allocation as an example (assuming you are following this)? Maybe you have elsewhere (haven't checked - you have a lot of posts :happy), but an example would be helpful here.
by dave_k
Sun Mar 31, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Diversification Can Improve Retirement Outcomes (SWR) [Very Long Post]
Replies: 72
Views: 5775

Re: Diversification Can Improve Retirement Outcomes (SWR) [Very Long Post]

Thank you for the post. I'm wondering about a couple things: I agree that diversification is still useful in accumulation. It's a central piece of my portfolio construction process, and unshakeable so. That said, do I think it's useful to acknowledge that it LESS important for accumulators. Just by ...
by dave_k
Fri Mar 29, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: I would like a boat. I also know nothing about boats
Replies: 147
Views: 9349

Re: I would like a boat. I also know nothing about boats

Maybe my experience is unusual, but my boat (Sugar Sand Tango Xtreme 240HP with a Mercury 2 stroke V6 jet drive) has been pretty reliable, and I bought it used. In 8 years, the most expensive thing it needed was a major tune-up that cost about $1000. Gas and oil have been by far the biggest expense,...
by dave_k
Thu Mar 28, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: How much $$ would it take for you walk away from investing?
Replies: 45
Views: 4373

Re: How much $$ would it take for you walk away from investing?

No amount of money would make me want to stop taking any risk. In fact, with enough money, I would likely set aside some for taking even more risk, like angel investing. I'm already doing a bit of that by going with HEDGEFUNDIE's 3x leveraged strategy with 5% of investible assets, and investing in a...
by dave_k
Thu Mar 28, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: HEDGEFUNDIE's excellent adventure [risk parity strategy using 3x leveraged ETFs]
Replies: 3353
Views: 273355

Re: HEDGEFUNDIE's excellent adventure [risk parity strategy using 3x leveraged ETFs]

I too will be rebalancing tomorrow. My plan is to rebalance between the time the dividends are paid and the end of each quarter, to get the dividends reinvested quickly and keep the timing fairly consistent. I made a simple spreadsheet where I can input the number of shares, current price, and lates...
by dave_k
Wed Mar 27, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: TVs: OLED vs. QLED
Replies: 52
Views: 4414

Re: TVs: OLED vs. QLED

+1 for OLED. I have the LG 2017 model and haven't had any burn in issues, only very brief image retention after having static high contrast content on the screen, and even then it's only noticeable against a solid background. The image quality can't be beat. Of course 4k HDR content looks the best, ...
by dave_k
Tue Mar 26, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Boeing 737 Max 8 Flight: Would you rebook?
Replies: 63
Views: 5341

Re: Boeing 737 Max 8 Flight: Would you rebook?

I'd fly it if they put it back in service tomorrow. The problem was apparently with an automated system that can be quickly turned off to regain full control once the problem is recognized (nose trimmed down because of a faulty sensor reading). With all the publicity, it's likely that all pilots of ...