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by Busdrvr
Wed Aug 05, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: US Chapters
Topic: Post your Financial Milestone Announcements Here
Replies: 1545
Views: 204393

Re: Post your Financial Milestone Announcements Here

Joined the 2 comma club today. Not including home equity or cash. :D
by Busdrvr
Sun Aug 02, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: What are you up YTD? [Year To Date]
Replies: 3136
Views: 543104

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

S&P 500 total return is up 0.58% YTD. We have some great stock pickers in this thread who carry no cash. Why not let the experts at TRP and Fido do the picking. Check ytd prnhx and Fidelity growth company commingled pool. I don't get it. Both of our S&P 500 funds, Vanguard and Fidelity, returned 2....
by Busdrvr
Sun Aug 02, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: What are you up YTD? [Year To Date]
Replies: 3136
Views: 543104

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

J G Bankerton wrote:
Mon Jul 27, 2020 5:11 pm
S&P 500 total return is up 0.58% YTD. We have some great stock pickers in this thread who carry no cash.
Why not let the experts at TRP and Fido do the picking. Check ytd PRNHX and Fidelity growth company commingled pool(FDGRX). We have this in our 401k but with a .43 ER..
by Busdrvr
Sun Jul 12, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Tesla becomes most valuable car company in the world
Replies: 150
Views: 13170

Re: Tesla becomes most valuable car company in the world

I happen to work in the Bay Area and spend a fair amount of time in all large west coast cities as well as large cities throughout the conus. I am always amazed at the sheer number of Tesla’s on the road on the Bay peninsula. They are literally everywhere. I live in a Midwest metro area of approx 1M...
by Busdrvr
Thu Jun 11, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Possible switch, Fidelity to TDAmeritrade. Some details & questions.
Replies: 7
Views: 534

Re: Possible switch, Fidelity to TDAmeritrade. Some details & questions.

I find Schwabs interface way cleaner than TD so much prefer it when trading and just to see balances and +/-. Have you ever changed the columns of the TDAmeritrade "Positions" display to show you exactly what you want to see? Since the display is customizable, I have customized it to make it look l...
by Busdrvr
Thu Jun 11, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Possible switch, Fidelity to TDAmeritrade. Some details & questions.
Replies: 7
Views: 534

Re: Possible switch, Fidelity to TDAmeritrade. Some details & questions.

I agree with the above post. I have all 3 as well with Fido keeping my 401, a Roth, and taxable. My ESPP plan is through Schwab and I have a Roth and taxable there. I opened a TD account and have taxable and Roth. I plan to use TD for psldx in the Roth. I find Schwabs interface way cleaner than TD s...
by Busdrvr
Thu Jun 11, 2020 6:12 am
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: ARK Innovation ETF (ARKK)
Replies: 12
Views: 1311

Re: ARK Innovation ETF (ARKK)

I like ARKW, next gen web(2.0). Have a small holding there. It is up +50% over 12 months.
by Busdrvr
Wed Jun 10, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: What are you up YTD? [Year To Date]
Replies: 3136
Views: 543104

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

The main component of our PF, my 401k, after deducting contributions is up 9.5%. 14% with contributions added in. 80/20 AA.
What a difference 90 days make.
by Busdrvr
Sun Jun 07, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: What’s your largest single stock fund (active mgd)allocation in 401k?
Replies: 25
Views: 1407

Re: What’s your largest single stock fund (active mgd)allocation in 401k?

I got access to New Horizons in Jan of 18 and have been gradually building the position since then. I also have 25% in Fidelity growth company commingled pool, which is a lower ER form of FGCKX. The remainder of the equity portion is made up of FXAIX, SPY, and QQQ. This part(401k)of PF is 80/20. YTD...
by Busdrvr
Sun Jun 07, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: What’s your largest single stock fund (active mgd)allocation in 401k?
Replies: 25
Views: 1407

Re: What’s your largest single stock fund (active mgd)allocation in 401k?

RXfiles wrote:
Sun Jun 07, 2020 4:10 pm
Busdrvr wrote:
Sun Jun 07, 2020 4:00 pm
I’m interested in managed funds though.
You're in the wrong place
We’ll see
by Busdrvr
Sun Jun 07, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: What’s your largest single stock fund (active mgd)allocation in 401k?
Replies: 25
Views: 1407

What’s your largest single stock fund (active mgd)allocation in 401k?

I’ve got 25% of my entire 401k in TRP New Horizons (PRNHX). AA is 80/20 with 10 years to go. I am trying to figure out how much higher I might go with this stellar fund. New manager has, so far, kept this fund outperforming. What’s your biggest single equity stake in your 401k? I realize many here w...
by Busdrvr
Sun Mar 15, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: US Chapters
Topic: [Archived] Bogleheads community discussion - Coronavirus
Replies: 4963
Views: 195781

Re: Financial Impact is Not the Problem

That's good news. It means people have been planning to stay inside for a couple weeks. Indeed, we need to get leadership on stoppage of some domestic flying ASAP. And this will mean my job goes away for whatever period is required so I don’t take it lightly. But I believe max short term pain is be...
by Busdrvr
Sat Mar 14, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: US Chapters
Topic: [Archived] Bogleheads community discussion - Coronavirus
Replies: 4963
Views: 195781

Re: Bogleheads community discussion - Coronavirus

After watching the presser I believe it’s just a matter of time before we see domestic airline stoppage into/out of hotspots like SEA/SFO/LAX and NYC airports. Frankly, as difficult and unprecedented that additional measure will be, I think it’s necessary to assist in minimizing the human cost. The ...
by Busdrvr
Fri Mar 13, 2020 10:09 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Coronavirus and the market
Replies: 4002
Views: 306644

Re: Coronavirus and the market

They probably delayed the press conference so that if the market started tanking after Trump began (which it did...it went from up 900 to below 600 within a few minutes), then PPT could pump it for the short remaining time left for trading. That press conference was disturbing to watch. This was a ...
by Busdrvr
Fri Mar 13, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: US Chapters
Topic: [Archived] Bogleheads community discussion - Coronavirus
Replies: 4963
Views: 195781

Re: Coronavirus and the market

There are a couple of therapies for this virus that are showing great promise. Remdesivir, the anti viral developed for Ebola and a new plasma therapy that is detailed in the video below. This is being pushed out rapidly and may be available in as soon as 4 weeks. I think we all need to remain calm ...
by Busdrvr
Thu Mar 12, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Buy Into Airlines?
Replies: 8
Views: 560

Re: Buy Into Airlines?

There are a couple of airlines who have "fortress" balance sheets and who have not to this date had to restructure. My bet would be on those if so inclined.
by Busdrvr
Thu Mar 12, 2020 7:09 am
Forum: US Chapters
Topic: [Archived] Bogleheads community discussion - Coronavirus
Replies: 4963
Views: 195781

Re: Bogleheads community discussion - Coronavirus

Osterholm predicts 480,000 deaths from Covid19, roughly 10X a bad flu season.
by Busdrvr
Thu Mar 12, 2020 7:00 am
Forum: US Chapters
Topic: [Archived] Bogleheads community discussion - Coronavirus
Replies: 4963
Views: 195781

Re: Bogleheads community discussion - Coronavirus

I thought this was a very informative interview. For anyone who is an infectious disease expert, would be curious to hear your thoughts on this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E3URhJx0NSw&feature=share&fbclid=IwAR1GPuPtuqX4wOYBcI__FCDVzSoCaRE6NG359UjfBpXTvQ1UJsG9vtXVNjU Can’t say enough good thing...
by Busdrvr
Wed Mar 11, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Who are getting excited with the plummeting market?
Replies: 100
Views: 10138

Re: Who are getting excited with the plummeting market?

401k set to $3500 twice a month. Let’s go. That’s where I am at, but think I’m going higher. Are you guys front-loading? Or is this across multiple people? Because $7K month would be well over the 401k contribution limits. Front loading for one. I’m still at a lower % than the company contribution....
by Busdrvr
Wed Mar 11, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: officially bear market ...
Replies: 77
Views: 7124

Re: officially bear market ...

misterjohnny wrote:
Wed Mar 11, 2020 3:06 pm
veggivet wrote:
Wed Mar 11, 2020 2:15 pm
No fear here, I've been adding to positions (in small bites) on the RBDs, just like I did in 08-09.
Me too. Moved some bonds to S&P 500 today. about 10% of my total portfolio. Was at 70-30 going in.
I’ve bought spy every day this week. And every day it goes lower. Like clockwork.
by Busdrvr
Wed Mar 11, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: officially bear market ...
Replies: 77
Views: 7124

Re: officially bear market ...

theorist wrote:
Wed Mar 11, 2020 3:00 pm
And, we have an official bear market!
Technically not since S&P did not close at req’d level. See, there’s some good news!
by Busdrvr
Wed Mar 11, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Who are getting excited with the plummeting market?
Replies: 100
Views: 10138

Re: Who are getting excited with the plummeting market?

MotoTrojan wrote:
Tue Mar 10, 2020 1:51 pm
401k set to $3500 twice a month. Let’s go.

That’s where I am at, but think I’m going higher.
by Busdrvr
Wed Mar 11, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Coronavirus and the market
Replies: 4002
Views: 306644

Re: Coronavirus and the market

BA sub 200......Lordy
by Busdrvr
Wed Mar 11, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Coronavirus and the market
Replies: 4002
Views: 306644

Re: Coronavirus and the market

Yeah look out below, now we have the 20% drop. Still buying in increments.
by Busdrvr
Tue Mar 10, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: US Chapters
Topic: [Archived] Bogleheads community discussion - Coronavirus
Replies: 4963
Views: 195781

Re: Bogleheads community discussion - Coronavirus

Is it a fact that there have been 3000 deaths from covid19 in China? Is it true that the US has had 20,000 deaths from the flu this season so far. Can we trust the numbers from China? Probably not. I would expect a much higher number from such a densely populated city. That’s my thought.
by Busdrvr
Tue Mar 10, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Coronavirus and the market
Replies: 4002
Views: 306644

Re: Coronavirus and the market

I see no reason to believe that we have not seen the bottom and a possible 20+%. I hope it’s on the way back, but I would not bet on it.
by Busdrvr
Tue Mar 10, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Coronavirus (Consumer Issues) How you are preparing?
Replies: 1661
Views: 138561

Re: Coronavirus (Consumer Issues) How you are preparing?

I continue to push myself to get into the best shape I can get to despite moving into my mid 50s. This includes weight training and vigorous cardio work(HIIT). This is only a small part though because little improvement can be attained without a good diet. Primarily reducing sugar and carbs to stave...
by Busdrvr
Mon Mar 09, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Coronavirus and the market
Replies: 4002
Views: 306644

Re: Coronavirus and the market

jay22 wrote:
Mon Mar 09, 2020 6:48 pm
Everyone should read this blog post related to the market declines: https://thereformedbroker.com/2020/03/0 ... emind-you/
I like #10, but til now I thought ABC stood for Always Be Closing because, coffee is for closers! :sharebeer
by Busdrvr
Mon Mar 09, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Market down over 6% today
Replies: 56
Views: 6015

Re: Market down over 6% today

Buying today.
by Busdrvr
Mon Mar 09, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Who are getting excited with the plummeting market?
Replies: 100
Views: 10138

Re: Who are getting excited with the plummeting market?

I am.

So far today purchased 35k in spy.
by Busdrvr
Mon Mar 09, 2020 8:24 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: S&P500 Futures halted tonight (3/8)
Replies: 233
Views: 16598

Re: S&P500 Futures halted tonight (3/8)

If one has cash to deploy what looks good index wise? SPY?

What a difference a week makes!
by Busdrvr
Sun Mar 08, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Coronavirus and the market
Replies: 4002
Views: 306644

Re: Coronavirus and the market

I will be surprised if no airlines go bankrupt as a result of this, at least a couple of the regional domestic carriers. There will be bailouts. At the large carriers the grounding of the Max was creating huge lack of capacity issue which is now solved for the time being. Oil and hence fuel is chea...
by Busdrvr
Sun Mar 08, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Coronavirus and the market
Replies: 4002
Views: 306644

Re: Coronavirus and the market

. . . . Can you feel the fear on this forum? Is it nigh time to be greedy? I'm guessing Mr. Buffett is looking at his list of coveted companies about now. Or he’s wondering how much more damage his huge bet on airlines is going to inflict. I won't be helping. I expect that I will be canceling 3 fli...
by Busdrvr
Sun Mar 08, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Coronavirus and the market
Replies: 4002
Views: 306644

Re: Coronavirus and the market

. . . . Can you feel the fear on this forum? Is it nigh time to be greedy? I'm guessing Mr. Buffett is looking at his list of coveted companies about now.
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Or he’s wondering how much more damage his huge bet on airlines is going to inflict.
by Busdrvr
Sun Mar 08, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: US Chapters
Topic: [Archived] Bogleheads community discussion - Coronavirus
Replies: 4963
Views: 195781

Re: Coronavirus and the market

A claim that it will cost patients in the USA more than $3,000 to test for COVID-19 circulated online. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration authorized the use of two tests, one from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and one from the New York State Department of Public Health. Neither a...
by Busdrvr
Sun Mar 08, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: US Chapters
Topic: [Archived] Bogleheads community discussion - Coronavirus
Replies: 4963
Views: 195781

Re: Bogleheads community discussion - Coronavirus

I think cdc is a better source than say Twitter. Seems like testing is happening in 48 states with WV and ME to begin soon. “ This map includes states and territories with one or more laboratories that have successfully verified and are currently using COVID-19 diagnostic tests. As of the evening of...
by Busdrvr
Sun Mar 08, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: US Chapters
Topic: [Archived] Bogleheads community discussion - Coronavirus
Replies: 4963
Views: 195781

Re: Coronavirus and the market

In my opinion, the coronavirus panic mostly is sensational hype, which offers buying opportunities. Global Total Deaths: 3,648 Global Total Recovered: 60,637 US Total Deaths: 437 (03/08/2020) US Influenza deaths: 338 US Pneumonia deaths: 2318 (03/08/2020) Coronavirus COVID-19 Global Cases by Johns ...
by Busdrvr
Sun Mar 08, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Coronavirus and the market
Replies: 4002
Views: 306644

Re: Coronavirus and the market

Of course this is serious, especially if you are elderly with an underlying health condition, but some of the hyperbole in this thread seems over the top IMO. As far as whether or not the market understands the level of threat I would point to the airline industry where stocks have been pummeled. Et...
by Busdrvr
Sat Mar 07, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: If you can afford to increase your 401k contributions now, should you?
Replies: 36
Views: 2438

Re: If you can afford to increase your 401k contributions now, should you?

The Broz wrote:
Sat Mar 07, 2020 6:48 pm
I wouldn't worry about considering it market timing.
Right, it’s no different than saying it’s better to lump sum vs DCA given the ability, at least in my eyes.
by Busdrvr
Sat Mar 07, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: If you can afford to increase your 401k contributions now, should you?
Replies: 36
Views: 2438

Re: If you can afford to increase your 401k contributions now, should you?

tesuzuki2002 wrote:
Sat Mar 07, 2020 6:40 pm
What if the market goes down substantially in November and you can’t contribute due to being maxed out????
Well at least the company contribution will continue, at least until the 415c limit is met, then it’s taxable above that..
by Busdrvr
Sat Mar 07, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: If you can afford to increase your 401k contributions now, should you?
Replies: 36
Views: 2438

Re: If you can afford to increase your 401k contributions now, should you?

For 401k, I thought given the current environmen t that pulling those contributions forward might make sense. What is it about the current environment that causes you to believe this? Are you convinced stocks are cheaper now than they will be 6 months in the future? Of course no one knows the exten...
by Busdrvr
Fri Mar 06, 2020 9:03 am
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: If you can afford to increase your 401k contributions now, should you?
Replies: 36
Views: 2438

Re: If you can afford to increase your 401k contributions now, should you?

Seriously thinking about loading up in the next few months and ending my annual allotment earlier in 2020. Anyone else doing this? Market timing? Why not continue your regular 401k contributions as is, and in addition contributing your extra money to an IRA if eligible or to a taxable brokerage acc...
by Busdrvr
Fri Mar 06, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: My trend following strategy and experience
Replies: 1524
Views: 123291

Re: My trend following strategy and experience

Well, jobs report is fantastic so this strategy is riding this roller coaster all the way down.
by Busdrvr
Thu Mar 05, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: If you can afford to increase your 401k contributions now, should you?
Replies: 36
Views: 2438

If you can afford to increase your 401k contributions now, should you?

Seriously thinking about loading up in the next few months and ending my annual allotment earlier in 2020.
Anyone else doing this? Market timing?
by Busdrvr
Sun Mar 01, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: My trend following strategy and experience
Replies: 1524
Views: 123291

Re: My trend following strategy and experience

I’ll go out on a limb and guess that the OP will have already made a drastic change to his AA due to the current market action. I’ m sure he will correct me if my guess is incorrect. Not that I would be critical of such a decision since I made such a change on Thursday myself. I’m currently on a bea...
by Busdrvr
Fri Feb 28, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: My trend following strategy and experience
Replies: 1524
Views: 123291

Re: My trend following strategy and experience

I realize this is not Willthrills jam, but other timing strategies based on price have shifted gears since last time they checked.

https://www.advisorperspectives.com/dsh ... end-update

What does the UER say? We will soon find out.
by Busdrvr
Thu Feb 27, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: My trend following strategy and experience
Replies: 1524
Views: 123291

Re: My trend following strategy and experience

SPY is below the 150 day MA at this time
by Busdrvr
Tue Feb 25, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: HEDGEFUNDIE's excellent adventure Part II: The next journey
Replies: 5751
Views: 518964

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

I do wish he would simply update the first post in this thread with quarterly results, as he originally mentioned he would do He is isn't he? What I remember is him saying he will update every qtr. based on when he started. Last update was end of November so that means we're due for another at the ...