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by CULater
Tue Jun 25, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: TIPS bond funds have provided less inflation protection than nominal treasuries recently
Replies: 2
Views: 309

TIPS bond funds have provided less inflation protection than nominal treasuries recently

According to Portfolio Visualizer, short term TIPS (VTIP) and intermediate TIPS (TIP) have both actually lost value against inflation since 2013. Both have lost about 7% in inflation-adjusted dollars, which is about the same real loss as zirp cash. On the other hand, intermediate nominal treasuries ...
by CULater
Tue Jun 25, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Small Value vs Multifactor
Replies: 35
Views: 2223

Re: Small Value vs Multifactor

How do you mean 'better diversification'? I thought the factor regression shows IJS is more diversified over the factors? Yes, IJS does have a higher total factor load than VFMF. I was referring to the fact that the factor loads of IJS are more concentrated (i.e. RMF and SMB account for 72% of the ...
by CULater
Mon Jun 24, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Thank you, Honda - repair story
Replies: 17
Views: 1807

Re: Thank you, Honda - repair story

This is a known problem with this vehicle with multiple complaints. https://www.carcomplaints.com/Honda/Civic/2016/AC_heater/ Honda not doing you any favors really. This is probably an example of a "secret warranty": Auto companies hate the term secret warranties. They call them policy adjustments, ...
by CULater
Sun Jun 23, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Exploring SCV diversification with Morningstar category averages, 1968-2018
Replies: 105
Views: 5314

Re: Exploring SCV diversification with Morningstar category averages, 1968-2018

In support of that JoMoney pointed out that one of the best known, best managed SCV funds really hasn't turned an extra dime for you since it has existed beyond investing in a real-life S&P 500 index fund, save for one short period of time; since 2004 it hasn't really been worth all the self-doubti...
by CULater
Sun Jun 23, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Exploring SCV diversification with Morningstar category averages, 1968-2018
Replies: 105
Views: 5314

Re: Exploring SCV diversification with Morningstar category averages, 1968-2018

Seems to me the question isn't whether size or value or whatever is dead or alive; it's whether I can make any money off messing with it. Harkening back to what the OP had to say: What I make of this is that the power of a small-cap value tilt, if it exists, is not strong enough or robust enough to ...
by CULater
Sun Jun 23, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Exploring SCV diversification with Morningstar category averages, 1968-2018
Replies: 105
Views: 5314

Re: "Reversion to the mean"

As we stand currently, relative to the de facto small-cap "Factor" portfolio that is DFA's DFSVX fund, any "premium" for it's 26 years of existence relative to an S&P 500 index rests on the outsized returns over a less than one year period between 2001-2002... Growth of $10,000: 03/02/1993 - 06/22/...
by CULater
Sun Jun 23, 2019 3:50 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Next 30 Years for Ray Dalio’s All Weather Portfolio?
Replies: 37
Views: 3058

Re: Next 30 Years for Ray Dalio’s All Weather Portfolio?

How do you imagine interest rates going up sharply without inflation? Well, for one let's imagine that the Chinese start dumping their hoard of U.S. Treasuries in retaliation for tariffs. Or let's imagine the U.S. Treasury has to increase the sales of Treasuries to fund the huge government debt and...
by CULater
Sat Jun 22, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Next 30 Years for Ray Dalio’s All Weather Portfolio?
Replies: 37
Views: 3058

Re: Next 30 Years for Ray Dalio’s All Weather Portfolio?

The biggest part of the portfolio is long-term treasury bonds. This chart says that 30-year yields were about 9% in mid-1989. So if you put a lump sum in the portfolio in 1989 (and just held it until today), you'd have held 30-year treasuries yielding 9% nominal, each and every year. True, the rein...
by CULater
Fri Jun 21, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Exploring SCV diversification with Morningstar category averages, 1968-2018
Replies: 105
Views: 5314

Re: Exploring SCV diversification with Morningstar category averages, 1968-2018

Whatever we're doing here, it sorta kinda amounts to nonsense, as William Sharpe has explained: "Even if the Gods are kind... anyone who thinks that looking at empirical data will produce a resolution to the question of whether the premium on small growth stocks is different from large value stocks ...
by CULater
Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Larry Swedroe: Low-Volatility Investing Works - Sometimes
Replies: 23
Views: 1602

Re: Larry Swedroe: Low-Volatility Investing Works - Sometimes

You have to consider the term exposure of LV, as this year rates have unexpectedly taken a nosedive. One concern is that this can go the other way if rates take off.
by CULater
Thu Jun 20, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Larry Swedroe: Low-Volatility Investing Works - Sometimes
Replies: 23
Views: 1602

Re: Larry Swedroe: Low-Volatility Investing Works - Sometimes

Low Vol has been overvalued for awhile now, and Larry has been warning us away for some time; meanwhile, it has continued to perform quite well. Should we start being timers? If that't the case, then let's just get out of equities completely. I suspect that if Low Vol starts losing, everything else ...
by CULater
Sun Jun 16, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: So much for financial predictions, eh?
Replies: 46
Views: 4423

So much for financial predictions, eh?

The Wall Street Journal shared an amazing graphic yesterday showing predictions from 50 economists on the direction of interest rates. The average forecast for the end of June was 3.39% on the ten-year. As you can see in the chart below, not one of them came close to where rates currently are. http...
by CULater
Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: My 2017 CRV is a victim of the dreaded oil gas-dilution issue
Replies: 1101
Views: 153930

Re: My 2017 CRV is a victim of the dreaded oil gas-dilution issue

My viscosity readings have been 6.9, 5.5, and 6.6. OA website indicates 6.9 Minimum cST@100C, so appears slightly below minimum. That, along with the marginal BN seem to be the main correlates of the fuel dilution so far.
by CULater
Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: My 2017 CRV is a victim of the dreaded oil gas-dilution issue
Replies: 1101
Views: 153930

Re: My 2017 CRV is a victim of the dreaded oil gas-dilution issue

Old news, but I find the parallels to the CRV oil dilution issue rather interesting. This one involved the opposite problem of oil getting into the combustion chamber of the V-6 with cylinder deactivation. Just as with the CRV, Honda mislead and denied and never issued a recall even though there wer...
by CULater
Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: My 2017 CRV is a victim of the dreaded oil gas-dilution issue
Replies: 1101
Views: 153930

Re: My 2017 CRV is a victim of the dreaded oil gas-dilution issue

Specifically, the report shows Base Number (D4739) and not TBN (D2896). Don't know the BN of fresh oil, as it is bulk oil from Honda dealer. The report flags BN as somewhat low and it is discussed in the comment section with a recommendation to resample at half intervals. The dealer standard recomme...
by CULater
Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: My 2017 CRV is a victim of the dreaded oil gas-dilution issue
Replies: 1101
Views: 153930

Re: My 2017 CRV is a victim of the dreaded oil gas-dilution issue

Oil Analyzers, Inc. uses Horizon, which is Polaris Labs data management reporting application for retrieving customer UOA reports. Basically, Oil Analyzers , Inc., contracts with Polaris Laboratories.
by CULater
Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: My 2017 CRV is a victim of the dreaded oil gas-dilution issue
Replies: 1101
Views: 153930

Re: My 2017 CRV is a victim of the dreaded oil gas-dilution issue

My testing was done at Oil Analyzers. Reportedly, Blackstone Lab fuel dilution is tested in a less accurate manner than Oil Analyzers, which is why I chose them. Blackstone uses flash point, while OA (Polaris) uses gas chromatography which directly measures fuel dilution. It has recently come to my ...
by CULater
Sat Jun 15, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: My 2017 CRV is a victim of the dreaded oil gas-dilution issue
Replies: 1101
Views: 153930

Re: My 2017 CRV is a victim of the dreaded oil gas-dilution issue

The principal findings from the oil analyses I've had done reveal two concerns. First, the percentage of fuel in the oil has exceeded 5% each time, which is the limit beyond which percentage dilution can be accurately measured. I've estimated, based on the volume increase indicated on the dipstick t...
by CULater
Sat Jun 15, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: My 2017 CRV is a victim of the dreaded oil gas-dilution issue
Replies: 1101
Views: 153930

Re: My 2017 CRV is a victim of the dreaded oil gas-dilution issue

Couple thoughts about the effect of oil dilution on the CRV engine. I suspect that abnormal engine wear isn't a problem until it is, and most 2017 CRVs have probably not yet reached that point with maybe 35K - 45K miles on them at most. If you expect to keep your Honda with the 1.5T to 100,000 miles...
by CULater
Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Factors: After being spotted in the wild, where have they gone?
Replies: 22
Views: 2293

Factors: After being spotted in the wild, where have they gone?

The graph below shows the return history of an equal-weighted portfolio of all 7 ETFs. “Live” returns of funds are used when available. Returns for earlier time periods are based upon “pro-forma” returns using their underlying indexes and expense ratios. The tendency for the performance of factor E...
by CULater
Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: My 2017 CRV is a victim of the dreaded oil gas-dilution issue
Replies: 1101
Views: 153930

Re: My 2017 CRV is a victim of the dreaded oil gas-dilution issue

tennisplyr wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 5:25 pm
Yes, because of this thread, this 35 year Honda owner has just bought a Mazda CX-5...thank you!
:thumbsup :thumbsup
by CULater
Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: My 2017 CRV is a victim of the dreaded oil gas-dilution issue
Replies: 1101
Views: 153930

Re: My 2017 CRV is a victim of the dreaded oil gas-dilution issue

kjvmartin wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:01 am
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2019/06/10 ... p-invoice/

Terrible PR for Honda. Thought of this thread.
Thanks. Shows that the problem is still there with the 2019 CRV, just as I thought.
by CULater
Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Buying new condo without a realtor - can I ask for realtor fee discount?
Replies: 15
Views: 791

Buying new condo without a realtor - can I ask for realtor fee discount?

I'm considering purchasing a new construction condo with 36 units in the building with sales being handled by a realtor firm. Since I'm not working with a realtor myself, can I ask for a discount of half the realtor fee being paid to builder's realtor firm? The normal realtor fee is 6%, so that woul...
by CULater
Sat Jun 08, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: [Nominal] Annuities are a bet on future inflation rates and should not be purchased by retirees
Replies: 183
Views: 12319

Re: Annuities are a bet on future inflation rates and should not be purchased by retirees

I agree annuities are a bet on future inflation rates. The bet is inflation will stay reasonable. I'm not convinced any retirement investment is safe in the eyes of extremely high inflation. I'm not convinced SS will keep up. I'm not convinced TIPS will keep up. The inflation adjustments to both co...
by CULater
Fri Jun 07, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: [Nominal] Annuities are a bet on future inflation rates and should not be purchased by retirees
Replies: 183
Views: 12319

Re: Annuities are a bet on future inflation rates and should not be purchased by retirees

Or, you could just purchase a nominal annuity that will pay out about the same total $$ as the 2% COLA annuity to age 88 and invest the difference in premium cost into TIPS right from the get-go. Some inflation protection and the same total payout $$ to age 88.
by CULater
Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: [Nominal] Annuities are a bet on future inflation rates and should not be purchased by retirees
Replies: 183
Views: 12319

Re: Annuities are a bet on future inflation rates and should not be purchased by retirees

Mike Piper says: My point here isn’t that the COLA annuities are a bad idea. As you’ll notice, they do a better job of protecting against longevity than annuities without COLAs. (That is, the longer the lifetime, the better they perform.) Since payment amounts from fixed- COLA annuities are backload...
by CULater
Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: [Nominal] Annuities are a bet on future inflation rates and should not be purchased by retirees
Replies: 183
Views: 12319

Re: Annuities are a bet on future inflation rates and should not be purchased by retirees

The Oblivious Investor article doesn't mention the Federal Reserve's 2% inflation target. As I wrote earlier , I'm of the opinion that, in absence of a competitively-priced CPI-indexed annuity, a 2%-indexed annuity is a good enough alternative to insure a base of stable lifelong income (in addition...
by CULater
Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: [Nominal] Annuities are a bet on future inflation rates and should not be purchased by retirees
Replies: 183
Views: 12319

Re: Annuities are a bet on future inflation rates and should not be purchased by retirees

This from Oblivious Investor, argues that annuities with a fixed COLA actually are actually worse than nominal annuities for most people when there is high inflation: The key point here is that, the higher inflation is over this person’s lifetime, the worse the annuity with the COLA does as compared...
by CULater
Thu Jun 06, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Value stocks are cheaper than they've ever been -- and could get cheaper
Replies: 13
Views: 2067

Value stocks are cheaper than they've ever been -- and could get cheaper

Value is cheap. according to an analysis by J.P. Morgan’s chief U.S. equity strategist, Dubravko Lakos-Bujas, who wrote in a Thursday note to clients that “value is currently trading at the biggest discount ever, and offers the largest premium over the last 30 years.” But could continue to be cheap....
by CULater
Wed Jun 05, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Being a conservative investor is not always a bad thing
Replies: 30
Views: 2260

Re: Being a conservative investor is not always a bad thing

Why such a big difference between the bond returns on thIs chart and the one in the initial post? Same problem for the S&P. Good question. The OP chart was vague on the start and end dates, and my chart runs through the present instead of 2018. I think I got it close enough to make my point, though...
by CULater
Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Being a conservative investor is not always a bad thing
Replies: 30
Views: 2260

Re: Being a conservative investor is not always a bad thing

Picking the start as the year before the deflation of the largest stock market bubble since the 1960s (at least) is going to tilt the table towards bonds.
Which could happen starting tomorrow. Some think that zirp has bubbled us up once again.
by CULater
Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Being a conservative investor is not always a bad thing
Replies: 30
Views: 2260

Being a conservative investor is not always a bad thing

Interesting chart shows bond returns vs. stocks over the last 20 years

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by CULater
Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: New and Better Glidepaths
Replies: 8
Views: 1416

New and Better Glidepaths

Research by GMO indicates that your equity allocation should take into consideration assets and liabilities outside your retirement portfolio. Some younger workers should have a much lower equity allocation than the one-size-fits-all target fund, while others should have a higher allocation. https:/...
by CULater
Sat Jun 01, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: My 2017 CRV is a victim of the dreaded oil gas-dilution issue
Replies: 1101
Views: 153930

Re: My 2017 CRV is a victim of the dreaded oil gas-dilution issue

1. Your CRV (and civics) has the oil dilution problem. 2. Honda attempted a fix. 3. Honda extended the warranty. 4. You are keeping your CRV. I believe this thread has run its course. Haha. You're probably right. Not too much more to say and posts are getting a little too sketchy and contentious fo...
by CULater
Sat Jun 01, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: My 2017 CRV is a victim of the dreaded oil gas-dilution issue
Replies: 1101
Views: 153930

Re: My 2017 CRV is a victim of the dreaded oil gas-dilution issue

One more datapoint. Had the oil and filter changed 350 miles ago and saw that the gasoil level was above the full mark on the orange thing. Black as soot. Just drew off about 400 ml of gasoil from the crankcase, which amounts to a little under half quart, or a fuel dilution percentage of about 11%. ...
by CULater
Sat Jun 01, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: My 2017 CRV is a victim of the dreaded oil gas-dilution issue
Replies: 1101
Views: 153930

Re: My 2017 CRV is a victim of the dreaded oil gas-dilution issue

If I were owner of a vehicle with a notorious fuel leaking into oil problem, yes I'd perform an oil analysis. If the purpose of the oil analysis is to quantify the problem, then maybe an analysis is useful. However, you don't need an analysis to determine if there's meaningful gas infiltration into...
by CULater
Sat Jun 01, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: My 2017 CRV is a victim of the dreaded oil gas-dilution issue
Replies: 1101
Views: 153930

Re: My 2017 CRV is a victim of the dreaded oil gas-dilution issue

If I were owner of a vehicle with a notorious fuel leaking into oil problem, yes I'd perform an oil analysis. If the purpose of the oil analysis is to quantify the problem, then maybe an analysis is useful. However, you don't need an analysis to determine if there's meaningful gas infiltration into...
by CULater
Sat Jun 01, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: [Nominal] Annuities are a bet on future inflation rates and should not be purchased by retirees
Replies: 183
Views: 12319

Re: Annuities are a bet on future inflation rates and should not be purchased by retirees

Even if inflation only runs the present 2% annually, in 30 years the purchasing power of a nominal annuity would be 45% less than now and you can also reckon that the living expenses you'll be incurring by then will be a gob higher then in real dollars too because of health care needs. That's why I ...
by CULater
Sat Jun 01, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: My 2017 CRV is a victim of the dreaded oil gas-dilution issue
Replies: 1101
Views: 153930

Re: My 2017 CRV is a victim of the dreaded oil gas-dilution issue

I wouldn't be so sure about not having the issue without performing an oil analysis. Cost $30-$35 to find out and document in case engine problems start emerging later to help avoid getting stuck with the tab by Honda. In the game of defects, they want you to pay for it. You need to conduct due dil...
by CULater
Sat Jun 01, 2019 7:46 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: My 2017 CRV is a victim of the dreaded oil gas-dilution issue
Replies: 1101
Views: 153930

Re: My 2017 CRV is a victim of the dreaded oil gas-dilution issue

I wouldn't be so sure about not having the issue without performing an oil analysis. Cost $30-$35 to find out and document in case engine problems start emerging later to help avoid getting stuck with the tab by Honda. In the game of defects, they want you to pay for it. You need to conduct due dili...
by CULater
Fri May 31, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: [Nominal] Annuities are a bet on future inflation rates and should not be purchased by retirees
Replies: 183
Views: 12319

Re: Annuities are a bet on future inflation rates and should not be purchased by retirees

Well now, if my mother's experience is any guide you can expect your cost of living to go up a whole bunch as you approach the end of your mortal coil. She moved from living in her own home, to living in a 55+ apartment, to a 55+ senior facility with meals, to assisted living, to memory care, and n...
by CULater
Fri May 31, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: My 2017 CRV is a victim of the dreaded oil gas-dilution issue
Replies: 1101
Views: 153930

Re: My 2017 CRV is a victim of the dreaded oil gas-dilution issue

The issue with the 1.5T Honda engine is not whether it has a serious defect - we know that it does. The issue is who pays for costs related to this defect - the manufacturer or you. If you just want rid of it and trade for something else that's a cost borne by you, but you may feel it's worth paying...
by CULater
Fri May 31, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: My 2017 CRV is a victim of the dreaded oil gas-dilution issue
Replies: 1101
Views: 153930

Re: My 2017 CRV is a victim of the dreaded oil gas-dilution issue

So, did Honda's 1.5T warranty extension amount to a "secret warranty", until Consumer Reports got hold of the memo to Honda service departments? Kinda smells like it. Were they going to notify owners of this warranty extension, or will that come about because their cover was blown by CR? If you don'...
by CULater
Fri May 31, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Don't add currency risk on top of equity risk
Replies: 68
Views: 4798

Re: Don't add currency risk on top of equity risk

Basically, Bogle was right about not owning foreign equities -- at least for folks without a high allocation to equities and not a couple of decades for things to wash out. Over 10 - 20 years, the difference in returns with foreign equities included probably isn't large enough to write home about an...
by CULater
Fri May 31, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: [Nominal] Annuities are a bet on future inflation rates and should not be purchased by retirees
Replies: 183
Views: 12319

Re: Annuities are a bet on future inflation rates and should not be purchased by retirees

Well now, if my mother's experience is any guide you can expect your cost of living to go up a whole bunch as you approach the end of your mortal coil. She moved from living in her own home, to living in a 55+ apartment, to a 55+ senior facility with meals, to assisted living, to memory care, and no...
by CULater
Thu May 30, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: My 2017 CRV is a victim of the dreaded oil gas-dilution issue
Replies: 1101
Views: 153930

Re: My 2017 CRV is a victim of the dreaded oil gas-dilution issue

The warranty extension is primarily to reassure vehicle owners who may be concerned by varying oil levels in these engines, said Honda spokesman Chris Martin in an email. “ Abnormal oil dilution remains extremely rare, especially outside of extremely cold weather ,” Martin said. For an extremely ra...
by CULater
Thu May 30, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: My 2017 CRV is a victim of the dreaded oil gas-dilution issue
Replies: 1101
Views: 153930

Re: My 2017 CRV is a victim of the dreaded oil gas-dilution issue

The problem with Honda is larger than just the oil dilution issue. The problem is that the brand has deteriorated, and folks (such as myself) need to rethink whether to patronize some formerly well-regarded brands. Change happens. Remember when Honda introduced the 1.5-liter VTEC Turbo in the Civic...
by CULater
Thu May 30, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: My 2017 CRV is a victim of the dreaded oil gas-dilution issue
Replies: 1101
Views: 153930

Re: My 2017 CRV is a victim of the dreaded oil gas-dilution issue

The problem with Honda is larger than just the oil dilution issue. The problem is that the brand has deteriorated, and folks (such as myself) need to rethink whether to patronize some formerly well-regarded brands. Change happens. Remember when Honda introduced the 1.5-liter VTEC Turbo in the Civic?...
by CULater
Thu May 30, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: [Nominal] Annuities are a bet on future inflation rates and should not be purchased by retirees
Replies: 183
Views: 12319

Re: Annuities are a bet on future inflation rates and should not be purchased by retirees

You had to be there. Anybody who lived through the inflation if the 1970s knows what it did, especially to retirees. Can it happen again? Of course. Many of us graduated college into the jaws of 1970s "stagflation" (a terrible-sounding word describing a stagnant economy with high inflation) and watc...
by CULater
Wed May 29, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: My 2017 CRV is a victim of the dreaded oil gas-dilution issue
Replies: 1101
Views: 153930

Re: My 2017 CRV is a victim of the dreaded oil gas-dilution issue

Smitcat- The point if this thread and my posts is not to merely complain about my problem but to throw some light on this problem with the CRV to alert others and even to put a little heat on Honda to do something about it. From my OP: Since the new CRV is a very popular vehicle, I wanted to offer a...