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by jbranx
Thu Jul 18, 2019 2:47 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Post Daycare Finances
Replies: 24
Views: 1847

Re: Post Daycare Finances

{Topic is now in Personal Finance (Not Investing)
by jbranx
Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:10 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Study: The Rate of Return on Everything, 1870-2015
Replies: 188
Views: 33990

Re: Study: The Rate of Return on Everything, 1870-2015

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by jbranx
Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:47 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Bessembinder Has New Study on International Stock Returns
Replies: 4
Views: 601

Re: Bessembinder Has New Study on International Stock Returns

Here's a concluding paragraph from the study: The result that the wealth created by stock market investing is largely attributable to positive outcomes to a relatively few stocks is relevant to the debate regarding active stock selection vs. the passive holding of broadly diversified stock indices. ...
by jbranx
Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:38 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Bessembinder Has New Study on International Stock Returns
Replies: 4
Views: 601

Re: Bessembinder Has New Study on International Stock Returns

AlohaJoe wrote:
Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:37 am
The study: https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm ... id=3415739
Thanks very much, Aloha Joe. I only saw the link to the older study.
by jbranx
Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:18 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Bessembinder Has New Study on International Stock Returns
Replies: 4
Views: 601

Bessembinder Has New Study on International Stock Returns

Prof. Bessembinder at Arizona State U. is apparently out with a new study that extends his study of US stock returns to international, per the below paragraph on Bloomberg tonight: Hendrik Bessembinder, a 62-year-old researcher in financial market design, and his team sifted through about 62,000 sto...
by jbranx
Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:37 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Vancouver in October
Replies: 9
Views: 555

Re: Vancouver in October

{Topic is now in Personal Consumer Issues}
by jbranx
Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Fidelity Expands Their Index Fund Lineup
Replies: 61
Views: 6439

Re: Fidelity Expands Their Index Fund Lineup

Do you guys think it is ok to invest a large chunk 200k+ in FMBIX or should I wait and see how it performs? Since it's an index they are matching, I don't see any reason to think they will not be able to do it well. Fidelity's expertise in both indexing and bond investing is state of the art as far...
by jbranx
Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: TLH & Auto Reinvestment selected??
Replies: 13
Views: 506

Re: TLH & Auto Reinvestment selected??

Welcome to the Forum! There are many threads on this topic that you can find in the search box at the top right. Yes, de-select auto investing to prevent a wash sale. Here's a link to a recent thread: https://www.bogleheads.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=283019&hilit=tax+loss. And here is the topic i...
by jbranx
Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Fidelity Expands Their Index Fund Lineup
Replies: 61
Views: 6439

Re: Fidelity Expands Their Index Fund Lineup

Fidelity has launched these funds. I just put in an order for FMBIX, the Fido Municipal Bond Index Fund tonight. I saw a news report on Bloomberg that they were launched. I didn't check the other funds, but I presume like the muni fund that about all the info currently available is a link to the pr...
by jbranx
Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Counseling a Colleague About Their Financial Advisor
Replies: 30
Views: 1919

Re: Counseling a Colleague About Their Financial Advisor

This thread has run its course and is locked (topic exhausted). See: Locked Topics Moderators or site admins may lock a topic (set it so no more replies may be added) when a violation of posting policy has occurred. Occasionally, even if there are no overt violations of posting policy, a topic (or ...
by jbranx
Wed Jul 17, 2019 3:24 am
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Fidelity zero-fee index fund questions
Replies: 18
Views: 3288

Re: Fidelity zero-fee index fund questions

{I merged dru808's post into here}
by jbranx
Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:39 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Fidelity Expands Their Index Fund Lineup
Replies: 61
Views: 6439

Re: Fidelity Expands Their Index Fund Lineup

Fidelity has launched these funds. I just put in an order for FMBIX, the Fido Municipal Bond Index Fund tonight. I saw a news report on Bloomberg that they were launched. I didn't check the other funds, but I presume like the muni fund that about all the info currently available is a link to the pro...
by jbranx
Tue Jul 16, 2019 1:51 am
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Switching from passive to active management
Replies: 100
Views: 6873

Re: Switching from passive to active management

{I deleted an off-topic post}
by jbranx
Tue Jul 16, 2019 12:17 am
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Should I start indexing NOW in current Market?
Replies: 26
Views: 3154

Re: Should I start indexing NOW in current Market?

Welcome to the forum! If you haven't had a chance to check out the Wiki here, start with this link on the Boglehead's philosophy: https://www.bogleheads.org/wiki/Bogleheads%C2%AE_investment_philosophy. One section there is on never trying to time the market. Just decide on your risk tolerance and al...
by jbranx
Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: Non-US Investing
Topic: British Expat Tax Advice
Replies: 8
Views: 425

Re: British Expat Tax Advice

{Topic is now in Non-US Investing}
by jbranx
Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks continue to soar!
Replies: 1289
Views: 121412

Re: U.S. stocks continue to soar!

{I deleted two off-topic posts on international stock performance}.
by jbranx
Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:27 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Why factor investing isn't working
Replies: 483
Views: 19832

Re: Why factor investing isn't working

{The discussion is drifting away from the main topic: Why Factor Investing Isn't Working. Please stay on topic.}
by jbranx
Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:03 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Small Cap Value heads Rejoice !!!
Replies: 113
Views: 13080

Re: Small Cap Value heads Rejoice !!!

{I deleted an off-topic comment about another member}.
by jbranx
Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Study: The Rate of Return on Everything, 1870-2015
Replies: 188
Views: 33990

Re: Study: The Rate of Return on Everything, 1870-2015

{I merged No Simpler's topic into here that focused on the housing aspects of the same study}
by jbranx
Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Study: The Rate of Return on Everything, 1870-2015
Replies: 188
Views: 33990

Re: New research on housing returns

Thanks. SimpleGifts's original post on this is over in the Non-US Forum; if no one objects, I'd like to merge this one over there.
by jbranx
Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Study: The Rate of Return on Everything, 1870-2015
Replies: 188
Views: 33990

Re: New research on housing returns

Hi nosimpler, check to see if this thread covers the same topic: viewtopic.php?t=277535
by jbranx
Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Medicare did not approve the charge
Replies: 31
Views: 1752

Re: Medicare did not approve the charge

{Topic is locked--contentious, argumentative} This thread has run its course and is locked (topic exhausted). See: Locked Topics Moderators or site admins may lock a topic (set it so no more replies may be added) when a violation of posting policy has occurred. Occasionally, even if there are no ov...
by jbranx
Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: "Objective" Importance of Keeping Your Physicians?
Replies: 63
Views: 4441

Re: "Objective" Importance of Keeping Your Physicians?

{I deleted an off-topic medical comment}.
by jbranx
Sat Jul 13, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Car Rental in Europe--specifically Sicily
Replies: 27
Views: 1218

Re: Car Rental in Europe--specifically Sicily

{Topic is now in Personal Consumer Issues}
by jbranx
Sat Jul 13, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Safe DIY Spider Control
Replies: 16
Views: 663

Re: Safe DIY Spider Control

{Topic is now in Personal Consumer Issues}
by jbranx
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: my mom is a "financial advisor"
Replies: 66
Views: 7154

Re: my mom is a "financial advisor"

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by jbranx
Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Index Fund Creator Jack Bogle Didn't Like ETFs Being Used For Speculation
Replies: 84
Views: 3403

Re: Index Fund Creator Jack Bogle Didn't Like ETFs Being Used For Speculation

{I merged another thread on Bogle's views on ETF's into here. The topic headline here has been changed to more fairly balance Bogle's statements on ETF's. Some of posts are contentious; to keep the thread open please remember forum guidelines on General Etiquette:} https://www.bogleheads.org/forum/...
by jbranx
Thu Jul 11, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Retiring Early Correlates with Greater Longevity ?
Replies: 47
Views: 4586

Re: Retiring Early Correlates with Greater Longevity ?

{I deleted another off-topic health/medical comment} Note https://www.bogleheads.org/forum/rules#rule-4c: Medical Issues Questions on medical issues are beyond the scope of the forum. If you are looking for medical information online, I suggest you start with the Medical Library Association's User'...
by jbranx
Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:05 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Retiring Early Correlates with Greater Longevity ?
Replies: 47
Views: 4586

Re: Retiring Early Correlates with Greater Longevity ?

{I deleted three off-topic health/medical comments.} The discussion is deteriorating; stay on topic
by jbranx
Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Anyone here investing in Prison REITs?
Replies: 30
Views: 2663

Re: Anyone here investing in Prison REITs?

{Topic is locked. Discussion has veered to off-topic political comments in violation of Forum Policies.} https://www.bogleheads.org/forum/rules#rule-4a. Politics and Religion In order to avoid the inevitable frictions that arise from these topics, political or religious posts and comments are prohi...
by jbranx
Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Drive to Olympic National Park from Midwest
Replies: 25
Views: 1679

Re: Drive to Olympic National Park from Midwest

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by jbranx
Wed Jul 10, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Comparing Pay with Benefits to without
Replies: 8
Views: 724

Re: Comparing Pay with Benefits to without

{Topic is now in Personal Finance (Not Investing)}
by jbranx
Wed Jul 10, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Wall Street Journal Reporter Wants to Interview Members
Replies: 5
Views: 1397

Wall Street Journal Reporter Wants to Interview Members

Laura Sanders at the Wall Street Journal wants to interview members on the topic below. She has worked with Mel on many occasions here. Since he is traveling, I'm posting her request and contact. She has also identified certain members that she notes have posted on the topic below. I will PM each of...
by jbranx
Wed Jul 10, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Why factor investing isn't working
Replies: 483
Views: 19832

Re: Why factor investing isn't working

{For a second day in a row, this thread is requiring an inordinate amount of Moderator time because some members are focusing on insulting each other rather than on the topic. To keep the thread open, remember Rule 2(a):} Discussions should be conducted without fondness for dispute or desire for vi...
by jbranx
Wed Jul 10, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Who cuts your hair? And for how much?
Replies: 153
Views: 7970

Re: Who cuts your hair? And for how much?

{Topic is now in Personal Consumer Issues Forum}
by jbranx
Tue Jul 09, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Pickup truck issue!!
Replies: 39
Views: 2761

Re: Pickup truck issue!!

{Topic is now in Personal Consumer Issues}
by jbranx
Tue Jul 09, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: (Tall) Buyer Beware: Honda Accord.
Replies: 69
Views: 5206

Re: (Tall) Buyer Beware: Honda Accord.

{Topic is now in Personal Consumer Issues} viewforum.php?f=11
by jbranx
Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: unknown purchase price
Replies: 6
Views: 785

Re: unknown purchase price

Do what Gill says. If your grandfather has no records--his tax files might have them if he kept old ones showing a dividend payment etc.--then pick the best estimate of date(s) you can, then use one of the online look-up features to find the average or some stock price around those dates. Yahoo Fina...
by jbranx
Tue Jul 09, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Fidelity Expands Their Index Fund Lineup
Replies: 61
Views: 6439

Re: Fidelity Expands Their Index Fund Lineup

corn18 wrote:
Tue Jul 09, 2019 4:02 pm
FMBIX @ 0.07% ER looks a lot better than the FTABX (0.46% ER) I am holding in my taxable account. Yeah FIDO!
Just a note that FTABX net expense is .25 bp currently, and I hold a lot as well, but FMBIX is likely to become my fund for new money.
by jbranx
Tue Jul 09, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Why factor investing isn't working
Replies: 483
Views: 19832

Re: Why factor investing isn't working

{I have deleted two of the most contentious posts here. Posts have become accusatory, off-topic and snarky in violation of Forum Policies on General Etiquette} https://www.bogleheads.org/forum/rules#Moderation: Discussions should be conducted without fondness for dispute or desire for victory. - Be...
by jbranx
Tue Jul 09, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: St. Louis Travel/Tourism
Replies: 20
Views: 1191

Re: St. Louis Travel/Tourism

{I deleted off-topic comments about murder rates in other cities. The topic is visiting St. Louis; please stay on topic.}
by jbranx
Tue Jul 09, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Umbrella Insurance - Cautionary Tale
Replies: 22
Views: 2191

Re: Umbrella Insurance - Cautionary Tale

{Topic is locked: contentious, speculative; profanity deleted} Rule: https://www.bogleheads.org/forum/rules#rule-3d and https://www.bogleheads.org/forum/rules#rule-4b. Non-actionable (Trolling) Topics If readers can't do anything with the content of a topic other than argue about it, it does not be...
by jbranx
Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Larry Swedroe: The Historical Imperative For International Diversification
Replies: 347
Views: 16594

Re: Larry Swedroe: The Historical Imperative For International Diversification

{I merged a post on container ships as an argument for international stocks into this thread.}
by jbranx
Sun Jul 07, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: No more print Money magazine
Replies: 108
Views: 12562

Re: No more print Money magazine

{I deleted an off-topic political comment.}
by jbranx
Sun Jul 07, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Elderly grandparents moving in with parents; what should they plan for?
Replies: 63
Views: 4810

Re: Elderly grandparents moving in with parents; what should they plan for?

I deleted a post offering medical advice. https://www.bogleheads.org/forum/rules#rule-4c: Medical Issues Questions on medical issues are beyond the scope of the forum. If you are looking for medical information online, I suggest you start with the Medical Library Association's User's Guide to Findi...
by jbranx
Wed Jun 26, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Aging Parents & Finances
Replies: 49
Views: 5825

Re: Aging Parents & Finances

{ I deleted two contentious off-topic posts} Rule 2 (a) https://www.bogleheads.org/forum/rules#Moderation Discussions should be conducted without fondness for dispute or desire for victory. - Benjamin Franklin This is a moderated forum. We expect this forum to be a place where people can feel comfor...