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by hisdudeness
Sat Nov 02, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Justifying Non World Market Cap
Replies: 38
Views: 2329

Re: Justifying Non World Market Cap

Vanguard will go from 40% international to world market cap when the older generation moves on. There is still quite a bit of the old ideology. You see it on this board in the international debate threads. Vanguard knows this. There is a lot of money still around within the older crowd so Vanguard ...
by hisdudeness
Sat Nov 02, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Justifying Non World Market Cap
Replies: 38
Views: 2329

Re: Justifying Non World Market Cap

We don't have to "justify" it in the sense of needing to prove that what we are doing is an optimum. John C. Bogle has written "Successful investing involves doing just a few things right and avoiding serious mistakes." Even if it is a mistake, departing from world market cap is not a serious mista...
by hisdudeness
Mon Oct 28, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks continue to soar!
Replies: 1903
Views: 198407

Re: U.S. stocks continue to soar!

JoMoney wrote:
Mon Oct 28, 2019 7:49 am
columbia wrote:
Mon Oct 28, 2019 6:45 am
whodidntante wrote:
Sun Oct 27, 2019 9:01 pm
oldzey wrote:
Fri Oct 25, 2019 11:04 am
Continue to soar, U.S. stocks!
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What would be the appropriate bird, spacecraft, or aircraft for international stocks soaring, should that ever happen?
The dodo?
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We have a winner and his name is JoeDough :)
by hisdudeness
Mon Oct 28, 2019 6:30 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks continue to soar!
Replies: 1903
Views: 198407

Re: U.S. stocks continue to soar!

whodidntante wrote:
Sun Oct 27, 2019 9:01 pm
oldzey wrote:
Fri Oct 25, 2019 11:04 am
Continue to soar, U.S. stocks!
[large image squelched]

What would be the appropriate bird, spacecraft, or aircraft for international stocks soaring, should that ever happen?
Penguin?
by hisdudeness
Wed Oct 09, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: INTERNATIONALS 20% of Equities or 20% of Portfolio?
Replies: 57
Views: 3595

Re: INTERNATIONALS 20% of Equities or 20% of Portfolio?

Mr. Bogle's recommendation was no more than 20% of equities https://i.postimg.cc/MGDvTw0g/20.png There it is. Jack Bogle recommended zero to twenty percent of equities in international. I will never understand the thinking of the New Age Progressive Market Weight Zealots. Maybe ex US will outperfor...
by hisdudeness
Thu Oct 03, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks in free fall
Replies: 12340
Views: 2126277

Re: U.S. stocks in free fall

You talk about this all the time.... that people will sell stocks (out of a retirement portfolio) in a recession. I'm not arguing that some people won't...... but the vast majority of people that would do so are living so hand to mouth that it's irrelevant. Most of the population that is so reliant...
by hisdudeness
Tue Oct 01, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks in free fall
Replies: 12340
Views: 2126277

Re: U.S. stocks in free fall

I'm not a bit worried cause Motley Fool has just issued a rare Double Down Buy Alert.
Sarcasm.
by hisdudeness
Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Very bad day
Replies: 39
Views: 6316

Re: Very bad day

Prepare to be spanked you naughty boy!
For mutual funds:
An order placed during trading hours is executed at the end of the trading day.
An order placed after 4:00 pm EST executes at the end of the next trading day.
by hisdudeness
Thu Aug 29, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: VTIAX International fund - should I give up on it?
Replies: 297
Views: 27155

Re: VTIAX International fund - should I give up on it?

Can we at least admit that it's possible that the US can have terrific fundamentals and still be overpriced at the same time? And that the rest of the world may have some challenges but can be relatively underpriced at the same time? Relatively to what? The lower valuation relative to the US is not...
by hisdudeness
Thu Aug 29, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: VTIAX International fund - should I give up on it?
Replies: 297
Views: 27155

Re: VTIAX International fund - should I give up on it?

Can we at least admit that it's possible that the US can have terrific fundamentals and still be overpriced at the same time? And that the rest of the world may have some challenges but can be relatively underpriced at the same time? Relatively to what? The lower valuation relative to the US is not...
by hisdudeness
Sat Aug 17, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Taking a break in your 50s: Is it the kiss of death?
Replies: 86
Views: 8842

Re: Taking a break in your 50s: Is it the kiss of death?

I am currently on a break at 57 and I consider it "the kiss of life." I'm self-employed and don't have to bow and scrape for interviews, so maybe that's different. What isn't different is I can do a lot of things now that I can't or won't do in my seventies. Well put. I'm 56 and self employed also ...
by hisdudeness
Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks in free fall
Replies: 12340
Views: 2126277

Re: U.S. stocks in free fall

I agree that the news media is generally incentivized to sow fear in order to get clicks. Uncertainty is part of the game. People who can develop and maintain resistance to fear of uncertainty in the financial markets will have an advantage over those who sell out of panic. My local news station wa...
by hisdudeness
Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks in free fall
Replies: 12340
Views: 2126277

Re: U.S. stocks in free fall

I agree that the news media is generally incentivized to sow fear in order to get clicks. Uncertainty is part of the game. People who can develop and maintain resistance to fear of uncertainty in the financial markets will have an advantage over those who sell out of panic. My local news station wa...
by hisdudeness
Fri Aug 09, 2019 5:36 am
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: thoughts on international funds
Replies: 67
Views: 4939

Re: thoughts on international funds

Such a statement should be very easy to support or refute with evidence. Is there any evidence that would support this hypothesis? Evidence? Instead of that, let's use common sense. Is there any reason to believe international will outperform (BEFORE taxes and expenses) the US total stock market ov...
by hisdudeness
Thu Jul 25, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: How do you deal with looking bad compared to others?
Replies: 77
Views: 5384

Re: How do you deal with looking bad compared to others?

KlangFool wrote:
Thu Jul 25, 2019 7:09 am
OP,

All it takes is for the next recession to expose who has been swimming naked.

KlangFool
You nailed it, Mr. Klang
by hisdudeness
Fri Jul 19, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Bad time to enter the market?
Replies: 40
Views: 4342

Re: Bad time to enter the market?

Putting a predetermined amount in on a regular basis takes advantage of dollar cost averaging, which over the long haul boosts your return. Because it’s a fixed dollar amount being invested she will be buying a fewer number of high priced shares and a larger number of lower priced shares... Well .....
by hisdudeness
Sun Jul 07, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: John Bogle says investors don't need to own international stocks​
Replies: 42
Views: 4850

Re: John Bogle says investors don't need to own international stocks​

On this lazy Sunday morning, just waiting for the lost dog and that "don't you want to own Nestle and Samsung and Toyota" guy to chime in. My OPINION is VTSAX and God Bless the USA. We were ahead of you. Fair enough and succinctly stated. At least you are honest with yourself and aren't trying to c...
by hisdudeness
Sun Jul 07, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: John Bogle says investors don't need to own international stocks​
Replies: 42
Views: 4850

Re: John Bogle says investors don't need to own international stocks​

On this lazy Sunday morning, just waiting for the lost dog and that "don't you want to own Nestle and Samsung and Toyota" guy to chime in.
My OPINION is VTSAX and God Bless the USA.
by hisdudeness
Wed Jun 26, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Excluding International All Together?
Replies: 82
Views: 9878

Re: Excluding International All Together?

After careful consideration, I have decided that I am not cool enough or worldly enough to own international stocks or bonds.
by hisdudeness
Wed May 29, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Can we afford to pay for our kid's college (at all)?
Replies: 234
Views: 15813

Re: Can we afford to pay for our kid's college (at all)?

The original post disgusts me. I've probably never made over $40k in a year, I'm a single father, and both of my kids will have at least most of their college paid for through 529s, summer jobs, and whatever I have to add. Realistically, they may have to finish up by taking student loans. But then a...
by hisdudeness
Sun May 19, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: FIRE - What am I missing in the News Stories
Replies: 223
Views: 15582

Re: FIRE - What am I missing in the News Stories

But the idea that if you have $1m in your 30's is "SET FOR LIFE" is totally a joke. Not everyone aspires to *your* lifestyle standard. $1 million at my AA and my lifestyle would last me forever, likely leaving far more than the $1 million to my favorite charity upon my death. Amen. No problem here ...
by hisdudeness
Tue May 14, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks in free fall
Replies: 12340
Views: 2126277

Re: U.S. stocks in free fall

I will never understand the "it's not a loss unless you sell and lock it in" crowd.
A paper loss IS a loss.
by hisdudeness
Mon Apr 29, 2019 6:44 am
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Investing in Business as a partner
Replies: 18
Views: 1021

Re: Investing in Business as a partner

If it smells like rotten fish, it's probably rotten fish.