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by tictock81
Thu Dec 05, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: US$ Strong/Weak Tilt Investing?
Replies: 21
Views: 798

Re: US$ Strong/Weak Tilt Investing?

A coworker told me he tilts investing based on the relative strength or weakness of the US dollar. If the US dollar is strong, he buys foreign investments. If the US dollar is weak, he buys US investments. He supposes this allows him to use invest dollars wherever they are relatively most valuable....
by tictock81
Thu Dec 05, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: US$ Strong/Weak Tilt Investing?
Replies: 21
Views: 798

Re: US$ Strong/Weak Tilt Investing?

I think the strategy is pointless. I am a Uk investor and invest 100% equities in the vanguard all world unhedged. In most days the movement in the price is mirrored by the £ to $ exchange rate. Maybe I’m misunderstanding, but in my opinion, it’s all priced in by the markets (equity and forex) I kn...
by tictock81
Thu Dec 05, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: US$ Strong/Weak Tilt Investing?
Replies: 21
Views: 798

Re: US$ Strong/Weak Tilt Investing?

HippoSir wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 5:08 pm
How does he determine the strength of the US dollar and what points does he use to tilt back and forth? Strategy seems interesting.
He didn't explain this - it seems pretty subjective.
by tictock81
Wed Dec 04, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: US$ Strong/Weak Tilt Investing?
Replies: 21
Views: 798

US$ Strong/Weak Tilt Investing?

A coworker told me he tilts investing based on the relative strength or weakness of the US dollar. If the US dollar is strong, he buys foreign investments. If the US dollar is weak, he buys US investments. He supposes this allows him to use invest dollars wherever they are relatively most valuable. ...
by tictock81
Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Paying for College and Disability
Replies: 2
Views: 486

Paying for College and Disability

I have 2 sons, ages 6 and 11. The 11 year old has cerebral palsy - he has severe physical disability but probably no cognitive disability. Right now I have about $900 for each of them saved - one in a 529 and the other in a 529A. I contribute about $300/year to each. It's not much, but it's a start ...
by tictock81
Thu Jan 31, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Tax Questions - Receiving Charitable Grant
Replies: 0
Views: 176

Tax Questions - Receiving Charitable Grant

Hi all... newbie here.... I'm buying a handicapped accessible van for my disabled son. The modified van costs $30,000, of which half ($15K) is the van cost and half ($15K) is the modification cost. A charity is giving me a grant for $10,000 to ameliorate the modification cost. WHAT I KNOW: A. The mo...
by tictock81
Thu Nov 29, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Advice On Job Offer
Replies: 12
Views: 1322

Re: Advice On Job Offer

Take the job. Reason 1: You say you'll have to move anyway to achieve your goal. May as well be sooner than later. Reason 2: Bigger cities have bigger opportunities. In the worst case scenario, this job doesn't work out and you'll have more hospitals to move to than if you stay where you are. Reason...
by tictock81
Thu Nov 29, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Asset Allocation w/ Special Needs Child
Replies: 18
Views: 1439

Re: Asset Allocation w/ Special Needs Child

I have a 10 year old with severe Cerebral Palsy; he'll probably live with me for the rest of my life. I think your asset allocation is fine, since you have so much stocked up already. Shelf this concern for 5 years. It's the least of your worries right now. My advice: 1. Your best investment now is ...
by tictock81
Thu Nov 29, 2018 8:07 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: How did YOU choose your career?
Replies: 149
Views: 10771

Re: How did YOU choose your career?

No Project Manager has ever gone to school for Project Management. Most Project Managers come from Engineering or IT, but I was a Buyer for 12 years before becoming a Project Manager. My Path: - I was good at everything, but didn't know what to study. My "rich uncle" studied general business and was...