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by Brassman
Wed Mar 06, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: S&P 500 Dividend Yield Plus Buyback Yield for 2018 Was 5.96%
Replies: 32
Views: 4454

Re: S&P 500 Dividend Yield Plus Buyback Yield for 2018 Was 5.96%

It looks like unless BuyBacks and dividends spiked in the last quarter of the year, then the 5.96% figure in the post title is incorrect. It looks like the real number is somewhere around the 4.75% range.
by Brassman
Wed Mar 06, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best Car Values
Replies: 155
Views: 11956

Re: Best Car Values

This however overlooks the value of having the newest safety features available. How do you factor that into the value equation? Yes older cars are cheaper and still reliable, but they are also less safe and that has a value as well.
by Brassman
Sat Feb 09, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: HEDGEFUNDIE's excellent adventure [risk parity strategy using 3x leveraged ETFs]
Replies: 3353
Views: 327660

Re: HEDGEFUNDIE's excellent adventure [risk parity strategy using 3x leveraged ETFs]

I know some people have put a lot of effort into backtesting this thing, and thank you for that. I am thinking about doing the same thing and sticking a small chuck in a Roth IRA and letting it rip on this strategy. One thing though, how does this approach compare to a 3x leveraged all weather portf...
by Brassman
Sat Jan 26, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Bonds Boost Return During Accumulation?
Replies: 7
Views: 804

Re: Bonds Boost Return During Accumulation?

Thanks for the reply so far, I think one of the big things that caught me off guard is that this was a Monte Carlo simulation and the results were repeatable. So while it does take some historical time periods such as the 2000s into account, it runs 10,000 different variations. I think the part that...
by Brassman
Sat Jan 26, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Do you ever feel overpaid?
Replies: 72
Views: 4964

Re: Do you ever feel overpaid?

This may be a result of the dunning-kruger effect. You overestimate other people's knowledge of your specialty, and underestimate your own knowledge compared to the general population.
by Brassman
Thu Jan 24, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Bonds Boost Return During Accumulation?
Replies: 7
Views: 804

Bonds Boost Return During Accumulation?

Hi Everyone, Long time reader and occasional poster here but lost my login data on old computer so started a new account. Anyway... I was running some numbers in portfolio visualizer and found something interesting. I couldn't find a prior post on this but may just have missed it. Basically if you a...