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by Andrew1234
Wed Jun 08, 2011 7:55 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Case Closed
Replies: 5
Views: 1608

I found haugen's research to be very interesting. He has been writing about different versions of this since at least the mid 1990s, I believe. He also started some sort of fund based on some of these concepts maybe 15 years ago. If my memory serves me correctly, money came pouring in from investors...
by Andrew1234
Wed May 25, 2011 6:24 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Camcorder for a dummy
Replies: 14
Views: 1476

Re: Camcorder for a dummy

flipcam. no wires. easy software to link with your tv, computer, facebook, youtube. it's perfect.
norm wrote:I want to buy a decent quality camcorder that is very simple to use. I would spend up to $500. Any suggestions?
by Andrew1234
Wed May 25, 2011 2:43 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Wealth Management entry $$
Replies: 36
Views: 3474

Re: Wealth Management entry $$

Big difference I've seen is that you get (not always) a more holistic approach from people who know the tax and legal complexities, etc., better. But that's usually it as far as advantages - and you still pay dearly for it. do clients with that amount (5-10 million) have access to better investments...
by Andrew1234
Tue May 24, 2011 4:25 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Please forgive this question... just learning...
Replies: 39
Views: 4330

Re: Please forgive this question... just learning...

Numbers. Numbers. Numbers. The 200 DMA has worked for decades and decades across a broad range of asset classes. Are you saying that it has NOT crushed the performance of buy-and-hold? Considering 200 DMA's proven and demonstrated results that I've cited here, I assume we're at least in agreement on...
by Andrew1234
Mon May 23, 2011 6:51 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Please forgive this question... just learning...
Replies: 39
Views: 4330

Re: Please forgive this question... just learning...

yobria wrote:
Andrew1234 wrote:Raise the stakes here, my friend. Prove me wrong.
Again, where are all the DMA mutual funds?

Nick
I don't understand your point. What are you asking?
by Andrew1234
Mon May 23, 2011 6:21 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Please forgive this question... just learning...
Replies: 39
Views: 4330

Re: Please forgive this question... just learning...

Kind of odd, really, saying that I have "hijacked [this thread] with irrelevancy." The OP asked about the usefulness of the 200 day MA. I linked to performance data (whose very long time-frame I made a point of justifying). You linked to quotes (many of which were written by reporters). I need somet...
by Andrew1234
Mon May 23, 2011 2:47 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Please forgive this question... just learning...
Replies: 39
Views: 4330

Re: Please forgive this question... just learning...

Ok, let's step back for a second with a slightly different scenario. Pretend it's 1900 and you're a Boglehead. 1900...that means equity markets are most important in Europe...and the largest one in the world is in...Germany! So, as a prudent Boglehead, wouldn't you look at some kind of cap-weighted ...
by Andrew1234
Mon May 23, 2011 1:59 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: That Frugal Thing You Do
Replies: 554
Views: 132390

"Nearly half of Americans say that they definitely or probably couldn’t come up with $2,000 in 30 days, according to new research, raising concerns about the financial fragility of many households." http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2011/05/23/nearly-half-of-americans-are-financially-fragile/ Pretty am...
by Andrew1234
Mon May 23, 2011 1:56 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Please forgive this question... just learning...
Replies: 39
Views: 4330

Re: Please forgive this question... just learning...

Why is going back to 1871 a problem? Why should we assume we're going to repeat the post-WWII cycle over again? And, I'd be MORE than surprised if Bill Miller uses the 200 day MA. He's a buy-and-hold value investor mutual fund manager. Go take a look at some of his past trades. Those trades fly in t...
by Andrew1234
Mon May 23, 2011 12:39 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Please forgive this question... just learning...
Replies: 39
Views: 4330

Re: Please forgive this question... just learning...

But, Bill Miller wasn't following something like the 200 day moving average. 200 day moving average is based on solid concepts. Here's proof: PART 1 http://www.advisorperspectives.com/newsletters09/pdfs/Moving_Average-Holy_Grail_or_Fairy_Tale-Part_1.pdf PART 2 http://www.advisorperspectives.com/news...
by Andrew1234
Mon May 23, 2011 12:33 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: That Frugal Thing You Do
Replies: 554
Views: 132390

I religiously avoid middlemen in any area that I understand...realtors, stock brokers, travel agents, insurance agents. Besides, I like learning. The intellectual barriers-to-entry for those occupations is low - and their interests are rarely aligned with your interests.
by Andrew1234
Fri Apr 15, 2011 12:04 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: a day in the life of a financial advisor - diehard humor
Replies: 24
Views: 5264

What a cool program!
by Andrew1234
Fri Apr 08, 2011 4:21 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: managed futures
Replies: 56
Views: 9310

Dave Ramsey

This takes the cake as the most uninformed dismissal of managed futures that I have seen: "Dear Dave: My broker has recommended a managed futures fund. I’ve never heard of these, and I got the feeling she doesn’t know much about them, either. She’s always been very conservative and reliable before, ...
by Andrew1234
Sun Apr 03, 2011 12:41 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: managed futures
Replies: 56
Views: 9310

I think a better way to look at this would be, "Are there any kinds of futures trading strategies that work?" Well, trend following has worked very well for managed futures funds...it's not surprising, then, that older, big managed futures funds (Man AHL, Winton, Eckhardt, Chesapeake, John W Henry, ...
by Andrew1234
Mon Sep 07, 2009 10:14 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: managed futures
Replies: 56
Views: 9310

I am not wrong. Obviously, if you wander into trading futures with no strategy, you can say you are getting into a zero sum game. But, that's not to say that certain strategies can't expect to make money in these markets. Who loses in these markets? Hedgers, central banks and some managed futures fu...
by Andrew1234
Mon Sep 07, 2009 9:42 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: managed futures
Replies: 56
Views: 9310

I think you're confusing corporate profits with equity index appreciation. For the stock market to really validate your beliefs, you need real economic growth. That is never guaranteed. You are placing as much of a bet as the next guy. Has corporate Japan made a dime since the 1980s? Of course, but ...
by Andrew1234
Sun Sep 06, 2009 6:53 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: managed futures
Replies: 56
Views: 9310

Before offhandedly dismissing this entire asset class because it is "expensive," consider: Managed futures exhibits a low-to-negative correlation to the equity markets. This type of diversification represents volatility reduction at its finest. What makes the negative correlation benefits of managed...