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by kabob
Thu Nov 19, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Weighted portfolio charting service
Replies: 4
Views: 349

Re: Weighted portfolio charting service

StockCharts -> Chartlists - Public ChartLists... can most Definitely do/present entire Portfolios Ex: Above the Green Line - Nov 19, 2020 Buy high, and Sell Higher!!! - https://stockcharts.com/public/1107832 Public Charts are limited in content and presentation views (default view only 10 stocks per...
by kabob
Sun Nov 08, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: What to do with a small portion of VGT
Replies: 23
Views: 1748

Re: What to do with a small portion of VGT

60 Day check... Sold All my VGT(327+) & Vug(241+) last fri, Nov 6 - Just precautions & Elections & "Cant have a Loss if one takes the Profit..." Not bad Profit on both & at 98% and 99% of the AllTime HI's of both, respectively! And Whats my Crystal Ball? - ChartSchool &...
by kabob
Sun Nov 08, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: WashSales to one’s Advantage
Replies: 2
Views: 286

WashSales to one’s Advantage

Using WashSales to one’s Advantage Per the rules, losses and/or gains of the sales of the same equity within 30 days are added together to adjust the cost basis of that currently held security. And.. In addition, your holding period for the new stock or securities (for designating whether or not the...
by kabob
Thu Oct 29, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Silver Sneakers vs. Renew Active: Access to Gyms
Replies: 9
Views: 749

Re: Silver Sneakers vs. Renew Active: Access to Gyms

Who needs SilverSneakers, or any Membership...
With the Basics, a mat, and a bit walkin, jogin or skiprope,
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ya can have it all at home! - and even get a better workout.
by kabob
Fri Oct 23, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: A lot of dumb questions.
Replies: 34
Views: 4621

Re: A lot of dumb questions.

Sounds like your BoglePlan's inplace - and got your scheduled contributations and taxadvantagd plans Maxed! Now go make some Money - It's CapitalIsm! Choose Taxable investments wisely, with specific(set) goals, like I'm in this for steadily increasing (>10%) in ~3 to 6mo[or less]).... There's over 3...
by kabob
Fri Oct 23, 2020 7:28 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Stationary Indoor Bikes
Replies: 33
Views: 2302

Re: Stationary Indoor Bikes

Schwinn Aerodyne - still King of the stationery's, definitely a good workout (quickly) , rock solid, no maintenance, no problem, and Great resale when ya find ya don't use it! It's a Breeze, (built in Cooling!)....
by kabob
Tue Oct 20, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Running Linux vs Other OS?
Replies: 88
Views: 5810

Re: Running Linux vs Other OS?

Android - on Samsung Tablet's! Wowsa, Best zippy, near full size touch screen portable yet... I call em the best CocktailTable Computer available - A definite iPad Killer! With serious juice, full line of supported software, great network connectivity and other platform/file comparability - I got on...
by kabob
Mon Oct 19, 2020 9:04 am
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: What to do with a small portion of VGT
Replies: 23
Views: 1748

Re: What to do with a small portion of VGT

2. Buy more while its cheaper, Now Today while it's $305-306/shr... It's future's so Bright, ya gotta wear Shades! 30+ day followup: VGT is now 327++. That’s an easy $327/306 = 6.86% Gain –> quite acceptable!! And from Bloomberg, Today - 5 things to start your day: Gregor Stuart Hunter Mon, October...
by kabob
Sun Oct 18, 2020 8:50 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How to handle the cash transaction on a private car sale?
Replies: 17
Views: 1555

Re: How to handle the cash transaction on a private car sale?

+1 - The walk in Bank thing... (never a prob) per cash sale we goto my bank(free notary service) and title and billofsale get notarized. per check/other we goto his (I'll pay notary if necessary) and his funds are verified, notarized, and cashed/secured. Having to go to the buyers bank has happened ...
by kabob
Fri Oct 16, 2020 7:49 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Why is Large Growth disliked?
Replies: 75
Views: 7473

Re: Why is Large Growth disliked?

Of all 302 Vanguard Funds Growth is KING this year... No Doubt about it. http://rplewis.homeip.net/aImg/BhGrowth201015.jpg Growth, including International Growth, MegaCap, MidCap, SmallCap - just dominates the best preforming funds YTD. With Tech & Consumer Discretionary too. Wowsa, Yowsa, No co...
by kabob
Wed Oct 14, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Why is Large Growth disliked?
Replies: 75
Views: 7473

Re: Why is Large Growth disliked?

Why is Large Growth disliked? – Simply, cause growth is outside the philosophy, practices and disciplines of BogleiIsm. Perhaps for good reason – one has to learn how to deal with Market Conditions when deviating from BoglePhilosophy. Yes, literally decades can be Lost, or Gained! But, One must gain...
by kabob
Thu Sep 10, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: What to do with a small portion of VGT
Replies: 23
Views: 1748

Re: What to do with a small portion of VGT

You have picked a time of a quick selloff to prove the merit of combining 3 indicators. Many combinations will do this. Do you only buy back when they all agree? That doesn't look good during certain market periods. What are your rules when they don't agree? Using weekly signals look good only when...
by kabob
Thu Sep 10, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: What to do with a small portion of VGT
Replies: 23
Views: 1748

Re: What to do with a small portion of VGT

Just recieced from Vanguard: VGT : Vanguard Information Technology ETF declares quarterly distribution of $0.7074 12:30 pm, Thu, Sep. 10, 2020 Vanguard Information Technology ETF (NYSEARCA:VGT) - $0.7074. 30-Day SEC Yield of 0.78% as of Aug. 31. Payable Sep 16; for shareholders of record Sep 14; ex-...
by kabob
Thu Sep 10, 2020 7:04 am
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: What to do with a small portion of VGT
Replies: 23
Views: 1748

Re: What to do with a small portion of VGT

Thank you all for your suggestions, Ive decided to keep it and bought some more shares, I believe it will compliment VTSAX, my primary stock fund nicely. Sector selection and Market conditions are a bit outa Bacic Bogleism, and should be considered Discretionary... VGT/VITAX are great funds, but ke...
by kabob
Wed Sep 09, 2020 6:10 am
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: What to do with a small portion of VGT
Replies: 23
Views: 1748

Re: What to do with a small portion of VGT

All Aboard that's Goin Aboard... I would definitely avoid the LTCG hit then. As to buying more: Does this fit into your overall AA? Would you buy it unless you already owned it? If not, let it just sit there until you can unload it via harvesting losses or a drop in price. Why? Cause the Fed is runn...
by kabob
Tue Sep 08, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: What to do with a small portion of VGT
Replies: 23
Views: 1748

Re: What to do with a small portion of VGT

2. Buy more while its cheaper, Now Today while it's $305-306/shr... It's future's so Bright, ya gotta wear Shades! . However, I did keep VGT ( VG Info tech Idx ETF ) for tax reasons and its 20+ % gain over the last 10 years. and ya might wanta recheck that " its 20+ % gain over the last 10 year...
by kabob
Fri Sep 04, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How to revive a dead deep cycle battery?
Replies: 20
Views: 1360

Re: How to revive a dead deep cycle battery?

Some say give it an over voltage charge, and sometimes works (for a shortwhile).
However if its a mission critical like a battery an OceanGoing Fishin boat - Get a New Battery!
by kabob
Fri Sep 04, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Should I take short term gains and face the taxes?
Replies: 94
Views: 4749

Re: Should I take short term gains and face the taxes?

One Never really knows... but: https://stockcharts.com/h-sc/ui?s=VGT&p=D&b=5&g=0&id=p14778414990 I let the technicals be my guide in about half of my total portfolio, i keep a BoglePortfolio and a ComputerAidedPortfolio. But just as a WAG(WildAssGuess) the market was significantly Ov...
by kabob
Thu Sep 03, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Should I take short term gains and face the taxes?
Replies: 94
Views: 4749

Re: Should I take short term gains and face the taxes?

Unbelievable luck? (Maybe, maybe not...) Yesterday i Posted: Cant have a Loss if ya take your profits!!! - tax doesn't take it All... I goofed today and sold the wrong lot(oops) - got off plan - so just SoldItAll (BigProfits++) Didn't really want/intend to, but twas Too much unrealized $$$ vulnerabl...
by kabob
Thu Sep 03, 2020 6:54 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Roku vs Amazon Firestick Content
Replies: 23
Views: 1792

Re: Roku vs Amazon Firestick Content

Oh yea... That's Right - HBO go -> Gone! Hoops, gotta jump thru hoops AGAIN! And AGAIN!!! As a computer scientist this is just a Horrible implementation of seamless Computer-TV & TV-Computer integration - and All for the $$$$. What a Digital RatsNest. Well, at least the network CableCard recieve...
by kabob
Wed Sep 02, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Roku vs Amazon Firestick Content
Replies: 23
Views: 1792

Re: Roku vs Amazon Firestick Content

Neither have HBO Max, unfortunately. I have used both and think they are pretty similar in terms of content and user experience. Roku is of course more neutral, in terms of Amazon content being highlighted. There are ways around that limitation. I have Max side loaded on my Fire and have seen artic...
by kabob
Wed Sep 02, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Roku vs Amazon Firestick Content
Replies: 23
Views: 1792

Re: Roku vs Amazon Firestick Content

For those technically capable FireTV sticks are open platform, LOTS and most droid apps will run on em, ROKU is a closed sys/platform and intentionally limited to ROKU apps (put another nickle in)... More simply, YA Gotta give ROKU a CreditCard! FireTV doesn't require one! FireSticks see & share...
by kabob
Wed Sep 02, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Should I take short term gains and face the taxes?
Replies: 94
Views: 4749

Re: Should I take short term gains and face the taxes?

Cant have a Loss if ya take your profits!!! - tax doesn't take it All... I goofed today and sold the wrong lot(oops) - got off plan - so just SoldItAll (BigProfits++) Didn't really want/intend to, but twas Too much unrealized $$$ vulnerable to an overbought correction. Oh well - a new day for that a...
by kabob
Sun Aug 30, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: How long is this profit sustainable as a New Trader?
Replies: 61
Views: 4290

Re: How long is this profit sustainable as a New Trader?

The rules here are simple - "Buy and Hold while RSI above 50 and MACD Histogram positive(> 0)" Kabob, why did your system sell on 4/21 and then buy again on 4/22? RSI remained above 50 and MACD remained positive. Good Eyes! especially on an old dead thread. your right & deserve an ans...
by kabob
Fri Aug 28, 2020 9:25 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Whose being naughty and keeping some dry powder around?
Replies: 110
Views: 9461

Re: Whose being naughty and keeping some dry powder around?

Yes, I periodically keep and build dry power - especially in overbought conditions. And many condition ARE Overbought - Now! SPX: https://stockcharts.com/h-sc/ui?s=SPX&p=D&b=5&g=0&id=p14778414990 VGT: https://stockcharts.com/h-sc/ui?s=VGT&p=D&b=5&g=0&id=p14778414990 V...
by kabob
Wed Aug 26, 2020 8:27 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Bear Cub Smells Bubble
Replies: 406
Views: 30116

Re: Bear Cub Smells Bubble

ChartSchool agrees... Developed by J. Welles Wilder, the Relative Strength Index (RSI) is a momentum oscillator that measures the speed and change of price movements. RSI oscillates between zero and 100. According to Wilder, RSI is considered overbought when above 70 and oversold when below 30. ***...
by kabob
Wed Aug 26, 2020 7:09 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Bear Cub Smells Bubble
Replies: 406
Views: 30116

Re: Bear Cub Smells Bubble

ChartSchool agrees... Developed by J. Welles Wilder, the Relative Strength Index (RSI) is a momentum oscillator that measures the speed and change of price movements. RSI oscillates between zero and 100. According to Wilder, RSI is considered overbought when above 70 and oversold when below 30. *** ...
by kabob
Tue Aug 25, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Vanguard Funds that offer a monthly payment?
Replies: 27
Views: 3383

Re: Vanguard Funds that offer a monthly payment?

VanguardCorporate Longterm Bonds pay Monthly...
Both Etf(VCLT) and Admiral Mutual Fund(VLTCX)
I Like VCLT - good hangout for Dry Power and earn a few bucks too! plus a good shot for capital gains also.
by kabob
Tue Aug 25, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Thoughts on Tennessee
Replies: 116
Views: 13775

Re: Thoughts on Tennessee

Wife & I retired to Tn - We Like it... If you've ever lived outside the city limits and liked it, you'll probably like Tennessee. It's easy livin with a built in exercise plan! - a Beautiful Scenic part of the country. We live East Tn, bout 20 miles south a Knoxville, very close to Vonore mentio...
by kabob
Mon Aug 24, 2020 7:11 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: DVR for OTA TV
Replies: 71
Views: 4632

Re: DVR for OTA TV

Yes, KODI works on FireSticks, android, windows & some computing devices, but??? - buggy and not ready for prime time and rather irritating/unfriendly.
Seamless digital Computer-TV & TV-Computer integration is amazingly elusive...
by kabob
Sun Aug 23, 2020 11:10 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: DVR for OTA TV
Replies: 71
Views: 4632

Re: DVR for OTA TV

+3 for HDHomeRun from SiliconDust (a onetime purchace ~$75-250, depending on model), a 3 or 6 network tuner that gets signals from either cable coax and/or OTA signal. I have the CableCard version, and (any/every) Cableprovider MUST provide you with the CableCard to decode premium channels if you pa...
by kabob
Fri Aug 21, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Is it worth to relocate for retirement?
Replies: 140
Views: 13580

Re: Is it worth to relocate for retirement?

Absolutely! We moved from Boca Raton,Fl (Palmbeach county) to just south a Knoxville (loudon county) Tn and i jokingly say Palm Beach county gives me $24 Thousand a year just to leave and never come back! Actually that's the diff in property tax and homeowners ins per year. And the move was not that...
by kabob
Fri Aug 21, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: When do you take profits and what do you do with them?
Replies: 35
Views: 2565

Re: When do you take profits and what do you do with them?

tesuzuki2002 wrote: Fri Aug 21, 2020 10:24 am When I have a gain of more than 100% in a less than 6 month period, I’ll accept the tax hit and take the gains.
That's Quite Acceptable!!!
I also take significant and\or unexpected WindFalls (before they go away)
by kabob
Fri Aug 21, 2020 7:59 am
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: When do you take profits and what do you do with them?
Replies: 35
Views: 2565

Re: When do you take profits and what do you do with them?

One thing i do frequently(in TaxDeferedAccts) : when markets hit a new high (like this week), is sell/take the profits(to cash/dry power) and return to the original allocation/principle amt - and immediately place a Limit Buy order for the same stock at a significantly lower price... As they say: Bu...
by kabob
Thu Aug 20, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Investment strategies for high net worth individuals
Replies: 56
Views: 5640

Re: Investment strategies for high net worth individuals

Use Computer Aided Investment Management!
Or
AI Directed Investment Strategies!
Works for Me...
(But i started as a BogleHead)
by kabob
Wed Aug 19, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Rural land purchase in PA. What questions should I ask?
Replies: 25
Views: 1329

Re: Rural land purchase in PA. What questions should I ask?

#1. Can the land Pay its own Taxes in productivity from the land? If not, it's speculation!
And who will the answers you seeking - The country boys know... If it was good the anything it woulldn't be for sale!
by kabob
Wed Aug 19, 2020 9:06 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: "New" used car
Replies: 26
Views: 2127

Re: "New" used car

Oh Yea, Lotsa a Deals out there, and not just ford Taurus's either... Twas the 13k miles on the one we grabbed that got our attn (plus the Taurus was so much the wife's last car, she finds em very comfortable and nice drivers - and we got the Ford Five hundred from OffLeaseOnly.com in FLA with ~12K ...
by kabob
Wed Aug 19, 2020 8:39 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: "New" used car
Replies: 26
Views: 2127

Re: "New" used car

Here my Steal as Proof! http://rplewis.homeip.net/aImg/2019FordTaurus.png There's all sorts a Steals out there - auctions are loaded - Just gotta know how to Find em... And make sure there's at least a year and 12k miles a factory warranty on em to be sure its a BogleDeal! And Yes, this Taurus IS li...
by kabob
Wed Aug 19, 2020 8:01 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: "New" used car
Replies: 26
Views: 2127

Re: "New" used car

I hear a lot of car rental companies have good deals right now. lol, people need to stop spreading those false rumors. They are simply not true. "lol, people need to stop spreading those false rumors. They are simply not true. " Well Fuddy,Duddy on that comment - It IS true! My wife's goo...
by kabob
Fri Aug 14, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Taxable Brokerage Account - Real World Experiences for Married Couple
Replies: 17
Views: 2352

Re: Taxable Brokerage Account - Real World Experiences for Married Couple

We, the DearWife and i (commonly referred to as KaBoB implying Kathleen & Bob), keep both joint and individual brokerage Accts due to the normal 500K SIP limit per account. We always kept joint accts, until they went over 500K, then even per Vanguard, both joint and individual accts can have mul...
by kabob
Fri Aug 14, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Should I buy a house or townhome?
Replies: 12
Views: 1060

Re: Should I buy a house or townhome?

Definitely Townhouse! Twas in a similar situation a couple a decades ago, and a Townhouse was the perfect ticket without the time consuming/costly pains of owing/maintaining a house and larger property. Especially if the Townhouse is closer your steady work and income - and all the common ground &am...
by kabob
Thu Aug 13, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Vanguard International Growth VWILX, what's in it?
Replies: 9
Views: 705

Re: Vanguard International Growth VWILX, what's in it?

Cheating!, Actively Managed! Oops, That's not in the BogleHeadMenu... But I have/keep some... Hope that doesn't banish me from BogleVille. VWUAX , another actively managed fund (Vanguard U.S. Growth Fund Close: $144.01 -> 29.26%YTD) is doin pretty good also (have somea that too, actually a good bit ...
by kabob
Wed Aug 12, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Help me understand how to sell mutual funds
Replies: 18
Views: 978

Re: Help me understand how to sell mutual funds

Good Question! I have the same problem, VWILX is Up over 20%++ YTD and I also would like pull the profit and get back to my original International asset allocation (as a non taxable event!) The actual sale and moving the profits outa VWILX is easy in IRA's(taxdeffered accts), just Sell the aprox pro...
by kabob
Wed Aug 12, 2020 8:17 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: I Got Burned: Selling mutual fund and simultaneously purchasing ETF
Replies: 164
Views: 8256

Re: I Got Burned: Selling mutual fund and simultaneously purchasing ETF

"I got burned" - Yea, that happens, but, It also works both ways, one can also benefit and gain a bit... And that only happens when selling an ETF and buying the similar MF - on a Down Day ( and it's planned in advance on a down day). Consider you know you want to move ETF dollars to it's ...
by kabob
Tue Aug 11, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: How does a US Citizen invest in a China index fund?
Replies: 29
Views: 2154

Re: How does a US Citizen invest in a China index fund?

GXC - SPDR® S&P® China ETF ( A StateStreet SPDR[ Standard and Poor's Depository Receipt] The SPDR® S&P® China ETF seeks to provide investment results that, before fees and expenses, correspond generally to the total return performance of the S&P® China BMI Index (the "Index")....
by kabob
Thu Jun 11, 2020 8:25 am
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: When does an advisor make sense?
Replies: 56
Views: 2894

Re: When does an advisor make sense?

The only time an advisor make sense is when making better than ave gains,
all other times they only make excuses...
by kabob
Wed Jun 10, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: How Bad was 2008, really?
Replies: 382
Views: 49167

Re: How Bad was 2008, really?

2008, or also called the Great Recession was Bad! It actually started in in mid/late 2007 and continued till recovery started in April 2009 - about a year and a half and seamed an unending decline of about 40%. One employer 401K, and company stock partisipation that couldn't be changed went from 312...
by kabob
Mon Jun 08, 2020 6:58 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Is it possible to see off hours SP 500 price (futures)
Replies: 10
Views: 991

Re: Is it possible to see off hours SP 500 price (futures)

Monday Morn(b4 US Market open) - Etrade pro Market depth/execution does show some activity from over night for VUG & XLK - small odd lots mostly, but sometime there's some REALLY HUGE executions!, but not last night). Interesting though, Bloomberg & CNBC Futures do seam to match the overnigh...
by kabob
Sat Jun 06, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Is it possible to see off hours SP 500 price (futures)
Replies: 10
Views: 991

Re: Is it possible to see off hours SP 500 price (futures)

Yes! With Etrade Pro - with the Market Depth tool/screen, one can/will see the the complete level 2 bid/ask que and executions for any selected symbol or CUSIP by your choice of QuoteMontage, Exhange, or combination) - for All hours! (not just market & Extended) - but if ya leave the tool open a...