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by Vtsax100
Mon Jan 25, 2021 9:13 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: ‘Frogs in boiling water’: Urgent warning for 50% market drop
Replies: 82
Views: 10392

Re: ‘Frogs in boiling water’: Urgent warning for 50% market drop

Klarman is brilliant, with a reasonable claim to being the greatest value manager of all time. His limited run book sells for $1000s per copy. Note though, that he made his money finding value in market-distorting ‘special situations’ (it was easier in the ‘80s and ‘90s). He was never a Soros-like ...
by Vtsax100
Mon Jan 25, 2021 8:44 am
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: I just bought individual stocks and a lot of them.
Replies: 149
Views: 8269

Re: I just bought individual stocks and a lot of them.

invest2bfree wrote: Sun Jan 24, 2021 10:30 am
So I just on an impulse...
This pretty much sums it up for me.
by Vtsax100
Mon Jan 25, 2021 6:13 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks continue to soar!
Replies: 12258
Views: 947219

Re: U.S. stocks continue to soar!

lostdog wrote: Mon Jan 25, 2021 5:13 am What's with the influx of new posts calling for a crash?

Another one just appeared calling a top and bailing.
Those posts are the signals that let me know Im about to keep making money.

:twisted:
by Vtsax100
Fri Jan 22, 2021 4:04 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks continue to soar!
Replies: 12258
Views: 947219

Re: U.S. stocks continue to soar!

lostdog wrote: Fri Jan 22, 2021 4:01 pm Someone did a big sell right at the end.
Meh. Still a great week. I'll take it!

:sharebeer
by Vtsax100
Fri Jan 22, 2021 12:24 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks continue to soar!
Replies: 12258
Views: 947219

Re: U.S. stocks continue to soar!

Afternoon melt up is starting. :mrgreen:
by Vtsax100
Thu Jan 21, 2021 6:53 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Bird watchers – what birds are you seeing?
Replies: 783
Views: 34100

Re: Bird watchers – what birds are you seeing?

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/d/13x6LvHw_V6Cjbd4ihQ5j209IKrd_voRi https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/d/13x6LvHw_V6Cjbd4ihQ5j209IKrd_voRi Google says this is a red-bellied woodpecker. Mid-Atlantic, MD. These frequent my feeder. They take a sunflower seed and fly over to a tall poplar tree and hid...
by Vtsax100
Thu Jan 21, 2021 6:00 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks continue to soar!
Replies: 12258
Views: 947219

Re: U.S. stocks continue to soar!

Took out my ATH during the trading day, but pulled back a bit in the last hour. What does this even mean? :confused I have an oversized single-stock position in my portfolio. My portfolio was up much more than normal today, took out my previous All Time High (ATH) during intraday trading, but then ...
by Vtsax100
Thu Jan 21, 2021 5:42 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks continue to soar!
Replies: 12258
Views: 947219

Re: U.S. stocks continue to soar!

yog wrote: Thu Jan 21, 2021 4:00 pm
Took out my ATH during the trading day, but pulled back a bit in the last hour.
What does this even mean? :confused
by Vtsax100
Thu Jan 21, 2021 5:40 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks continue to soar!
Replies: 12258
Views: 947219

Re: U.S. stocks continue to soar!

I backed up my truck tonight and put in the orders! Can’t fill truck up any more. It is spilling over. Tony Does your truck have a hitch? You could hook up a trailer and keep backing up. That is an awesome idea and one that I will have to consider. That will hold even more shares of our fund! Tony ...
by Vtsax100
Thu Jan 21, 2021 5:37 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Should I wait or invest
Replies: 30
Views: 2091

Re: Should I wait or invest

ashg wrote: Thu Jan 21, 2021 11:25 am ...but I also do not want to start investing at a time when market is over hyped.

Thoughts?
The market is over hyped? What!?
Should I sell all my equities now?
by Vtsax100
Wed Jan 20, 2021 4:51 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks continue to soar!
Replies: 12258
Views: 947219

Re: U.S. stocks continue to soar!

Man, I don't even want to think what it feels like sitting on the sidelines with cash on hands in the past few months. The stuff of nightmares! :shock: From a practical perspective how does holding cash differ from holding a bond allocation? I think the point was being on the sidelines out of equit...
by Vtsax100
Wed Jan 20, 2021 4:01 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks continue to soar!
Replies: 12258
Views: 947219

Re: U.S. stocks continue to soar!

Man, I don't even want to think what it feels like sitting on the sidelines with cash on hands in the past few months. The stuff of nightmares! :shock: From a practical perspective how does holding cash differ from holding a bond allocation? I think the point was being on the sidelines out of equit...
by Vtsax100
Wed Jan 20, 2021 3:30 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks continue to soar!
Replies: 12258
Views: 947219

Re: U.S. stocks continue to soar!

CurlyDave wrote: Wed Jan 20, 2021 3:00 pm The suspense is killing me. Do we get an all time high or an all time higher?
An all time higher high.

:sharebeer
by Vtsax100
Wed Jan 06, 2021 3:32 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks continue to soar!
Replies: 12258
Views: 947219

Re: U.S. stocks continue to soar!

Stinky wrote: Wed Jan 06, 2021 3:19 pm
anoop wrote: Wed Jan 06, 2021 3:16 pm
Keenobserver wrote: Wed Jan 06, 2021 3:09 pm Clean energy to the moon
Electric rockets!
Call abuss368! Electric trucks that can be backed up!!

If you see Abuss368 headlights bearing down on you, don’t worry. He’s going in reverse.
by Vtsax100
Wed Jan 06, 2021 3:07 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks continue to soar!
Replies: 12258
Views: 947219

Re: U.S. stocks continue to soar!

Protests at the capitol. Capitol breeched. Electoral college vote stopped. Move to free fall.
by Vtsax100
Wed Jan 06, 2021 1:24 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks continue to soar!
Replies: 12258
Views: 947219

Re: U.S. stocks continue to soar!

Glad I backed up the truck yesterday. Dropped 6K into my IRA.

:sharebeer
by Vtsax100
Thu Dec 31, 2020 6:17 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks continue to soar!
Replies: 12258
Views: 947219

Re: U.S. stocks continue to soar!

lostdog wrote: Thu Dec 31, 2020 5:20 am Looks like a possible red day.
Looks like a good day to back up the truck.
by Vtsax100
Wed Dec 30, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks continue to soar!
Replies: 12258
Views: 947219

Re: U.S. stocks continue to soar!

Bitcoin continues its march towards $30k, $29.3k as of right now and already $1000 over Forester’s top call. :D If this keeps up, there’s an outside chance I’ll join the 2 comma club tomorrow to finish the year, about $9k short right now. A fitting end to a crazy year, unexpectedly achieving some g...
by Vtsax100
Tue Dec 29, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: What did you spend in 2020?
Replies: 204
Views: 12693

Re: What did you spend in 2020?

Just enough. Not just a little and not too much.
by Vtsax100
Tue Dec 29, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: No Peeking - 2021 Goal to not look at balances
Replies: 94
Views: 5687

Re: No Peeking - 2021 Goal to not look at balances

I look just about every day. If its soaring Im happy. If its crashing I think about the good sale Im going to get the next time I back up the truck.
by Vtsax100
Mon Dec 28, 2020 6:22 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks continue to soar!
Replies: 12258
Views: 947219

Re: U.S. stocks continue to soar!

Forester wrote: Sun Dec 27, 2020 10:16 pm I'm calling the Bitcoin high, $28k and change was the top. This makes a stock market correction of around 10% quite likely in Jan/Feb.

The Forester effect has been triggered. Im backing up the truck!
by Vtsax100
Sat Dec 26, 2020 3:55 am
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Finally Going Three Fund Portfolio - How To Go About It?
Replies: 15
Views: 1710

Re: Finally Going Three Fund Portfolio - How To Go About It?

Oh to be 26 again... would buy as much VTSAX as I could. Then buy more until it hurt and never look back.
by Vtsax100
Fri Dec 25, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Bird watchers – what birds are you seeing?
Replies: 783
Views: 34100

Re: Bird watchers – what birds are you seeing?

Black-capped Chickadee . I see them occasionally in my feeders (Philly area). From the Audobon guide: https://nas-national-prod.s3.amazonaws.com/styles/grid_gallery_lightbox/s3/web_aud_gbbc-2017-black-capped-chickadee_41871_kk_photo_john-pizniur_adult.jpg?itok=H502YhuV I love these little guys. The...
by Vtsax100
Fri Dec 25, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Tips for Frugal Living
Replies: 284
Views: 26709

Re: Tips for Frugal Living

nalor511 wrote: Fri Dec 25, 2020 5:54 pm 10oz@$2.89@target

Also saw it at Aldi the other day for same price.
by Vtsax100
Thu Dec 24, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks continue to soar!
Replies: 12258
Views: 947219

Re: U.S. stocks continue to soar!

Rolled my year+ of HSA contributions out of my terrible employer account and into my new fidelity account. $3.8k to get things started. Going to cross my fingers for a dip soon to put it in. I don’t mind trying to time the market when it’s at an ATH. Did you move everything else to cash in anticipa...
by Vtsax100
Thu Dec 24, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks continue to soar!
Replies: 12258
Views: 947219

Re: U.S. stocks continue to soar!

lostdog wrote: Thu Dec 24, 2020 12:52 pm mini melt up!
That was the little engine that could. It tried.
by Vtsax100
Wed Dec 23, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks continue to soar!
Replies: 12258
Views: 947219

Re: U.S. stocks continue to soar!

Turns out it was a good day to back up the truck after all. Loaded up a freshly chopped stack of VTSAX today.
by Vtsax100
Wed Dec 23, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks continue to soar!
Replies: 12258
Views: 947219

Re: U.S. stocks continue to soar!

Its turning into a nice soaring day.
by Vtsax100
Tue Dec 22, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Bird watchers – what birds are you seeing?
Replies: 783
Views: 34100

Re: Bird watchers – what birds are you seeing?

There was a big flock of wild turkeys hanging out under my bird feeder this morning. About ten of them. The neighbors cat wasn’t quite sure what to think. Does this count as bird watching? :happy
by Vtsax100
Mon Dec 21, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks in free fall
Replies: 21224
Views: 2880203

Re: U.S. stocks in free fall

In the money twitter world, I'm seeing Millennials screen shot/flex their Tesla and Bitcoin balances. When I see this, I know there is a bubble on these two stocks. Don’t worry when they panic sell we get it really cheap. It all works out in the end. Yes, you are going to teach them young folks who...
by Vtsax100
Mon Dec 21, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks in free fall
Replies: 21224
Views: 2880203

Re: U.S. stocks in free fall

In the money twitter world, I'm seeing Millennials screen shot/flex their Tesla and Bitcoin balances. When I see this, I know there is a bubble on these two stocks. Don’t worry when they panic sell we get it really cheap. It all works out in the end. Yes, you are going to teach them young folks who...
by Vtsax100
Mon Dec 21, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks in free fall
Replies: 21224
Views: 2880203

Re: U.S. stocks in free fall

lostdog wrote: Mon Dec 21, 2020 10:41 am In the money twitter world, I'm seeing Millennials screen shot/flex their Tesla and Bitcoin balances. When I see this, I know there is a bubble on these two stocks.
Don’t worry when they panic sell we get it really cheap. It all works out in the end.
by Vtsax100
Mon Dec 21, 2020 7:30 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks continue to soar!
Replies: 12258
Views: 947219

Re: U.S. stocks continue to soar!

Rolling over an old 401(k) into my current plan so my investments will be out of the market at the end of today for the next ~2 weeks as the check is mailed to me and then I mail to my current custodian. Can we trade sideways during then? Maybe even slightly down? :twisted: Thank you. This guarante...
by Vtsax100
Mon Dec 21, 2020 7:08 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks continue to soar!
Replies: 12258
Views: 947219

Re: U.S. stocks continue to soar!

abuss368 wrote: Mon Dec 21, 2020 6:58 am
CurlyDave wrote: Mon Dec 21, 2020 1:23 am
abuss368 wrote: Sun Dec 20, 2020 11:47 pm My truck backs up tomorrow!!!!🤣😂

Tony
Did you put wings on that thing yet?
Love that idea!

Pro tip: Make sure you remember to put the wings on backwards if you do that.
by Vtsax100
Sun Dec 20, 2020 8:34 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What are your not free but still frugal hobbies?
Replies: 155
Views: 13020

Re: What are your not free but still frugal hobbies?

Plants! I love propagating and growing them. Pothos, Orchids, various cacti, among other house plants. So much fun and gives you always something to look forward to. I love coming home from my several day trips at work and getting to check on the progress. This also leads me to other things like com...
by Vtsax100
Thu Dec 17, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks continue to soar!
Replies: 12258
Views: 947219

Re: U.S. stocks continue to soar!

In before the melt. :D
by Vtsax100
Thu Dec 17, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks continue to soar!
Replies: 12258
Views: 947219

Re: U.S. stocks continue to soar!

CurlyDave wrote: Thu Dec 17, 2020 1:09 pm
Vtsax100 wrote: Thu Dec 17, 2020 1:02 pm
lostdog wrote: Thu Dec 17, 2020 11:56 am Back to the slow drip.
I will take the slow drip up all afternoon with a melt up during the last 15 mins. Thanks.
Every drip I have ever seen goes down, not up.
The drip drops, but the tub slowly fills.

:sharebeer
by Vtsax100
Thu Dec 17, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks continue to soar!
Replies: 12258
Views: 947219

Re: U.S. stocks continue to soar!

lostdog wrote: Thu Dec 17, 2020 11:56 am Back to the slow drip.
I will take the slow drip up all afternoon with a melt up during the last 15 mins. Thanks.
by Vtsax100
Wed Dec 16, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks continue to soar!
Replies: 12258
Views: 947219

Re: U.S. stocks continue to soar!

mrspock wrote: Wed Dec 16, 2020 3:28 pm Time to bust out my favorite hoodie:

Image

JPOW has spoken.

:moneybag :moneybag :moneybag
I have to have that hoodie! :D
by Vtsax100
Wed Dec 16, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks continue to soar!
Replies: 12258
Views: 947219

Re: U.S. stocks continue to soar!

lostdog wrote: Wed Dec 16, 2020 3:17 pm
Vtsax100 wrote: Wed Dec 16, 2020 2:44 pm The afternoon melt up is starting.

:sharebeer
Still in a holding pattern until some more news comes along. :wink:
Nahhhh. Its melting. :mrgreen:
by Vtsax100
Wed Dec 16, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: [Maxing out your IRA and other things to do on January 1st]
Replies: 172
Views: 14065

Re: So, who's maxing out their IRA on Jan 1st?

I did last year then regretted it a couple months later. I will probably do the same for 2021 though. :oops: I sweated it for most of the year, but it looks like I'll be okay. Will definitely wait to do 2021. Lesson learned! I will probably DCA conversions throughout the year. Mainly to keep me fro...
by Vtsax100
Wed Dec 16, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks continue to soar!
Replies: 12258
Views: 947219

Re: U.S. stocks continue to soar!

The afternoon melt up is starting.

:sharebeer
by Vtsax100
Wed Dec 16, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: [Maxing out your IRA and other things to do on January 1st]
Replies: 172
Views: 14065

Re: So, who's maxing out their IRA on Jan 1st?

I did last year then regretted it a couple months later. I will probably do the same for 2021 though. :oops:
by Vtsax100
Wed Dec 16, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Kitchen faucet / possible problems with high arched faucets?
Replies: 37
Views: 2443

Re: Kitchen faucet / possible problems with high arched faucets?

I prefer the high arch faucets. Ive placed them in all my bathrooms and will in my kitchen soon. They are much easier to use in my opinion. Splashing shouldn’t be an issue unless you are one of those people that thinks the water is either off or full blast. :twisted:
by Vtsax100
Tue Dec 15, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What are you listening to now
Replies: 1289
Views: 76846

Re: What are you listening to now

It was! I was quite fascinated by the cover in my younger days. :shock:
by Vtsax100
Tue Dec 15, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks continue to soar!
Replies: 12258
Views: 947219

Re: U.S. stocks continue to soar!

CurlyDave wrote: Tue Dec 15, 2020 1:43 pm
TheTimeLord wrote: Tue Dec 15, 2020 1:20 pm
lostdog wrote: Tue Dec 15, 2020 1:08 pm What will happen 15 minutes before the bell? :twisted:
I am thinking about going for a walk.
If it melts up at the end I don't think I will be able to stand the excitement. :greedy :greedy
Looks like the melt up has started. Can you stand it?
by Vtsax100
Tue Dec 15, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Charlie Munger - next 10 years to be lower than the last 10
Replies: 147
Views: 11805

Re: Charlie Munger - next 10 years to be lower than the last 10

Triple digit golfer wrote: Tue Dec 15, 2020 11:54 am
If that happens again over the next 10 years, I'll be a 45 year old retiree, even if I save nothing additional over that time frame.
Me too. Except 55. :D
by Vtsax100
Tue Dec 15, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks continue to soar!
Replies: 12258
Views: 947219

Re: U.S. stocks continue to soar!

The theme lately seems to be a strong start and then a fizzle out by the end of the day. Right now we have all 3 major indices up 0.4 to 0.5%. I could learn to live with that kind of fizzle every day. :mrgreen: :mrgreen: That would certainly be good for the Curly Family portfolio! It would also mak...
by Vtsax100
Tue Dec 15, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks continue to soar!
Replies: 12258
Views: 947219

Re: U.S. stocks continue to soar!

lostdog wrote: Tue Dec 15, 2020 10:03 am The theme lately seems to be a strong start and then a fizzle out by the end of the day.

Sounds like a good day to back up the truck.