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by Stocks4LongRun
Sun Jan 17, 2021 9:42 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Where to buy ethereum without providing SSN
Replies: 30
Views: 3778

Re: Where to buy ethereum without providing SSN

Usually buying crypto isn't the problem, its the selling part that requires the SSN. The tax man cometh!
by Stocks4LongRun
Sat Jan 09, 2021 3:50 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: If we cannot predict future and if past results are not a reliable predictor of future...
Replies: 68
Views: 4648

Re: If we cannot predict future and if past results are not a reliable predictor of future...

While we can't predict future, there's an underlying assumption that both equities and bonds go up over time. If this doesn't hold then Boglehead portfolios don't work. Although one does have to take a stern look at the current state of bonds with 10 year yields 1% or less and question whether the ...
by Stocks4LongRun
Sat Jan 09, 2021 3:48 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Tesla becomes most valuable car company in the world
Replies: 385
Views: 35594

Re: Tesla becomes most valuable car company in the world

One case for Tesla being a bubble: Musk merely had to recommend Signal to his fans and the share price of an unrelated company called Signal Advance went up 1200% simply because it has a similar name. Same thing happened in 2020 with Zoom. Some unrelated stock with Zoom in its name also skyrocketed...
by Stocks4LongRun
Sat Jan 09, 2021 3:45 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Tesla becomes most valuable car company in the world
Replies: 385
Views: 35594

Re: Tesla becomes most valuable car company in the world

I'm ready to buy some put options on TSLA, but I've said that before and thankfully never followed through. Maybe this time will be different? I did, and the price has run up another $200 since. lol. However, I did play this same game back in Jan-Feb and make a thousand when COVID caused everything...
by Stocks4LongRun
Sat Jan 09, 2021 3:40 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Do you have FOMO (Bitcoin, TSLA, whatever?)
Replies: 201
Views: 12668

Re: Do you have FOMO (Bitcoin, TSLA, whatever?)

I invested in both Bitcoin and TSLA and I am mad that I did not invest more. If I invested more (and I had the money) I would be living in a mansion right now. So you have to realize that you will never be happy and occupy yourself with other things. It's like FOMO-squared. I had FOMO back in 1999 ...
by Stocks4LongRun
Sat Jan 09, 2021 3:36 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Which fixed income would do better during inflation?
Replies: 8
Views: 849

Re: Which fixed income would do better during inflation?

real yields are so low on both. Why not take a stab at preferred shares? They aren't quite fixed income, but pretty close since they act more like bonds.
by Stocks4LongRun
Sun Jan 03, 2021 2:34 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: What is the Worst Financial Decision/Mistake You Have Made?
Replies: 230
Views: 18351

Re: What is the Worst Financial Decision/Mistake You Have Made?

Getting married. love that one, lol. Also, I live near a few marinas and I see tons of boats that easily cost 100s of thousands of dollars that stay wrapped up all year long in a dry dock field. I can only imagine what the ongoing costs to store, insure and perform any maintenance costs on those ar...
by Stocks4LongRun
Sat Jan 02, 2021 1:02 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: 7% return in the markets
Replies: 120
Views: 13702

Re: 7% return in the markets

however, with a 6.6% return we are at the "most expensive" valuations in history? Basically no matter what ratio you quote and look at, the answer is yes. Can anyone find a ratio that says we aren't overvalued? I have seen some marginal things based on the interest rate, but the arguments...
by Stocks4LongRun
Sat Jan 02, 2021 1:00 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: [Maxing out your IRA and other things to do on January 1st]
Replies: 172
Views: 14300

Re: [Maxing out your IRA and other things to do on January 1st]

Way too much emphasis is centered on Roth accounts when only people in the lowest tax bracket will actually benefit from them.
Tax rates could double and the Traditional IRA is still better
by Stocks4LongRun
Fri Dec 18, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Short Tesla?
Replies: 93
Views: 6619

Re: Short Tesla?

So who’s willing to go anti- Boglian to the max and do the obvious. Market capitalization of 562 billion with p.e. of 1,134!! I own a Tesla, but this is unsustainable. When it bursts fortunes will be made. So many people including famed investors have gotten squeezed by TSLA. TravelforFun I actuall...
by Stocks4LongRun
Fri Dec 18, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Roth IRA - Help Please
Replies: 7
Views: 538

Re: Roth IRA - Help Please

niagara_guy wrote: Fri Dec 18, 2020 1:54 pm Would filing as "married filing separately" be an option?
Unfortunately this doesn't convert your rates to singles filing. I don't want to get married for the tax burden since both I and my partner are high income earners.
by Stocks4LongRun
Fri Dec 18, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Roth IRA - Help Please
Replies: 7
Views: 538

Re: Roth IRA - Help Please

You make a good amount of money. You are probably leaving money on the table by not using a traditional 401k/IRA anyway.
by Stocks4LongRun
Fri Dec 18, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Bitcoin @ 23K, why am I anti-Bitcoin?
Replies: 404
Views: 20128

Re: Bitcoin @ 23K, why am I anti-Bitcoin?

I don't know about other autobuys sites, but I refuse to use coinbase because of their insane fee structure. Basically they were the first mover in the USA and so can command the high fees.
by Stocks4LongRun
Fri Dec 18, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Should one stop playing the game?
Replies: 40
Views: 4071

Re: Should one stop playing the game?

By my late 60's I had reached or exceeded my number (won) and couldn't decide what allocation going forward made sense. I put enough in "safe" fixed income to fund retirement to age 90 and ended up with a 45/55 allocation. I'm not trying to maximize the size of my portfolio (run up the sc...