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by Ed 2
Mon Jul 27, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks continue to soar!
Replies: 7459
Views: 606536

Re: U.S. stocks continue to soar!

abuss368 wrote:
Mon Jul 27, 2020 5:00 pm
Backing up the truck with next paycheck!
:sharebeer Leave some for triple leveraged money market holder’s who still waiting for the “buy” signal .
by Ed 2
Fri Jul 10, 2020 10:32 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks continue to soar!
Replies: 7459
Views: 606536

Re: U.S. stocks continue to soar!

Looks like we had a golden cross today with 50 DMA moving above 200 DMA, "a technical signal that has marked the end of every bear market in modern history," according to Bloomberg. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-07-10/s-p-500-flashes-sign-that-marked-end-of-every-modern-bear-market A...
by Ed 2
Sun Jul 05, 2020 7:58 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Coronavirus and the market
Replies: 4005
Views: 306993

Re: Coronavirus and the market

My Dad is one Debbie Downer. Constantly calling me and telling what happened today. Seats in front of monitor and absorbs all “braking news “. I guess in our family I am an opposite, that what made me going. I guess market composed by investors like me and my dad, so it is balanced. Overtime crisis ...
by Ed 2
Sun Jul 05, 2020 7:42 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Coronavirus and the market
Replies: 4005
Views: 306993

Re: Coronavirus and the market

livesoft wrote:
Sun Jul 05, 2020 7:31 am
truenorth418 wrote:
Sun Jul 05, 2020 7:29 am
I appreciate your perspective. Refreshing contrast vs all the debbie downers.
Thanks, but also let me make it very clear: My perspective is not upbeat.
Mine is
by Ed 2
Sun Jul 05, 2020 4:12 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: What to do with significant index changes, e.g., S&P 500 adding Tesla
Replies: 122
Views: 10508

Re: What to do with significant index changes, e.g., S&P 500 adding Tesla

Tesla hasn't been added to S&P 500 yet, but it seems like it will be at some point. From this page showing US Stock Market Cap, Tesla today would be #23: https://www.iweblists.com/us/commerce/MarketCapitalization.html 20 Bank of America Corp BAC 206.05 21 PayPal Holdings Inc PYPL 204.54 22 Walt Dis...
by Ed 2
Sun Jul 05, 2020 3:55 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Coronavirus and the market
Replies: 4005
Views: 306993

Re: Coronavirus and the market

So the US is slowly approaching 100k new cases per day and the markets don't care. Do we need to hit the actual numbers so that people realize "Oh damn it got worse I need to sell all my stocks"? I'm still doubting if markets are truely efficient. Once it happens I will be one of those who will sta...
by Ed 2
Sat Jul 04, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Barrons: The Next Trillion Dollar Stock
Replies: 22
Views: 2206

Re: Barrons: The Next Trillion Dollar Stock

https://www.barrons.com/articles/4-stocks-have-trillion-dollar-values-whos-next-51593862201 4 companies currently have trillion dollar valuations. Less than 2 years ago, Apple was the first trillion dollar company. Microsoft, Amazon and Google are also in the list. Facebook and a few other companie...
by Ed 2
Sat Jul 04, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Barrons: The Next Trillion Dollar Stock
Replies: 22
Views: 2206

Re: Barrons: The Next Trillion Dollar Stock

https://www.barrons.com/articles/4-stocks-have-trillion-dollar-values-whos-next-51593862201 4 companies currently have trillion dollar valuations. Less than 2 years ago, Apple was the first trillion dollar company. Microsoft, Amazon and Google are also in the list. Facebook and a few other companie...
by Ed 2
Sun Jun 28, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Investing vs working
Replies: 67
Views: 5271

Re: Investing vs working

I’ve been thinking of some divide between an investor class and a working class. Those whose assets accrue wealth compared to those who only labor for their money. It made me think, will a diligent investor make more on their assets than they will on their labor over the course of a lifetime? I wou...
by Ed 2
Wed Jun 24, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks in free fall
Replies: 19474
Views: 2696948

Re: U.S. stocks in free fall

The most recent Wealth Track interview (actually it's a 2-parter, and this is the second one) is more or less along these lines. https://wealthtrack.com/this-is-a-bear-market-rally-life-has-changed-homebody-investments-will-flourish-says-rosenberg/ And what did you learn from permabear Rosenberg? A...
by Ed 2
Tue Jun 23, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Better to buy stocks after a market crash?
Replies: 45
Views: 3952

Re: Better to buy stocks after a market crash?

international001 wrote:
Mon Jun 22, 2020 1:44 pm
If you think the stock market is a random walk, immediate past doesn't predict immediate future.
But there stock market is more than a random walk
After 20% market declines, do we have a better record for future returns than in another time?
Best time to buy stocks is yesterday.
by Ed 2
Mon Jun 22, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Why Morgan Stanley Says the 60/40 Portfolio Is Doomed
Replies: 107
Views: 11095

Re: The 60/40 Portfolio Is Dead

Hi Bogelheads I was advised by vanguard to invest my $600,000 cash in 60/40 mix, based on my financial background...etc- 70 years old, single, debts free, I collect $1720/month, am in the lower tax bracket, I need to derive an extra $1200-$1500 per month in addition to my SS income. I gooled lazy P...
by Ed 2
Mon Jun 22, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks in free fall
Replies: 19474
Views: 2696948

Re: U.S. stocks in free fall

:P The most recent Wealth Track interview (actually it's a 2-parter, and this is the second one) is more or less along these lines. https://wealthtrack.com/this-is-a-bear-market-rally-life-has-changed-homebody-investments-will-flourish-says-rosenberg/ And what did you learn from permabear Rosenberg?...
by Ed 2
Sun Jun 21, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks in free fall
Replies: 19474
Views: 2696948

Re: U.S. stocks in free fall

The most recent Wealth Track interview (actually it's a 2-parter, and this is the second one) is more or less along these lines. https://wealthtrack.com/this-is-a-bear-market-rally-life-has-changed-homebody-investments-will-flourish-says-rosenberg/ And what did you learn from permabear Rosenberg?
by Ed 2
Sat Jun 20, 2020 8:25 am
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Hard to stay the course...
Replies: 38
Views: 4810

Re: Hard to stay the course...

What bonds? I never understood bonds since 1999. Held some IBonds until 2018. Sold them when market dropped. So you not alone . I am in equities almost 95% all the time. Volatility is not my concern. My concern is how to make more :moneybag to buy more equity’s and afford to pay bills same time. Pe...
by Ed 2
Sat Jun 20, 2020 7:00 am
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Hard to stay the course...
Replies: 38
Views: 4810

Re: Hard to stay the course...

:sharebeer
TheDDC wrote:
Sat Jun 20, 2020 1:13 am
This is all very confusing. You done twisted yourself into a pickle. Just move to 100% VTSAX/VTI and chill.

-TheDDC
Guess people in our field taking risks mostly))) . Going into VTI it’s like a deep cleaning. Has to be done.
by Ed 2
Fri Jun 19, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Hard to stay the course...
Replies: 38
Views: 4810

Re: Hard to stay the course...

What bonds? I never understood bonds since 1999. Held some IBonds until 2018. Sold them when market dropped. So you not alone . I am in equities almost 95% all the time. Volatility is not my concern. My concern is how to make more :moneybag to buy more equity’s and afford to pay bills same time.
by Ed 2
Tue Jun 16, 2020 6:58 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks continue to soar!
Replies: 7459
Views: 606536

Re: U.S. stocks continue to soar!

Dang! S&P 500 up almost 1% during market hours and the S&P 500 ETF (SPY) is showing up another 1% after hours. Pretty schweeeet day. Yup... the JPOW train continues to chug along to 3200. Futures are past the 3100 mark now. On their way to 3200 and beyond. Brace yourself for a bunch of grumpy bears...
by Ed 2
Sun Jun 14, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: 63 and Could use some advice on portfolio
Replies: 86
Views: 7189

Re: 63 and Could use some advice on portfolio

Get rid of the individual stocks in your IRA. Adopt one of these lazy portfolios across all of your retirement accounts: https://www.bogleheads.org/wiki/Lazy_portfolios Good luck. +1. You can easily do this without tax consequences. If you are risk tolerant and would like equities untouched you can...
by Ed 2
Sun Jun 14, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Who ever follows the “Top-Ranked” Financial Advisors on the radio?
Replies: 38
Views: 3250

Re: Who ever follows the “Top-Ranked” Financial Advisors on the radio?

Ric Edelman’s show is an extended-length commercial for his advisory service. I’m not sure what his core investing beliefs are, beyond trying to get you to place assets with his firm. Of course I know that. Just trying to reinforce my belief amongst those who can post for years about index funds))))
by Ed 2
Sun Jun 14, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Who ever follows the “Top-Ranked” Financial Advisors on the radio?
Replies: 38
Views: 3250

Re: Who ever follows the “Top-Ranked” Financial Advisors on the radio?

What are your thoughts on how they really influence the retail investors? I think they influence those that don't know better. Other listeners may just use it as entertainment and poke holes in the shoddy logic. I think the better way to absorb and digest financial information is by reading books. ...
by Ed 2
Sun Jun 14, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Who ever follows the “Top-Ranked” Financial Advisors on the radio?
Replies: 38
Views: 3250

Re: Who ever follows the “Top-Ranked” Financial Advisors on the radio?

Okay. For example,I was religiously listening Ric Edelman for years. I like the way he delivers the basic understanding how to invest and invest for long term. Lately he was kind of started loosing his grip on “stay the course “ stile and I noticed not for the first time he does it....Back in March...
by Ed 2
Sun Jun 14, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Who ever follows the “Top-Ranked” Financial Advisors on the radio?
Replies: 38
Views: 3250

Who ever follows the “Top-Ranked” Financial Advisors on the radio?

Okay. For example,I was religiously listening Ric Edelman for years. I like the way he delivers the basic understanding how to invest and invest for long term. Lately he was kind of started loosing his grip on “stay the course “ stile and I noticed not for the first time he does it....Back in March ...
by Ed 2
Fri Jun 12, 2020 7:21 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks in free fall
Replies: 19474
Views: 2696948

Re: U.S. stocks in free fall

Back up the truck! . All aboard! Mine already left the warehouse today. I never went to warehouse. Always on the road. Warehouse equals the market where stocks are stored, my trucks picked up a couple loads yesterday and may return for more today. I can hear you, the rest of the world hears you- an...
by Ed 2
Fri Jun 12, 2020 6:46 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks in free fall
Replies: 19474
Views: 2696948

Re: U.S. stocks in free fall

Back up the truck! . All aboard! Yeeeee hawwwww! What is in this truck that you are backing up? Cash that was on the sidelines? Selling bonds to buy stock (rebalancing, or changing AA?) periodic investment from recent paycheck? Just curious what actual action you guys are taking. I always keep 3 ca...
by Ed 2
Fri Jun 12, 2020 6:40 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks in free fall
Replies: 19474
Views: 2696948

Re: U.S. stocks in free fall

TheTimeLord wrote:
Thu Jun 11, 2020 8:06 pm
Ed 2 wrote:
Thu Jun 11, 2020 7:39 pm
abuss368 wrote:
Thu Jun 11, 2020 7:20 pm
Back up the truck!
. All aboard!
Mine already left the warehouse today.
I never went to warehouse. Always on the road.
by Ed 2
Thu Jun 11, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks in free fall
Replies: 19474
Views: 2696948

Re: U.S. stocks in free fall

abuss368 wrote:
Thu Jun 11, 2020 7:20 pm
Back up the truck!
. All aboard!
by Ed 2
Thu Jun 11, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks in free fall
Replies: 19474
Views: 2696948

Re: U.S. stocks in free fall

Where all this “ can I go all in or DCA “ gone??? :P
by Ed 2
Sun Jun 07, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Do you feel safe going to a hair salon or barber shop?
Replies: 32
Views: 1668

Re: Do you feel safe going to a hair salon or barber shop?

I am going back to the office soon and long overdue for a haircut! They recently re-opened the hair salons and barber shops in my state. I have heard that some have plexiglass and require wearing masks. W With that being said, it is impossible to get a haircut from 6 feet away. Are you comfortable ...
by Ed 2
Fri Jun 05, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks continue to soar!
Replies: 7459
Views: 606536

Re: U.S. stocks continue to soar!

I was just driving on one of the major roads in the area, and for the first time in almost 3 months, it had a lot of traffic. There is some type of economic activity going on out there..... Another anecdote: Starbucks parking lot where I live was packed.... last week I had my choice of spots, today...
by Ed 2
Thu Jun 04, 2020 5:41 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: What are you up YTD? [Year To Date]
Replies: 3136
Views: 543244

Re: What are you up YTD? [Year To Date]

On this forum everyone works out, eats healthy, spends no money on frivolous items, but has sub $40-50k cars, and still makes money in their porfolio without timing the market during a downturn. Cheers. I'm a proud Market Timer. So what? Serious question, what did you do to market time this year? M...
by Ed 2
Sat May 30, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: [How can I teach my young kids about investing?]
Replies: 23
Views: 1113

Re: [How can I teach my young kids about investing?]

[Moved into a new thread from: Better to teach kids about investing with ETFs or individual stocks? --admin LadyGeek] Bumping this thread up since there are new developments since the prior post: I would like to teach my little ones about investing by using both individual stocks and ETFs. Here are...
by Ed 2
Fri May 29, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Sold Stocks to Reduce Portfolio Risk
Replies: 23
Views: 2020

Re: Sold Stocks to Reduce Portfolio Risk

minesweep wrote:
Fri May 29, 2020 7:21 pm
Ping Pong wrote:
Wed May 27, 2020 7:01 pm
Why are people always winning the game when their portfolio is down?
You don’t have to hit an all-time stock market high to have won the game.
I have a news for you. No one does it.
by Ed 2
Thu May 28, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks in free fall
Replies: 19474
Views: 2696948

Re: U.S. stocks in free fall

We never hear from those people again. Ever... Personally, I think it might just be the same three people who come back every year with different usernames. Sooner or later, they will predict correctly, and then they can stick with those usernames going forward, with a nice shiny guru reputation. I...
by Ed 2
Wed May 27, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Why is the stock market up? [thread multi-merge]
Replies: 521
Views: 21264

Re: Why is the market soaring?

Jim180 wrote:
Wed May 27, 2020 3:06 pm
As Alan Greenspan would say, "Irrational Exuberance"
Heh, not even close if you would like to compare when he was saying that. So , no. Market does what it has to do , recovering on new reality and what is laying ahead. Fiscal and monetary help also does lots of help to stabilize the markets.
by Ed 2
Wed May 27, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Sold Stocks to Reduce Portfolio Risk
Replies: 23
Views: 2020

Re: Sold Stocks to Reduce Portfolio Risk

I just want to announce that I've reduced portfolio risk significantly by selling a large percentage of stocks yesterday and today. I sold both yesterday and today above 3000 on the S&P 500 which is about 11% down from the peak earlier this year. My 401(k) and Roth IRA combined now have an AA of ab...
by Ed 2
Tue May 26, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks in free fall
Replies: 19474
Views: 2696948

Re: U.S. stocks in free fall

H-Town wrote:
Tue May 26, 2020 3:19 pm
Stinky wrote:
Tue May 26, 2020 3:14 pm
Kookaburra wrote:
Mon May 04, 2020 8:55 pm
Calendar is marked for a May 25 re-start of the meltdown. Three weeks from today.
It looks like we’ve dodged the meltdown bullet for now.

Do you have updated guidance as to when the meltdown will start? :D
We never hear from those people again. Ever...
Natural selection
by Ed 2
Tue May 26, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks continue to soar!
Replies: 7459
Views: 606536

Re: U.S. stocks continue to soar!

minimalistmarc wrote:
Tue May 26, 2020 9:40 am
Corsair wrote:
Tue May 26, 2020 9:38 am
S&P 500 seems to run in tandem with global money supply. If they keep printing, which they will, markets will go up up up

Long term, there is high probability markets will go up but expect a lot of up and down volatility along the way. Same as it ever was.
Stock market volatile? Nuh)
by Ed 2
Mon May 25, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: US Chapters
Topic: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2020!
Replies: 226
Views: 26174

Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2020!

I've heard this from others, but am now experiencing it myself: The only reason you wear a watch is to know what day it is. :) Working keeps you constantly aware of the day. Without work, there's nothing to remind you. It's a good feeling, as the stress is gone. I do wear a watch, but not every day...
by Ed 2
Mon May 25, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Anybody do any GOOD timing the market?
Replies: 123
Views: 7957

Re: Anybody do any GOOD timing the market?

runner3081 wrote:
Mon May 25, 2020 12:58 pm
I have been dollar cost averaging since about 2006. It has been truly amazing market timing.
Same here . Since 1999. Best market timing. Cheers!
by Ed 2
Sun May 24, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: where to park $150k?
Replies: 6
Views: 1155

Re: where to park $150k?

This is in my bank checking a/c after closing a CD. I am saving this 1) may be for a bigger house in 2-3 years 2) may be for stock investment if there is a big market dip 3) may be for some other investment What is a good place to park it meantime that can earn some interest? Thanks in advance. htt...
by Ed 2
Sun May 24, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: When to start investing again?
Replies: 11
Views: 1220

Re: When to start investing again?

In January, I moved 350K of my small $500K nest egg to cash. I missed out on the subsequent highs of Feb 2020 and the buying opportunity in March 2020. Of the 150K, 50K is invested in Fidelity sector mutual funds, and the rest in around 5 - 6 shares each of blue chip & health care stocks. I am now ...
by Ed 2
Thu May 21, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: I freaked out…now what?
Replies: 60
Views: 6240

Re: I freaked out…now what?

I’ve told everyone in my family over and over not to sell based on fear. Thank God they listened to me. now you only need to listen to yourself! I'm sure you can see the benefit to your family of having someone like yourself help them in these times. One suggestion is to find an "investment buddy" ...
by Ed 2
Thu May 21, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: I freaked out…now what?
Replies: 60
Views: 6240

Re: I freaked out…now what?

I’ve never sold on fear in my life and know better, but on 3/13 I sold 100% of my investments. I was down like 8% for year. I would be even to 2% up for the year as things stand today. My investments were about a 50/50 allocation. My logic at the time was to convert everything over to one account a...
by Ed 2
Wed May 20, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Diehards advice on missing the dip
Replies: 20
Views: 3341

Re: Diehards advice on missing the dip

Age: 43 y/o. Expected retirement: as soon as I can. Net worth: $489k My allocation Cash: 23.2% Bonds: 23.6% National stock: 36.7% International stock: 16.5% Desired allocation: Cash: 5% Bonds: 35% Nat. stock: 40% Int’l stock: 20% I received a windfall roughly coinciding with the beginning of the Co...
by Ed 2
Tue May 19, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Sold some stock on new highs today!
Replies: 23
Views: 2430

Re: Sold some stock on new highs today!

Hyperchicken wrote:
Tue May 19, 2020 3:40 pm
The golden headline standard is "I pulled out - how do I get back in?"
For all this years I see this useless posts . “ I am all in” “ I am 100 % equity’s “, “ sold everything today “. I think we need sub forum just for this posts with a big delete button.
by Ed 2
Tue May 19, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Sold some stock on new highs today!
Replies: 23
Views: 2430

Re: Guys, I got out! (sold equities)

Yippee! I just bought more ! Thank you!
by Ed 2
Tue May 19, 2020 6:48 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Why is the stock market up? [thread multi-merge]
Replies: 521
Views: 21264

Re: What does Market know, that we did not know?

The market is forward-looking, you are looking at the present. It’s that simple. Exactly. I wonder why people keep questioning the market. An asset is worth what someone is willing to pay for it and the market is not a reflection of the economy. Maybe because they have an opinion and only ? Some sa...
by Ed 2
Mon May 18, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Wall Street says stocks are very overvalued
Replies: 45
Views: 3986

Re: Wall Street says stocks are very overvalued

Joe Shmoe from GS say stocks are all time high since March 27? Ouch))
by Ed 2
Sun May 17, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Why is the stock market up? [thread multi-merge]
Replies: 521
Views: 21264

Re: What does Market know, that we did not know?

The market is forward-looking, you are looking at the present. It’s that simple. Exactly. I wonder why people keep questioning the market. An asset is worth what someone is willing to pay for it and the market is not a reflection of the economy. Maybe because they have an opinion and only ? Some sa...