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by jrj
Thu Aug 28, 2014 12:55 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Implementing Two-Factor Authentication for Fidelity Accounts
Replies: 48
Views: 20792

Re: Implementing Two-Factor Authentication for Fidelity Acco

Yes. The Verisign hardware dongle, the Yubikey VIP, and the Symantec VIP app are functionally identical. It's just a question of which you prefer.
by jrj
Mon Aug 25, 2014 7:46 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Implementing Two-Factor Authentication for Fidelity Accounts
Replies: 48
Views: 20792

Re: Implementing Two-Factor Authentication for Fidelity Acco

For what it's worth, I just called Fidelity and converted from the old Verisign token to the Yubikey (Symantec, formerly Verisign) VIP key, which I had purchased directly from Yubikey. The rep had never heard of Yubikey. Nonetheless he was able to convert me in a few minutes. The Yubikey is function...
by jrj
Sun Feb 03, 2008 10:06 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Jim Rogers sees hard times ahead for the United States
Replies: 20
Views: 6389

You're right about Rogers not understanding China. He's a smart guy but he's just infatuated with the concept. I lived there and I've seen it many times. As you point out, his recent book on the subject is completely worthless.
by jrj
Sat Feb 02, 2008 8:41 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Jim Rogers sees hard times ahead for the United States
Replies: 20
Views: 6389

Let me see: sold his townhouse in New York to move to Singapore, where there is no tax on offshore income for approved foreign investors. Did not move to China, which does tax worldwide income after 5 years of residency. Think that made a difference?
by jrj
Thu Jan 17, 2008 2:05 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: DFA - Global bonds?
Replies: 21
Views: 3930

Thanks for pushing for TA International! Maybe (eventually) in the future Vector International?
by jrj
Sun Nov 11, 2007 2:13 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: PIMCO Foreign Bond (Unhedged) is over 70% US bonds. Why?
Replies: 23
Views: 4193

If you go to the Pimco website you can look up the holdings and current statistics for PFUIX (Sorry, their site does not seem to allow direct links). It looks like there's a whole lot going on that a simple top ten holdings list cannot represent. My bigger problem with the fund is that YTD returned ...
by jrj
Mon Nov 05, 2007 11:34 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Emerging Markets Comparisons
Replies: 27
Views: 5644

EITEX is not available at Wells Fargo. (It appears to be but a trade cannot be placed). Second problem if you do find a broker who offers it is a 2% back-end redemption fee.
by jrj
Tue Oct 23, 2007 6:18 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Pimco, Fidelity join super SIV fund?
Replies: 38
Views: 8935

The last question's an easy one. It will be priced differently.
by jrj
Sun Oct 21, 2007 12:42 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Warren Buffet interview
Replies: 57
Views: 17455

What organization are you talking about - the U.S. government? It's the law. He has to pay his taxes. Even if he goes to great lengths to minimize them, and then brags about it.
by jrj
Fri Oct 19, 2007 6:47 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Warren Buffet interview
Replies: 57
Views: 17455

Warren Buffet is a master of image and PR. Apparently he wants higher taxes, I don't know why. But I fail to see how his tax rate could be 17% unless there are special circumstances, since the Federal capital gains rate is 15%, and Nebraska's top marginal rate is 6.84%
by jrj
Wed Sep 26, 2007 9:04 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Does paying for management makes sense at high net-worth?
Replies: 46
Views: 11419

If that article is correct about high net worth individuals investing in startups and hedge funds, it's for the same reason that most investors don't buy index funds, etc. They're poorly informed and over confident!
by jrj
Fri Jun 15, 2007 11:11 am
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Larry -- DFA question
Replies: 5
Views: 1798

I own and appreciate DFA funds, but what is their value added when it comes to Int'l REITs, TIPS, etc?
by jrj
Mon May 21, 2007 9:55 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Simba's backtesting spreadsheet [a Bogleheads community project]
Replies: 1147
Views: 691782

This is a very useful project - especially for non-Excel jocks - thanks to Simba and other contributors. Not sure if I'm interpreting Eric White's (wink) correctly, but Int'l LV, SV, and access to Efficient Frontiers would also be great.
by jrj
Thu May 17, 2007 11:18 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: VINEX Vanguard Intl Explorer -- open fund at Wells Fargo?
Replies: 10
Views: 4118

I have found WellsTrade information wrong on several occasions. Before I opened an account there I even called to ask a sales rep about availability of two funds, was told they were available, then opened an account and discovered they were not. I don't think it was intentional, they just don't have...