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by protagonist
Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Real value of NYC real estate, 1899-1999.
Replies: 29
Views: 2509

Real value of NYC real estate, 1899-1999.

I found this paper very interesting though I am not in a position to critique the authors' methodology, and I admit I did not try. https://economics.mit.edu/files/5887 They looked at the value of Manhattan commercial real estate , 1899-1999, and concluded: 1. In real terms there was no long term app...
by protagonist
Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Good Modern Science Fiction
Replies: 353
Views: 49969

Re: Good Modern Science Fiction

ps....I made up androcentric....don't know if it is a word..... Apparently, it is. See: androcentric Thanks for doing the legwork, LG. By the way, I finished Atwood's MaddAddam trilogy as books on tape on a drive from MA to FL. My final conclusion- I still really enjoyed Oryx and Crake- I thought i...
by protagonist
Mon Dec 31, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Good Modern Science Fiction
Replies: 353
Views: 49969

Re: Good Modern Science Fiction

I just finished Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood. Excellent book. I'm reading this now and am about 70% through. While I would agree the writing is excellent, I don't think I will continue in this path. The story is categorized as "adventure romance" and "speculative fiction", which is not for me....
by protagonist
Thu Dec 27, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Can't get Quicken 2010 to work on new computer- Help! Alternatives (eg CountAbout), or??
Replies: 32
Views: 1804

Re: Can't get Quicken 2010 to work on new computer- Help! Alternatives (eg CountAbout), or??

Follow-up: 1. I bought a new (supposedly) copy of Quicken 2017 Premier on eBay- cost with shipping $36.50. Came in original sealed package. 2. New program loaded properly- for all the data they wanted to mine I used a dummy email and fake demographics. 3. Successfully imported my latest .qdf backup ...
by protagonist
Wed Dec 26, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Can't get Quicken 2010 to work on new computer- Help! Alternatives (eg CountAbout), or??
Replies: 32
Views: 1804

Re: Can't get Quicken 2010 to work on new computer- Help! Alternatives (eg CountAbout), or??

When (a non-US version of) Quicken stopped working for me under some new release of Windows, I successfully migrated all my data to Moneydance. Could you also import investment .qif files without losing any data? I'm not sure exactly what you mean by an "investment .qif" file, as opposed to any oth...
by protagonist
Sun Dec 23, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Can't get Quicken 2010 to work on new computer- Help! Alternatives (eg CountAbout), or??
Replies: 32
Views: 1804

Re: Can't get Quicken 2010 to work on new computer- Help! Alternatives (eg CountAbout), or??

I thought Quicken dropped the .QIF format years ago because they could not make it handle transfers correctly. IIRC sometimes it worked but not always. EZ I have had no problem with ,qif. They did abandon it, but my 2010 version uses them, and supposedly Qu. 2017 will import them. And the one alter...
by protagonist
Sun Dec 23, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Can't get Quicken 2010 to work on new computer- Help! Alternatives (eg CountAbout), or??
Replies: 32
Views: 1804

Re: Can't get Quicken 2010 to work on new computer- Help! Alternatives (eg CountAbout), or??

cjking wrote:
Sun Dec 23, 2018 2:28 pm
When (a non-US version of) Quicken stopped working for me under some new release of Windows, I successfully migrated all my data to Moneydance.
Could you also import investment .qif files without losing any data?
by protagonist
Sun Dec 23, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Can't get Quicken 2010 to work on new computer- Help! Alternatives (eg CountAbout), or??
Replies: 32
Views: 1804

Re: Can't get Quicken 2010 to work on new computer- Help! Alternatives (eg CountAbout), or??

How did you copy the quicken program over? You might try using a pc migration tool. The last time I bought a new pc I used this http://web.laplink.com/product/pcmover-home/#tabs2 You might check out moneydance, I think it imports quicken files. https://www.doughroller.net/money-management/moneydanc...
by protagonist
Sun Dec 23, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Can't get Quicken 2010 to work on new computer- Help! Alternatives (eg CountAbout), or??
Replies: 32
Views: 1804

Re: Can't get Quicken 2010 to work on new computer- Help! Alternatives (eg CountAbout), or??

I thought Quicken dropped the .QIF format years ago because they could not make it handle transfers correctly. IIRC sometimes it worked but not always. EZ I have had no problem with ,qif. They did abandon it, but supposedly Qu. 2017 will import them. And the one alternative I tried, Countabout, ONL...
by protagonist
Sun Dec 23, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Can't get Quicken 2010 to work on new computer- Help! Alternatives (eg CountAbout), or??
Replies: 32
Views: 1804

Re: Can't get Quicken 2010 to work on new computer- Help! Alternatives (eg CountAbout), or??

I would go with a subscription. It works for me, You gotta spend it on something, :mrgreen: A subscription, IMHO, is the worst idea. Not because of the cost, but because it enslaves you to the product, no matter how bad it may get in the future, if you cannot export your files into better software....
by protagonist
Sun Dec 23, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Can't get Quicken 2010 to work on new computer- Help! Alternatives (eg CountAbout), or??
Replies: 32
Views: 1804

Re: Can't get Quicken 2010 to work on new computer- Help! Alternatives (eg CountAbout), or??

You can still buy Quicken 2017, which is the last version before the subscription model, cheap - $14 or so online - and install that so you will have a fresh install that you can continue to use from this point forward without signing up for the subscription. Really?? That sounds like the best solu...
by protagonist
Sun Dec 23, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Can't get Quicken 2010 to work on new computer- Help! Alternatives (eg CountAbout), or??
Replies: 32
Views: 1804

Re: Can't get Quicken 2010 to work on new computer- Help! Alternatives (eg CountAbout), or??

I'm not sure how it applies to Quicken 2010 but some software products lets you install them on multiple computers but you can only be signed-in to the product on 1 or 2 computers at a time. Lots of time you only do the sign-in when you complete installation on a new computer. These kind of softwar...
by protagonist
Sun Dec 23, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Can't get Quicken 2010 to work on new computer- Help! Alternatives (eg CountAbout), or??
Replies: 32
Views: 1804

Re: Can't get Quicken 2010 to work on new computer- Help! Alternatives (eg CountAbout), or??

When we replaced a computer about 18 months ago I called Quicken for help. The new computer didn't have a CD/DVD drive so I couldn't install our Quicken 2013 with the disc that I had. After explaining the situation to the Quicken representative they emailed me the install files and it worked like a...
by protagonist
Sat Dec 22, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Can't get Quicken 2010 to work on new computer- Help! Alternatives (eg CountAbout), or??
Replies: 32
Views: 1804

Can't get Quicken 2010 to work on new computer- Help! Alternatives (eg CountAbout), or??

I've nursed my copy of Quicken Premier 2010 (not cloud-based) on all computers since then.....I no longer have an installation disc. But I have used programs to copy all my Quicken and Intuit files onto new computers without a glitch, until now. And I thought this one would be easy, moving between t...
by protagonist
Sat Dec 22, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Driving from MA to FL - recommendations?
Replies: 30
Views: 2034

Re: Driving from MA to FL - recommendations?

Wow - 18 posts and nobody answered your question. I shall try. Don't forget about Monticello -- Thomas Jefferson's home, just outside of Charlottesville. A fascinating place. Thanks! I was hoping for that! (smile). I have the route pretty much figured out, with contingencies based on weather. Charl...
by protagonist
Sat Dec 22, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Driving from MA to FL - recommendations?
Replies: 30
Views: 2034

Re: Driving from MA to FL - recommendations?

The easiest thing to recommend is to avoid NYC and take the Tappan Zee bridge. Also avoid DC at anything near rush hour. If you’re coming south down NYS Thruway I-90, going over Tappan Zee will bring you in to the Bronx. I would avoid Tappan Zee and take Garden State Parkway to New Jersey Tpke (I-9...
by protagonist
Thu Dec 20, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Driving from MA to FL - recommendations?
Replies: 30
Views: 2034

Re: Driving from MA to FL - recommendations?

siamond wrote:
Thu Dec 20, 2018 6:57 pm
protagonist wrote:
Wed Dec 19, 2018 5:34 pm
I will be driving from MA to FL around New Years'.
Funny, I will do the same in the spring. Stopping many times on the way to fish though! :happy
Hope you catch a lot. It has to beat the restaurants along the highway.
I suppose "Fishkill" is not one of the places you will stop......
by protagonist
Thu Dec 20, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Driving from MA to FL - recommendations?
Replies: 30
Views: 2034

Re: Driving from MA to FL - recommendations?

I used to drive south via 81 fairly frequently on kayaking trips. This may seem weird to some of you, but if I am heading south (this does not work well going from MA to NYC but works well going even a little west of there), if I want to completely avoid traffic I take 91 to the Mass. Pike (I get on...
by protagonist
Wed Dec 19, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What frugal thing did you do today?
Replies: 580
Views: 59698

Re: What frugal thing did you do today?

I spent over $1000. on a computer I didn't need. It could have been worse. I could have upgraded the storage, RAM and display and spent $2000. Now I can give mine to my gf, who needs a new one way more than I do. (truth be told that was a major motivation...otherwise I probably would have kept my ol...
by protagonist
Wed Dec 19, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Driving from MA to FL - recommendations?
Replies: 30
Views: 2034

Driving from MA to FL - recommendations?

I will be driving from MA to FL around New Years'. I may do the shorter but stressful Route 95 path all the way, or may drive out to around Scranton and take 81 to 77 down, for the scenery and to avoid the Northeast Corridor gridlock. The decision will partly depend on weather and what time I leave....
by protagonist
Wed Dec 19, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: QSPIX - thoughts on interesting fund
Replies: 1608
Views: 223363

Re: QSPIX - thoughts on interesting fund

I have not analyzed Taylor's post, nor do I know if his numbers take into account management fees, which would be even more disparaging for QSPIX. The criticism of data mining (selective historical period from 2013 through 2018) is a valid one. Personally I think 1926-2018 is also "data mining" for ...
by protagonist
Wed Dec 19, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI
Replies: 3515
Views: 1032987

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI

Since requiring reading glasses, I have concluded that reading is vastly over-rated and watching television is vastly under-rated (considering comfort and volume of information transmitted per hour). Get an e-reader (I recommend the Kindle Paperwhite, latest version.) You will rediscover your love ...
by protagonist
Fri Dec 14, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: “Priority Mail” not a priority anymore
Replies: 11
Views: 1766

Re: “Priority Mail” not a priority anymore

www.nbc12.com/story/15892392/audit-reveals-problems-at-sandston-plant Channel 12 did a 4-month investigation of the Sandston facility in 2011. "It took some digging, but we uncovered the results of that investigation, an audit that pegs the postal problems squarely on the Sandston plant. That facil...
by protagonist
Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: What is/ was your career and would you recommend it now?
Replies: 408
Views: 41596

Re: What types of jobs do Bogleheads have?

3504PIR wrote:
Thu Dec 13, 2018 3:43 pm


I played online poker for a living as well suplemented by 6 week trips to Vegas for the WSOP.
Which gambling has paid off better for you? Poker or investing? (Depending on the game you play, I imagine poker might take more skill and less luck, but I could be wrong....)
by protagonist
Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: What is/ was your career and would you recommend it now?
Replies: 408
Views: 41596

Re: What types of jobs do Bogleheads have?

Jobs from age 10: Newspaper delivery Boeing Intern Warehouseman Grocery Bagger Front Desk Clerk Tennis Racket Stringer High School Tennis Coach Customer Service Rep (Call Center) Office Manager Phone Sales Associate International Peer Advisor (think, RA for Japanese students) Resident Advisor Video...
by protagonist
Thu Dec 13, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: “Priority Mail” not a priority anymore
Replies: 11
Views: 1766

Re: “Priority Mail” not a priority anymore

As long as we are venting , "Amazon Prime" is not prime anymore either. I ordered two items yesterday, both of which were listed as certified Prime items, so I expected 2 day delivery. One is due to arrive in 9 days. The other in 6 days. I live in MA . Amazon's explanation? : "Most common reasons in...
by protagonist
Thu Dec 13, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: QSPIX - thoughts on interesting fund
Replies: 1608
Views: 223363

Re: QSPIX - thoughts on interesting fund

Protagonist, Sounds like you’ve read (or maybe even wrote!) Charles Ellis’ Winning The Loser’s Game. Very sound reasoning. 90% of trades are between one big institution with PhDs and their computers and another big institution with their PhDs and computers. Dave I never did read it (please see item...
by protagonist
Thu Dec 13, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: QSPIX - thoughts on interesting fund
Replies: 1608
Views: 223363

Re: QSPIX - thoughts on interesting fund

But recent returns (and by "recent" I mean 100 years or more, not just five) are not a valid basis for deciding how to invest for decades to come. Even if past performance really DOES have predictive value. There are just way too few data points to be meaningful. So what do you depend on to make de...
by protagonist
Thu Dec 13, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: [Robinhood to offer 3% cash management program, not a bank account]
Replies: 160
Views: 10634

Re: 3% Interest on checking and savings account - Robinhood

Is there a maximum? I typically have between $10K and $50K in checking/savings. I use FZDXX at Fidelity as my main checking/savings account....last I checked it was getting a yield somewhere over 2% and it is very convenient having it under one umbrella and not having to constantly monitor, transfer...
by protagonist
Thu Dec 13, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: What is/ was your career and would you recommend it now?
Replies: 408
Views: 41596

Re: What types of jobs do Bogleheads have?

Keeping my sweetheart and my daughter happy. I would recommend that to anybody. (Oh, you mean historically. If I could remember them all, there would not be enough time in the day to list them here. Suffice it to say that some were rather odd. Like selling trash bags for the American Legion, collect...
by protagonist
Thu Dec 13, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: QSPIX - thoughts on interesting fund
Replies: 1608
Views: 223363

Re: QSPIX - thoughts on interesting fund

I agree the improvement is relatively small, but if it’s an Improvement why not do it? All improvements will individually be only incremental. Dave Are you equating slightly better performance over a short time period with "an improvement"? I believe that is a fallacy. The same fallacy that led man...
by protagonist
Thu Dec 13, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: The S&P 500 Goes Supernova
Replies: 92
Views: 14231

Re: The S&P 500 Goes Supernova

I'm so confused. I thought people who invested starting in 2000 were barely breaking even. The S&P 500 is about double what it was in January of 2000. That doesn't take inflation into account, but it also doesn't take dividends into account. Vanguard's S&P 500 index fund return including dividends ...
by protagonist
Thu Dec 13, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: QSPIX - thoughts on interesting fund
Replies: 1608
Views: 223363

Re: QSPIX - thoughts on interesting fund

I agree the improvement is relatively small, but if it’s an Improvement why not do it? All improvements will individually be only incremental. Dave Are you equating slightly better performance over a short time period with "an improvement"? I believe that is a fallacy. The same fallacy that led man...
by protagonist
Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI
Replies: 3515
Views: 1032987

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI

Margaret Atwood. MaddAddam Trilogy. I am also rereading Neal Stephenson's Snow Crash (I originally read it in the early 1990s). Since requiring reading glasses, I have concluded that reading is vastly over-rated and watching television is vastly under-rated (considering comfort and volume of informa...
by protagonist
Wed Dec 12, 2018 12:58 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: dry eyes- optimal laptop screen resolution to reduce eye strain
Replies: 27
Views: 1372

Re: dry eyes- optimal laptop screen resolution to reduce eye strain

I use Felix Gray glasses https://shopfelixgray.com/ and feel helpful. Interesting. And they work well for you? The lenses are high quallity? I never heard of these. I'm guilty of not wearing corrective glasses at the computer. I suppose I should. I compensate by zooming to enlarge the font to the p...
by protagonist
Wed Dec 12, 2018 12:50 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: 0% Long Term Capital Gain rate?
Replies: 22
Views: 3051

Re: 0% Long Term Capital Gain rate?

protagonist..........I think you have the basics down. There are some minor details....like after matching your LTCG w/ carryover losses, you get an extra 3K of losses to be used that yr......but that just a detail in the big picture.....and yes you have it right about it kind of being a "loss" to ...
by protagonist
Tue Dec 11, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Very good deal on Lenovo X and T series- save 47%
Replies: 0
Views: 300

Very good deal on Lenovo X and T series- save 47%

if anybody wants to buy an X or T series Thinkpad laptop from Lenovo, for at least today: Ebates is offering 12% cash rebate, and they have a coupon option offering an additional 35% off list. So ultimately you will wind up paying just over half of the list price. Go to ebates.com, sign up, and clic...
by protagonist
Tue Dec 11, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: 0% Long Term Capital Gain rate?
Replies: 22
Views: 3051

Re: 0% Long Term Capital Gain rate?

I thought all forms of income were lumped together when determining one's tax bracket. Is ordinary income (wages, social security, interest, short term capital gain) somehow a separate bucket from this other form of income (long term capital gain & qualified dividends)? They are lumped together but...
by protagonist
Tue Dec 11, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: dry eyes- optimal laptop screen resolution to reduce eye strain
Replies: 27
Views: 1372

Re: dry eyes- optimal laptop screen resolution to reduce eye strain

Thanks, onourway. I ordered it....do you think it would be wise to downgrade to XQHD without HDR? You are making me think I made a mistake- I got wowed by the reviews. They describe it as "antireflective" and the phone rep said it would be the same as without HDR, but (oddly since I have not met ei...
by protagonist
Tue Dec 11, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: dry eyes- optimal laptop screen resolution to reduce eye strain
Replies: 27
Views: 1372

Re: dry eyes- optimal laptop screen resolution to reduce eye strain

That HDR screen has excellent brightness and beautiful colors, but it is very reflective. Note that the easiest way to minimize the distraction of the reflections is to...turn up the brightness. If you will be using it primarily in a fixed location indoors where you will not have lighting behind yo...
by protagonist
Tue Dec 11, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: dry eyes- optimal laptop screen resolution to reduce eye strain
Replies: 27
Views: 1372

Re: dry eyes- optimal laptop screen resolution to reduce eye strain

Thank you, Bryann and 02nz! Your answers were very helpful. The hi-res screen cost differential is relatively small, so I think I will go for it. But that leads me to another question: I called Lenovo, and the poster above who stated that the screen is not matte is correct. They use some kind of ant...
by protagonist
Tue Dec 11, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: dry eyes- optimal laptop screen resolution to reduce eye strain
Replies: 27
Views: 1372

Re: dry eyes- optimal laptop screen resolution to reduce eye strain

I have terribly dry eyes when using computers too, unfortunately it's my job (IT) so I can't reduce screen time by much. I use a lot of drops and have a small humidifier near my screen, but haven't thought of coatings on my glasses or doing anything with my monitors. I don't see any glare on my mon...
by protagonist
Tue Dec 11, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: dry eyes- optimal laptop screen resolution to reduce eye strain
Replies: 27
Views: 1372

Re: dry eyes- optimal laptop screen resolution to reduce eye strain

OP here. I appreciate all the comments above, some of which are quite helpful. That said, I would like to get back on track, as the answer to my question will dictate which display to buy and I would like to make the purchase ASAP (the sale will not last). The information on the internet regarding t...
by protagonist
Tue Dec 11, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: dry eyes- optimal laptop screen resolution to reduce eye strain
Replies: 27
Views: 1372

Re: dry eyes- optimal laptop screen resolution to reduce eye strain

If all of those options have Lenovo's famous mirror-reflective glass coating, I'd say 'none of the above' and look for another model, say the X1 Carbon, with a matte screen. Good thought....I think , however, that the X1 Yoga and X1 Carbon have essentially the same screen. It is described as "non-r...
by protagonist
Tue Dec 11, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: dry eyes- optimal laptop screen resolution to reduce eye strain
Replies: 27
Views: 1372

Re: dry eyes- optimal laptop screen resolution to reduce eye strain

quantAndHold wrote:
Tue Dec 11, 2018 12:27 pm
Do you have a desk that you could put a large monitor on? Then it wouldn’t matter which laptop you got.
Yes, but from time to time I will be using the laptop without an external monitor.
by protagonist
Tue Dec 11, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: dry eyes- optimal laptop screen resolution to reduce eye strain
Replies: 27
Views: 1372

dry eyes- optimal laptop screen resolution to reduce eye strain

I suffer from dry eyes, and I need reading glasses (approx.+2.5-3.0 strength). I am thinking of buying a Lenovo X1 Yoga laptop (14" display, 3d Gen.), which is offered in 3 display configurations: 1. FHD (1920 x 1080), 270 nits 2. WQHD (2560 x 1440), 270 nits 3. HDR WQHD (2560 x 1440), 500 nits with...
by protagonist
Sun Dec 09, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: 0% Long Term Capital Gain rate?
Replies: 22
Views: 3051

Re: 0% Long Term Capital Gain rate?

Hypothetically, if you sold stock with 75K LT capital gains, and had 75K in LT carryover losses, would the net effect be that you would just lose your carryover losses (since 0% capital gains rate would not kick in until you burned through your carryover losses)? And if you had 150K LT capital gains...
by protagonist
Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: The S&P 500 Goes Supernova
Replies: 92
Views: 14231

Re: The S&P 500 Goes Supernova

A crucial point: If you are retired, living within your means, and you are happy with your lifestyle, the amount of work and/or risk it will take to make more money is not likely to buy you much (if any) more happiness, but the process could cause you a lot of anxiety. If I luck out and double or tr...
by protagonist
Thu Dec 06, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: The S&P 500 Goes Supernova
Replies: 92
Views: 14231

Re: The S&P 500 Goes Supernova

As a retiree my main concern is keeping up with inflation. That is arguably the biggest issue that investors must face on an ongoing basis. And the only 'guarantee' to deal with it is TIPS, but TIPS do not always offer a positive real return as many wrongly believe that they do. But at least you kn...
by protagonist
Thu Dec 06, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: The S&P 500 Goes Supernova
Replies: 92
Views: 14231

Re: The S&P 500 Goes Supernova

I'm not predicting gloom and doom. I'm merely stating that we don't have enough information to make predictions going out decades. We guess what will happen based on our knowledge of the past. Which is fine, but we should be humble enough to admit that the science is not there....we are guessing. I...