Search found 734 matches

by jginseattle
Sat Apr 27, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 4468
Views: 1154685

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Fred Zinnemann's The Sundowners (1960) starring Robert Mitchum and Deborah Kerr. I've seen it before, but caught it again recently on one of the movie channels.

Recommended.
by jginseattle
Thu Mar 28, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 4468
Views: 1154685

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Us. I very much liked director Jordan Peele's Get Out. But I found his follow-up to be a big disappointment.

Not recommended.
by jginseattle
Wed Mar 13, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 4468
Views: 1154685

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Triple Frontier . An exciting heist adventure movie now available on Netflix. It stars Oscar Isaac and Ben Affleck. The director is J.C. Chandor ( Margin Call ). Recommended. https://www.seattletimes.com/entertainment/movies/triple-frontier-ben-affleck-leads-grim-gritty-tale-of-conflicted-ex-soldie...
by jginseattle
Mon Mar 04, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 4468
Views: 1154685

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Free Solo on the National Geographic Channel last night. It is very deserving of the Best Documentary Oscar it received. Glory (1989) on TCM a few nights ago. Recommended. Fighting With My Family . I would probably would not have gone to see this if I had not read the review below that made it soun...
by jginseattle
Thu Feb 28, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Uncorrelated Asset Classes
Replies: 89
Views: 5411

Re: Uncorrelated Asset Classes

Another thing to keep in mind is that if an investment strategy lacks liquidity it can be difficult to rebalance.
by jginseattle
Wed Feb 20, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: 4% SWR - how confident are you?
Replies: 117
Views: 8111

Re: 4% SWR - how confident are you?

3% is the new 4% rule - Larry Swedroe. William Bernstein has also recommended this for those under 70. 4% was derived from significant back testing, given all its limitations. What is the 3% based upon? I have read a lot of hand waving arguments about high valuations and low bond yields. You could ...
by jginseattle
Wed Feb 20, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: 4% SWR - how confident are you?
Replies: 117
Views: 8111

Re: 4% SWR - how confident are you?

3% is the new 4% rule - Larry Swedroe. William Bernstein has also recommended this for those under 70.
by jginseattle
Fri Jan 18, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Larry Swedroe’s Your Complete Guide To A Successful And Secure Retirement Coming Soon
Replies: 26
Views: 4460

Re: Larry Swedroe’s Your Complete Guide To A Successful And Secure Retirement Coming Soon

I've placed a hold on the book for when it comes in at my local library. I'm looking forward to reading it.
by jginseattle
Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 4468
Views: 1154685

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Masculine Feminine (1966). My favorite Godard film.

https://www.scribd.com/doc/36687550/Pau ... e-Feminine
by jginseattle
Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 4468
Views: 1154685

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Stumbled across and watched In Bruges on Netflix. I liked it and am not alone in that: From IMDB: Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 24 wins & 53 nominations. For adults. Strong language. Lots of violence. Two hit men are taking time out in Bruges, Belgium. For a "time out," a lot happens! Whipsaws fro...
by jginseattle
Mon Dec 17, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: What type of bond investor are you?
Replies: 35
Views: 2829

Re: What type of bond investor are you?

Short Treasuries at the present time.
by jginseattle
Sun Dec 09, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 4468
Views: 1154685

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Roma is among the best movies of the year. It comes to Netflix on December 14. Strongly recommended. https://www.seattletimes.com/entertainment/movies/alfonso-cuaron-creates-a-spellbinding-roma/ https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/20/movies/roma-review.html https://www.seattleweekly.com/film/roma-makes...
by jginseattle
Mon Dec 03, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 4468
Views: 1154685

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

A Simple Favor is a messy but very entertaining comedy. Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively could not be better. Recommended. https://www.seattletimes.com/entertainment/movies/a-simple-favor-review-anna-kendrick-is-an-unstoppable-force-in-this-sly-thriller-comedy/ https://www.newyorker.com/culture/the-f...
by jginseattle
Sun Nov 18, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 4468
Views: 1154685

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

A new Western anthology from the Coen Brothers. The Ballad of Buster Scruggs.

Now streaming on Netflix.

Recommended.

https://www.seattleweekly.com/film/the- ... -mischief/
by jginseattle
Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 4468
Views: 1154685

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Two fact-based movies about remarkable women. Can You Ever Forgive Me? https://www.newyorker.com/culture/the-front-row/can-you-ever-forgive-me-reviewed-melissa-mccarthy-finally-gets-the-dramatic-role-she-deserves https://www.seattletimes.com/entertainment/movies/melissa-mccarthy-is-brilliant-in-can-...
by jginseattle
Sat Nov 10, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI
Replies: 3741
Views: 1077922

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI

I just finished two new ones from a couple of my favorite authors.

Dark Sacred Night, by Michael Connelly, and Past Tense, by Lee Child.

Both are good.
by jginseattle
Sat Oct 20, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 4468
Views: 1154685

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

The Sisters Brothers . A very fine offbeat Western. Recommended. https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2018/09/24/the-sisters-brothers-is-not-your-average-western First Man . It's exciting and engrossing, but the psychological interpretation of Neil Armstrong nearly derails the movie. Bad Times at the...
by jginseattle
Sat Sep 29, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Moneytalk with Bob Brinker coming to an end
Replies: 70
Views: 13318

Re: Moneytalk with Bob Brinker coming to an end

I used to listen to him back when I really didn't know any better. I also was a short-term subscriber to his Marketimer newsletter. In fact, just the other day I received a new subscription form. I will not be taking him up on that.
by jginseattle
Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 4468
Views: 1154685

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Hereditary. It's slow-moving and very weird, but worth seeing.

Here's a review...

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2018 ... -of-horror
by jginseattle
Thu Aug 09, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 4468
Views: 1154685

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Mission Impossible- Fallout. The last Mission Impossible was the best in the series, and this one can't top it. Still, it's very entertaining.

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2018 ... redecessor
by jginseattle
Fri Aug 03, 2018 3:34 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Treasury Bonds are the Only Bonds You Need
Replies: 195
Views: 25024

Re: Treasury Bonds are the Only Bonds You Need

I have a naive question: When y'all speak of "Treasury bonds," do you include other government-backed securities? For example, PIMCO GNMA and Government Securites (PDMIX) is available in my 401k. Should I view VFIUX (Vanguard Intermediate Treasuries Admiral) as safer? GNMAs are mortgage-backed secu...
by jginseattle
Sat Jul 28, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 4468
Views: 1154685

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

We watched "Sicario" (Emily Blount) this weekend. Very good movie weighting the good and bad about CIA involvement in the Mexican heroin cartel. I really enjoyed it and gave a great platform for discussion....what steps should be taken in the opiod war? Not a movie, but what the heck....Episode 3 o...
by jginseattle
Fri Jun 29, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 4468
Views: 1154685

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Sicario: Day of the Soldado. I was not expecting too much, but this is quite good. The screenplay is by Taylor Sheridan. He wrote the screenplays for Sicario, Hell or High Water, as well as writing and directing Wind River.
by jginseattle
Sat Jun 16, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Life in retirement - what did you do today?
Replies: 194
Views: 19180

Re: Life in retirement - what did you do today?

I practiced on my guitar for hours. Something I do every day.
by jginseattle
Sat May 05, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 4468
Views: 1154685

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Annihilation. It's bad and not in a good way. Takes itself way too seriously.
by jginseattle
Sat Apr 28, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI
Replies: 3741
Views: 1077922

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI

The Value of Debt in Retirement, by Thomas J. Anderson. I found this to be very interesting, although, due to my circumstances and current market conditions I will not be implementing the various strategies in the book.
by jginseattle
Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 4468
Views: 1154685

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

You Were Never Really Here. A stylish thriller most notable for the performance by Joaquin Phoenix. The story is brutal and sordid, and not terribly original. It's worth seeing, but I hesitate to recommend it to others. https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2018/04/16/you-were-never-really-here-and-a-...
by jginseattle
Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 4468
Views: 1154685

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

A Quiet Place . A very effective horror thriller. Recommended to fans of the genre. https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2018/04/16/you-were-never-really-here-and-a-quiet-place https://www.seattletimes.com/entertainment/movies/taut-and-terrifying-a-quiet-place-creates-an-eerie-relationship-with-sound/
by jginseattle
Sun Mar 25, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 4468
Views: 1154685

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

The Death of Stalin. Biting satire. Recommended.

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2018 ... evil-funny
by jginseattle
Fri Mar 16, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 4468
Views: 1154685

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Black Panther. Very good for a comic book movie.

The Darkest Hour. I'd heard mixed things about this, but I enjoyed very much.

I recommend both.
by jginseattle
Fri Mar 16, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 4468
Views: 1154685

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

The Death of Stalin Yesterday I have attended an advanced showing of the film followed by a discussion with the director Armando Iannucci. This is a fantastic film, the best one I've seen in years. Victoria I did enjoy it but wouldn't say it was flawless. As a farce about the struggle for power in ...
by jginseattle
Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 4468
Views: 1154685

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

We recently saw the best movie of the year...Three Billboards outside Ebbing Missouri. Frances McDormand (oscar winner 20 years ago for fargo) is wonderful as the grieving,driven, crazed mother of a teenage daughter who had been raped and murdered in this small town. Buys space on billboards when p...
by jginseattle
Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: how did you determine your risk tolerance?
Replies: 138
Views: 9348

Re: how did you determine your risk tolerance?

The experience of 2008 to 2009 was a determining factor in shaping my risk tolerance.
by jginseattle
Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: A time to EVALUATE your jitters
Replies: 309
Views: 275525

Re: A time to EVALUATE your jitters

Short term market moves are usually due to speculative factors.
by jginseattle
Tue Feb 06, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 4468
Views: 1154685

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Thor: Ragnorok . It goes on for too long. It has a surfeit of CGI. But it's also funny and highly entertaining. It all works because of the very good cast and director Taika Waititi, who also did the fabulous What We Do in the Shadows . Recommended. https://www.seattletimes.com/entertainment/movies...
by jginseattle
Sat Feb 03, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Why GNMAs Shouldn't Be Your Bond Choice
Replies: 70
Views: 6332

Re: Why GNMAs Shouldn't Be Your Bond Choice

I avoid GNMAs. In addition to Mr. Swedroe, this is also what David Swensen recommends doing.

It's very difficult to model prepayments, for example.
by jginseattle
Fri Feb 02, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Today was a Really Bad Day
Replies: 278
Views: 51103

Re: Today was a Really Bad Day

Livesoft, a really bad day is good. Right? I would be more nervous if the market had just continued going up and up. But perhaps I pay too close attention to this stuff.

In all seriousness, I know that bad days can provide opportunities.
by jginseattle
Fri Feb 02, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best Movies of 2017
Replies: 42
Views: 4828

Re: Best Movies of 2017

Phantom Thread is certainly one of the best movies of 2017. I saw it after I had compiled my list.
by jginseattle
Mon Jan 29, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Dalio says bonds have entered a bear market
Replies: 98
Views: 12272

Re: Dalio says bonds have entered a bear market

Experts are very confident about their guesses.
by jginseattle
Thu Jan 25, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Thinking About Timing the Market
Replies: 75
Views: 7343

Re: Thinking About Timing the Market

It's simple: Instead of attempting to time the market, one should be diversified at all times.
by jginseattle
Sat Jan 20, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Anyone disenchanted with retirement?
Replies: 217
Views: 32067

Re: Anyone disenchanted with retirement?

I find that in retirement it's very satisfying to spend one's time on one's own projects. I spend a lot of time on music these days.
by jginseattle
Sat Jan 20, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 4468
Views: 1154685

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Phantom Thread.

Strongly recommended.
by jginseattle
Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 4468
Views: 1154685

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Max Ophul's The Earrings of Madame de... (1953)

A masterpiece.

Here's an excellent review...

https://letterboxd.com/notpaulinekael/f ... madame-de/
by jginseattle
Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best Movies of 2017
Replies: 42
Views: 4828

Re: Best Movies of 2017

My additions... Best American Made Better Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol2 Would take Dunkirk off this list. I like most Christopher Nolan and war films... some high points, but overall felt this was a snoozefest. Perhaps it's because I saw this on DVD on my laptop and didn't get the IMAX experience. ...
by jginseattle
Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best Movies of 2017
Replies: 42
Views: 4828

Best Movies of 2017

The Best Get Out Maudie The Florida Project Lady Bird Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer Blade Runner 2049 Very Good Their Finest Battle of the Sexes Wind River Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri I, Tonya The Disaster Artist The Big Sick The Shape of Water Home of ...