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by jginseattle
Sat Jan 20, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Anyone disenchanted with retirement?
Replies: 180
Views: 18175

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: 3265
Views: 945749

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: 3265
Views: 945749

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: 17
Views: 1306

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: 17
Views: 1306

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 ...
by jginseattle
Mon Dec 18, 2017 5:04 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Diversification: Is there any way to produce the same returns with less risk?
Replies: 52
Views: 5131

Re: Diversification: Is there any way to produce the same returns with less risk?

I have increased exposure to international stocks, which at this time have higher expected returns. Expected returns: There are no guarantees. In addition, I've lowered my overall equity allocation to reduce volatility. Larry Swedroe was suggesting this shortly before he left the forum. A Larry port...
by jginseattle
Mon Dec 18, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 3265
Views: 945749

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

siamond wrote:
Sun Dec 17, 2017 7:27 pm
The Shape of Water. Finally a creative movie. Beautifully done in so many respects.
I'm really looking forward to seeing this. Guillermo del Toro is a very creative artist. And so is Sally Hawkins. She was superb in Maudie, which came out earlier this year. But then she's always good.
by jginseattle
Mon Dec 18, 2017 4:49 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 3265
Views: 945749

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

American Made. Wild and funny.

Recommended.
by jginseattle
Mon Dec 11, 2017 7:26 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 3265
Views: 945749

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

It (2017). I had heard mixed things about it. Surprisingly, for what it is, it's very well done.

I haven't read the novel.
by jginseattle
Fri Dec 08, 2017 7:54 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 3265
Views: 945749

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

The Disaster Artist. A good movie about the making of a bad movie.

Recommended.
by jginseattle
Thu Nov 30, 2017 10:31 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 3265
Views: 945749

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Two excellent new movies. The Florida Project and Lady Bird.

I strongly recommend both of them.
by jginseattle
Fri Nov 17, 2017 7:03 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 3265
Views: 945749

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri . The cast does a fine job with some very juicy parts in this film by Martin McDonagh ( In Bruges , and Seven Psychopaths ). Entertaining but not quite as good as some of the reviewers would have you believe. https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/11/13/fr...
by jginseattle
Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 3265
Views: 945749

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Dunkirk . An impressive technical achievement. But that's all it is. I'm not a fan of Christopher Nolan's films. The Big Sick . A very enjoyable comedy-drama. Recommended. Only the Brave . Old fashioned and well made. The cast is very good. Maybe w Dunkirk you had to have the great uncles. They cau...
by jginseattle
Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: What Makes U.S. Treasuries the World's "Safe" Asset?
Replies: 24
Views: 2721

Re: What Makes U.S. Treasuries the World's "Safe" Asset?

I too am 50/50 and own a lot of U.S. Treasuries. I find the safety of Treasuries to be the best diversifier for equity risk, and it allows me to be more aggressive with my stock holdings. However, in Expected Returns , Antti Ilmanen states that U.S. Treasuries could lose their flight to safety chara...
by jginseattle
Sun Nov 12, 2017 7:10 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI
Replies: 2749
Views: 878375

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI

I just finished the new Jack Reacher novel, Lee Child's The Midnight Line. It's a good one.
by jginseattle
Mon Nov 06, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Dr. Shiller's Portfolio is Tilted Toward Europe and Emerging Markets
Replies: 19
Views: 2567

Re: Dr. Shiller's Portfolio is Tilted Toward Europe and Emerging Markets

This is what I do myself. I have been very slowly increasing my allocation in these areas. I admit I was early in this. But, as we all know, you can't time the markets. I have no regrets. Shortly before he exited the forum, Larry Swedroe was recommending a 50/50 domestic/international split. That's ...
by jginseattle
Mon Nov 06, 2017 7:36 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Does Retirement Make You Lazier?
Replies: 87
Views: 8145

Re: Does Retirement Make You Lazier?

it has not made me lazier. It's very satisfying to expend one's energy on one's own projects.
by jginseattle
Mon Oct 30, 2017 7:00 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: My 401k is almost all cash now. 1/2 Mil
Replies: 89
Views: 9455

Re: My 401k is almost all cash now. 1/2 Mil

I would definitely not attempt to make two all-or-nothing one-way bets. This is market timing on steroids.

Assets allocated to stocks should be determined by your need for liquidity, risk tolerance, and the ability to stick with your plan.
by jginseattle
Mon Oct 30, 2017 6:46 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 3265
Views: 945749

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Suburbicon. Unpleasant people behaving badly with predictable results. Only marginally amusing. Not recommended.
by jginseattle
Mon Oct 23, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 3265
Views: 945749

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Dunkirk. An impressive technical achievement. But that's all it is. I'm not a fan of Christopher Nolan's films.

The Big Sick. A very enjoyable comedy-drama. Recommended.

Only the Brave. Old fashioned and well made. The cast is very good.
by jginseattle
Fri Oct 13, 2017 5:36 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 3265
Views: 945749

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Battle of the Sexes. A very entertaining retelling of the Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs tennis match. This certainly belongs on the short Best Movies of 2017 list.

Highly recommended.

https://www.seattletimes.com/entertainm ... -a-winner/
by jginseattle
Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:41 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 3265
Views: 945749

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Blade Runner 2049. Inventive sci-fi. The style is very film noir.

Recommended.
by jginseattle
Wed Sep 20, 2017 4:56 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Bogleheads you would most like to meet and why?
Replies: 134
Views: 10378

Re: Bogleheads you would most like to meet and why?

Many good suggestions above. I would add Robert T. If he has already been mentioned, I must have missed it.
by jginseattle
Mon Sep 11, 2017 6:07 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 3265
Views: 945749

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

War for the Planet of the Apes. This is really quite good. My only quibble is that the plot includes the tired Hollywood cliché involving the evil military officer gone rogue.

Recommended.
by jginseattle
Tue Aug 22, 2017 8:29 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 3265
Views: 945749

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Logan Lucky. I was bored with this from start to finish.
by jginseattle
Fri Aug 11, 2017 6:29 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 3265
Views: 945749

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Two good, but challenging movies. Detroit. Kathryn Bigelow is a very talented and justifiably celebrated director. But here her approach allows for little in the way of nuance or ambiguity. Protracted scenes of torture make this tough to watch. http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/08/07/detroit-an...
by jginseattle
Thu Jul 20, 2017 6:49 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI
Replies: 2749
Views: 878375

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI

The Late Shift , by Michael Connelly. Recommended. Last Shift is on my "Books to Read" list. I've read all the Michael Connelly books, both the Harry Bosch series and the Lincoln Lawyer series. Last Shift is a stand-alone novel that, without having read it, I hope leads to a new series. The book in...
by jginseattle
Tue Jul 18, 2017 8:21 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI
Replies: 2749
Views: 878375

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI

I'm about 1/4 the way through Since We Fell by Dennis Lehane. So far, so good. didn't realize he had a new one out. Be interested in your reaction after finishing. I like Lehane - his early books are basically "airplane" books but he really refined his skills along the way. This started off well en...
by jginseattle
Tue Jul 18, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI
Replies: 2749
Views: 878375

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI

The Late Shift, by Michael Connelly. Recommended.
by jginseattle
Wed Jul 12, 2017 7:36 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: New Quincy Jones ETF
Replies: 3
Views: 579

New Quincy Jones ETF

I know the financial industry can be shameless, so I shouldn't be surprised that they are using celebrities for the name recognition factor. Here's an article about the new Quincy Jones Streaming Music, Media & Entertainment ETF. Mr. Jones simply lends his name to this product. http://www.seattletim...
by jginseattle
Tue Jul 11, 2017 7:04 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Online Trading Academy
Replies: 26
Views: 1916

Re: Online Trading Academy

It's "something-for-nothing" speculating. Their infomercial radio show is full of scare tactics and misinformation.
by jginseattle
Fri Jul 07, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 3265
Views: 945749

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Their Finest In the days after Dunkirk London is bombed relentlessly and the spirit of the British people is at a low ebb. The film division of the Ministry of Information endeavors to encourage and inspire the public with some rousing and patriotic films. A young female screen writer, who is new t...
by jginseattle
Wed Jul 05, 2017 6:06 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Anybody else get phone calls from Fidelity?
Replies: 40
Views: 6138

Re: Anybody else get phone calls from Fidelity?

This is an old thread, but I've recently received two messages from Fidelity. They want to know if I'm "happy" with the performance of my investments. You know where this is leading.

I don't answer the phone.
by jginseattle
Wed Jul 05, 2017 5:48 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI
Replies: 2749
Views: 878375

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI

I'm about 1/4 the way through Since We Fell by Dennis Lehane. So far, so good.
by jginseattle
Wed Jul 05, 2017 5:32 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Larry Swedroe: Value v. Growth Investor Characteristics
Replies: 25
Views: 2130

Re: Larry Swedroe: Value v. Growth Investor Characteristics

Perhaps investors who work for value companies should tilt to growth.
by jginseattle
Sat Jul 01, 2017 7:47 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Does Vanguard gain anything from us investing more internationally?
Replies: 28
Views: 2843

Re: Does Vanguard gain anything from us investing more internationally?

^ The myriad risks of International investing are already reflected in the price.
by jginseattle
Sat Jul 01, 2017 4:49 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 3265
Views: 945749

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Baby Driver . A near-perfect blend of action, suspense, humor, sentimentality and music. Lots of fun. http://www.seattletimes.com/entertainment/movies/review-baby-driver-is-the-summer-heist-movie-youve-been-waiting-for/ https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/27/movies/baby-driver-review-edgar-wright-ansel...
by jginseattle
Tue Jun 27, 2017 5:56 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Your Favorite Vanguard Fund
Replies: 56
Views: 7711

Re: Your Favorite Vanguard Fund

Total International Stock Index fund. I can invest in many far off places from the comfort of my home.
by jginseattle
Sun Jun 25, 2017 6:39 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: International Stocks - New thoughts
Replies: 83
Views: 7639

Re: International Stocks - New thoughts

Shortly before he left the forum, Larry Swedroe was recommending a 50/50 domestic/International equity mix.
by jginseattle
Sat Jun 17, 2017 7:11 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Which is better? [Adjust AA yearly or every 6 months]
Replies: 13
Views: 1697

Re: Which is better?

Studies show that longer rebalancing periods have improved returns. What do you mean by "longer"? Last time I studied this (Mr Google is your friend), the research boys were saying that second-to-second rebalancing was better than minute-to-minute which was better than hour-to-hour and so forth. Ev...
by jginseattle
Sat Jun 17, 2017 6:49 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Your Favorite Portfolio Tilts
Replies: 86
Views: 8253

Re: Your Favorite Portfolio Tilts

Small.
Value.
I'm also at 50% international equities, but I don't know if that qualifies as a tilt.
by jginseattle
Sat Jun 03, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Why do people make 10 year return predictions?
Replies: 23
Views: 2222

Re: Why do people make 10 year return predictions?

Because it's impossible to make short-term return predictions.
by jginseattle
Sun May 28, 2017 5:39 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Which is better? [Adjust AA yearly or every 6 months]
Replies: 13
Views: 1697

Re: Which is better?

It's best to have rebalancing targets built into your investment plan.

Studies show that longer rebalancing periods have improved returns.
by jginseattle
Wed May 24, 2017 6:22 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Proactive Strategy
Replies: 6
Views: 561

Re: Proactive Strategy

No matter what the market does, focus on saving and making your regular contributions.
by jginseattle
Sun May 21, 2017 6:15 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 3265
Views: 945749

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer . Everything comes together beautifully in this comedy starring Richard Gere. Highly recommended. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/13/movies/norman-review-richard-gere.html http://www.seattletimes.com/entertainment/movies/review-in-norman...
by jginseattle
Wed May 03, 2017 6:46 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 3265
Views: 945749

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Personal Shopper. All the elements are in place for a spooky ghost story: Twin psychics, one of whom is deceased. A creepy unoccupied house. A grisly murder.

Kristen Stewart is very good.

http://www.newyorker.com/goings-on-abou ... al-shopper