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by Peculiar_Investor
Fri Jun 26, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: private messages between members
Replies: 9
Views: 1063

Re: private messages between members

Can admins see private messages between members and approve/block them? I noticed that when i sent a PM it doesn't show sent a while so i am not sure if they are passing thru admins filter? Private messages do not work like emails. See https://www.bogleheads.org/wiki/Posting_FAQ_for_the_Bogleheads%...
by Peculiar_Investor
Mon Jun 08, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: RSS Feed
Replies: 3
Views: 214

Re: RSS Feed

The Bogleheads feed is the only one not updating for me though. Can you give me the URL to the RSS feed you have listed, can't seem to find it on the site. When I look at https://www.bogleheads.org/wiki/Template:Rss_feed_header it shows the link missing. https://www.bogleheads.org/forum/viewtopic.p...
by Peculiar_Investor
Fri Jun 05, 2020 6:54 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: can I shorten a pdf file?
Replies: 35
Views: 2050

Re: can I shorten a pdf file?

You can just print the selected pages to a pdf file. You need to download a program to do that in earlier Windows but it is a built-in feature in Windows 10. I've already said twice that this freezes on my system, and numerous other systems if one believes the web. What application and what OS are ...
by Peculiar_Investor
Thu Jun 04, 2020 8:55 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: can I shorten a pdf file?
Replies: 35
Views: 2050

Re: can I shorten a pdf file?

When I get a paper owners manual, I discard the pages in a foreign language and just save the English. I would like to do the same with the pdf copy, but I can't figure out how to do it. Editing is grayed out. I thought of print to file for the subset of pages might give me some way, but print to f...
by Peculiar_Investor
Wed Jun 03, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: "Will" not a valid search term in forum
Replies: 6
Views: 733

Re: "Will" not a valid search term in forum

I wanted to search my own posts to see if I had asked about making a "will" previously. I got this result: "The following words in your search query were ignored because they are too common words: will." The forum search engine is pretty basic and you have discovered suffers from a common word prob...
by Peculiar_Investor
Sun May 31, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: navigation
Replies: 5
Views: 549

Re: navigation

is it possible to make modifications to the interface ? Generally no, the interface is defined by the phpBB developers. i see the navigation aids/controls which are available at the top of a forum are different from those at the bottom of the forum is it possible to make those 2 spots identical ? t...
by Peculiar_Investor
Sat May 30, 2020 7:53 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: question about modems & routers
Replies: 27
Views: 1796

Re: question about modems & routers

what is a WPA2? Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA), Wi-Fi Protected Access II (WPA2), and Wi-Fi Protected Access 3 (WPA3) are three security and security certification programs developed by the Wi-Fi Alliance to secure wireless computer networks. WPA3 was announced in early 2018 and doesn't yet seem to h...
by Peculiar_Investor
Fri May 29, 2020 7:58 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Windows 10 May 2020 (Windows 10 version 2004) update is here, slowly rolling out
Replies: 9
Views: 926

Windows 10 May 2020 (Windows 10 version 2004) update is here, slowly rolling out

For those running Windows 10, Windows 10 version 2004 is here, and it has lots of issues - gHacks Tech News Microsoft released Windows 10 version 2004, also known as the May 2020 Update. The new feature update for Microsoft's Windows operating system is available for systems running Windows 10 versi...
by Peculiar_Investor
Fri May 15, 2020 8:16 am
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Why international?
Replies: 636
Views: 41888

Re: Why international?

I have been involved in a few of these discussions, out of the 1700+ and counting, over the years. My conclusion is: There are those that believe in US only and no need for International per specific Bogle and Buffett statements. There are those that believe in International and US allocations at ma...
by Peculiar_Investor
Thu May 14, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: sort by thread not post?
Replies: 6
Views: 462

Re: sort by topic not post?

Sometimes I like to view the newest thread, not an old thread with a new post. I tried searching for 'sort thread' and checked all the usually spots, I'm hoping I just missed it - not unusual for me. Is there a way to view the threads in a newest to oldest way? thank you -jim Welcome to the Boglehe...
by Peculiar_Investor
Wed May 13, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Why international?
Replies: 636
Views: 41888

Re: Why international?

And the U.S. has the strongest financial institutions and shareholder protections in the world, Bogle said. Counter-point to consider, the financial crisis of 2008-09 gave a pretty clear signal on the strength of US financial institutions. As I've posted numerous times recently, this is an endless ...
by Peculiar_Investor
Wed May 13, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Why international?
Replies: 636
Views: 41888

Re: Why international?

Bogle also said “Don't look for the needle in the haystack. Just buy the haystack!” He didn't say buy the US haystack. Isn't the US market a needle (albeit a large one) in the global haystack?

I buy international, at roughly market weight, because I believe in buying the haystack.
by Peculiar_Investor
Fri May 08, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Why is lump sum investment option better than DCA?
Replies: 156
Views: 5835

Re: Why is lump sum investment option better than DCA?

Why does one solution have to be better than the other, for every investor ? As the Vanguard Research paper that I linked earlier in the topic says, and many here have repeated, there are pros/cons for each approach. The informed investor should understand these and then choose the best approach for...
by Peculiar_Investor
Thu May 07, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Invest a lump sum immediately or wait
Replies: 7
Views: 728

Re: Invest a lump sum immediately or wait

Honored Bogleheads, I recently received a lump sum payout for an old pension plan, ~50k, transferred directly to a traditional IRA at Vanguard. Ordinarily I would invest the money in VTSAX or VFIAX immediately, but in the current environment I was wondering if I could do better by waiting (no longe...
by Peculiar_Investor
Thu May 07, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Please help me get out of international
Replies: 64
Views: 3486

Re: Please help me get out of international

What about my quote made you think I'm basing it off past performance? "I don't think the international market is going to outperform America in the long term." Yes, although I took the liberty of expanding the context. At the end of the day you need to find an asset allocation that you are comfort...
by Peculiar_Investor
Thu May 07, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Please help me get out of international
Replies: 64
Views: 3486

Re: Please help me get out of international

I currently hold 12% of my portfolio in total international stocks. I did it just because I felt I had to, but the more I think about it, the more I realize I just don't think the international market is going to outperform America in the long term. From another topic. Bogle provides some guidance ...
by Peculiar_Investor
Mon May 04, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: Non-US Investing
Topic: Do all-in-one funds exist outside the US?
Replies: 6
Views: 636

Re: Do all-in-one funds exist outside the US?

Are there any ETFs suitable for a one fund portfolio outside the US? In the EU? Similar to Vanguard's LifeStrategy funds, TargetRetirement, or iShares Core Allocation series? Canada has some The Canadian ones are Vanguard asset allocation ETFs . I suspect the challenge might be the fact that The ro...
by Peculiar_Investor
Tue Apr 28, 2020 7:40 am
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Thoughts on Emergency Fund
Replies: 13
Views: 1949

Re: Thoughts on Emergency Fund

I've always thought of an emergency fund similar to term life insurance when we had school-age children. It exists to cover large scale, unplanned or unexpected events. It is the proverbial security blanket, knowing that funds have been set safely aside so if funds were needed for the unexpected eve...
by Peculiar_Investor
Mon Apr 27, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: Non-US Investing
Topic: Canadian-based Investing Forum
Replies: 4
Views: 279

Re: Canadian-based Investing Forum

Today I ran across a Canadian-based investing forum, which seems to be quite active and similar to Bogleheads (though the latter is surely the best). Just wanted to let people here on BH know about it, in case someone might be curious. Disclosure: I am biased and have a conflict of interest. That s...
by Peculiar_Investor
Sun Apr 26, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 5546
Views: 1359179

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

LadyGeek wrote:
Sun Apr 26, 2020 10:58 am
As for Daniel Craig, my brain couldn't process his accent. I still think of him as 007.
To continue that thought and process you should consider watching Logan Lucky, mentioned previously a few times. It will help see Daniel Craig in a new light. Excellent and fun original movie.
by Peculiar_Investor
Fri Apr 24, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Bird watchers – what birds are you seeing?
Replies: 501
Views: 18120

Re: Bird watchers – what birds are you seeing?

About a week ago we noticed the White Pelicans were beginning to return to the Bow River here in Calgary, Alberta. When we moved out here from eastern Canada over a decade ago we didn't know that pelicans came north to Canada. Looking out from our back deck we regularly see Bald Eagles soaring in th...
by Peculiar_Investor
Fri Apr 24, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What are you listening to now
Replies: 719
Views: 38474

Re: What are you listening to now

heartwood wrote:
Fri Apr 24, 2020 9:24 am
I appreciate strong voiced women vocals.
That fits with what I'm listening to now, Alanis Morissette: Live at Montreux 2012.
by Peculiar_Investor
Sat Apr 18, 2020 8:56 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Munger/Buffett on riding out the storm
Replies: 76
Views: 10592

Re: Munger/Buffett on riding out the storm

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/buffett-partner-munger-calls-coronavirus-recession-the-worst-typhoon-thats-ever-happened-says-ceos-too-frozen-to-ask-for-a-bailout-2020-04-17?siteid=yhoof2&yptr=yahoo I guess this sounds a lot like the 'don't just do something, stand there' advice, coupled with hav...
by Peculiar_Investor
Sat Apr 18, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Is it a good idea to dollar cost average $1,000,000 into stocks and bonds over the next 2 years?
Replies: 26
Views: 2205

Re: Is it a good idea to dollar cost average $1,000,000 into stocks and bonds over the next 2 years?

Let’s say the $1,000,000 is sitting in CDs earning 3.0% Would it be potentially a good idea to dollar cost average $2,000 per business day or approximately 1 MM into stocks and bonds over the next 2 years? Let’s say their financial position is good in terms of retirement, job, and income. Too many ...
by Peculiar_Investor
Fri Apr 17, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Where's Warren Buffett During This Crisis?
Replies: 155
Views: 20942

Re: Where's Warren Buffett During This Crisis?

This does raise the question — if the market is too overvalued in normal times now, I have no clue and I don't believe anyone else does either. That's why I have an investment policy statement (IPS) which specifically has no mention of market conditions, so I just follow the my plan. In the WSJ art...
by Peculiar_Investor
Fri Apr 17, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Where's Warren Buffett During This Crisis?
Replies: 155
Views: 20942

Re: Where's Warren Buffett During This Crisis?

If you have a WSJ subscription, check out Charlie Munger: ‘The Phone Is Not Ringing Off the Hook’ - WSJ . To address the OPs question, I'll leave it to Charlie Munger to explain. Overall, Mr. Munger made it clear that he regards this as a time for caution rather than action. <snip> Surely hordes of ...
by Peculiar_Investor
Fri Apr 17, 2020 8:36 am
Forum: Non-US Investing
Topic: Is Warren Buffett's advice of investing in an S&P500 index fund applicable for UK based investors
Replies: 11
Views: 1139

Re: Is Warren Buffett's advice of investing in an S&P500 index fund applicable for UK based investors

Would a UK investor benefit more from a domestic equivalent given the exchange rate and lower stock valuations or should I just go all in on a 100% Equity Life Strategy Fund? To gain some insight and an a framework on how examine the question I would suggest reading the Vanguard research paper The ...
by Peculiar_Investor
Thu Apr 16, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What are you listening to now
Replies: 719
Views: 38474

Re: What are you listening to now

JAZZISCOOL wrote:
Thu Apr 16, 2020 8:13 pm
I am going to check out Alvin Lee!
Perfect lead in to what I'm listening to now, Live at Red Rocks with the Colorado Symphony - Amos Lee
by Peculiar_Investor
Thu Apr 16, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Advise what to do after receiving email from Hacker trying to extort money
Replies: 58
Views: 4996

Re: Advise what to do after receiving email from Hacker trying to extort money

This email subject line contains the list of her current passwords and in the text, You can check Have I Been Pwned: Check if your email has been compromised in a data breach to see if your email addresses have been compromised. As others have mentioned this scam email seems to go in regular circul...
by Peculiar_Investor
Sun Apr 12, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Russian words in bogleheads.org Google searches?!
Replies: 14
Views: 1770

Re: Russian words in bogleheads.org Google searches?!

Is it only me having the experience that when I do a search of the forum from the "bogleheads.org" web page (outside of the forum page) that Russian words are interspersed within the Google search results? What happens if you go directly to Google and do the same search, i.e. https://www.google.com...
by Peculiar_Investor
Fri Apr 10, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Shopping for a new printer for wfh. Laser or ink? And what brand?
Replies: 22
Views: 1152

Re: Shopping for a new printer for wfh. Laser or ink? And what brand?

LesBleus** wrote:
Fri Apr 10, 2020 1:12 pm
I'm too lazy to do research on this so I'm asking here
Not the best way to ask for assistance, what if we are all too lazy to reply?
Silk McCue wrote:
Fri Apr 10, 2020 1:18 pm
Use the search box.
Search results, 66 existing topics.
by Peculiar_Investor
Tue Apr 07, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Talk me out of or into increasing international equity allocation
Replies: 61
Views: 3229

Re: Talk me out of or into increasing international equity allocation

Let's be on our best behavior and try not turn this into another U.S. vs. internstional thread. This is specifically about my personal investments. I've held a three fund portfolio replica with 30% of equities in international for my entire 13 years investing. You clearly had your reasons for selec...
by Peculiar_Investor
Tue Apr 07, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: What time of the day is good to buy ETF / Index funds ?
Replies: 22
Views: 1837

Re: What time of the day is good to buy ETF / Index funds ?

sometimesinvestor wrote:
Tue Apr 07, 2020 2:03 pm
greenspm has explained that if you buy at any time during the period stocks are trading you get the price present when you submit the order. A possible time to buy is at 11:35 am.
Can you please clarify, 11:35 am in what time zone?
by Peculiar_Investor
Tue Apr 07, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Coffee Grinders
Replies: 69
Views: 3160

Re: Coffee Grinders

I can hardly believe it, but a search for coffee grinder on this forum only turned up posts where "coffee grinder" was mentioned in passing. Nothing focusing directly on "coffee grinder" itself! If you use the board's https://www.bogleheads.org/forum/search.php and set Search within: to Topic title...
by Peculiar_Investor
Mon Apr 06, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Is there a wiki on estate planning?
Replies: 7
Views: 621

Re: Is there a wiki on estate planning?

Miriam2 wrote:
Mon Apr 06, 2020 7:42 pm
And what happened to your cute little fellow avatar? 8-)
<off-topic>My avatar is practicing appropriate social distancing and is self-isolating. When the all clear is given it will re-appear</off-topic>
by Peculiar_Investor
Mon Apr 06, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What are you listening to now
Replies: 719
Views: 38474

Re: What are you listening to now

For the smooth jazz fans, The Best of Fourplay by Fourplay . Nathan East on bass is amazing. According to Wikipedia, East is considered one of the most recorded bass players in the history of music. Continuing the smooth jazz theme, I'm now listening to a blend of Acoustic Alchemy and The Rippingto...
by Peculiar_Investor
Mon Apr 06, 2020 8:43 am
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: How to subscribe to a members posts?
Replies: 20
Views: 1490

Re: How to subscribe to a members posts?

Related: why when browsing a user's posts does quoted text sometimes appear quoted and sometimes looks like part of their words? Browsing a user's posts shows a limited amount at the start of the post. The first 300 characters is the default in https://www.bogleheads.org/forum/search.php, see the R...
by Peculiar_Investor
Mon Apr 06, 2020 7:17 am
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: How to subscribe to a members posts?
Replies: 20
Views: 1490

Re: How to subscribe to a members posts?

mega317 wrote:
Mon Apr 06, 2020 1:57 am
Related: why when browsing a user's posts does quoted text sometimes appear quoted and sometimes looks like part of their words?
Can you provide a link to an example?
by Peculiar_Investor
Sun Apr 05, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: How to subscribe to a members posts?
Replies: 20
Views: 1490

Re: How to subscribe to a members posts?

I would like to read all their new posts. I missed that one in my post above, although I did leave it as an exercise to the reader. So how to you definite new posts? How about last 7 days. So bookmark, in your browser, Taylor's posts in the last 7 days https://www.bogleheads.org/forum/search.php?au...
by Peculiar_Investor
Sun Apr 05, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: How to subscribe to a members posts?
Replies: 20
Views: 1490

Re: How to subscribe to a members posts?

Prominent members like Taylor, nisiprius, Rick Ferri.............I would like to read all their new posts. Is there a way to subscribe to the user's posts so I get maybe a daily list or something like that? Thanks. C Maybe bookmark their "Posts" number link Bingo. I offer below a slight improvement...
by Peculiar_Investor
Sun Apr 05, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Is there a wiki on estate planning?
Replies: 7
Views: 621

Re: Is there a wiki on estate planning?

On the left hand column on the wiki home page there is an "Index" link to click. The wiki index has several pages to scroll through. Two comments. First, the left column only appears for desktop users and doesn't appear at all for mobile device users. Second and more importantly, the search box on ...
by Peculiar_Investor
Fri Apr 03, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: International stocks are undervalued!
Replies: 83
Views: 9216

Re: International stocks are undervalued!

I'm surprised that hardly anyone is talking about international investing, even among value investors. Welcome to the Bogleheads community. Since you are new here, perhaps you haven't seen the 290+ posts on the https://www.bogleheads.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=309392 topic. One of them is this ...
by Peculiar_Investor
Thu Apr 02, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Why does anyone invest in international funds?
Replies: 306
Views: 18464

Re: Why does anyone invest in international funds?

vineviz wrote:
Thu Apr 02, 2020 4:27 pm
Let me say this again,
Thanks that is a very good summary. Hopefully readers will take heed.
by Peculiar_Investor
Thu Apr 02, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Why does anyone invest in international funds?
Replies: 306
Views: 18464

Re: Why does anyone invest in international funds?

Vineviz, with your uber-wisdom, what do you propose everyone does WRT international equities? I'm not Vineviz, but my answer would be invest in them at market weight, i.e. buy the haystack, not just the US needle. As mentioned in this post , Bogle wrote (and said) Rule 5: Beware of Past Performance...
by Peculiar_Investor
Thu Apr 02, 2020 8:11 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What are you listening to now
Replies: 719
Views: 38474

Re: What are you listening to now

For the smooth jazz fans, The Best of Fourplay by Fourplay. Nathan East on bass is amazing. According to Wikipedia, East is considered one of the most recorded bass players in the history of music.
by Peculiar_Investor
Wed Apr 01, 2020 8:30 am
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Dollar Cost Averaging - Quarterly, monthly, etc or lump sum?
Replies: 16
Views: 924

Re: Dollar Cost Averaging - Quarterly, monthly, etc or lump sum?

Does frequency make a significant difference when it comes to dollar-cost averaging? Is depositing a lump sump the best option? You might want to read through the wiki, Dollar cost averaging and the Vanguard paper Invest now or temporarily hold your cash? Conclusion Determining how best to time the...
by Peculiar_Investor
Tue Mar 31, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: PMs sent stuck in outbox?
Replies: 5
Views: 400

Re: PMs sent stuck in outbox?

The Posting FAQ for the Bogleheads® forum entry in the wiki, specifically Was my private message read? covers it. Unfortunately phpBB's built-in help/faq doesn't cover it.
by Peculiar_Investor
Tue Mar 31, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Why does anyone invest in international funds?
Replies: 306
Views: 18464

Re: Why does anyone invest in international funds?

Are we getting close to the point where someone starts the Final, definitive topic on international investing . It could be used to summarize the 738 (and counting) topics that already exist on the subject. My take, just about everyone has a viewpoint, there is no consensus, and no-one seems to be ...
by Peculiar_Investor
Tue Mar 31, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Moving to Canada as a US Citizen with income from both countries
Replies: 21
Views: 1151

Re: Moving to Canada as a US Citizen with income from both countries

We have a canadian sister site where you are likely to find better answers for your situation: https://www.finiki.org/wiki/Main_Page Here is link to one of their wiki pages on Cross border and expatriate issues for Canadians who spend time in the US but it is applicable for US citizens who immigrat...