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by Peculiar_Investor
Wed Oct 17, 2018 7:35 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: "Why Jack Bogle Doesn't Own Non-U.S. Stocks"
Replies: 203
Views: 10618

Re: "Why Jack Bogle Doesn't Own Non-U.S. Stocks"

lostdog wrote:
Tue Oct 16, 2018 10:01 pm
venkman wrote:
Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:50 pm
"Nobody knows nothin'. Except when it comes to whether or not you should own international stocks."
"Buy the haystack!" except for international...
Best answer ever. Short and concise, as simply as possible but no simpler. I totally agree that everyone should just buy the global haystack.
by Peculiar_Investor
Sun Oct 14, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Forum software upgrade bug reports and change requests
Replies: 461
Views: 97458

Re: Forum software upgrade bug reports and change requests

Don't think is OS or browser, but rather mobile device size. I can reproduce this using Chrome's Inspect Element tool if I set my device to iPhone 5/SE (320px wide) but it works properly on iPhone 6/7/8 (375px wide). I can confirm I'm seeing the same behaviour using Chrome on iOS 12.01. Device is iP...
by Peculiar_Investor
Sun Oct 14, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: $50,000: Should I buy now or wait for the market to drop further?
Replies: 43
Views: 6827

Re: $50,000: Should I buy now or wait for the market to drop further?

Why not divide $50,000 into 12 months and buy each month according to your AA? That way you are not market timing. I feel like that is so obvious I didn't even think about it :) That'll be the strategy. Whenever faced with this type of question I always find it helpful to review Vanguard's paper Do...
by Peculiar_Investor
Sun Oct 14, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Warning: avoid Windows 10 update 1803
Replies: 117
Views: 13596

Re: Warning: avoid Windows 10 update 1803

wootwoot wrote:
Sat Oct 13, 2018 4:32 pm
I'm on 1809, works great!
There is a separate topic about the problems with the October 2018 update, aka Build 1809.
by Peculiar_Investor
Sun Oct 14, 2018 8:11 am
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Forum software upgrade bug reports and change requests
Replies: 461
Views: 97458

Re: Forum software upgrade bug reports and change requests

Starting a week or two ago the notifications menu doesn't drop down on mobile for me anymore (tested on Chrome iOS and Safari iOS). I just see a triangle like in the screenshot. Works fine on desktop. https://i.postimg.cc/2VpSv3yF/B561151-F-8-A4-C-4-C5-B-A46-E-31-CD5-D54-B7-B9.jpg I can confirm I'm...
by Peculiar_Investor
Sat Oct 13, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Who worries about a bear market in stocks?
Replies: 71
Views: 5665

Re: Who worries about a bear market in stocks?

Sorry for those who haven't heard Bill Bernstein's advice "If you've won the game, then stop playing." Translated: if you've saved enough to support a reasonable lifestyle, then get out of stocks and eliminate that risk. In my opinion, the goal of saving and investing is to get to the point where y...
by Peculiar_Investor
Fri Oct 12, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: How to contact an Administrator
Replies: 8
Views: 644

Re: How to contact an Administrator

how do I make a new post? there used to be a button to click now i dont see it On the forum homepage, click on one of the sub-forums and you should see a button called "New Topic" near the upper left side of the screen. I suspect that prk is referring to the Bogleheads.org home page and per the fol...
by Peculiar_Investor
Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: TV recommendation for my father
Replies: 52
Views: 2215

Re: TV recommendation for my father

Looking for TV recommdations. This TV would be for my father. He is elderly ... Simplicity of remote control operation might be more important than refresh rate and other picture quality issues. My 91-year old relative was unable to watch TV for years because he couldn’t sort out the remote control...
by Peculiar_Investor
Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:35 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Does it make sense to consider that stocks are 'on sale' when there's a correction?
Replies: 84
Views: 4269

Re: Does it make sense to consider that stocks are 'on sale' when there's a correction?

Are we in Correction territory? A correction is a movement, almost always temporary and happening in reverse, that accounts for at least a 10 percent adjustment to fix the overvaluation of a stock, bond, commodity or index. My preferred way of thinking of things such as the recent 3% daily movements...
by Peculiar_Investor
Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:25 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Microsoft Windows 10 Update might cause data loss [Build 1809]
Replies: 22
Views: 2253

Re: Microsoft Windows 10 Update might cause data loss

Another public service announcement, Updated version of Windows 10 October 2018 Update released to Windows Insiders - Windows Experience BlogWindows Experience Blog . Looks like they've found and resolved the problem. Time, and the end-user community, will tell. Although Microsoft's current release ...
by Peculiar_Investor
Thu Oct 04, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: If you had to choose...
Replies: 7
Views: 818

Re: If you had to choose...

Warren Buffet has been on record as being an advocate for the S&P index fund...with that being said, what fund would you choose if you could only pick one? I would ignore the headline quote from Buffett and read the full context to the quote. It is from the 2013 Letter to Shareholders , page 20. It...
by Peculiar_Investor
Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Carry On Luggage Recommendations
Replies: 39
Views: 2157

Re: Carry On Luggage Recommendations

So my 10 year anniversary is coming up. Congratulations on the anniversary. Check out the other luggage threads. You might want to review some previous topics (in no particular order) on the subject: Recommend airline luggage fitting in overhead bin? Best (most practical, low cost) Luggage for Airl...
by Peculiar_Investor
Wed May 16, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: The front page is ugly
Replies: 140
Views: 13767

Re: The front page is ugly

Remember most users are not new users, so there is a delicate balance between making things easy for new users and making thing usable for returning users. I agree. My key point is that both user groups, or use cases, don't need to use the same URL, because their needs are probably quite different....
by Peculiar_Investor
Wed May 16, 2018 7:57 am
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: The front page is ugly
Replies: 140
Views: 13767

Re: The front page is ugly

I think of the issue from an alternative perspective, the core question that I ask myself is what is the function of a website's home page? The secondary question is whether or not there could be a better "index page" for the forum. Once those questions are answering then the 'prettiness' or 'ugline...
by Peculiar_Investor
Tue Mar 27, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Reset password not working
Replies: 3
Views: 1126

Re: Reset password not working

I forgot my password and had a new one sent to my email via computer. It was not accepted at login, many times. When you attempt to login with the new password, are you also seeing a CAPTCHA that I recall starts with " I am sorry, but we must ask a question to deter spam ... ". When you've made too...
by Peculiar_Investor
Thu Mar 15, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How to buy a safe "power bank" to replace my recalled AmazonBasics unit?
Replies: 63
Views: 5938

Re: How to buy a safe "power bank" to replace my recalled AmazonBasics unit?

I don't have any Anker "power bank" units, but I do have and recommend their USB charging hubs. Based on my experience with Anker products I wouldn't hesitate to say,

+5 for Anker.
by Peculiar_Investor
Wed Mar 14, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Tables feature
Replies: 27
Views: 5569

Re: Tables feature

telemark wrote:
Wed Mar 14, 2018 5:23 pm
Peculiar_Investor wrote:
Wed Mar 14, 2018 2:00 pm
Even the use of simple BBCodes can cause problems with a post ...
... As long as we're wishing, that is :)
Your post quoted mine. Compare it with what I posted and see the problems? I rest my case.
by Peculiar_Investor
Wed Mar 14, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Tables feature
Replies: 27
Views: 5569

Re: Tables feature

Even the use of simple BBCodes can cause problems with a post, particularly when the user has to manually enter them. There are almost daily examples of members using the [quote] BBCode without properly closing it with [/quote]. Tables are far more complex and I would expect users would often want t...
by Peculiar_Investor
Mon Mar 12, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: When doing Dollar Cost Averaging (DCA) does it matter how frequently you put in monies?
Replies: 27
Views: 2342

Re: When doing Dollar Cost Averaging (DCA) does it matter how frequently you put in monies?

There is a Vanguard webpage that discusses lump sum vs. dollar cost averaging, read How to invest a lump sum of money | Vanguard . POINTS TO KNOW Dollar-cost averaging spreads the risk of investing. Lump-sum investing gives your investments exposure to the markets sooner. Your emotions can play a ro...
by Peculiar_Investor
Fri Mar 09, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Why International again?
Replies: 224
Views: 25790

Re: Why International again?

I can understand the endless debate over actual percentage allocations, but honestly can not understand how so many here stand behind the concepts of low cost indexing, buying the haystacks, ignoring past performance because no one knows anything...though that all gets thrown out the window when it...
by Peculiar_Investor
Fri Mar 09, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Why International again?
Replies: 224
Views: 25790

Re: Why International again?

Two words ... Total Market. The basic premise behind indexing is it is the only way to guarantee your fair share of stock market returns. Index funds eliminate the risks of individual stocks, market sectors and manager selections. Only stock market risk remains. Why does this wonderfully simple meth...
by Peculiar_Investor
Thu Mar 08, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: 2018 BOGLEHEADS CONFERENCE UPDATE 9-3-18
Replies: 116
Views: 29517

Re: 2018 BOGLEHEADS CONFERENCE SOLD OUT

Mel et al, I have previously attended and thoroughly enjoyed myself and learned lots. The small group size is a plus for this event. Having said that and given the quick sellout the past few years and the large and growing size of the Bogleheads community, might I suggest for future events some cons...
by Peculiar_Investor
Wed Mar 07, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: How many shares of VT can I buy without affecting the price?
Replies: 20
Views: 2779

Re: How many shares of VT can I buy without affecting the price?

There is another factor at play that hasn't been mentioned, the role of an authorized participant (AP) as best described in What Is The Creation/Redemption Mechanism? | ETF.com An Efficient Way To Access The Market The other key benefit of the creation/redemption mechanism is that it’s an extraordin...
by Peculiar_Investor
Wed Mar 07, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: How long does it take to get posts approved
Replies: 4
Views: 1253

Re: How long does it take to get posts approved

I don't know the answer on the moderator timeline, but you can always check your (or anyone's) posts by clicking on the number beside the "Posts" information (yours is https://www.bogleheads.org/forum/search.php?author_id=131954&sr=posts) or use the Quick links-> Your posts link for find all your po...
by Peculiar_Investor
Wed Mar 07, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Looking for an example of a fund which has beat its index for 30 years
Replies: 93
Views: 10047

Re: Looking for an example of a fund which has beat its index for 30 years

While I am used to hearing statements declaring how few active funds beat their index (presumably over a year) I am interested in examples of funds which have beat a major index over prolonged intervals. If the interval is sufficiently brief (e.g. one day,) I imagine nearly 50% of funds would beat ...
by Peculiar_Investor
Tue Mar 06, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Anybody been to Porto? Lisbon? - portugal
Replies: 10
Views: 1122

Re: Anybody been to Porto? Lisbon? - portugal

Is there enough to do in Porto for 3 full days? Yes, we thought so. We stayed for three days. Rented a car for one day and travelled to Braga , Bom Jesus do Monte and Guimarães then back into Porto. It was tight but doable. I stayed at the Intercontinental Porto right on the plaza. We stayed there ...
by Peculiar_Investor
Tue Mar 06, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: [When will 2018 Bogleheads Conference Announcement be Made?]
Replies: 8
Views: 2431

Re: [When will 2018 Bogleheads Conference Announcement be Made?]

If anyone could make a note on this thread when they see it if posted elsewhere it would really be appreciated! I have a notification configured on this thread to get updates when a note is added here but not sure if possible to do something similar in the main forum. Hope to get a space this year!...
by Peculiar_Investor
Tue Mar 06, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: SERVER OFFLINE March 6, 11 AM Eastern [16:00 UTC] for maintenance update
Replies: 27
Views: 3084

Re: SERVER OFFLINE at 11 AM Eastern [16:00 UTC] for maintenance update

TIAX wrote:
Tue Mar 06, 2018 10:58 am
Bump, can we do these at 3 am?
It depends on the availability and schedule of mingstar and/or LadyGeek.
by Peculiar_Investor
Tue Mar 06, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: SERVER OFFLINE March 6, 11 AM Eastern [16:00 UTC] for maintenance update
Replies: 27
Views: 3084

Re: SERVER OFFLINE at 11 AM Eastern [16:00 UTC] for maintenance update

We updated the site's version of PHP to the latest supported version and, while we still see a few issues, it seems to be better than it was before. We're going to "watch it" for a little while and may make one more change but we won't do that before tonight. Larry The server will be offline Tuesda...
by Peculiar_Investor
Sun Mar 04, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: New Zealand - Bucket list trip
Replies: 34
Views: 3698

Re: New Zealand - Bucket list trip

We've also done a two and a half week expedition to New Zealand. I concur on most of the recommendations above. We spent four days on the North Island, 2 nights in Auckland and two nights in the Bay of Islands. Both recommended. We spent a week in Queenstown with a large group of Canadians. Highligh...
by Peculiar_Investor
Sun Mar 04, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: IPS – looking for details from Nisiprius, Livesoft and others
Replies: 39
Views: 4905

Re: IPS – looking for details from Nisiprius, Livesoft and others

Sandtrap wrote:
Sun Mar 04, 2018 10:49 am
do you have the link to the morningstar pdf?
Check the External links section of the Investment policy statement wiki article.
by Peculiar_Investor
Sat Mar 03, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: How much international stock? A suggestion.
Replies: 250
Views: 65914

Re: How much international stock? A suggestion.

amitb00 wrote:
Sat Mar 03, 2018 12:31 pm
My guess is by NRA he meant Non Resident Alien
The challenge of using three letter acronyms (TLAs) without first defining them. :wink:
by Peculiar_Investor
Sat Mar 03, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Personal Finance in Canada - Tools for a New Citizen
Replies: 5
Views: 577

Re: Personal Finance in Canada - Tools for a New Citizen

To the OP, there are a number of dual-forum posters and Canadian Bogleheads that hang out here, myself included. To everyone else, the OP has also posted the question on the sister Canadian forum, Financial Planning for US Citizen Moving to Canada - Financial Wisdom Forum (FWF). finiki is the FWF wi...
by Peculiar_Investor
Thu Mar 01, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Best strategy to invest $100K windfall now
Replies: 8
Views: 1575

Re: Best strategy to invest $100K windfall now

Read the managing a windfall page on the wiki for starters. The link is Managing a windfall - Bogleheads The OP might also want to review How to invest a lump sum of money | Vanguard and the corresponding research paper Dollar-cost averaging just means taking risk later - Vanguard (the Vanguard ser...
by Peculiar_Investor
Mon Feb 26, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Nisiprius at 35,000 posts
Replies: 60
Views: 6081

Re: Nisiprius at 35,000 posts

nisiprius wrote:
Mon Feb 26, 2018 11:02 am
You may, if you like, say something when I hit 1,048,576 posts, but, please, not again until then.
Well played sir!
by Peculiar_Investor
Mon Feb 26, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Nisiprius at 35,000 posts
Replies: 60
Views: 6081

Re: Nisiprius at 35,000 posts

BogleMelon wrote:
Mon Feb 26, 2018 11:16 am
I once tried to see if there is an option in the forum to trigger a notification every time he posts anywhere, but I couldn't find such an option. :oops:
How about an alternative, bookmark search.php?author_id=2820&sr=posts
by Peculiar_Investor
Sat Feb 24, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Buffett's Shareholder Letter [2017]
Replies: 47
Views: 5003

Re: Buffett's Shareholder Letter [2017]

(Regarding acquisitions) "If the historical performance of the target falls short of validating its acquisition, large “synergies” will be forecast. Spreadsheets never disappoint." Did you see the last sentence in the very next paragraph We also never factor in, nor do we often find, synergies. Whi...
by Peculiar_Investor
Sat Feb 24, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Buffett's Shareholder Letter [2017]
Replies: 47
Views: 5003

Re: Buffett's Shareholder Letter [2017]

haban01 wrote:
Sat Feb 24, 2018 9:23 am
2018??
The letter covers last year, i.e. 2017
by Peculiar_Investor
Sat Feb 24, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Buffett's Shareholder Letter [2017]
Replies: 47
Views: 5003

Buffett's Shareholder Letter [2017]

Warren Buffett's 2017 Shareholder Letter has been posted. As I post this I note that their site is running a tad slow this morning. I guess it is a popular download. No mention of Jack Bogle this year, but there is commentary on the "The Bet" in a section “The Bet” is Over and Has Delivered an Unfor...
by Peculiar_Investor
Fri Feb 23, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: A Week in Barcelona in March
Replies: 3
Views: 467

Re: A Week in Barcelona in March

There were a couple of recent topics on Barcelona that you might find useful to review, see https://www.bogleheads.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=230881 and https://www.bogleheads.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=225615. Quoting myself from one of those topics, In Barcelona get your tickets for Sagrad...
by Peculiar_Investor
Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Blank line doubling
Replies: 30
Views: 3907

Re: Blank line doubling

I get the impression that this isn’t considered a serious problem with the board admins and see assurances that the forum software is up to date. The admins realize this is a problem and are investigating. But also remember they have day jobs too, so it might not get resolved immediately. The probl...
by Peculiar_Investor
Tue Feb 20, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Blank line doubling
Replies: 30
Views: 3907

Re: Blank line doubling

There's obviously some kind of bug in phpBB. Check your PMs. I'm not convinced on the source of the problem. If it's really a phpBB bug, I expect it will get fixed fairly soon and the only issue is alerting the admins to be ready to install the next version of phpBB fairly soon after it's released....
by Peculiar_Investor
Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Golf Bag
Replies: 22
Views: 1793

Re: Golf Bag

I've had a quiver golf bag for years but want to upgrade to a stand bag. Anyone have any recommendations for durable, lightweight and cheap stand bag? Thanks Some questions that might help narrow the choices/recommendations. How often do you play? How much gear do you intend to carry? I'm guessing ...
by Peculiar_Investor
Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Forum's 11th Birthday - Feb. 19th
Replies: 27
Views: 2852

Re: Forum's 11th Birthday - Feb. 19th

Congratulations from your sister forum north of the border on 11 years of continuing the amazing work of Jack Bogle. Today, February 18th, the Financial Wisdom Forum happens to be celebrating our 13th year of helping and educating Canadian investors. To all those who are members of both forums, than...
by Peculiar_Investor
Sun Feb 18, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Chillin' in the BH Lounge
Replies: 46
Views: 6111

Re: Chillin' in the BH Lounge

Welcome to the BH Lounge, come in and grab a chair. Warm yourself by the fire, I know it's cold out there. I got some great advice, that you'll appreciate. How to pay less taxes, both federal and state. I'd start with these topics my friend "Should I be maxing out my Roth IRA?" Absolutely, that and...