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by Peculiar_Investor
Tue Jan 22, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Forum login problems
Replies: 17
Views: 494

Re: Forum login problems

jfn111 wrote:
Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:58 am
I had the same problem the other day. I cleared the cache in Google Chrome and was able to log right in.
The one covered in Log-In Issues January 17th around 5:00 PM CST - Bogleheads.org perhaps?
by Peculiar_Investor
Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Forum login problems
Replies: 17
Views: 494

Re: Forum login problems

I could read, but could not log into the BH site. I tried to login on Windows 10, iPad and Firefox for a while without success. It finally let me login using my iPad, but a BH friend still could not login using Firefox. Paging BH admin.... I tried to reply to this and found myself logged out and un...
by Peculiar_Investor
Tue Jan 22, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Men's No-Cotton Travel Pants Suggestions? Other Tips from experienced world travellers?
Replies: 88
Views: 4845

Re: Men's No-Cotton Travel Pants Suggestions? Other Tips from experienced world travellers?

I'll add a vote for prAna. I wore the prAna Stretch Zion for about 80% of my hike on the Inca trail and they were amazing. Added a pair of the Zioneer pants when I went to Greece as I understood the local custom in certain areas frowned on shorts. These two pairs have become my go to for travel and...
by Peculiar_Investor
Sat Jan 19, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Tributes to Jack Bogle
Replies: 118
Views: 10406

Re: Tributes to Jack Bogle

This weekend's Wall Street Journal. The "Exchange" Section, at the bottom of page B1. "For Jack Bogle, Life Was A Near-Death Experience", by Jason Zweig. He provides some fascinating background about Jack that I had never heard of before. (I buy the WSJ every weekend, so I cannot provide a link). :...
by Peculiar_Investor
Fri Jan 18, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Log-In Issues January 17th around 5:00 PM CST
Replies: 4
Views: 285

Re: Log-In Issues January 17th around 5:00 PM CST

From communication I had yesterday with LadyGeek, there was a technical issue that caused the logout and unable to login problems. It was identified and resolved.
by Peculiar_Investor
Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: golf clubs
Replies: 17
Views: 1370

Re: golf clubs

Any thoughts on best value in buying new golf clubs? How often do you play and do you have an established handicap? Knowing this information will help guide you in the general direction of what types of clubs to select. Take a glance at 2018 Hot List | Best Golf Clubs & Balls - Golf Digest . Notice...
by Peculiar_Investor
Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Tips for online photography course?
Replies: 27
Views: 1089

Re: Tips for online photography course?

I have had a Nikon DSLR since 2014. Have read the manual periodically. I have watched youtube videos about certain settings such as aperture priority/shutter priority. But still shoot with the auto function 90+% of the time. Someone mentioned taking online photography course and one that I googled ...
by Peculiar_Investor
Sat Jan 12, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: NYC restaurant hidden gems?
Replies: 25
Views: 1943

Re: NYC restaurant hidden gems?

My spouse does an annual Labour Day weekend trip to NYC, full of shows and foodie eating. They've built up quite a list of favorite restaurants. My spouse and I had the opportunity to visit NYC this year in mid-November and we tried a couple of new restaurants that immediately made the cut for their...
by Peculiar_Investor
Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: DNS or Hosting Issues?
Replies: 13
Views: 577

Re: DNS or Hosting Issues?

You can always double check if the problem is the server using https://downforeveryoneorjustme.com/bogleheads.org which will be independent of your network settings. What DNS servers are you using? Over the past month or so I've noticed a couple of instances where bogleheads.org cannot be resolved b...
by Peculiar_Investor
Wed Jan 02, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 4056
Views: 1102848

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

"Green Book" (directed by Peter Farelly of all people). White Italian man from New Yawk drives a highly educated black pianist on his music tour through the deep south. Some narrative points are too on-the-nose (i.e., heavy-handed), but it's a good and interesting story and the principle actors giv...
by Peculiar_Investor
Wed Jan 02, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: madsinger monthly report (December 2018)
Replies: 11
Views: 1002

Re: madsinger monthly report (December 2018)

Wiki has been updated to include this report, see Madsinger monthly reports.
by Peculiar_Investor
Mon Dec 17, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Benefits of the Three Fund Portfolio printable inforgraphics and or PDFs
Replies: 8
Views: 685

Re: Benefits of the Three Fund Portfolio printable inforgraphics and or PDFs

^^^ I just tried that. The PDF rendering engine is broken. The error is due to the 3rd party rendering engine, not the wiki. It is intermittent. The first few tries failed for me, I was just successful, see https://www.bogleheads.org/w/index.php?title=Special:Book&bookcmd=download&collection_id=7ca...
by Peculiar_Investor
Mon Dec 17, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Wiki - Create your own book, download PDF files
Replies: 7
Views: 2752

Re: Wiki - Create your own book, download PDF files

A word of warning that I've noticed with somewhat increased frequency lately. Book rendering failed Book Creator is undergoing changes Due to severe issues with our existing system, the Book Creator will no longer support saving a book as a PDF for a short period of time. We are working hard to repl...
by Peculiar_Investor
Thu Dec 13, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Live in USA / Selling Old Canadian Mutual Fund
Replies: 3
Views: 180

Re: Live in USA / Selling Old Canadian Mutual Fund

Hello, Before leaving Canada for jobs in the USA, my wife and I placed money in a Canadian Tax-Free Savings Account (TFSA) investing in a low-risk mutual fund at our local bank. This was before learning of Bogleheads, asset allocation (AA), seeking low fees, etc. The amount invested is roughly 200k...
by Peculiar_Investor
Thu Dec 13, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Ignore list?
Replies: 2
Views: 597

Re: Ignore list?

Is there a handy way to ignore certain posters? Something like a blacklist, or unfollow? Previous answer, I post on a different site which uses this forum software. In the User Control Panel is a tab for Friends and Foes. On the other site, I can designate another user as a Foe and their posts will...
by Peculiar_Investor
Mon Dec 10, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Concerned about asset allocation
Replies: 4
Views: 466

Re: Concerned about asset allocation

OK, here is my situation, I have most of my money in cash making 3%. I am thinking of trying to maximize more income. I am concerned about buying an index with a large amount, say 40%, when the market is at a peak. I spent quite a bit of time looking at history, and peaks, mainly the S&P 500 backte...
by Peculiar_Investor
Sun Dec 09, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: What should a new investor being reading?
Replies: 30
Views: 2373

Re: What should a new investor being reading?

Another excellent and concise read by forum member William Bernstein, If You Can: How Millennials Can Get Rich Slowly (PDF).

If the OP does a search of the site they will find numerous mentions of this ebook.
by Peculiar_Investor
Sun Dec 09, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Education info on family financial planning on wiki?
Replies: 4
Views: 414

Re: Education info on family financial planning on wiki?

Just recently got married. Want to get educate myself on family financial planning material. I didn't find any on the wiki. probably i didn't look in the right place. Can anyone point me to the right place? Thanks. Did you try the wiki search box? It should have turned up Financial planning - Bogle...
by Peculiar_Investor
Fri Dec 07, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: portable jump starters
Replies: 58
Views: 4162

Re: portable jump starters

Then I recalled about a portable jump starter (https://www.amazon.com/NOCO-GB40-UltraSafe-Lithium-Starter/dp/B015TKUPIC/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?s=automotive&ie=UTF8&qid=1544162910&sr=1-1-spons&keywords=jump+starter&psc=1) I got during white elephant gift exchange. It started the car in no time! Have used i...
by Peculiar_Investor
Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: In a Bear Market, What Are Some Best Practices
Replies: 53
Views: 7113

Re: In a Bear Market, What Are Some Best Practices

Hold your nose, keep buying according to your asset allocation plan that is stated in your Investment Policy Statement. You do have one, right? Totally agree. There was another recent topic, What's in your Investor Policy Statement about Bear Markets? , that might have some additional insight for t...
by Peculiar_Investor
Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks in free fall
Replies: 10165
Views: 1789888

Re: U.S. stocks in freefall

I must be missing something. I don't quite understand all the freaking out about today, Me too. My portfolio is down 0.7% from 11/30. Everyone can relax today as the US stock markets are closed today. My Canadian brokerage advises, On Wednesday, December 5, 2018, the U.S. stock markets will be clos...
by Peculiar_Investor
Tue Dec 04, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Understanding TIPS
Replies: 7
Views: 992

Re: Understanding TIPS

As a newcomer to the forum I don't know whether the OP is aware there is also a Bogleheads wiki. It has an article, Treasury Inflation Protected Security (TIPS), that might be helpful, particularly the How it works section.
by Peculiar_Investor
Fri Nov 30, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Keyboard and Mouse recommendations
Replies: 6
Views: 283

Re: Keyboard and Mouse recommendations

I'm partial to the Logitech Wireless Desktop MK710 . I like the feel of the M705 mouse and the extra function keys on the keyboard. You may want to go to the store and try out different keyboards to see what works for you. I agree, particularly making sure the mouse feels good in your hand and that ...
by Peculiar_Investor
Fri Nov 30, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Why are REITS a separate asset class but healthcare is not?
Replies: 55
Views: 3125

Re: Why are REITS a separate asset class but healthcare is not?

... You'll notice that REITs or even real estate of any kind are not listed as a sector. I don't know why. Maybe REIT stocks fall into one of the categories. Maybe REIT stocks fall into several of the categories. Maybe they are something else entirely... Real estate doesn't show up as a "sector" un...
by Peculiar_Investor
Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: John Norstad website missing [The Fallacy of Time Diversification]
Replies: 8
Views: 1836

Re: John Norstad website missing [The Fallacy of Time Diversification]

longinvest wrote:
Mon Apr 02, 2018 8:33 am
While checking some of my bookmarks, I discovered that John Norstad's website (http://www.norstad.org) has gone missing. :(
For those interested, the last snapshot of his Finance pages that the Wayback Machine captured can be found in John Norstad's Finance Page | Wayback Machine.
by Peculiar_Investor
Wed Nov 28, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Bogleheads.org main page time off by an hour
Replies: 7
Views: 855

Re: Bogleheads.org main page time off by an hour

Paging LadyGeek for an update ... LadyGeek has updated the quoted post which now reads: The home page (bogleheads.org) is set to the server's timezone, which is US Central. No changes were made when the server was moved to Nevada. No adjustments are made if you are logged in. Update: 11/28/2018 - c...
by Peculiar_Investor
Wed Nov 28, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Bogleheads.org main page time off by an hour
Replies: 7
Views: 855

Re: Bogleheads.org main page time off by an hour

Paging LadyGeek for an update on
LadyGeek wrote:
Sat Dec 30, 2017 10:05 am
The home page (bogleheads.org) is set to the server's timezone, which is US Eastern. No changes were made when the server was moved to Nevada. No adjustments are made if you are logged in.
by Peculiar_Investor
Wed Nov 28, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: How much international stock? A suggestion.
Replies: 754
Views: 100839

Re: How much international stock? A suggestion.

I don't see different haystacks, I see the total market haystack that covers the global equities asset class, weighted by market cap. To me that is the basic philosophy at play here. A reminder, I'm Canadian, so I'm well aware Canada's market cap in the global equity world and the importance of und...
by Peculiar_Investor
Wed Nov 28, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Bogleheads.org main page time off by an hour
Replies: 7
Views: 855

Re: Bogleheads.org main page time off by an hour

The time on the Bogleheads.org main page and Forum Home are off by an hour. The Forum Home is the correct time for me. Previously answered in another topic: When you are logged in, the forum timestamp is adjusted for the timezone setting in your User Control Panel. When you are not logged in, the f...
by Peculiar_Investor
Wed Nov 28, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: How much international stock? A suggestion.
Replies: 754
Views: 100839

Re: How much international stock? A suggestion.

As has been stated here many times previously, buy the haystack is the one of the basic premises of index investing. Does that imply that you should buy every haystack that you possibly can? I don't see different haystacks, I see the total market haystack that covers the global equities asset class...
by Peculiar_Investor
Wed Nov 28, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: How much international stock? A suggestion.
Replies: 754
Views: 100839

Re: How much international stock? A suggestion.

Do people really believe that information is exchanged as freely around the world as it is in the United States? In other developed markets yes more or less. The emerging markets are a bit of a different story but atm you can get them pretty cheap relative to current earnings, forward earnings, boo...
by Peculiar_Investor
Tue Nov 27, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Dual Monitor Set up
Replies: 52
Views: 2889

Re: Dual Monitor Set up

My desktop setup is dual Dell U2412M monitors (IPS, 1920 x 1200 native resolution), bought when Dell has offering them on sale. I really like the U2412M, I think there about 5-6 in our household now.
by Peculiar_Investor
Thu Nov 22, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Affordable living for retired father in Ontario, Canada making ~1200/mo?
Replies: 11
Views: 1569

Re: Affordable living for retired father in Ontario, Canada making ~1200/mo?

My father who owned various businesses generally invested all his money into those business and didn't set anything aside in terms of savings or investments for retirement. Those business didn't pan out and as you can probably guess, he has no savings and is living on a pension of around $1200 CAD/...
by Peculiar_Investor
Thu Nov 22, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Happy Thanksgiving [Portfolio help requested]
Replies: 1
Views: 277

Re: Happy Thanksgiving

What can I invest into that will increase my thankfulness next year? Happy Thanksgiving to you also. That's a pretty opened ended question so I'll give you an open ended reply. Since you only recently joined here, how about Bogleheads® investing start-up kit and perhaps consider Three-fund portfoli...
by Peculiar_Investor
Thu Nov 22, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: What's in your Investor Policy Statement about Bear Markets?
Replies: 52
Views: 3579

Re: What's in your Investor Policy Statement about Bear Markets?

Your investor policy statement should describe what you do under different market conditions. Why do you think that? My investment policy statement describes my risk tolerance and asset allocation targets and ranges. It says nothing about market conditions. From the BH wiki Investment policy statem...
by Peculiar_Investor
Tue Nov 20, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: What's in your Investor Policy Statement about Bear Markets?
Replies: 52
Views: 3579

Re: What's in your Investor Policy Statement about Bear Markets?

When the markets fall I get to buy extra shares. Buy baby buy. Just keep investing and don't take the foot of the gas. I cannot control the market I can control my savings rate. I only own a small amount of short term t bills as an emergency fund so no bond -stock rebalancing needed. You've got me ...
by Peculiar_Investor
Tue Nov 20, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: What's in your Investor Policy Statement about Bear Markets?
Replies: 52
Views: 3579

Re: What's in your Investor Policy Statement about Bear Markets?

Your investor policy statement should describe what you do under different market conditions. Why do you think that? My investment policy statement describes my risk tolerance and asset allocation targets and ranges. It says nothing about market conditions. From the BH wiki Investment policy statem...
by Peculiar_Investor
Tue Nov 20, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Recommendations for Home Printer
Replies: 41
Views: 1859

Re: Recommendations for Home Printer

ashagru wrote:
Tue Nov 20, 2018 10:22 am
hi All: Do you have some suggestions for small home printer to buy on a thanksgiving sale?
Some past recommendations that might help in your search.

Personally I've had a Canon MF4150 for many years and highly recommend the product line. Newer versions have WiFi capability that you seek.
by Peculiar_Investor
Tue Nov 20, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: How much international stock? A suggestion.
Replies: 754
Views: 100839

Re: How much international stock? A suggestion.

Perhaps my conclusion wasn't worded as precisely as it could have been. I'm not saying one bad apple ruins the bunch. I'm saying it's hard to sometimes see which apples are bad, and that some are possibly more rotten than is being admitted. (That's about as far as I can stretch that metaphor, sorry...
by Peculiar_Investor
Tue Nov 20, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Can someone explain what's going on [with the stock market]?
Replies: 96
Views: 13270

Re: Can someone explain what's going on [with the stock market]?

There are almost 8000 (and counting) posts in https://www.bogleheads.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=80065 that attempt an explanation. For a bit of humour, Google "Bird and Fortune investment banker" for another, equally valid viewpoint. Bottom line, no one knows so pick an asset allocation you are ...
by Peculiar_Investor
Sun Nov 18, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Canadian Citizen with noticeable tax deferred investments and home equity, considering moving outside US before 60
Replies: 15
Views: 1102

Re: Canadian Citizen with noticeable tax deferred investments and home equity, considering moving outside US before 60

May I suggest you ask this question at our sister Canadian forum? Financial Wisdom Forum You'll get expert advice. The OP has cross-posted on FWF . I know there are some FWF'ers who reside in Japan that might be able to help address some of the Japan specific questions. Disclaimer: I'm a member of ...
by Peculiar_Investor
Fri Nov 09, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Point and shoot camera
Replies: 130
Views: 6245

Re: Point and shoot camera

I think it has been said enough times. What you are looking for no longer exist. To take better pictures than your smartphone is capable of taking, you have to pay even more than the cost of your smartphone. That ship has sailed. Respectfully I beg to differ. My iPhone SE cannot hold a candle to mu...
by Peculiar_Investor
Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Point and shoot camera
Replies: 130
Views: 6245

Re: Point and shoot camera

I think it has been said enough times. What you are looking for no longer exist. To take better pictures than your smartphone is capable of taking, you have to pay even more than the cost of your smartphone. That ship has sailed. Respectfully I beg to differ. My iPhone SE cannot hold a candle to mu...
by Peculiar_Investor
Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Point and shoot camera
Replies: 130
Views: 6245

Re: Point and shoot camera

Suggestions? Thanks. Rather than rehashing what has already been discussed I would suggest you might want to review some previous topics that covered the same ground such as: Need compact point and shoot camera recommendations Camera recommendations- Not SLR point and shoot digital cameras Personal...
by Peculiar_Investor
Fri Nov 09, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: United MileagePlus - Confused and looking for cheaper options
Replies: 26
Views: 2134

Re: United MileagePlus - Confused and looking for cheaper options

Another excellent resource the OP might investigate is United Airlines | MileagePlus - FlyerTalk Forums. The frequent flyers hang out there and have many tips and secrets on how these programs work.
by Peculiar_Investor
Fri Nov 09, 2018 6:58 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Vanguard closure last week
Replies: 21
Views: 4762

Re: Vanguard closure last week

As a Canadian I don't have access to the Vanguard website. However, I do recall another discussion about the issue so you might want to read through viewtopic.php?f=10&t=262370
by Peculiar_Investor
Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Do you prefer etfs or mutual funds?
Replies: 52
Views: 4848

Re: Do you prefer etfs or mutual funds?

glennherwig wrote:
Thu Nov 08, 2018 5:23 pm
Any reason why index mutual funds are better than etfs?
There are pros/cons to each. If you haven't already found it, the wiki has an article on the subject -- ETFs vs mutual funds.