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by peppers
Wed Apr 22, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: US Chapters
Topic: Bogleheads community discussion - Coronavirus
Replies: 1653
Views: 72300

Re: Bogleheads community discussion - Coronavirus

A heartfelt THANK YOU to all of the medical professionals who have taken the time to respond in this thread.
Be safe out there.
by peppers
Mon Apr 20, 2020 7:12 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Growing Fruit and Vegetables
Replies: 30
Views: 1858

Re: Growing Fruit and Vegetables

You can get a strawberry jar and grow multiple herb plants. Oregano, rosemary, basil, mint can spice up your meals.

https://bonnieplants.com/gardening/herb ... berry-jar/

Jalapeno, habanero and serrano pepper plants are some other options.
by peppers
Thu Apr 09, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: How are you going to use your stimulus money?
Replies: 222
Views: 12676

Re: How are you going to use your stimulus money?

gmaynardkrebs wrote:
Sun Mar 29, 2020 9:51 am
Buy a ventilator.
Watched the local news yesterday and they did a story that GM will make ventilators for the government.

The price that was quoted was $17,000.00 per machine. :)
by peppers
Mon Apr 06, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Gardening 2020
Replies: 131
Views: 9058

Re: Gardening 2020

Jalapeno and Bell pepper plants are coming along nicely inside. I would like to have them in the garden by mid-May but that depends on the weather situation. The current 10 day outlook suggests possibility of snow next week. Groan.

Poor Miriam and her iguana friends. :wink:
by peppers
Tue Mar 31, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks continue to soar!
Replies: 5625
Views: 481563

Re: U.S. stocks continue to soar!

J G Bankerton wrote:
Tue Mar 31, 2020 1:33 pm
Bluce wrote:
Tue Mar 31, 2020 1:16 pm
Well, if you're in a room at home, then you are NOT camping. :annoyed
You haven't seen my room. :P
I have to go out to buy groceries and pick up a prescription. :shock: Pray for me.
"Strength and Honor" :wink:
by peppers
Mon Mar 30, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: US Chapters
Topic: [Archived] Bogleheads community discussion - Coronavirus
Replies: 4963
Views: 190758

Re: Bogleheads community discussion - Coronavirus

fwiw

The Governor of Illinois in his daily address reported that at a state penitentiary, one inmate has died from Covid 19 and another eleven have tested positive for Covid 19. Twelve guards have also tested positive for Covid 19.
by peppers
Mon Mar 30, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How to get Toilet Paper ? seriously.
Replies: 684
Views: 55519

Re: How to get Toilet Paper ? seriously.

Local hardware store by us was selling individual rolls of TP. Limit 2 per customer.
by peppers
Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Are you still going to the grocery store or using a delivery service? Which?
Replies: 279
Views: 21009

Re: Are you still going to the grocery store or using a delivery service? Which?

We hit the grocery store in the early a.m. Not many customers but all of the employee's were wearing gloves and wiping down shelves before stocking any items. We had on our PPE and wound our way through the aisles. Navigating was a little challenging because of the pallets and pallets and pallets fu...
by peppers
Fri Mar 20, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Coronavirus (Consumer Issues) How you are preparing?
Replies: 1590
Views: 128840

Re: Coronavirus (Consumer Issues) How you are preparing?

The Governor of Illinois has issued a shelter in place order effective 3/20/2020. It is in effect through 04/07/2020.
by peppers
Fri Mar 20, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: When will S&P 500 go back to 3386 ?
Replies: 98
Views: 6246

Re: When will S&P 500 go back to 3386 ?

"Somewhere over the rainbow way up high".....
by peppers
Fri Mar 13, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: US Chapters
Topic: [Archived] Bogleheads community discussion - Coronavirus
Replies: 4963
Views: 190758

Re: Coronavirus state closures thread

The Governor of Illinois announced today that all public and private schools will be closed from March 17 to March 30.
This is grammar and high schools.
by peppers
Thu Mar 12, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: International is in meltdown
Replies: 308
Views: 22353

Re: International is in meltdown

That didn't take long.
Covid 19 steals the headlines and.....another US vs ex-US discussion.
by peppers
Tue Mar 10, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Japanese investors: A case for international diversification?
Replies: 16
Views: 599

Re: Japanese investors: A case for international diversification?

siamond wrote:
Tue Mar 10, 2020 11:48 am
As a side note, the excellent Go Curry Cracker! stumbled upon the same topic a couple of days ago...
https://www.gocurrycracker.com/lessons- ... t-decades/
Thanks for posting this.
by peppers
Tue Mar 10, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Japanese investors: A case for international diversification?
Replies: 16
Views: 599

Re: Japanese investors: A case for international diversification?

Interesting. I looked into this sometime ago trying to find out what international investment firms were actually doing business in Japan and could the average Japanese investor use them. My search was inconclusive. This was more or less a "curiosity", and I would agree with the point about the exch...
by peppers
Tue Feb 25, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks in free fall
Replies: 18802
Views: 2628437

Re: U.S. stocks in free fall

MJS wrote:
Tue Feb 25, 2020 2:49 pm
peppers wrote:
Tue Feb 25, 2020 2:40 pm
If nothing else.....

It's Mardi Gras. Happy Fat Tuesday.
2018: the Christmas Crash
2020: the Mardi Gras Smash?
Hold that thought

The Ides of March approach.
by peppers
Tue Feb 25, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks in free fall
Replies: 18802
Views: 2628437

Re: U.S. stocks in free fall

If nothing else.....

It's Mardi Gras. Happy Fat Tuesday.
by peppers
Tue Feb 25, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Forum is very slow?? is this just today?
Replies: 151
Views: 9462

Re: Forum is very slow?? is this just today?

You are not alone. it has been dragging along for a some time now.
by peppers
Mon Feb 24, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Vanguard's web site is down
Replies: 24
Views: 3026

Re: Vanguard's web site is down

I was able to log in without any issues.
by peppers
Mon Feb 24, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Fidelity [website issues Feb 24 2020]
Replies: 46
Views: 2593

Re: Fidelity's site down. Zero balances. 2/24/20

I was able to log in with no issues.
by peppers
Wed Jan 22, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Last gasp of the bull
Replies: 118
Views: 18106

Re: Last gasp of the bull

EnjoyIt wrote:
Wed Jan 22, 2020 5:23 pm
TheTimeLord wrote:
Wed Jan 22, 2020 5:19 pm
"Last gasp of the bull" would be a great movie title.
Yes, it could be about a retired Spanish secret agent who's family gets killed by nefarious drug lords from Africa who are secretly funded by the Russians. "The Bull" can be played by Antonio Banderas.


Excellent idea, I like it.
by peppers
Wed Dec 25, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: yet another reason not to get a smart phone
Replies: 192
Views: 15883

Re: yet another reason not to get a smart phone

My wife's car sent her an email and stated that the windshield fluid was low.

I told her to email the car back to handle it.
by peppers
Wed Dec 25, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: yet another reason not to get a smart phone
Replies: 192
Views: 15883

Re: yet another reason not to get a smart phone

Victoria


Another trick is from old spy and crime movies: Throw your phone onto a moving truck to trick New York Times into thinking that you are in Georgia.

Victoria


The state or the country? :wink:
by peppers
Tue Dec 17, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: The worst investment advice I know
Replies: 170
Views: 14573

Re: The worst investment advice I know

cheese_breath wrote:
Mon Dec 16, 2019 9:44 pm
Grt2bOutdoors wrote:
Mon Dec 16, 2019 8:59 pm
Stinky wrote:
Mon Dec 16, 2019 8:57 pm
sf_tech_saver wrote:
Mon Dec 16, 2019 8:48 pm
Edward Jones
Best two-word answer in the thread!
Fisher Investments :twisted:
Raymond James
Voya Financial
by peppers
Mon Dec 16, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Why Total Bond and not Treasuries?
Replies: 161
Views: 14579

Re: Why Total Bond and not Treasuries?

We own both Vanguard Total Bond (VBTLX) and Vanguard Intermediate Treasury (VFIUX). Over the years it has worked out fine.
by peppers
Mon Dec 09, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: So is everyone just ignoring the yield curve inversion and upcoming recession?
Replies: 56
Views: 4052

Re: So is everyone just ignoring the yield curve inversion and upcoming recession?

Vision, the catastrophe will occur in March next year, so just sit tight until February. :happy How do I know this? Because market catastrophes always occur in March. If you look hard enough you will find the evidence. The most important part of buy and hold is hold. :sharebeer Paul Yes, even Juliu...
by peppers
Thu Oct 31, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Halloween Candy - Favorites; Throw it in the Bag
Replies: 61
Views: 4003

Re: Halloween Candy - Favorites; Throw it in the Bag

Ferrero Rocher Hazlenut chocolates.

We strive to exceed expectations.
by peppers
Sun Sep 29, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Ken Fisher wants you to know that he cares...
Replies: 49
Views: 4910

Re: Ken Fisher wants you to know that he cares...

fwiw In the course of running his business, Mr. Ken utilizes media companies, telecommunication providers, utility companies and so on. If some of those entities happen to be in let's say... a total market index fund then as a holder of said index fund I benefit from his expenditures. So Mr. Ken kee...
by peppers
Wed Sep 18, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Index funds take US lead in assets
Replies: 22
Views: 2018

Re: Index funds take US lead in assets

fwiw

Perhaps the Morningstar numbers for AUM include investments held in Collective Investment Trusts which are prevalent in 401k plans.

Yes, I understand CIT's are not SEC 40 Act funds.
by peppers
Thu Aug 29, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: "The Best Diversifiers For Your Equity Portfolio"
Replies: 126
Views: 11384

Re: "The Best Diversifiers For Your Equity Portfolio"

BTW, Bogle's "age in bonds" is a kind of "move toward risk parity as you get older" guideline. If you reduce stocks and shift to bonds that's what you're doing. By the time you've gotten to about 75% in intermediate-term bonds you have a fairly balanced risk portfolio between stocks and bonds. I ne...
by peppers
Sat Aug 17, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Fidelity 401k rebalance to Brokeragelink?
Replies: 5
Views: 620

Re: Fidelity 401k rebalance to Brokeragelink?

You should be able to do it on line without calling.

Example: Sell $$$ of Fund XYZ and send to settlement fund in Brokeragelink. Once $$$ is in settlement fund you can then purchase what you want. This usually is a 2 day process if done when the market is open. That's how it works in my plan.
by peppers
Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks in free fall
Replies: 18802
Views: 2628437

Re: U.S. stocks in free fall

willthrill81 wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:49 am
Maybe my trend following strategy will be vindicated in the near future! :D
Go ahead. Rub it in as I gaze wistfully at my ex-US position.
by peppers
Tue Aug 13, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: [Vanguard ongoing glitches, August 12-13, 2019]
Replies: 256
Views: 18432

Re: [Vanguard ongoing glitches, August 12-13, 2019]

We are able to log in and peruse our accounts.

But, we are on the old mutual fund platform....you know...the one Vanguard keeps asking to migrate away from and go to the "new and improved platform".
by peppers
Tue Aug 13, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks continue to soar!
Replies: 5625
Views: 481563

Re: U.S. stocks continue to soar!

Ah yes, the classic dead cat-that-turns-into-a-hot-air-balloon-before-hitting-the-ground-a-second-time bounce. While less well known than its sister phenomenon, taken together they accurately describe 100% of all rebounds. :D Oh, yes, mistaking one for the other is one of the classic blunders. Only...
by peppers
Tue Aug 06, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Gardening 2019
Replies: 121
Views: 12929

Re: Gardening 2019

NE Illinois I have been harvesting my cucumbers and zucchini about 2 weeks now....more are coming. Bell peppers are about ready. Melrose peppers are not quite there yet...it's only July. Jalapeno's have exploded after a slow start. San Marzano tomatoes. They're plump on the vines and green....waiti...
by peppers
Sat Aug 03, 2019 7:09 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: "Bogleheads on Investing" episode 012 - guest Larry Swedroe, host Rick Ferri
Replies: 50
Views: 5972

Re: "Bogleheads on Investing" episode 012 - guest Larry Swedroe, host Rick Ferri

Larry raised some good points about elder care, dementia and estate planning. Thanks to Larry and Rick for this discussion.
by peppers
Sun Jul 28, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Vanguard:Search results are unavailable at this time.
Replies: 14
Views: 913

Re: Vanguard:Search results are unavailable at this time.

Search works using Chrome on my end.
by peppers
Fri Jul 19, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Gardening 2019
Replies: 121
Views: 12929

Re: Gardening 2019

NE Illinois I have been harvesting my cucumbers and zucchini about 2 weeks now....more are coming. Bell peppers are about ready. Melrose peppers are not quite there yet...it's only July. Jalapeno's have exploded after a slow start. San Marzano tomatoes. They're plump on the vines and green....waitin...
by peppers
Sat Jul 06, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks continue to soar!
Replies: 5625
Views: 481563

Re: U.S. stocks continue to soar!

JoMoney wrote:
Sat Jul 06, 2019 12:26 am
MotoTrojan wrote:
Wed Jul 03, 2019 12:11 pm
We need a US bonds continue to soar thread too.
I think you mean sore ;)
Made me look

As of 6/30/2019 the Vanguard Total Bond Market Admiral shares has a 6.85% annual return. :)

Yeah, I know but still...........
by peppers
Sun May 26, 2019 7:46 am
Forum: US Chapters
Topic: MEMORIAL DAY
Replies: 26
Views: 3329

Re: MEMORIAL DAY

Respectfully

Hymn to the Fallen

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Omd9_FJnerY
by peppers
Fri May 03, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Gardening 2019
Replies: 121
Views: 12929

Re: Gardening 2019

Zone 10b here in tropical paradise 8-) Those dang iguanas are digging holes around my plants and trees to lay their eggs. Ruins the root systems of the plants. According to my friend Google, iguanas can lay 20 to 70 eggs per year :annoyed My.....My....My..... :wink: peppers - truly, you've never se...
by peppers
Fri May 03, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Gardening 2019
Replies: 121
Views: 12929

Re: Gardening 2019

Miriam2 wrote:
Fri May 03, 2019 5:57 pm
Zone 10b here in tropical paradise 8-) Those dang iguanas are digging holes around my plants and trees to lay their eggs. Ruins the root systems of the plants. According to my friend Google, iguanas can lay 20 to 70 eggs per year :annoyed

My.....My....My..... :wink:
by peppers
Sun Apr 28, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Gambling with "fun money" (Penny stocks, other ideas?)
Replies: 43
Views: 3773

Re: Gambling with "fun money" (Penny stocks, other ideas?)

happymob wrote:
Sun Apr 28, 2019 7:44 am
Absent true insider information, I would be more comfortable betting my fun money at the racetrack on ponies than on penny stocks. And I'd have more fun too.
Exactly.

The Kentucky Derby is next Saturday May 4th.
by peppers
Tue Apr 23, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: US Chapters
Topic: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2019!
Replies: 427
Views: 69179

Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2019!

I think the time has come. My wife has let it be known to her employer that September 2019 is the grand finale. Now the ball is in my court...46 years with megacorp.....hmmmmm...... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ufGxqxeBJE So peppers - what did you decide?? Holy cow - 46 years with megacorp, tha...
by peppers
Sun Mar 31, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: How often do you check your net worth?
Replies: 257
Views: 17660

Re: How often do you check your net worth?

I've recently did a ball park estimate of our assets due to our looming retirements.

I did not include Casa de peppers due to it being older than dirt....built by wandering Aztec's... :)
by peppers
Tue Mar 19, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: "How Jack Bogle Changed Investing"
Replies: 5
Views: 785

Re: "How Jack Bogle Changed Investing"

An interesting article.
I liked Jack's reply to being called a "communist". :wink:
by peppers
Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: How the Fed calculates household's Net Worth
Replies: 99
Views: 6958

Re: How the Fed calculates household's Net Worth

willthrill81 wrote:
Tue Mar 05, 2019 6:30 pm


Image
Deluxe accommodations on the inside...riverfront property.....scenic view....it could be all yours....
by peppers
Sat Feb 23, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: US Chapters
Topic: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2019!
Replies: 427
Views: 69179

Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2019!

I think the time has come. My wife has let it be known to her employer that September 2019 is the grand finale.

Now the ball is in my court...46 years with megacorp.....hmmmmm......

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ufGxqxeBJE
by peppers
Sat Jan 05, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Larry Swedroe: investing Uncomfortably
Replies: 88
Views: 8668

Re: Larry Swedroe: investing Uncomfortably

I'm guarded on Swedroe's recommendations over the recent past. Swedroe used to recommend indexing, now he doesn't. What's different? BAM (Buckingham Asset Management) and BAM alliance. Larry works for both and is on the board of directors (director of research}. Who are the partners in the BAM alli...
by peppers
Mon Dec 31, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Happy New Year Do you have plans?
Replies: 37
Views: 2067

Re: Happy New Year Do you have plans?

My wife is making Zuppa di Pesce ...fish, mussels, shrimp, scallops...the usual suspects. After dinner we will watch the festivities at Times Square from the comfort of our living room. And as the hour approaches I fully expect the locals to light up the skies. Not quite the 4th of July but close. E...