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by Tycoon
Sat Dec 08, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Anybody Miss the Crypto Rage on BH Forums
Replies: 96
Views: 6809

Re: Anybody Miss the Crypto Rage on BH Forums

Nope, don't miss the crypto rage, but I do miss the Munchkin man.
by Tycoon
Fri Dec 07, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: VMMXX over.... CD, Bonds, HYS?
Replies: 17
Views: 1617

Re: VMMXX over.... CD, Bonds, HYS?

The money you're going to invest, what is it for?
by Tycoon
Fri Dec 07, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Who else is getting excited? [about the market]
Replies: 139
Views: 11768

Re: Who else is getting excited?

We are neither excited nor disheartened. Emotional investing is counter-productive to long term success. We are 57/59 and and just 2 years shy of retirement. We like everyone that is paying attention knew that we could have a serious downturn prior to or during early retirement. Thanks to Boglehead...
by Tycoon
Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Yield Curve = Inverted
Replies: 58
Views: 5943

Re: Yield Curve = Inverted

Meh...
by Tycoon
Mon Dec 03, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: How did YOU choose your career?
Replies: 148
Views: 8484

Re: How did YOU choose your career?

I flipped through the 3" thick College Placement Annual and found a company I wanted to work for. I applied and the rest is history.
by Tycoon
Sun Dec 02, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Proper way to retire
Replies: 57
Views: 6345

Re: Proper way to retire

I'm on my tenth week of vacation with ~5.5 weeks to go before becoming a retiree. Proper? Proper or not, that's the way it's going to be.
by Tycoon
Tue Nov 20, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Can someone explain what's going on [with the stock market]?
Replies: 96
Views: 13086

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

Using this site as an indicator, more talk about CD and Bond rates, folks are moving money to safer instruments. Three is a magic number. (Sung to the tune of Shool House Rocks)

Where did those 100% Stock threads go?
by Tycoon
Sun Nov 18, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Where do you get your information? Favorite blogs/sites/resources?
Replies: 25
Views: 2593

Re: Where do you get your information? Favorite blogs/sites/resources?

2015 wrote:
Sun Nov 18, 2018 2:30 pm
I'm interested in improving on faulty and frail human thinking and decision-making, not being told what to think.
Indeed! I second that.
by Tycoon
Fri Nov 16, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Old Investment Articles & Interviews
Replies: 11
Views: 982

Re: Old Investment Articles & Interviews

I save them mostly on my computer(s). Computer memory is cheap.
by Tycoon
Fri Nov 16, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: If riskier than US, why doesn't international outperform?
Replies: 171
Views: 9630

Re: If riskier than US, why doesn't international outperform?

Because markets are driven by behavior, not fancy math formulas.
by Tycoon
Mon Nov 12, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How many of you have cut the cord?
Replies: 244
Views: 28117

Re: How many of you have cut the cord?

We cut the cord in 1991. In my opinion TV is an enormous waste of time.
by Tycoon
Tue Nov 06, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: II - The Wall Street Math Hustle
Replies: 21
Views: 3205

Re: II - The Wall Street Math Hustle

...indeed, the requirement — today is for firms to use scientific language and notation to nourish the idea that they’ve proved mathematically that there’s a way to systematically beat the market. Hahaha :oops: . As someone who actually uses math and reads/understands/disbelieves/occasionally write...
by Tycoon
Sat Nov 03, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Name the Top 5 investment books you've read
Replies: 46
Views: 11104

Re: Name the Top 5 investment books you've read

The Misbehavior of Markets: A Fractal View of Financial Turbulence , Benoit Mandelbrot, Richard L. Hudson Beat the Market: A Scientific Stock Market System , Edward O. Thorp A Random Walk Down Wall Street , Burton G. Malkiel Making the Most of Your Money , Jane Bryant Quinn The Little Black Book of...
by Tycoon
Sat Nov 03, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Multiple newspaper and magazine subscriptions - how much do you pay to stay informed?
Replies: 51
Views: 2412

Re: Multiple newspaper and magazine subscriptions - how much do you pay to stay informed?

I don't pay to stay informed. If it's important news it will find its way to me.
by Tycoon
Sat Nov 03, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: WSJ: Sometimes, It’s Bonds For the Long Run
Replies: 72
Views: 6104

Re: WSJ: Sometimes, It’s Bonds For the Long Run

So beating stocks 25% of the time is enough to say, "Bonds for the long run"? Interesting it seems his evidence points MORE to believing in stocks for the long run. IF his data is correct (another issue is why does Dr. Seigel and him have very different data) then we can now indirectly quantify the...
by Tycoon
Tue Oct 09, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: The benefits of international diversification - NOT: Hulbert
Replies: 80
Views: 5429

Re: The benefits of international diversification - NOT: Hulbert

nisiprius wrote:
Tue Oct 09, 2018 4:46 pm

3) I continue to be in the strange position of being, seemingly, one of the few people who think that there's no evidence that international diversification has ever mattered much--never has helped much, never has hurt much.
You are not alone.
by Tycoon
Sun Oct 07, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Is your risk tolerance to dollars or percentages?
Replies: 17
Views: 1258

Re: Is your risk tolerance to dollars or percentages?

Dollars, I can't buy anything with percentages.
by Tycoon
Fri Oct 05, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Key differences between investing philosophies: Swedroe vs. Bogle
Replies: 144
Views: 8155

Re: Key differences between investing philosophies: Swedroe vs. Bogle

The desire to rely on the authority of others ("John Doe says that the right way to allocate a portfolio is XYZ") is understandable, given the complexities of the arguments, the historical record, and trying to place these in present context. That's why it's a relatively frequent topic here. In fac...
by Tycoon
Wed Oct 03, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Key differences between investing philosophies: Swedroe vs. Bogle
Replies: 144
Views: 8155

Re: Key differences between investing philosophies: Swedroe vs. Bogle

Why do you believe in a person rather than in the evidence? As far as I've understood, Swedroe's advice is based on the evidence provided by academic studies. Shouldn't peer reviewed studies carry more weight than someone's authority? I wouldn't put much weight in academic studies. Peer reviewed or...
by Tycoon
Wed Oct 03, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Key differences between investing philosophies: Swedroe vs. Bogle
Replies: 144
Views: 8155

Re: Key differences between investing philosophies: Swedroe vs. Bogle

Jack believes in portfolio simplicity. Larry believes in portfolio complexity. I believe in Jack. Rick Ferri Why do you believe in a person rather than in the evidence? As far as I've understood, Swedroe's advice is based on the evidence provided by academic studies. Shouldn't peer reviewed studies...
by Tycoon
Wed Oct 03, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Key differences between investing philosophies: Swedroe vs. Bogle
Replies: 144
Views: 8155

Re: Key differences between investing philosophies: Swedroe vs. Bogle

Jack believes in portfolio simplicity. Larry believes in portfolio complexity. I believe in Jack. Rick Ferri Why do you believe in a person rather than in the evidence? As far as I've understood, Swedroe's advice is based on the evidence provided by academic studies. Shouldn't peer reviewed studies...
by Tycoon
Wed Oct 03, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Key differences between investing philosophies: Swedroe vs. Bogle
Replies: 144
Views: 8155

Re: Key differences between investing philosophies: Swedroe vs. Bogle

Jack believes in portfolio simplicity. Larry believes in portfolio complexity. I believe in Jack. Rick Ferri Why do you believe in a person rather than in the evidence? As far as I've understood, Swedroe's advice is based on the evidence provided by academic studies. Shouldn't peer reviewed studies...
by Tycoon
Mon Oct 01, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Suze Orman - "I hate the FIRE movement."
Replies: 75
Views: 9661

Re: Suze Orman - "I hate the FIRE movement."

Swampy wrote:
Mon Oct 01, 2018 10:41 am
With all due respect, I don't give a damn what Orman says, writes or believes.
+1
by Tycoon
Mon Oct 01, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Should we stay in Crazytown because there's no where to run?
Replies: 129
Views: 15050

Re: Should we stay in Crazytown because there's no where to run?

The path to Crazytown? https://ei.marketwatch.com/Multimedia/2018/09/27/Photos/NS/MW-GQ819_201809_20180927143702_NS.png?uuid=533cc970-c284-11e8-8f05-ac162d7bc1f7 https://www.marketwatch.com/story/were-only-a-few-ticks-away-from-reaching-dotcon-stupidity-warns-trader-2018-09-27?mod=MW_home_top_stori...
by Tycoon
Sat Sep 29, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Should we stay in Crazytown because there's no where to run?
Replies: 129
Views: 15050

Re: Should we stay in Crazytown because there's no where to run?

Judging from this recent post, and others you've recently penned, I think you should consider finding investments that don't cause you to second guess your decisions. Perhaps CDs, or treasuries, might better suit your disposition.
by Tycoon
Sat Sep 08, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Bike computer or Apple Watch?
Replies: 49
Views: 3667

Re: Bike computer or Apple Watch?

Bike computer. A watch collects sweat around my wrist.
by Tycoon
Sat Sep 08, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Is it sensible to buy a car from Elon Musk?
Replies: 59
Views: 3220

Re: Is it sensible to buy a car from Elon Musk?

It's not sensible for me to purchase one of his cars. The break-even doesn't come close. As far as Mr. Musk, I've never been into hero worship.
by Tycoon
Sat Sep 08, 2018 8:06 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Healthcare sharing programs
Replies: 19
Views: 1157

Re: Healthcare sharing programs

There are many prior threads on this topic. You should search for those. The threads always end up being shut down because they become too political. I don't believe we really need to debate their merits again in a new thread. Ditto.. Ditto.. Ditto... Medishare has the dubious distinction of being ...
by Tycoon
Mon Sep 03, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: What's wrong with putting most of my money into two stocks: Alphabet and Amazon?
Replies: 79
Views: 3355

Re: What's wrong with putting most of my money into two stocks: Alphabet and Amazon?

concerning Alphabet (and Amazon too), I've seen some very good arguments here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XYTqrWO1_fk Youtube arguments tend to be the strongest :D these guys at Ritholz seem smart; they champion using index funds for some investors and they have an 'evidence based investment c...
by Tycoon
Mon Sep 03, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: What's wrong with putting most of my money into two stocks: Alphabet and Amazon?
Replies: 79
Views: 3355

Re: What's wrong with putting most of my money into two stocks: Alphabet and Amazon?

If putting your money in Alphabet and Amazon is something that you feel strongly about, do it. The best lessons in life are learned the hard way. I hope it turns out well.
by Tycoon
Sun Sep 02, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Lexus vs. Mercedes
Replies: 86
Views: 6671

Re: Lexus vs. Mercedes

Are you going to remember a Lexus or a trip to Hawaii with your family on your deathbed?[/color] Not to derail this thread, but this made me think. Cars and vacations are not something I'll will remember on my deathbed. Neither made lasting impressions like the birth of my children, or the first ti...
by Tycoon
Sun Sep 02, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: What are your goals when you change your bond funds?
Replies: 36
Views: 2401

Re: What are your goals when you change your bond funds?

I'm retiring in Jan. '19. My goal is income to supplement my pension.
by Tycoon
Sun Sep 02, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: German B&M Non-Blinking vs. Blinking Bike Tail Lights
Replies: 20
Views: 1283

Re: German B&M Non-Blinking vs. Blinking Bike Tail Lights

I use a Cygolite Hotshot PRO 3 150, but it's not permanent. It has a few blinking modes and it's really bright.
by Tycoon
Sat Sep 01, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Decided to try timing the market. 100% short on 9/17/15
Replies: 361
Views: 63349

Re: Decided to try timing the market. 100% short on 9/17/15

How did I miss this thread? Another classic. 100% short! That took nerves of steel.
by Tycoon
Wed Aug 29, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Just put $100K into TUR. Analysis inside
Replies: 71
Views: 3425

Re: Just put $100K into TUR. Analysis inside

Elysium wrote:
Wed Aug 29, 2018 5:13 pm
This is really fun thread.. I just wanted to be here :D
Me too! I'm going to follow this one. It's got all the classics in it.
by Tycoon
Wed Aug 29, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Most commonly misused/misunderstood investing terms and concepts (on BH forum)
Replies: 220
Views: 11825

Re: Most commonly misused/misunderstood investing terms and concepts (on BH forum)

________________ said the market will crash, is overvalued, undervalued, overheated, inflated, irrational, etc.

Just fill in the blank with any guru, genius, or self appointed expert.
by Tycoon
Sun Aug 26, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks in freefall
Replies: 8437
Views: 1661992

Re: U.S. stocks in freefall

CaliJim wrote:
Sun Aug 26, 2018 12:04 pm
The crash is coming! Just you wait. My neighbor told me he recently totally pulled out of the market and purchased real estate in Hawaii with the proceeds. You have been warned! :twisted:
Hmmm.... Hawaii eh? No risk of an active vocano erupting right? Sounds like a smart move. :P
by Tycoon
Sat Aug 25, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Financial education for kids
Replies: 14
Views: 874

Re: Financial education for kids

When my children were little after we got done Trick or Treating I took 30% of their candy. That taught them about taxes. When they were a little older I paid them both the same amount of money to do different tasks. One task was much more laborious and took longer, so one sat around and watched the...
by Tycoon
Fri Aug 24, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Pay off mortgage with 5.12% interest rate?
Replies: 12
Views: 909

Re: Pay off mortgage with 5.12% interest rate?

Yes, I would pay off a 5.12% mortgage.
by Tycoon
Sun Aug 19, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Previous 10 year returns predicitions
Replies: 6
Views: 1014

Re: Previous 10 year returns predicitions

Larry Swedroe used to post a list of predictions. I'm too lazy to find if for you, but if you search "Swedroe predictions" I'm sure you'll find them. Edited to add: I decided that I'm curious too. This may not be exactly what you're looking for, but it's fun to read anyway. http://www.etf.com/sectio...
by Tycoon
Sun Aug 19, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Invest in Tesla?
Replies: 330
Views: 26146

Re: Invest in Tesla?

I will say this again, people who actually drive Model X or 3, and individual stockholders, are extremely happy with the product and the mission and progress company has made so far. Anyone who doesn't either own Tesla car or directly Tesla stock simply has no business commenting on the affair of t...
by Tycoon
Thu Aug 16, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: It's not enough to mumble "Stay the Course"... INT'L Investing has been a disaster!
Replies: 1247
Views: 106780

Re: It's not enough to mumble "Stay the Course"... INT'L Investing has been a disaster!

9 pages in. I have to ask. Has a single person changed their position having read or participated in this thread? :shock: :oops: :sharebeer Since you asked. Me? I didn't become a multi-millionaire following the advice of anonymous internet prognosticators. I'll continue to dance with the one that b...