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by Tycoon
Sun Feb 18, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Amazon Alternative
Replies: 59
Views: 5749

Re: Amazon Alternative

I don't like the website of eBay and Walmart but they're often cheaper. ebay is cheaper than amazon? unless you are posting from 2010, this is simply 100% incorrect. It's been my experience that Ebay is cheaper than Amazon. I have accounts with both Ebay and Amazon. I'm a lowest price shopper - low...
by Tycoon
Sun Feb 18, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Speculating on natural disaster players/sectors
Replies: 6
Views: 355

Re: Speculating on natural disaster players/sectors

No! I would not speculate on natural disasters.
by Tycoon
Sat Feb 17, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: What has been your most important skill in achieving financial independence?
Replies: 157
Views: 9099

Re: What has been your most important skill in achieving financial independence?

Patience was(is) most important. Ignoring prognosticators and economic geniuses was(is) second most important.
by Tycoon
Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Bberg: bond bulls say they'll have the last laugh
Replies: 16
Views: 2108

Re: Bberg: bond bulls say they'll have the last laugh

I know with a great degree of certainty that predictiing the future has been proven to be pointless.
by Tycoon
Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Mixing fuel octanes for cars
Replies: 39
Views: 2302

Re: Mixing fuel octanes for cars

tim1999 wrote:
Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:31 am
Someone who is thrifty enough to even consider doing this should probably have bought a car that runs on 87 octane regular. :oops:
Precisely.
by Tycoon
Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Day trading for a living/career?
Replies: 95
Views: 6590

Re: Day trading for a living/career?

My neighbor sold his (inherited) successful business about 20 years ago for near 15 million dollars. He puttered around for a couple years, bought a boat, bought a house at the river, and went out for lunch. He disappeared for a few weeks and his wife told me that he was inside the house trading st...
by Tycoon
Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: I think US interest rates could drop.
Replies: 62
Views: 6540

Re: I think US interest rates could drop.

mega317 wrote:
Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:39 pm
This thread could be required reading for anyone who thinks they can predict anything. Quotes include:
It seems
I think
I don't think
Possibly
We could
Hard to imagine
We can figure
Is expected
Is likely
If I had to bet
If I were to place a bet
This is a very astute observation.
by Tycoon
Sun Feb 11, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Why should we care about inflation?
Replies: 58
Views: 4996

Re: Why should we care about inflation?

Inflation? I would hate to pay 100k for a loaf of bread.
by Tycoon
Sun Feb 11, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: your assets - now verses end of year?
Replies: 38
Views: 2362

Re: your assets - now verses end of year?

When I take into account college tuition, meal plan, and property taxes it's wash.
by Tycoon
Sat Feb 10, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Why would people buy condos/SFH in Texas?
Replies: 61
Views: 5685

Re: Why would people buy condos/SFH in Texas?

I live in Texas. I own in a desired school district. I could rent my home and pay the taxes on it with just two months rent.
by Tycoon
Fri Feb 09, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Does Anyone Know Anything?
Replies: 36
Views: 3383

Re: Does Anyone Knows Anything?

What does the evidence reveal?
by Tycoon
Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Bitcoin in Freefall
Replies: 162
Views: 16629

Re: Bitcoin in Freefall

abuss368 wrote:
Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:03 pm
This is incredible. In my opinion this is speculation and not investing.
I agree. It's just bizarre.
by Tycoon
Sun Feb 04, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: What advice would you give yourself if you were 27 again?
Replies: 120
Views: 7576

Re: What advice would you give yourself if you were 27 again?

Stop sitting in front of the computer for 10 hours a day.
by Tycoon
Sun Feb 04, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Dual Momentum Investing
Replies: 228
Views: 42379

Re: Dual Momentum Investing

ginmqi wrote:
Sun Feb 15, 2015 7:14 pm
As someone said earlier in this thread, the only sure way that someone is making is money is...well the author and publisher.

Also if this is such a great strategy, why not keep it a secret. Why divulge to the mass public.
Benevolence? I doubt it!
by Tycoon
Sat Feb 03, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Amazon Stock - Can this giant be stopped?
Replies: 66
Views: 3972

Re: Amazon Stock - Can this giant be stopped?

The short answer is of course it can be stopped.
by Tycoon
Sat Feb 03, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Do you live on a budget?
Replies: 65
Views: 3352

Re: Do you live on a budget?

Nope.
by Tycoon
Fri Feb 02, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Relearning Calculus
Replies: 81
Views: 5994

Re: Relearning Calculus

Epsilon Delta wrote:
Fri Feb 02, 2018 6:53 pm
Real analysis is beautiful.
My daughter agrees. :shock:
by Tycoon
Sun Jan 28, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Starting to feel like the late 1990s?
Replies: 145
Views: 12643

Re: Starting to feel like the late 1990s?

Especially the Nobel Prize Committee (the Bank of Sweden Economics Prize in Honour of Alfred Nobel to be precise)? They are not reputable? He's one of the world's leading economists. In particular seminal contributions on Trade Theory, on Regional Economics, and on the Theory of Financial Crises. H...
by Tycoon
Sat Jan 27, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Starting to feel like the late 1990s?
Replies: 145
Views: 12643

Re: Starting to feel like the late 1990s?

Listening to Nobel winning economists can also derail one's path to wealth. One boastfully declared the market would NEVER recover after the last election. In particular, a Nobel-prize-winning economist that is often lauded here. An excellent example of letting politics interfere with investing. If...
by Tycoon
Fri Jan 26, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Investor Stewardship - "Larry's Letter"
Replies: 6
Views: 635

Re: Investor Stewardship - "Larry's Letter"

If Vanguard is going to use my money to steer companies in a direction I may or may not agree with I'll move my money. This is not why I invest with Vanguard. o.k. then, what is your alternative? If your fund (Vanguard, Blackrock, etc.) does not vote your proxies then they are abdicating their resp...
by Tycoon
Fri Jan 26, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Investor Stewardship - "Larry's Letter"
Replies: 6
Views: 635

Re: Investor Stewardship - "Larry's Letter"

If Vanguard is going to use my money to steer companies in a direction I may or may not agree with I'll move my money. This is not why I invest with Vanguard. ???? The letter is from Larry Fink of Blackrock , one of Vanguard's competitors. Why are you complaining about Vanguard ? As for "Larry's le...
by Tycoon
Fri Jan 26, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Starting to feel like the late 1990s?
Replies: 145
Views: 12643

Re: Starting to feel like the late 1990s?

IngognitoUSA wrote:
Fri Jan 26, 2018 4:13 pm
Listening to armchair economists can be injurous to your wealth.
Listening to Nobel winning economists can also derail one's path to wealth. One boastfully declared the market would NEVER recover after the last election.
by Tycoon
Fri Jan 26, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Investor Stewardship - "Larry's Letter"
Replies: 6
Views: 635

Re: Investor Stewardship - "Larry's Letter"

If Vanguard is going to use my money to steer companies in a direction I may or may not agree with I'll move my money. This is not why I invest with Vanguard.
by Tycoon
Fri Jan 26, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: S&P 500 China 500 Fund
Replies: 4
Views: 353

Re: S&P 500 China 500 Fund

I wouldn't consider it.
by Tycoon
Fri Jan 26, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Bitcoin bubble ending with a flat top rather than a sharp drop?
Replies: 33
Views: 2476

Re: Bitcoin bubble ending with a flat top rather than a sharp drop?

Watty wrote:
Fri Jan 26, 2018 8:12 am
For 99% of people that own bitcoin the only reason to own it is as a bet that it will go up.

If it levels off then there is no reason for them to keep it or for most other people to buy it.
Precisely.
by Tycoon
Fri Jan 26, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Your favorite beach vacation destination?
Replies: 64
Views: 5134

Re: Your favorite beach vacation destination?

Eagle Beach, Aruba in October.
by Tycoon
Fri Jan 26, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: The Power of Working Longer
Replies: 77
Views: 9092

Re: The Power of Working Longer

Silliness.
by Tycoon
Thu Jan 25, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Strategies to combat the urge to spend?
Replies: 68
Views: 3665

Re: Strategies to combat the urge to spend?

I think of all those little pennies I raised from birth being sent off into the mean cruel world and restraint overwhelms me. The thought of them being spent, and wasted, for my personal pleasure keeps me from letting them go. I cry every time I think about being forced to let them go. It's a traged...
by Tycoon
Thu Jan 25, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Thinking About Timing the Market
Replies: 75
Views: 5638

Re: Thinking About Timing the Market

Assuming you're an adult of sound mind, do it. It's your money. It could go well, or it could go bad. Roll the dice.
by Tycoon
Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Could meditation help deal with market distress?
Replies: 32
Views: 1761

Re: Could meditation help deal with market distress?

Meditation won't make the pain go away.
by Tycoon
Mon Jan 22, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Doesn't seem like people respond to portfolio assessments like they did a few years ago.
Replies: 103
Views: 8294

Re: Doesn't seem like people respond to portfolio assessments like they did a few years ago.

My personal experience when I joined the forum a few years ago: 1) I posted all my data in required format and asked a few questions- got few responses. 2) shortly there after I asked my questions with providing little to no data - got LOTS of responses. Many more useful responses. I asked a single...
by Tycoon
Sun Jan 21, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Fear of dying with too much money?
Replies: 137
Views: 8300

Re: Fear of dying with too much money?

Fear of dying with too much money? No.
by Tycoon
Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: What's your U.S. : International ratio?
Replies: 169
Views: 31544

Re: What's your U.S. : International ratio?

6% international as of this morning. There is a 95% chance it'll be 0% come Tuesday afternoon. I've pretty much convinced myself that we don't need international exposure to meet our goals.
by Tycoon
Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Lost money through Bitconnect scam - learned my lesson
Replies: 94
Views: 7614

Re: Lost money through Bitconnect scam - learned my lesson

Just_For_Jenna wrote:
Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:40 am
Tycoon wrote:
Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:29 am
I hope you are young.
34
There is time to recover. It's a tough way to learn a leason though.
by Tycoon
Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Heading for a top?
Replies: 103
Views: 8097

Re: Heading for a top?

Pay no attention to those fancy indicators, they reveal nothing. I plan on retiring at the end of this year. That's when the market will reach the top.
by Tycoon
Sat Jan 13, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What journalism are you currently reading?
Replies: 12
Views: 799

Re: What journalism are you currently reading?

I find journalism a waste of my time. I'd rather read math books.
by Tycoon
Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: HSA Contribution Limit
Replies: 6
Views: 589

Re: HSA Contribution Limit

Can't one add $1000 more if 55 or older?
by Tycoon
Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Anyone tired of the stock market going up?
Replies: 309
Views: 30344

Re: Anyone tired of the stock market going up?

thangngo wrote:
Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:11 pm
:annoyed does anyone have any idea why the stock market is on steroid? The faster it goes up, the harder it will fall... Fine! I'll keep my eyes shut and come back with the market calms down.
It's all about behaviour. It'll be about behaviour when it falls too.

Edited to fix grammar.
by Tycoon
Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Post your Financial Milestone Announcements Here
Replies: 182
Views: 12795

Re: Post your Financial Milestone Announcements Here

First child finished college. Total cost = 0.00
by Tycoon
Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Help gmail security question
Replies: 27
Views: 1594

Re: Help gmail security question

I have my vanguard and my credit unions sent to this email so they would know them all. Plus I use my real name as my email. They did this seven months ago. I am just scared right now. But I will do what you said. I'd like to think that if someone hacked your accounts they wouldn't wait seven month...
by Tycoon
Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Help gmail security question
Replies: 27
Views: 1594

Re: Help gmail security question

Log into your account and change the number, your password, and two-factor authorization.
by Tycoon
Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Sequence of Return Risk impact on Retirement
Replies: 103
Views: 4509

Re: Sequence of Return Risk impact on Retirement

I pick B. Tycoon, Why (B) is bad? There is something simple that I just do not get it. Pardon my stupid question. I am stuck. KlangFool The way I see it (and I could be wrong), if a bear market hits before I retire I can continue to work and replenish my portfolio. Alternately, once I retire I plan...
by Tycoon
Sun Jan 07, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Memo to those who have won the game: it's time to quit playing
Replies: 210
Views: 18181

Re: Memo to those who have won the game: it's time to quit playing

Thanks for the concern. There is always a reason to be fearful. I'll stay put.
by Tycoon
Sat Jan 06, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Anyone tired of the stock market going up?
Replies: 309
Views: 30344

Re: Anyone tired of the stock market going up?

Tired of the stock market going up? No, I am not tired of making money, it's the sole reason I take the risk of investing.

I am going to be tired of the market going down; even if just for a day.
by Tycoon
Sat Jan 06, 2018 7:58 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Are Robo-Investors driving the market to insane levels?
Replies: 36
Views: 5294

Re: Are Robo-Investors driving the market to insane levels?

The pace at which the indices are rising without a real logical reason behind this kind of growth makes me wonder if the robots that place trades these days are responsible for this kind of skewed performance? No matter how much I try, I just can't seem to understand the euphoria in the stock marke...