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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: 7419

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: 104
Views: 25702

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: 6868

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: 7783

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: 772

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: 561

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: 290
Views: 25972

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: 106
Views: 8311

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: 1526

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: 1526

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: 4273

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: 17717

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: 290
Views: 25972

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: 5177

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...
by Tycoon
Tue Jan 02, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Do you eventually get accustomed to your higher balances?
Replies: 47
Views: 6760

Re: Do you eventually get accustomed to your higher balances?

We're up five digits today. It's almost like it's not even money anymore.
by Tycoon
Sun Dec 31, 2017 11:26 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Predictions for 2018 Investments
Replies: 9
Views: 1027

Re: Predictions for 2018 Investments

I don't typically bet, but I'll bet that the majority of "financial expert's" predictions will be wrong again.
by Tycoon
Sat Dec 30, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: So, how was the year ? Gains made and Lessons learnt ?
Replies: 76
Views: 7037

Re: So, how was the year ? Gains made and Lessons learnt ?

It was a VERY good year. I learned that CG and DIV gains are going to hurt come tax time.
by Tycoon
Sat Dec 30, 2017 2:16 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: End of the year thinking about the value of work
Replies: 5
Views: 655

Re: End of the year thinking about the value of work

I am convinced something like this will be difficult to reproduce in the future. This is a common refrain, but why? I heard this at the end of 2016, and yet it turned out to be false (again). What is convincing you? Is it the same rational others were parroting at the end of 2016? Were they right? ...
by Tycoon
Fri Dec 29, 2017 2:41 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Concern that somebody else can open a new fund for me without permission?
Replies: 23
Views: 2004

Re: Vanguard security: Somebody else can open an account for me without my knowledge

My employer dumps money into a Vanguard account every week. All I gave my employer was the account number.
by Tycoon
Thu Dec 28, 2017 3:10 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What non fiction book will you be reading in 2018?
Replies: 132
Views: 7919

Re: What non fiction book will you be reading in 2018?

Code Complete: A Practical Handbook of Software Construction
by Tycoon
Mon Dec 25, 2017 10:02 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Will you donate less to Charity?
Replies: 109
Views: 7535

Re: Will you donate less to Charity?

In my opinion, one should be giving to help the less fortunate, not for the tax break.
by Tycoon
Sun Dec 24, 2017 9:53 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: My Christmas Present to You
Replies: 90
Views: 8208

Re: My Christmas Present to You

Thank you.

Merry Christmas
by Tycoon
Tue Dec 19, 2017 1:10 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks in freefall
Replies: 4244
Views: 1145999

Re: U.S. stocks in freefall

Don't forget about the bond market crash. It'll be here any day now.
by Tycoon
Tue Dec 19, 2017 9:53 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Call the top! - Bitcoin
Replies: 180
Views: 17137

Re: Call the top! - Bitcoin

Watty wrote:
Tue Dec 19, 2017 9:39 am
The Bitcoin.com founder just cashed out.

http://www.news.com.au/finance/money/in ... 27b38930d1
That can't be good. Stay tuned for more twists and turns.
by Tycoon
Mon Dec 18, 2017 5:48 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Where do you read financial news?
Replies: 39
Views: 3605

Re: Where do you read financial news?

I use this board to learn about financial news. If someone isn't talking about it here it probably isn't important.
by Tycoon
Sat Dec 16, 2017 9:46 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Call the top! - Bitcoin
Replies: 180
Views: 17137

Re: Call the top! - Bitcoin

I find this thread fascinating. It's sort of like watching a foreign language soap opera.
by Tycoon
Sat Dec 16, 2017 9:15 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Terrible negotiator - need help with words to use [Buying a car]
Replies: 103
Views: 9480

Re: Terrible negotiator - need help with words to use [Buying a car]

Try not using words. Just get up and walk away. I've had "sales managers" chase me through the parking lot using this method. Be strong and hold your ground. I'll add that what type of car you're buying dicates the amount of leverage you can apply.
by Tycoon
Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:06 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Save all this money, what do you splurge on?
Replies: 193
Views: 16730

Re: Save all this money, what do you splurge on?

Bracket wrote:
Mon Dec 11, 2017 6:34 pm
I set up side by side 60" 4K flat screens with 2 PlayStation 4 consoles so I could play games online with my son. :thumbsup
Outstanding!
by Tycoon
Sun Dec 10, 2017 3:58 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Buying index funds is just as speculative as buying Bitcoin
Replies: 64
Views: 4204

Re: Buying index funds is just as speculative as buying Bitcoin

Longdog wrote:
Sun Dec 10, 2017 3:54 pm
agottem wrote:
Sun Dec 10, 2017 2:57 pm
I see a lot of talk calling bitcoin a bubble. This is my alternative perspective on the situation. I believe in bitcoin as a technology. I believe in bitcoin as a currency. And I believe in bitcoin as a store of my wealth.
In that case, you should put all of your money in bitcoin.
Exactly
by Tycoon
Sun Dec 10, 2017 8:59 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: An argument for investing in bitcoin
Replies: 10
Views: 684

Re: An argument for investing in bitcoin

You'll shoot your eye out.
by Tycoon
Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:35 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Linux based laptop or just a Windows based laptop formatted?
Replies: 49
Views: 3194

Re: Linux based laptop or just a Windows based laptop formatted?

MindBogler wrote:
Fri Dec 08, 2017 8:38 pm
The likelihood that you will find the drivers for your machine on Windows are 100%. The same cannot be said for Linux.
This has not been my experience.
by Tycoon
Mon Dec 04, 2017 7:22 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Retreat to cash
Replies: 297
Views: 47239

Re: Retreat to cash

I'll bet the OP is still sitting on cash, waiting...
by Tycoon
Sun Dec 03, 2017 11:05 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Bitcoin - How it works for the layman
Replies: 30
Views: 3118

Re: Bitcoin - How it works for the layman

Why is a Bitcoin's value quoted in dollars? Bitcoin value is often quoted in terms of dollars, but not always. There are exchanges that allow trading bitcoin for many other currencies, including GBP, EU, and even other crypto currencies. When the US dollar's value is quoted in Bitcoin I'll start to...
by Tycoon
Sat Dec 02, 2017 9:53 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Bitcoin - How it works for the layman
Replies: 30
Views: 3118

Re: Bitcoin - How it works for the layman

Why is a Bitcoin's value quoted in dollars?
by Tycoon
Sat Dec 02, 2017 6:47 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: A " Bond Tent" During the "Retirement Red Zone?"
Replies: 59
Views: 5737

Re: A " Bond Tent" During the "Retirement Red Zone?"

I have no comments other than I've read the article and I am thinking about the strategy. No action yet.
by Tycoon
Sat Dec 02, 2017 1:06 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: FIRE [financial independence/retire early]
Replies: 140
Views: 14025

Re: FIRE [financial independence/retire early]

The state owns a liquor store? Which state is this? I bet it's Pennsylvania or Utah, where liquor stores are owned by the state. In North Carolina, they're owned by local ABC boards. In some other states, their operators are contracted by the state. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alcoholic_beverage_...
by Tycoon
Sat Dec 02, 2017 8:37 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: FIRE [financial independence/retire early]
Replies: 140
Views: 14025

Re: FIRE [financial independence/retire early]

bhsince87 wrote:
Fri Dec 01, 2017 6:30 pm
...was happy to land a job at a state owned liquor store.
The state owns a liquor store? Which state is this?
by Tycoon
Sun Nov 26, 2017 7:47 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: What did you do right?
Replies: 96
Views: 9749

Re: What did you do right?

Patience.
by Tycoon
Thu Nov 23, 2017 9:10 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Is holding bonds now dangerous?
Replies: 162
Views: 17174

Re: Is holding bonds now dangerous?

Am I better than a bunch of economists at the Fed and the largest banks to predict future moves by the former? Of course not. Don't sell yourself short. They aren't very good either. Added: https://www.federalreserve.gov/econresdata/feds/2017/files/2017020pap.pdf (skip down to page 26, last paragra...
by Tycoon
Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:09 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Interesting ride so far - Crypto-curriencies
Replies: 112
Views: 8518

Re: Interesting ride so far - Crypto-curriencies

My only thoughts are:

This will not end well.
I hope you are young.

Good luck.
by Tycoon
Wed Nov 22, 2017 9:08 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Vanguard on 2018
Replies: 11
Views: 2354

Re: Vanguard on 2018

rkhusky wrote:
Wed Nov 22, 2017 8:58 am
YTD: Total Stock Market +18%, Total International +25%
1-Year: Total Stock Market +24%, Total International +24%

Anyone who predicted muted returns for 2017 was way off.
Very telling. Predictions are hard.
by Tycoon
Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:50 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Are you your own worse enemy when it comes to investing?
Replies: 34
Views: 2569

Re: Are you your own worse enemy when it comes to investing?

Are most of the problems we face as investors real or fabrications we create to justify the way we want to invest. I have no objective evidence, but I'd be willing to bet that 99% of investors suffer from this crippling problem. I submit all the "crash is coming", "flee to cash", "bonds are dangero...
by Tycoon
Sun Nov 19, 2017 7:53 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: The valet smashed my Tesla into a brick wall!
Replies: 108
Views: 13276

Re: The valet smashed my Tesla into a brick wall!

For giggles I did a search for "Tesla crashes into building". Apparently it's not uncommon. That car needs collision avoidance radar. :P
by Tycoon
Sun Nov 19, 2017 5:44 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Dave Ramsey says don't use credit cards, even if you pay them off
Replies: 221
Views: 14462

Re: Dave Ramsey says don't use credit cards, even if you pay them off

I disagree with Mr. Ramsey. I use cash and credit cards. Using either has the same effect on me - I don't like it.